Archive for Patty McCormack

The William Castle Blogathon :: A Career that Ended in Fire and Ash… (September, 1975)

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Here, we finally come to the ignominious end of William Castle’s career. After Rosemary’s Baby, Paramount kinda threw Castle under the bus, and, to add insult to injury, all the major studios finally wised up and started making the same B-pictures he was making only with an A-budget, evidenced by the teaser ads currently pushing our feature film right off the page. Yeah, JAWS absolutely buried BUG at the box-office, but this bizarre, fever dream of a flick is a lot better than you’ve heard. Trust me.
Alas, this is my last post for Goregirl’s Dungeon and The Last Drive-In’s The William Castle Blogathan, a week long tribute to the King of Schlock. Follow the linkage, Boils & Ghouls. It’s been a great week with a ton of cool stuff to see and read and experience. Now get going!

Bug (1975) William Castle Productions :: Paramount Pictures / P: William Castle / D: Jeannot Szwarc / W: William Castle, Thomas Page (novel) / C: Michel Hugo / E: Allan Jacobs / M: Charles Fox / S: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Patty McCormack, Jesse Vint


Chrome and Hot Mini-Skirts! (August, 1968)

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Wowsers … Another wild Outlaw Biker flick from American International that could never, ever live up to it’s title. But, really, how could it? And this particular tale of jealousy and revenge pits the blond bombshell leader of the Mini-Skirts against some rodeo clown, who had the temerity to dump her for some Squaresville chick and go straight, promising these newlyweds a honeymoon from hell they’ll never forget — if they survive it!

The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968) American International / P: Maury Dexter / AP: Hank Tani / D: Maury Dexter / W: James Gordon White / C: Archie R. Dalzell / E: Sidney Levin / M: Les Baxter / S: Jeremy Slate, Diane McBain, Sherry Jackson, Patty McCormack, Ross Hagen, Harry Dean Stanton

Slaves to Their Own Strange Desires! What One Won’t Do, the Other Will! (January, 1969)

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If you ever wanted to know what happened to Rhoda Penmark after The Bad Seed sprouted and hit high school, you might want to check out Maury Dexter’s Born Wild — a/k/a The Young Animals. Here, Patty McCormack plays the good girl this time, stuck in the middle of brewing racial tensions at a Arizona high school, where psychedelic rumbles are the norm, baby! As for our follow up feature, The Young, the Evil and the Savage — a/k/a Naked You Die a/k/a The Mini-Skirt Murders — we have a delightful whodunit courtesy of two of my favorite Italian filmmakers, Antonio Margheriti and Mario Bava, where an all-girl school comes down with a bad case of unknown killerittis, who’s stalking the halls, wreaking havoc, and leaving a trail of perky student-bodies in his bloody wake.

Born Wild (1968) American International / P: Maury Dexter / AP: Hank Tani / D: Maury Dexter / W: James Gordon White / C: Kenneth Peach / E: Sidney Levin / M: Les Baxter / S: Tom Nardini, Patty McCormack, Joanna Frank, David Macklin, Russ Bender

The Young, The Evil and The Savage (1968) BGA :: Super International Pictures :: Woolner Brothers Pictures Inc. :: American International / P: Virgilio De Blasi, Lawrence Woolner / D: Antonio Margheriti / W: Franco Bottari, Antonio Margheriti, Giovanni Simonelli, Mario Bava / C: Fausto Zuccoli / E: Otello Colangeli / M: Carlo Savina / S: Mark Damon, Eleonora Brown, Michael Rennie, Sally Smith, Patrizia Valturri, Luciano Pigozzi