Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT - Episode # 01 - "The Alien Smuggler Story" (1952)

"Dangerous Assignment" was not exactly a show I was familiar with until a few weeks ago, but thanx to our pal in Berlin, Lord Litter! I am now!
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I have only watched the first episode so far, but the first thing that I noticed was that Brian Donlevy only wears the top hat and tails during the introduction, I guess just to make it look more classy!

Brian Donlevy is the star of the show, and this is the way he really looks in the role of Secret Agent Steve Mitchell!
If you don't happen to know who Brian Donlevy is, here are a couple of key words for you!
"The Quatermass Xperiment," "Enemy From Space," and "Curse Of The Fly!"

The little sound clip from the introduction up top has got Nick Danger written all over it!!
RENOISSIMMOC?? What could it possibly mean? 
What planet are these aliens being smuggled from?

Steve Mitchell is sent off to a sleepy little town in Portugal called Misembra!!

Wanna get some clues?? Better check in at the local fish market first!

The previous agent who was on the job is found hanging from the bell tower!

Cut to the swinging pendulum of a clock!

Uum!! Seems like some of the smuggled immigrants didn't make it! Talk about a ripoff!

Betty Jean Bierce, aka Jane Adams is the sumptuous Maria Delgada!
Jane was also in "House Of Dracula," "The Brute Man," and the 1949 "Batman And Robin!"
She just passed away a couple of years ago at the age of 95.

All the smoking over the years, how did we ever mange to survive?
PSA #13 - Don't do it kids! It looks cool, but it's really stupid!

"I Ain't no mountain goat!"

 Nice alarm clock!!

Classic portrait of Brian Donlevy!

 Seriously, I gotta say, out of all the things in life I've had to worry about, one of them is not a 300+ pound dude in a suit chasing me through water!
Beep, Beep!! I'm gone!

While the guys duke it out, Maria Delgada just stands there looking horrified, but hot!

"Yeah, I met a hot chick when I was on this job, she's here with me right now! Thanks for asking!"
If you want to watch this first episode of "Dangerous Assignment for free, then head on over to the Internet Archive!
If the walls don't burn down, and the creeks don't rise, we'll be doing another one of these some day, until then, check back on Friday to see what Root Boy has to offer!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

SCARED TO DEATH / Malone Productions Ltd. - 1980

Here's another movie inspired by ALIEN I'm sure, this time an ex-cop, now working as a hack novelist, is called out of retirement to help investigate a string of deaths that appear to be the work of a serial killer. Soon though, it's revealed to be the work of the Syngenor, a synthesized genetic organism!

The movie has the same name as the 1947 production starring Bela Lugosi, so, don't be confused... ha-ha!

Okay, I messed up on the last post, so, to make up for it, here's a tasteful shot of this gal getting dressed or undressed... I'd love to be walking by her window late at night!

Here's the black cop playing chess with our ex-cop turned hack writer... Checkmate, mofo!!

Here are some essential household amenities for that early eighties crowd.

This dude was wearing a hard hat that said 'Skylab' on it before he got a glimpse of the Syngenor in the sewer! He falls back after putting the manhole cover back on.

This girl is in shock after she witnesses her friend being attacked by the monster!

I'm pretty sure that the old Amberdine Research Facility has something to do with the story!

Well, our heroes go into the sewer and find more than they bargain for! Not only are there a ton of gruesome victims, there's, I guess, a Syngenor egg that they blow the Hell up!

Threw this still in because I like the colors and composition, and, you can read the note!

Anywho, the real cop shoots Syngenor and we watch as it flies backwards and falls on its ass! Ultimately, the thing gets crushed under a giant rock, so, Hurray!! But, the story doesn't end there, much like things... Here at The Dungeon!!

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Welcome to another Saturday Night Special in The Dungeon!
It's getting a little more difficult, but as you're about to see, there's still a lot of talent out there!
Part 05 gets me up to 125, it should be interesting to see if I can make it to 200!
It might take a while, but I think I can!

# 101 - Andree Melly - "The Brides Of Dracula" "The Horror Of It All"

#102 - Ann Margaret - "Murderer's Row" "Tommy"

#103 - Anna Karina - "Alphaville"

#104 - Annabella Incontrera - "Goliath And TheVampires" "The Ambushers" 

#105 - Anne Gwynne - "House Of Frankenstein" "Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome" "Teenage Monster"

#106 - Maura Monti - The third member of the Mexican trilogy of beauty with Lorena Velzaquez and Elizabeth Campbell!

#107 - Anouska Hempel - "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" "Scars Of Dracula"

#108 - Debra Paget - "From Earth To The Moon" "Tales Of Terror"

#109 - Diane Varsi - "Wild In The Streets" "Killers Three"

#110 - Gaia Germani - "Hercules In The Haunted World" "Castle Of The Living Dead"

#111 - Hazel Court - "Devil Girl From Mars" "The Curse Of Frankenstein"

#112 - Jane Fonda - "Barbarella"

#113 - Judy Geeson - "Berserk" "It Happened At Nightmare Inn"

 #114 - Juliet Prowse - "G.I. Blues" "Who Killed Teddy Bear"

#115 - June Cunningham - "Horrors Of The Black Museum"

#116 - June Kenney - "Teenage Doll" "Attack Of The Puppet People" "The Spider"

#117 - June Wilkinson - "Macumba Love" "Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie"

#118 - Kim Novak - "Vertigo"

#119 - Lois Collier -  "Weird Woman" "Cobra Woman" "Jungle Woman"

#120 - Mabel Karr - "The Diabolical Dr. Z"

#121 - Madeline Smith - "Taste The Blood Of Dracula" "Theatre Of Blood" "Live And Let Die"

#122 - Nancy Kovack - "Jason And The Argonauts" "The Silencers" "Star Trek"

#123 - Sydne Rome - "Some Girls Do" "Just A Gigolo"

#124 - Veruschka - "Blow-Up" "The Bride"

#125 - Ziva Rodann - "Pharoah's Curse" "Macumba Love"
So there you have it! What would four decades of movies have been without them? Pretty boring, I'd say!

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