Monday, December 14, 2009

Ferry Scary

When crossing the swamp never tarry
The ferryman's haunting the ferry
This ghost on the loose
had hung from a noose:
The swampland's too soggy to bury

And here is the thing, he looks just like Ming...
Charles Middleton, who played Ming the Merciless in the
Flash Gordon serials is a spectral strangler in the moody,
low budget expressionism that is
Strangler of the Swamp
(Frank Wisbar, 1946). Click poster to enlarge.

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