Rocktober – Nine Eternities Of Doom
It’s 12:30 am EST, another installment of Rocktober’s Friday Night Videos is here.
The first request is from Maeve –
Come As You Are
(because it creeps me out, especially when performed by Civil Twilight)
Creepy indeed, but personally I find the original more threatening, especially considering how unhinged Kurt was.*
Speaking of threatening and sinister… out of all the vampires and pirates and other assorted monsters, possibly the most dangerous is the quiet, methodical, coldly efficient killer. Like, you know, David Byrne.
Live wire he may be when he’s burning down houses, but Byrne is nothing compared to Vincent Price, who lays out his plans to the number with calculating ruthlessness –
This movie has to be seen to be believed. It’s billed as a comedy horror film, and there are some bits of humor (usually very dark), but it’s twisted as hell, and Price is absolutely convincing as a genius bent on killing.
Tonight’s feature presentation – The Abominable Dr. Phibes
* You knew it, everyone knew it, even before he died.
Posted on October 10, 2014, in ♫ ♪ ♫, Fun Stuff and tagged 80s, fun stuff, music, radio, Rocktober. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
Whoa! Never even heard of The Abominable Dr. Phibes before.
Now, that is freaky.
Silence of the Lambs meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets The Phantom of the Opera meets Phantom of Paradise meets meets Tim Burton meets Savador Dali.
And it was around before a few of those. 1971, y’know.
Did you watch it?
Just your trailer. I’m not sure I’m up for maxing out on the macabre right now, but it’s on my list . . .
I was able to watch it about 1/2 way through so far. Trippy! There is some campiness in there, too. You can see how a lot of things might have germinated out of that movie, including Rocky Horror.
Alright, a couple of months ago I ran into this, a “true life” poltergeist story (or at least historically attested claim about such) that is a fascinating bit of early Americana mixed with pious Catholic legend (?). I wonder why no-one made a movie out of this (though given Hollywood that might actually be a good thing). I have to rank this as my best Halloween season find this year.The tale of the Wizard Clip:
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