Monday, April 30, 2018
Hit the brakes! Don't advance--don't go near her
And forsake your romance--you should fear her!
You big dope! It's unwise
To just open your eyes
All it takes is one glance in the mirror.
The Gorgon (Terence Fisher; 1964); Prudence Hyman is the Gorgon, and Richard Pasco is Paul Heitz, who loves her human form.
Friday, April 27, 2018
A large dose of baroque at low ebb
It's so gross you could choke on a web
You're a lackey, a vassal
In Count Dracula's castle
He's morose, but a local celeb.
Renfield (Dwight Frye) climbs the staircase in Castle Dracula (Tod Browning; 1931).
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
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
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.
Christopher Lee played many famous and exotic fictional characters. Here he is as Fu Manchu, Dracula, and the Mummy.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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!
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
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.
Christopher Lee is a memorable monster in The Curse of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher;1957).
Monday, April 2, 2018
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.
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
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.
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.