Archive for Shriek of the Mutilated

The William Shatner Blogathon :: The Most Shocking Double-Date of Your Life! (September, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2014 by WB Kelso


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Back in the 1970s, Joseph Brenner and his Associates had a hand in distributing a lot of exploitation gold with the likes of the Thunderball-Fisted Infra-Man, Argento’s ethereally beautiful Suspiria, and those kooky aqua-nazis in Shock Waves. Here, after the astronomical success of Saturday Night Fever, he bought and repackaged the Ernest Borgnine and William Shatner-fueled The Devil’s Rain, a trippy tale about a coven of the Cloven One’s worshipers, and shamelessly moved Travolta to the top of the bill even though his screen time is about, oh, I don’t know, four or five seconds tops. Beyond that, grab yourself a couple of hot dogs and settle in for a ghoulish quadruple feature that also includes a British import, one of Michael and Roberta Findley’s last co-productions (– as I’m fairly positive that’s supposed to be Shriek of the Mutilated), and topped off with Andy Milligan’s version of Sweeney Todd.
i.ashx - CopyWay back in June of 2010, the fine folk behind the magnificent She Blogged by Night held The Shatnerthon!, a tribute to the great William Tiberius Shatner. Scenes from the Morgue heeded the call and participated back then, and now, to celebrate Wild Bill’s birthday this weekend, it was high time we migrated those ads over to the new site plus a few more treats mixed in. Enjoy.

Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them? (May, 1976)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2012 by WB Kelso





Greatest. Triple. Feature. EVER! And please note the local sensors in action on that second ad. A Psycho Mind is Bad enough, but a Psycho Sexual Mind will not stand.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Vortex :: Bryanston Distributing / P: Jay Parsley, Tobe Hooper / D: Tobe Hooper / W: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper / C: Daniel Pearl / E: Larry Carroll, Sallye Richardson / M: Wayne Bell, Tobe Hooper / S: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen

Torso (1973) Compagnia Cinematografica Champion :: Joseph Brenner Associates / P: Antonio Cervi, Carlo Ponti / D: Sergio Martino / W: Ernesto Gastaldi, Sergio Martino / C: Giancarlo Ferrando / E: Eugenio Alabiso / M: Guido De Angelis, Maurizio De Angelis / S: Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda, Angela Covello, Carla Brait