Monster of the Day #749

Same beastie as yesterday, under circumstances I doubt I must explicate for any visitor here.

  • 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


  • 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!

  • 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.