Saturday, July 6, 2013
The Patient is Willing -- to Die
"My quietus I'd make," cries poor Laurence,
As he cites gypsy lore with with abhorrence
For this cursed one is willing
For a merciful killing
His gastritis refluxes in torrents.
All but mad in this raving fantasia
Mr Talbot had craved euthanasia
This is no Transylvania
But Doc Knowles says "I'll drain ya!"
Call him nuts, but the script's even crazier.
BLAME IT ON MY EUTHANASIA
The doc's patient is surely quite sick
On occasion, is cursed with film shtick
First he howls at the moon
Then he growls like a loon
Euthanasia should cure him, and quick!
Gypsy cursed, as a beast he sees red
As he's nursed, he seeks peace from the dread
"Final rest!" Larry pleads --
A request no one heeds --
What is worse, they release him, instead.
Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr) seeks an end to his curse; willing to help is Dr. Mannering (Patric Knowles): Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Roy William Neill; 1943).