Sunday, April 8, 2018

Closed



We're closed for vacation. See you soon.

Image: The Isle of Pingo Pongo (Tex Avery;1938)

Friday, April 6, 2018

Gaffe Riot



You sigh...you would weep but you laugh
Your guy is a creep and a half
He fetches a brain
That's wretched, insane
Just why do you keep him on staff?

The Three Oddfathers: Surly Hack, Donald B. Benson and David Cairns

Frankenstein (James Whale; 1931): Colin Clive as Henry, Dwight Frye as Fritz, and some poor guy's legs.
LimerWrecks is going on vacation. See you in a few weeks.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Man Of a Thousand Races



Fu Manchu is a tall, English bloke
And guess who plays this thing in a cloak?
On the banks of the Nile
He looks rank, but has style
Just a few of Lee's string of strange folk.

David Cairns



Christopher Lee played many famous and exotic fictional characters. Here he is as Fu Manchu, Dracula, and the Mummy.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Fright In the Kisser!



With a face like a wad of chewed gum
This disgrace looks quite shoddy and dumb
He shambles about
And then, BLAM! blood will gout
Is he wasted? The sod won't succumb!

David Cairns

Christopher Lee's putty-nosed creature somehow survives a bullet to the face in The Curse of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher;1957).

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Curses! Soiled again!



The monster's a mess, diabolic
A nonsense, distressed, spawn of Moloch
When they view him onscreen
People spew vivid green
A response more-or-less Jackson Pollock.

David Cairns

Christopher Lee is a memorable monster in The Curse of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher;1957).

Monday, April 2, 2018

Perversatility



From a flask all a-foam Lee's been sipping
As a Baskerville, home comes with yipping
As a mummy, all swathed
He looks scummy, unbathed
From a casket he'll roam and start nipping.

David Cairns



From David: "The late Christopher Lee played most of the classic horror roles, from a version of Jekyll and Hyde in I, Monster, to Kharis the Mummy in The Mummy, to Dracula in a slew of Hammer horrors. He also played Sir Henry Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskervilles, not to mention Mycroft Holmes in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace."



Images: I, Monster (Stephen Weeks; 1971); The Mummy (Terence Fisher; 1959); The Hound of the Baskervilles (Terence Fisher; 1959)

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Zombie Flesh Easter



It's Easter, give praise, do not mourn
Your deceased savior's raised and reborn
But these dead, now alive
Open heads to survive
And will feast on your brains Sunday morn.

Pasty-faced extras lurch through Night of the Living Dead (1968). Our title is by David Cairns, and is a nod to Zombies 2, aka Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979). We're going to hell in an Easter basket for reposting this limerick. 

Blood and Sandra



This doctor is not so much mad
As locked in a plot serving Vlad
On her windpipe he sucked
Out the window she's chucked
Onto rocks, then forgotten...it's sad!

The animated credits in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Charles Barton; 1948). Lenore Aubert plays surgeon Sandra Mornay, who assists Dracula in his scheme to replace the brain in the Monster.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Working the Dwight Shift



Not too bright, the defective Fritz lurks 
What a frightful collection of quirks
He's a creep and a slob
And to keep his new job  
He works nights resurrecting dead jerks.

John Boles, Mae Clarke, Dwight Frye and Colin Clive in a quiet moment from Frankenstein (James Whale; 1931). Title by shifty Donald B. Benson.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Gone With the Windpipe


 
His lust is inspired by her nape
And he must quench its fire, mouth agape
Her jugular vein
Makes him bug-eyed, insane
And her bust lights a pyre 'neath his cape.

David Cairns



Christopher Lee chomps on Isla Blair in Taste the Blood of Dracula (Peter Sasdy; 1970). Title by doggone Donald B. Benson.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Necks in Line



Their throats are the bits he does crave
So he floats from the pit of his grave
And his canines he'll sink
In some jane, then he'll drink
Until, bloated, he's spit-roast by stave.

David Cairns

Christopher Lee, Isla Blair and Linda Hayden in Taste the Blood of Dracula (Peter Sasdy; 1970).

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Why Dracula Rises Again



Into bedrooms, eyes gleaming, he'll steal
Where the ready young females will peel
But it's hunger, not lust
For a young, heaving bust--
This undead craves a steamy, hot meal.        

Christopher Lee and Veronica Carlson in Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (Freddie Francis; 1968). Title by early riser Donald B. Benson.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Artist Formerly Known as Prince of Darkness



A grim reaper who bites on the throat
He would sweep through the night and then gloat
By his crimson-lined shroud
All the bimbos were wowed
He would creep up, alight, and emote.

David Cairns

Veronica Carlson and Christopher Lee in Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (Freddie Francis; 1968).