Friday, August 17, 2012
Eddie's limbs were blown off by a mine
Left him prone with a boffin called Stein
So this egg-headed dude
Gives new legs, arms and 'tude:
Bedridden no more, but malign.
Joe De Sue stars as Eddie Turner, a quadriplegic Vietnam vet turned into a monster in Blackenstein: The Black Frankenstein (William A. Levey, 1973). A boffin is a stock character in UK culture: a scientist, engineer, or other person engaged in technical or scientific research.
Over at the indispensable Shadowplay, David looks at the early "race films" of the twenties and thirties, focusing on Son of Ingagi. And then he tears Blackenstein limb from limb.