Monster of the Day #133

“…but it was just my husband Fang! HAA, hahaha!”

  • BeckoningChasm

    Great approximation of the laugh. No idea on this movie. Is her head severed? Kind of looks that way.

  • Yes, the head is severed, and then the camera zooms in, and it opens its eyes and begins to cackle.

    And that’s the *beginning* of the movie.

  • BeckoningChasm

    Way OT, but I just saw that Dino DeLaurentiis died.

  • GalaxyJane

    Is this “Fearless Vampire Killers”? I haven’t seen that it a long time. I know it’s something I’ve seen, but I can’t place it for certain.

    Man oh man, Dino may not have made a lot of GOOD movies, but he sure provided a lot of entertainment over the decades. I actually had a metal lunchbox with his version of Kong on it in Kindergarten (which which should immediately tell you my age to within a year).

  • Well, Jane, I’ve met you, and you’re clearly about 19.

  • John Campbell

    Ken you are like a good scotch…always smoooooth

  • Hmmm….I *am* full-bodied, that’s for sure.

  • David Fullam

    Yes, Spanish Leopard women lesbians!

  • Wow, David, that’s pretty reductivist, don’t you think? They are people, dammit!

    Besides, you forgot to mention their fur bikinis.

  • Okay this is like the first one I have had absolutely no idea. It looks European but that’s as far as I can go.

  • Ericb

    When I was in kindergarded I had a Thunderbirds lunchbox. I later graduated to a UFO lunchbox. I can’t imagine what those things would be worth these days.

  • Not-So-Great Cthulhu

    Ah, the Devil Leopard Women, who are leopards during the day and… vampires at night. Logic, why hast thou forsaken us?

    I think my favorite thing about this movie is the hero/world’s least competent guide. Every night he’s on watch, he winds up having sex with the “half-breed” chick, and someone in the expedition dies. I just hope they pay him up front.

  • GalaxyJane

    That’s it! It must have been my Dad’s lunchbox,left over from when HE was a kindergardener. Yeah, that’s my story and I am sticking to it!

    Something Spanish and dreadful that would have shown on my local UHFs “Shocking Theater” was my second guess, so sounds about right.

    Wait a second,if Ken is correct, I’m too young to remember UHF. Um, must be a race memory, passed down by my ancient ancestors, um, yeah.

  • GalaxyJane

    Then again, at least I’m not the one making Phillis Diller jokes…

  • Rock Baker

    Not a single clue. You have bested me, Ken. I now hand over my sword.

    Here’s one I’ve just GOT to see!

  • Sandy — I can report from personal experience that this guy’s films are not your strong point.

  • No, but you’re the one *getting* Phillis Diller jokes…

  • Rock Baker

    I’m guessing somewhere between 1966 and 1972. European. Italian? Spanish? Beyond that I can’t say. All this talk of vampire womanimals doesn’t limit the possibilities, with Italy, Germany, Spain, and France all likely suspects. Did it ever get an english language release?

  • BeckoningChasm

    I know, I know, it’s from that film starring Cary Grant, directed by Orson Welles, with a script by Nigel Kneale.

  • Rock Baker

    Oh yeah! I didn’t notice that was Jean Harlow for a second.

    Someone, please, can you tell me the title and year? I’d ask for lead actors/director but I’m terrible with names (just ask Sandy). I might remember the name of the studio…

  • It’s Night of the Sorcerers, by the Blind Dead guy. (Yep, it’s Spanish.) He also directed The Sea Serpent, a personal favorite of mine. There was a DVD out for this at one point, but I think it’s out of print.

  • Rock Baker

    Thanks, Ken! Seems like I have heard that title before, but I know nothing else about it. If it begins with a cackling severed head with vampire fangs, it sounds like a must see for the oddball movie fanatic. (sigh)

  • Not-So-Great Cthulhu

    Rock: I think Ken posted a review of it here on the blog a couple of years ago, which gives a pretty good summary of it. The movie is available through Netflix and I highly recommend it.