Angels Take Their Time In Falling

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Here’s another Pete Perry “nudie cutie” starring Max Gardens…This time he’s the Devil himself, out to tempt devoted husband “Ben Hur Over” (burlesque comic Little Jack Little) with a covey of lovely ladies. How long can Ben hold out? Like Perry’s Kiss Me QuickMy Tale Is Hot is packed to the rafters with pneumatic gals (including burlesque icon Candy Barr) and Max Gardens was born to play Satan. The jokes aren’t as funny as in Kiss Me Quick and many fall flat…but don’t let that stop you from digging this flick…

 

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Cool It, Baby!

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This may be the first of the “aliens cruise Earth for chicks” flicks. It’s arguably the best of the “nudie cuties” (films where goofy dudes ogle naked women). The alien Sterilox (Frank Coe doing a great Stan Laurel impression) is on a mission to find the perfect woman to bring back to his all-male planet, so he pays a visit to Dr. Breedlove (Gaiety Burlesque owner Max Gardens doing Dr. Strangelove with a Bela Lugosi accent) a mad scientist who turns women into gung ho sex kittens with his various machines and potions. All of Dr. Breedlove’s test subjects are gorgeous, curvy and look like they’re having a blast. Coe and Gardens’ performances are charming and hilarious. The cinematography (by legendary Laszlo Kovacs) is impeccable. The lab set and monster makeups are cool. The jokes, although dopey, are still funny. The surfy instrumental soundtrack kicks ass. Can you tell that I love this movie? Peter Perry’s films are all fun…but in my opinion, this is his masterpiece…

 

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Just Wild About Harry

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Unstable, alcoholic and very wealthy Nancy (statuesque Allison Hayes of The Hypnotic Eye) knows that her husband Harry (William Hudson) has been shacking up with Lady MacBeth-esque Honey…

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(the scintillating Yvette Vickers of Attack Of The Giant Leeches and the pages of Playboy) but she just can’t seem to kick the prick to the curb. When she has a close encounter of the gigantic kind, everybody chalks it up to her boozing…until she begins to grow exponentially…and so does her rage. Hell hath no fury like a fifty foot woman scorned. This is a much-beloved slice of sci fi cheese…with plenty of cheesecake…and prefigured the feminist revenge flicks of the 70’s. And I know all you Amazon/giantess fetishists out there love this flick…

 

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‘Cause It Runs In The Family

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OK, so there’s no Vincent Price, no Patricia Owens, no fly in this one…but the third installment of the Fly franchise is every bit as twisted and weird as its predecessors. It begins with the image of a shattering window as asylum inmate Patricia (Carole Gray) leaps to freedom (in her skivvies) hitching a ride with Dr. Martin Delambre (George Baker), the latest descendant bent upon working the bugs out of the family’s teleporter. Pat and Martin immediately fall madly in love and get married. Then one day Pat discovers the family’s menagerie of mangled, misshapen former test subjects…which are guarded by their creepy, stone-faced maid Wan (Yvette Rees), a sort of Asian version of Mrs. Danvers from Rebecca. Of course, since Pat just escaped from a mental institution, nobody believes her. Will she become the next guinea pig? Check it out and see…

 

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Cabaret Ape

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First there was King Kong…Then came Son Of Kong…Now here’s the capper to the hirsute trilogy…Mighty Joe Young! American girl Jill (Terry Moore) living in Africa finds a baby gorilla and raises him as a pet and friend. All is copacetic until a nightclub owner discovers them and brings them to America to entertain the public. The big guy is out of his element…and you know it’s only a matter of time before Joe goes ape crazy. The stop-motion FX by Ray Harryhausen are amazing and beautiful and this film has so much heart. It’s not often that in a blog mostly devoted to sleaze that I recommend a film for the whole family…but this one is wonderful for kids and brings out the kid in every adult who sees it…

 

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Would You Believe It When You’re Dead?

 

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An asteroid is on a collision course with Earth. A crew of astronauts is sent to land on it and blow it to smithereens. The mission is successful…but a glob of the titular slime hitches a ride on one of the astronaut’s uniforms and is carried back to the space station…soon growing into a cycloptic alien with pincered tentacles and an electrified touch that kills on contact. Oh, and it bleeds green slime…which produces more aliens. Ain’t that a bitch? Meanwhile, the two lead astronauts (Richard Jaeckel and Robert Horton) fight for the affections of the station’s doctor (luscious Luciana Paluzzi). The Green Slime is rife with a kind of straight-faced absurdity that is very rare in today’s science fiction flicks…

 

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Stare If You Dare

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Local women have seemingly gone mad…Washing their faces with acid…Drinking lye…Setting their hair on fire. Why? The cops are baffled until Sergeant Dave (Lawrence Lipton) and his girlfriend Marcia (Merry Anders) attend a stage hypnotism show performed by the mesmerist Desmond (Jacques Bergerac) and his lovely assistant Justine (Allison Hayes, Attack Of The 50 Ft. Woman) and one of Marcia’s friends becomes the latest victim. Marcia decides to investigate, since she seems to be able to resist hypnotism…but for how long? And just what are Desmond’s motives? Is he just a sadistic psychopath? Or is he himself under the spell of someone else? To find out, you must gaze into The Hypnotic Eye!

 

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