Friday, November 24, 2017

Bristle While You Work

Down in festering tombs, damp and cold,
Never question, exhume as you're told
Raising caskets to rob
Do not ask -- it's a job
And the best you can do, just paroled.

Henry (Colin Clive) and Fritz (Dwight Frye) ransack the graveyard in Frankenstein (James Whale; 1931).

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Schreck's Kitten

She's forlorn, though she truly gives thanks
For the corniest, pool-centered pranks
But have fun with Irena
And you'll run down the drain-a
When she's horny, you fool, she turns Manx.

Tom Conway and Simone Simon as Irena in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942). Title by kittenish David Cairns. Happy Thanksgiving from the hepcats at LimerWrecks.

Uncaged Malady

Lie still now, you're feeling quite sleepy
Will you kill or be healed? This is creepy!
An ailment neurotic?
Or tale more exotic?
This thriller's a "B" but no cheapie.

Irena (Simon Simon) undergoes hypnosis with Dr. Judd (Tom Conway) in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942). Title by uncaged male Donald B. Benson.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dreading Water

Cats don't care for the drink, it's a fact
They just stare and they blink, all arched-backed
But they don't like their paws wet
So you won't get all clawed yet
Though beware! Sleazeball shrinks are attacked!

David Cairns and Surly Hack

Jane Randolph and Simone Simon in Cat People ( Jacques Tourneur, 1942).

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lamb to the Water

Half-naked and wet, you can't speak
You break a cold sweat, knees go weak
Soft, padded footfalls
A shadow that mauls                
Can't take it? Then let go a shriek!

 Jane Randolph jumps in the pool in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942).

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cat Walk

The figures cross pregnant dark places
Heels clicking to echo their paces
Our senses are keen
To menace off-screen
Or hidden in negative spaces.

Jane Randolph and Simone Simon go for a walk in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942).

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Am I Bluto?

Yeah, I'm great, but I wish I were thin      
Out on dates with this dish I can't win
I'm a slob, she's afraid
And some gob makes the grade
I can't wait 'til I squish his face in.

The eternal black-and-blue triangle: Popeye Bluto and Olive Oyl in Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935). Title by blue-haired Donald B. Benson.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dullard Oblongata

Fetch a brain that is warm, good and kind
Must be sane, well-informed, and refined
You had only one job
You dumb drone, you poor slob...
Who'll explain the abnormal-type mind?

Fritz (Dwight Frye) drops the normal brain in Frankenstein (James Whale; 1931). Title by the oblong David Cairns.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Couching Tiger

When adored young Irena's transfigured
Hide a sword in your cane like old Sigurd
When this wildcat gets frisky
Or else riled, then it's risky
Act untoward toward this jane and you're jiggered!

David Cairns

Simone Simon as Irena, and Tom Conway as her amorous psychiatrist, Dr. Judd, in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942). Judd carries a cane which contains a blade in the handle.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nothing More Than Felines

In a Serbian village long gone
A disturbing megillah went on
The men formed committees
And transformed into kitties
But those furballs were killed by King John.

David Cairns

In Irena's dream in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942), Dr. Judd (Tom Conway) appears as King John of Serbia, bearing his sword to punish heathens.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cad People

Don't you blindly tempt fate, just dismiss her
She's a client, not date, so don't kiss her
Just one smooch on her mouth
And your future goes south
Though you'll find she's a great little hisser.

Psychiatrist Dr. Louis Judd (Tom Conway) and his patient Irena Dubrovna Reed (Simone Simon) in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942). Title by David Cairns, a real people person.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Claws For Alarm

Her beauty he came to adore.
He loved her like no girl before.
But then he was shocked
When marriage unlocked
The wrong type of Pussy Galore.

Donald B. Benson

Cozy or ominous? Newlyweds Oliver and Irena (Kent Smith and Simone Simon) cuddle by the fire in The Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942).

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Greens to an End

He mumbles (with hints that he cussed)
In rumbles he's mincemeat--a bust
But greens from a tin
Are means for a win
His muscles in spinach do trust.

Surly Hack and Donald B. Benson