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“YOU’LL BE SORRY FOR THIS”

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The Monster of Piedras Blancas

1959

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“THE MONSTER IS SO STRONG IT WOULD SMASH AN ORDINARY STRUCTURE, AND WHAT YOU CALL AN INVISIBLE WALL IS REALLY ANOTHER WAY WE USE OUR GRAVITATIONAL CONTROL. BY USING A HIGH MAGNETIC FIELD WE CAN LOCK MOLECULES SO CLOSELY TOGETHER THAT THEY FORM A SOLID WALL”

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“WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE MAY NEVER HAPPEN….BUT TO THIS ANXIOUS AGE IN WHICH WE LIVE, IT PRESENTS A FEARSOME WARNING….OUR STORY BEGINS WITH….THE END!”

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DAY THE WORLD ENDED

(1955)

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“THE NIGHTMARES HAVE NOT RETURNED, AND I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER NOW. IT IS AS IF ALL THE DARK CORNERS IN MY MIND HAVE BEEN FILLED WITH BRIGHT SUNLIGHT”

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Diary of a Madman

(1963)

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“CAT OR WOMAN OR A THING TOO EVIL TO MENTION? LISTEN FOR THE SCREAM IN THE NIGHT, LOOK INTO THE EYES OF THE CREATURE WHO RULES THE LAND OF THE LIVING DEAD”

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Tomb of Ligeia

(1964)

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“I THINK A LOT OF THIS COMES FROM MARK’S HOBBY, COLLECTING MASKS AND ASSEMBLING MONSTERS FROM KITS”

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SALEM’S LOT

(1979)

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I’m not going to lie to you

As you can see in the above digital image (taken by the author) there is to the left of the screen an exit sign which, had I been less hell bent on achieving even a moment of youthful joy, I would have obeyed before even halfway through the film.

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You will, some of you, wish I would. Lie to you, that is. You’ll curse yourself mightily for having read this modest entry even after being warned there would not be a lie to be found in it. This is your fault, and, if you choose it to be so, your problem as well. And, as such, I refuse to take even one more moment in discussion of the subject. Instead, I will now address the reason for this post.

I saw “The Monkey Movie”. That’s what I called it when, politely, I let my crime fighting partner know that I would be leaving the house for the afternoon. It, this movie, as you may have guessed, is the latest installment of the current remakes of the classic ape films some of us were lucky enough to grow up with. I being one of those lucky enough, and always ready to attempt to recapture some small part of my glory years, was quite eager to see the film. That said, I did not enter into the darkened theater without some small amount of trepidation. This ‘feeling’ was not unusual for me, and, when experienced in the past was ultimately shown to have been correct. As it was this time. Basically, the movie, “The Monkey Movie” sucked.

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A STILL IMAGE OF A SCENE FROM THE FILM ‘ZARDOZ’ IN WHICH THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN (BY ZARDOZ) TO BE “RAISED UP FROM BRUTALITY” ARE REMINDED THAT THEIR GIVEN PURPOSE IS TO “KILL THE BRUTALS WHO MULTIPLY”

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ZARDOZ HAS SPOKEN

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I don’t know about you, but I would never want to be raised up from brutality

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