By Joseph A. Ziemba, Dan Budnik

BLEEDING cranium! A Nineteen Eighties Trash-Horror Odyssey is the definitive source on Eighties trash-horror cinema. BLEEDING cranium! positive factors three hundred in-depth reports of films that experience escaped the radar of individuals with style and the tolerance of critics.

Black satan Doll From Hell, an evening To Dismember, Heavy steel bloodbath, The final shut eye get together - this booklet will get deep into gutter-level, no-budget horror, from shot-on-video (SOV) revelations (Doctor massacre) to forgotten theatrical casualties (Frozen Scream).

Clown midget slashers! The Indonesian Jason! A pregnant girl in a bikini who eats fried bird ahead of getting her fetus ripped out through a psychopath! It's all right here. And it's all curated via the enthusiastic minds at the back of, the world's optimal authority on trash-horror obscurities.

Jam-packed with infrequent images, ads, and VHS sleeves (most of that have by no means been seen), BLEEDING cranium! is an edifying, laugh-out-loud advisor during the dusty stock of the best video shop that by no means existed.

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It was because she had no intention of ever stopping the boozing it up and attendant bad behavior. But how could an upper class society matron, a major player on the city’s charity circuit, who gave speeches, heeded because of her reputation as the widow of the man who helped in rebuilding San Francisco after the great fire, how could she admit publicly that she had a drink problem? Better to give out that her husband bullied her at home and wanted to be with another woman. It was a shame, because poor Beatrice always sounded like rather a nice lady, but simply too fond of her drink and who probably saw the handsome Bela as some sort of exotic trophy.

It seemed to do little for Junior’s neuroses. When Pauline Moore (fated to play a bridesmaid in Frankenstein) signed as a Universal starlet in the summer of ’31, she met the “Baby Mogul” in Universal’s New York office — and was convinced the 5' 3" Junior was standing on a box behind his desk to give the illusion he was taller. A. opening, this time at the Hollywood Pantages— Junior received a challenge to his vampire thriller: Warner Bros. premiered Svengali, based on George Du Maurier’s novel Trilby, at New York’s Hollywood Theatre.

For example, the Capitol Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, festoons its Dracula ad with a cartoon of a long-legged woman in corselette and stockings, her back arched, staring up at the towering image of Lugosi above the title as if worshipping the God of Sex. ” Historians have attacked Bela Lugosi for having a giant ego, especially in light of the shattering events that would follow in the summer of ’31. Considering the reviews he was receiving for Dracula, the adulation he was reaping and sex sell he was enjoying, how could he have avoided having a giant ego?

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