Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crybaby Wolf



Pity poor little, frightened, lost Larry
On the moor late one night he did tarry
Now he whines and he frets
Every time the sun sets
'Cause he's sure full moon's light gets him hairy.

HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN: A morose Larry Talbot, aka the Wolf Man, is comforted by Ilonka, a gypsy girl. Image: Lon Chaney Jr. and Elena Verdugo in House of Frankenstein (Erle C. Kenton, 1944). Title by David "Baby face" Cairns.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wild Fang



When he's Larry he mopes, wears a scowl
As a werewolf he lopes, on the prowl
Always goes for their throats
As he sows his wild oats
While he merrily gropes with a howl.

Wolf Man Larry Talbot lusts after Gwen Conliffe in our make believe limerick film, HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN. Image: Lon Chaney Jr. and Evelyn Ankers in a trailer for The Wolf Man (1941).

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rampage Cannot Be Displayed



Depredations more vicious, intenser
And sensations delicious, immenser
If they're spied on the screen
Not implied and unseen
Try the patience of fish-eyed old censor.

David Cairns

Something horrible is shadowed in HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN. Image: A body is discovered on the moors in The Wolf Man (1941).The actors with lanterns might be Ralph Bellamy and/or Warren William.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Transformer: Dork of the Moon




Like a nightmare, Lon's suddenly vexed
From a bite where his blood's gotten hexed
Turning vividly bristly
Like a widow from Sicily
He affrights, scares and murders -- you're next!

David Cairns



Things get hairy in HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN. Image: Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) transforms into the Wolf Man in House of Frankenstein (Erle C. Kenton; 1944).

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Ham to the Slaughter



With Lon's playing, it's "less isn't more"
First he'll bay, then aggressively roar
On cadavers he'll feast
Like a ravenous beast
His portrayal's a mess, but no bore.

David Cairns

The werewolf chews op the scenery in HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN. Image: Lon Chaney Jr. and Evelyn Ankers in The Wolf Man (1941).

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Death With Archie



So Riverdale's redhead was shot
He could live or drop dead, I care not
It's just shtick to hook schnooks
An old trick to sell books
So don't give them your bread--it's a plot.

No doubt "Double-Sized" is twice as expensive.

Asleep in Wolf's Clothing



The werewolf, for mauling, was sought
In a snare the fur-baller is caught
But, the chasing now ceased,
The mob's facing no beast,
And what's there's not at all what they thought.



The Wolf Man is revealed to be Larry Talbot in HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN. Image: Lon Chaney Jr., with and without yak fur, in The Wolf Man (1941).

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monthly Psycho



Here's a wolf you can't keep from your door
He's a cruel one, fangs steeping in gore
But when satellite wanes
He turns prat and complains
Just a foolish and weepy old bore.

David Cairns

The moon is full in HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN. Image: Lon Chaney Jr is on the rage in The Wolf Man (1941).

Monday, July 14, 2014

Claude Savagely



What a clot! The great strapping galoot
At a trot, wrapped a trap round his foot
He's more beast than a son
Or at least two-in-one
With a swat his pop saps the poor brute.
 
David Cairns with Surly Hack
 
John Talbot realizes he's just struck down his son in our plot-scrambling 'What if?' film, HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN. Image: Claude Rains holds the silver-tipped cane in The Wolf Man (1941). Read this one as if you were Scottish, like David Cairns, who rhymes 'foot' with 'brute'.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Spare the Claude and Spoil the Child



A pappy must chasten his boy
And the strap's no disgrace to employ
But a capital case
Has this chap losing face
With a whap coup-de-grace he'll destroy.

David Cairns

John Talbot raises his hand against a wolf and strikes his son in HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN. Image: What looks to be the stunt doubles of Claude Rains and Lon Chaney in The Wolf Man (1941).

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Who's Afraid of the Big Dad, Wolf?



Is he werewolf,  genteel, or insane?
Rueful Larry can't deal with the strain 
The poor slob comes unglued, 
When by mob he's pursued,
Plus his parent, who's wielding a cane.

A domestic squabble erupts in HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN. Image: Claude Rains, Lon Chaney Jr., and Evelyn Ankers in The Wolf Man (1941). Title by David "Big Daddy" Cairns.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Raising Cane



That Larry's a snooze when complaining
"This hair makes my shoes too constraining."
"Long nights on the prowl,
 It bites when I howl..."
Only fair Larry's due for a caning.

Larry Talbot uses a silver-tipped cane to slay a werewolf that attacks him, and in turn is killed by his father with the same walking stick: Image: Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) threatens Bela the gypsy  (Béla Lugosi) in a promo pic for The Wolf Man (1941).

Thursday, July 10, 2014

That Old Fang of Mine



Helpless villagers slain Larry's ruing
Their lives spilling from veins he'd been chewing
Sprouting fangs, growing furry,
Causes anguish and worry
Till this silver-tipped cane's his undoing.



What if Universal studios filmed HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN?
Image: Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) emotes in The Wolf Man (1941).