Monster of the Day #749 Updated on August 13, 2013 By Ken Begg 13 Comments Same beastie as yesterday, under circumstances I doubt I must explicate for any visitor here. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1664 (Nov 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1663 (Nov 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1662 (Nov 15, 2017) Monster of the Day #1661 (Nov 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1660 (Nov 10, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Gamera977 From fighting the Duke to an Ed Wood movie… poor prop. Am I strange for feeling pity for an inanimate object? Ericb Wake of the Red Witch … Unplugged! Ken_Begg Ha! bgbear_rnh at least Bela got star billing Rock Baker Actually, that first pic is from ED WOOD. Notice the rounder, smoother body section. I wonder whatever happened to THAT prop, actually. If there’s one movie prop I’d love to have, that’d be it! Cullen Waters This is one of the greatest crimes of the modern age. When are grown men gonna stop messing around with octopuses? All those poor Cephalopods try to do is sit there and sleep, and what happens? Some joker walks up and wraps themselves up in their tentacles. I hear even worse things happen in Japan, where… oh, it’s just horrible! Just horrible! What evils doeth Humanity wrought upon the Natural World! Unless of course I’ve completely misread what’s going on in those pictures. Then never mind. The Rev. As the kids say: You, sir, win +1 internets. zombiewhacker I read somewhere that it wasn’t Bela fighting the octopus in that film, it was actually stunt man Eddie Parker. bgbear_rnh I don’t doubt you but, the idea of Wood hiring a stuntman is pretty humorous. Ken_Begg It might have been his chiropractor! In that second shot, though, that’s clearly not Lugosi. Ken_Begg Rock Baker, PI! Flangepart OCTOPUSSY, first draft. Rock Baker Yeah, Parker played (save for some Lugosi close-ups) the mutated Dr. Varnoff because he was so much taller, made even more so by platform shoes.