Ring of Terror (1962) Geriatric med students attend an autopsy and undergo hazing while their women whine. Nearly unbearable to watch without Joel and the Bots. TIL: When a pope dies, the first duty of the Cardinal Camerlengo is destroy his Fisherman’s Ring, the papal signet.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
S.S. Doomtrooper (2006) The Dirty Dozen vs bad CGI Nazi Hulk. Throw another $100 mil at the budget and this might have worked. TIL: While NOBODY did enough about the Holocaust, modern Jewish historians have begun to debunk the whole "Hitler's Pope" nonsense about Pius XII.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Man Without a Body (1957) Dying man pays to resurrect Nostradamus' head so he can ask it stock tips. Apparently they did do drugs in the 50's. TIL: Nostradamus allegedly predicted Pope Francis to be the last pontiff in history. The Church's response is basically an eye roll.
Dad Rock Diary: Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe (1967) The voice and songs are praiseworthy, but Jimmie Haskell's arrangements are on another level, defining the cool side of the non-psychedelic 60's. Laudable Lyrics: Each day is a treasure, it's Sunday every day of the week.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Crawlspace (1972) Old couple find troubled teen underneath their house and take him in. Tense TV tale explores the old maxim no good deed goes unpunished. TIL: God gives us grace to do good. Doing 'good works' is a response to that grace; not doing them is a rejection of it.
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Sunday, September 20, 2020
Daigoro vs. Goliath (1972) Giant dog/hippo thing must fight a bigger monster or Japan won't feed him anymore. Kooky kaiju for kids and the young at heart. TIL: The Church denounces using access to food (part of the right to life) as a means for controlling or subjugating others.
One Sheet Words of Wisdom: The Party Animal (1984) "Drooling is not thinking, picturing is not thinking, craving is not thinking, dreaming is not thinking... thinking about sex means striving to see sex in its innermost reality and in the function it is meant to serve." - Frank Sheed
Dad Rock Diary: The Kinks - Something Else by The Kinks (1967) So begins a string of modern masterworks that lasts for at least three more albums. Laudable Lyrics: Percilla saw her little children and then decided she was better off than the wayward lass that her sister had been.
Color Out of Space (2019) Good? Bad? What do these words even mean for an ooey gooey Lovecraft adaptation featuring Nic Cage raising alpacas? TIL: The vastness of God is inconceivable, but unlike Cthulhu, he takes a personal interest in us, driving no one crazy but atheists.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Meatcleaver Massacre (1977) Degenerate dude-bros fall victim to a dying man's curse. Christopher Lee narrates because he has bills to pay too. TIL: The Psalms' imprecatory prayers were not really curses because they asked God to judge enemies the SAME as he judged his followers.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Trailer Park Shark (2017) Electrified predator puts the bite on the planet's reddest necks. As a life-long southerner, I attest to the reality of these characters. TIL: Home to over 40,000 trailers, Florida is also the location where Catholicism first entered the U.S. in 1513.
And, even with a mask on, my nose tells me 'tis the season, so here's a little something from the archives to commemorate the yearly onslaught of the scent zombies.