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Macabre (1958)
Topic Started: May 20 2011, 05:29 PM (1,362 Views)
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A small-town doctor (William Prince) gets caught up in a revenge plot when his small daughter is kidnapped and buried alive as he is given a few short hours to find her before she suffocates. To cover the risk of a heart attack while viewing the film, Producer-Director William Castle provided each member of the audience with an official certificate issued by Lloyds of London to insure them for $1,000 against death by fright.

I liked this-- Castle's films are always pretty crazy but I liked this one. The plot is all over the place, Jim Backus takes a break from his John Kerry impression (Thurston Howell III) to play a tough small town sheriff. Kept me entertained all the way through, although my lovely wife didn't share my appreciation for it.
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This is one of 3 or 4 movies that we've had scheduled for FNF but cancelled because I showed the trailer a week earlier and nobody wanted to see it. *L* Maybe I'll try again.
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Keep in mind, LG, Mrs Fish thought it wasn't amazing. But no one can say it isn't entertaining-- and when it gets going it really pops.
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What'd you think of FOOD OF THE GODS? That's another one that got cancelled due to lack of trailer enthusiasm...
"I'm glad that this question came up, because there are so many ways to answer it that one of them is bound to be right." - Robert Benchley
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May 22 2011, 08:31 AM
This is one of 3 or 4 movies that we've had scheduled for FNF but cancelled because I showed the trailer a week earlier and nobody wanted to see it. *L* Maybe I'll try again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYmmw04j3oc

Too scary, I guess!

I saw a film called Macabre, but it was an Italian Edgar Allan Poe movie with a pretty girl wandering around a spooky house in her nightie; until I saw the Castle trailer, for a few minutes I was under the false impression it may have been the Castle picture.

Interesting pronunciation of "macabre" in the trailer! :D
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A girl wandering around a house at night in her nightie? What an original idea. Must see that.

Explanation for the young: Every other B picture in the early Sixties was like that. For that matter, every Gothic novel around 1820 was like that too, and often they still are. The Goosebumps books are like that too. It's a cliché with legs (and of course a nightie).
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May 22 2011, 06:41 PM
A girl wandering around a house at night in her nightie? What an original idea. Must see that.

Explanation for the young: Every other B picture in the early Sixties was like that. For that matter, every Gothic novel around 1820 was like that too, and often they still are. The Goosebumps books are like that too. It's a cliché with legs (and of course a nightie).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPirho0nzYM&feature=player_detailpage#t=184s

It was called Horror not Macabre as I thought.
Warning - boring trailer! :o

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu is a Gothic novel about a vampire lady that precedes Dracula and is highly erotic - I read a download and complained to the local vicar!

Must check out the Goosebumps TV show for nighties so I can tell Stony! :D
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Warning! It's little kids in nighties. Not quite what you're looking for.
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May 23 2011, 12:31 AM
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu is a Gothic novel about a vampire lady that precedes Dracula and is highly erotic - I read a download and complained to the local vicar!

Must check out the Goosebumps TV show for nighties so I can tell Stony! :D
I wanna read that Fanu book.

Yo, And dare 'e us,

My kids are 19 and 16 (actually 13 days away from 16) and I'm aware of Goosebumps. Scary stuff for kids! There otta be a law!

'ows the Vicar? 'ave your knuckles 'ealed from the latest caning? :P
It's like Rodney King used to say, "Can't we all get a bong."
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FOOD OF THE GODS is bad 70s, not FRANKENSTEIN VS DRACULA bad mind you, but more Damian Omen II type bad. It's pretty schlocky and the effects are laughable but if your audience digs things like Snowbeast (1977) or Grizzly (Or is it Night of the Grizzly) they might like it.
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May 23 2011, 06:15 AM
Warning! It's little kids in nighties. Not quite what you're looking for.
Listen, Panzer - have you ever heard of older playing younger?

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In the BBC's Waterloo Road, Linzey Cocker (22) plays the headmistress's daughter, Jess (16)!
Whatd'ya reckon? ;)

I was very interested in the BBC's Cave Girl, but she was only about 12! :(
But her mum was tasty and had enormous er great big er a striking stage presence! ;)

Goosebumps looks like a lost cause! :'(
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May 23 2011, 08:06 AM
andarius
May 23 2011, 12:31 AM
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu is a Gothic novel about a vampire lady that precedes Dracula and is highly erotic - I read a download and complained to the local vicar!

Must check out the Goosebumps TV show for nighties so I can tell Stony! :D
I wanna read that Fanu book.

Yo, And dare 'e us,

My kids are 19 and 16 (actually 13 days away from 16) and I'm aware of Goosebumps. Scary stuff for kids! There otta be a law!

'ows the Vicar? 'ave your knuckles 'ealed from the latest caning? :P
Read Camilla, Stony, it's very good - quite short, but good and The Vampire Lovers is very close to the book!

The local vicar doesn't chastise me, but says,

Ohhhhhhhh! Thank you, my son, I shall pray for them!

Dangerous stuff, some of it -I told Edgar the gravedigger (95) about Ashlynn and after I'd gone, Edgar thought about Ashlynn and had a seizure and fell into the grave he was digging hurting his leg!
He was laid up for TWO WEEKS and his wife, Agnes (97) was FURIOUS with me because, as you know Stony, a wife has needs! :D
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Edgar should have married a woman name o' Lenore.
It's like Rodney King used to say, "Can't we all get a bong."
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May 23 2011, 02:43 PM
Edgar should have married a woman name o' Lenore.
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Lenore? PHWOAR! :$
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Ahhh, my 2 favorite "B"s-- Boris and bondage (not together please).

As for Macabre, I need to see it, since I've watch 13 Ghosts and The Tingler the past 2 weeks. Mr. Castles films are available to see on Fearnet, via mt cable system's Xfinity On Demand. Both films were fun, although cheesy, and that Martin Milner should have been behind bars instaed of cruisin' the streets in a police car.
It's like Rodney King used to say, "Can't we all get a bong."
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