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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

L'Alba Dei Morti Viventi

some promotional materials for George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
star Ken Foree celebrates his 64th birthday today

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nothing to lose but your mind...

just axe Barbara Parkins, as featured in the classic Amicus anthology Asylum (1972)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Decorated with blood

a still from Koji Wakamatsu's nihilistic pinky-violence classic Violated Angels (1967)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Man In Black

"How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between
heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm,
and in that chasm is no place for any man."

Musician Johnny Cash celebrates a birthday today.
The loss of this legend's distinctive voice and talent is still immeasurable.

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone.
Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it.
You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Remembering Romay

It was announced this week that Lina Romay, star of countless Jess Franco features,
passed away.  Aside from her position in front of the camera, she was also Franco's
lover, companion and muse since the two first met in the early 70s.  She could play
a surprisingly diverse number of roles and could also often be found behind the camera
assisting Franco in direction and editing.  The unique beauty and talent will be sorely missed.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Birthday, Marisa Mell

Cult Austrian actress Marisa Mell is best known for her role in Mario Bava's
Danger Diabolik.  She would star in a number of other features,
mostly exploitation, including Lucio Fulci's sex comedy One On Top Of The Other.
Sadly she would pass away at the age of 53 due to throat cancer.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Yeah, I killed my Mama...

Michael Rooker and a pummeled Tom Towles
from John McNaughton's Henry, Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Virgins and Vampires

Madeleine Collinson baring impressive canines and cleavage
in a still from Hammer Film's Twins Of Evil (1971)

Monday, February 20, 2012

I'm A Negative Creep

Gifted and troubled musician Kurt Cobain was born on this day in 1967.
He would of course take his own life in 1994 at the age of 27.
What a shame to lose such a unique voice and talent.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dog Will Hunt

promo for Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
and related merch

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Grisly, boring movie trash

H.G. Lewis's Blood Feast (1963) and a less than stellar review

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Peggy Grue

Actor Simon Pegg of Shaun of the Dead infamy turns 42 today.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sin can be caught as easily as the plague

promo for Ken Russell's The Devils (1971)
Star Oliver Reed (1938-1999) celebrates a birthday today.