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October 19, 2013

MONSTER MEDLEY

While not a monster, here's an atmospheric portrait of actor Bruce Boxleitner from Disney's experimental film, Tron, released in 1982. While it was considered cutting-edge at the time, the effects are cheesily dated when viewed today. Still, a nice try for the Disney folks, who at that time were content to churn out Herbie movies and cringe-worhy family fare. (c) Walt Disney Company

HAVE WE GOT MONSTERS FOR YOU!

What’s Halloween without a monster or two? Here’s a trick-or-treat grab-bag of some of Hollywood’s finest–err….lets say some of the most visually interesting!

A 1960s TV production of Alice in Wonderland. That's creepy Jack Palance in the background as the Jabberwock. How the heck did he sit down in that get-up? (c) NBC

A 1960s TV production of Alice in Wonderland. That’s creepy Jack Palance in the background as the Jabberwock. How the heck did he sit down in that get-up? (c) NBC

 

 

 

A plant-creature from The Mutations--check out those leafy fingers! Donald Pleasence Tom Baker and Michael Dunn were the actors involved in this wonky 1970s production. Dig those crazy lips---the creature is a one-man hickey machine! (c) Columbia Pictures

A plant-creature from The Mutations–check out those leafy fingers! Donald Pleasence Tom Baker and Michael Dunn were the actors involved in this wonky 1970s production. Dig those crazy lips—the creature is a one-man hickey machine! (c) Columbia Pictures

 

 

Amazing what you can do with a rubber mask and some test tubes? This still is from The Neanderthal Man (1953), starring Robert Shayne. Shayne is best known as Inspector Henderson from The Adventures of Superman TV series. The actor was in many fine films for Warner Brothers in the 40s, most notably Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck. (c) UA

Amazing what you can do with a rubber mask and some test tubes? This still is from The Neanderthal Man (1953), starring Robert Shayne. Shayne is best known as Inspector Henderson from The Adventures of Superman TV series. The actor was in many fine films for Warner Brothers in the 40s, most notably Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck. (c) UA

 

 

Think you've seen every last picture available of the Metaluna Mutant from This Island, Earth? Here's an ultra-rare still of the iconic monster, taking a rest between scenes of the Universal production. More than likely it's stuntman Eddie Parker. (c) Universal Studios

Think you’ve seen every last picture available of the Metaluna Mutant from This Island, Earth? Here’s an ultra-rare still of the iconic monster, taking a rest between scenes of the Universal production. More than likely it’s stuntman Eddie Parker. (c) Universal Studios

 

 

Believe it or not, that's Linc from the Mod Squad! Clarence Williams, III gets all monstered up in 1995's Tales from the Hood. Williams has continued to work steadily since his Mod Squad heyday; in fact, he's in the current hit movie, The Butler. TFTH, a hip-hop horror film, was directed by the very talented comedian and filmmaker Rusty Cundieff. (c) Universal Studios

Believe it or not, that’s Linc from the Mod Squad! Clarence Williams, III gets all monstered up in 1995’s Tales from the Hood. Williams has continued to work steadily since his Mod Squad heyday; in fact, he’s in the current hit movie, The Butler. TFTH, a hip-hop horror film, was directed by the very talented comedian and filmmaker Rusty Cundieff. (c) Universal Studios

 

 

You might find this esoteric still goofy enoughl in it's own right, but the strangest thing about this 1979 film, The Glove, is its all-star cast. This low-budget exploitationer featured appearances by, get this, Joan Blondell, Keenan Wynn, John Saxon, Roosevelt Grier, Joanna Cassidy, Jack Carter, Aldo Ray, and Michael Pataki! Whew! (c) Pro International

You might find this esoteric still goofy enoughl in it’s own right, but the strangest thing about this 1979 film, The Glove, is its all-star cast. This low-budget exploitationer featured appearances by, get this, Joan Blondell, Keenan Wynn, John Saxon, Roosevelt Grier, Joanna Cassidy, Jack Carter, Aldo Ray, and Michael Pataki! Whew! (c) Pro International

 

 

While not a monster, here's an atmospheric portrait of actor Bruce Boxleitner from Disney's experimental film, Tron, released in 1982. While it was considered cutting-edge at the time, the effects are cheesily dated when viewed today. Still, a nice try for the Disney folks, who at that time were content to churn out Herbie movies and cringe-worhy family fare. (c) Walt Disney Company

While not a monster, here’s an atmospheric portrait of actor Bruce Boxleitner from Disney’s experimental film, Tron, released in 1982. While it was considered cutting-edge at the time, the effects are cheesily dated when viewed today. Still, a nice try for the Disney folks, who at that time were content to churn out Herbie movies and cringe-worhy family fare. (c) Walt Disney Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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