Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960): A Photo Review

Thanks for stopping by for my contribution to Nathanael of Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear's Blogathon which celebrates the films of Roger Corman.

I have to admit that going into this Blogathon I did not know that much about Corman and his work, his impact on film or the fact that he's a genius. Participating in a Blogathon where you feel like a duck out of water is a pretty awesome way to familiarize yourself with an interesting part of film history that by no fault of your own you missed  (Okay, my excuse being that I was a small kid in the 70's and I had no control over my parents allowing me to see a film then there's the fact that I could barely get a slinky to go down the stairs let alone drive myself to the cinema.)

I chose The Little Shop of Horrors because it's actually one of a handful of Corman's films I've seen and it's hilarious and insane from beginning to end which makes for a great film to do a snarky photo review on.  Did I play it safe? Perhaps, but it's also the one Roger Corman film that everyone has seen so doing my own interpretation won't take away from everyone's memory of it good or bad.

For those who haven't seen it, here's a quick synopsis through my eyes. It tells the story of a florist owner on Skid Row who finds himself in financial despair due to low floral orders but there's this sprite and somewhat dimwitted shop keeper (Seymour) who somehow winds up with this exotic plant that's supposed to thrive off of insects (The plot surrounds that same plant needing human flesh to survive.) Seymour is so attached to the thing he starts killing (mostly by accident) to feed it.

There's wacky patrons in and out of the shop and we even get a glimpse of the the shop keepers delightful mom who has a bad case of hypochondria and the crazies.  Bodies start missing and the cops start investigating (they're as inept as everyone else around) The plant keeps getting fed by it's dutiful shop keeper as the bodies pile up around town. But the real gem of the film is a very young Jack Nicholson in his first full length film appearance.  He's on screen less than 5 minutes but he's maniacal and beyond funny as a dental patient who gets off on pain.  Just picture Jerry Lewis after a three day paint huffing binge.

When you shoot a film in less than 3 days with a budget of $27,000 I'm sure you don't expect it to become a cult classic but Corman got just that. It's campy, it has great lines, there are no blood and guts or one scary scene unless of course you're a 4 yr old and afraid of giant objects made out of paper mache that eat rubber legs and hands.  When the 1998 remake with it's $25 million dollar budget stinks by comparison then you know Corman was successful in his vision.

So if you're ready let's get on with the photo review. (Unfortunately this dark comedy is also dark to look at so I apologize that the screen shots aren't all that appealing on the eyes.)

Jonathon Haze as Seymour Krelboyne
Jackie Joseph as Audrey Fulguard
Mel Welles as Gravis Mushnick
Dick Miller as Burson Fouch
Myrtle Vail as Winifred Kreloyne
Wally Campo as Det. Fink
Jack Warford as Det. Stoolie
Jack Nicholson as Wilbur Force
Charles B. Griffith lends his voice to the plant, Audrey Junior

We open to a little floral shop on Skid Row which is sadly named Mushnicks.  I wouldn't even buy fertilizer from a place with that name. From now on I'm referring to it as The Little Shop of Horrors (LSH) I had better see lots of horror and very little tulip arranging.

We get our first glimpse of Gravis who owns this dump. The advert signs are misspelled, his assistant Audrey is way too happy and not one of these lurkers are buying anything. 

The local dentist calls up to make sure his flower order is straight while his patient decides he can't wait so he inflicts some pain on himself.  I hear Skid Row is a rough place but acting like a loon for no apparent reason escapes me. Chalking this up to Corman so I'll keep it movin.

One of these days we'll have Obamacare and you won't get away with acting all depraved under the guise of a DDS. 

We get our first glimpse of Seymour who falls over everything and walks around looking like an Our Gang Kid on a snipe hunt. 

I'm actually starting to relate to Seymour as he cuts the same two flowers down to the nub just to get them even. I once talked my mom into buying me an expensive pair of bell bottom jeans and I thought I could hem them myself until I cut the same leg off twice. My mom was so furious that she sewed the short leg back on and made me wear them with a giant seam around the shin. Just put the clippers down Seymour and walk away buddy.

Customer #2 buys some carnations and starts eating them right off of the stem.  The fact that everyone finds this normal behavior when I want to punch him in the throat for ruining inexpensive funeral flowers makes me uncomfortable.

15 minutes later Seymour finally gets his flowers even. I told you he was slow, it took me only 3 minutes and a measuring tape to ruin my pants.

Unless Guido is going to be eaten (I assume this is the same florist that has a giant flesh eating plant) then kick him out already. He can go eat his carnations in the alley while trying not to get a beat down. Skid row is way too fancy and kind Corman so please scare me.

Seymour has wandered into a house and by his actions so far I can only assume he has no idea who's house it is. (How awesome would it be if this was the Tower of Terror and Vincent Price strangled him with his scarf?) 

For a second I get excited thinking he's going to play a Jet while dancing with a broom but he's just trying to navigate walking on flat surfaces. These people need proper healthcare! It's obvious he has an inner ear problem.

We get our first glimpse of mama who looks like Vivien Vance without a hair and makeup budget. She's got so many illnesses that she lost me at goiter and the fact that she birthed Seymour at one point.

Baby boy brought some of the good stuff and by that I mean cough syrup. Okay, settle down! She's a hypochondriac, not an alcoholic.  I know this because I don't see a goiter or reality anywhere in that room. Stay strong Seymour and go get yourself a plant or a puppy.

Seymour looks traumatized but at least he's sitting down on something in his winter wear and not falling down. Guessing Skid Row doesn't have heat or corks to make cough syrup last over one day.

Awww! Seymour found himself a plant and it's named Audrey Junior. He's going to nurture it, feed it then most likely fall on top of it and impel himself.

Mama doesn't look to thrilled! Just tell her it's like one of those mechanical babies that you take care of for Sex Ed class. Only it doesn't cry, need a diaper change or get left in the back of a school bus. (It was only for two days and my baby's battery ran out before it got to Encino so don't judge me.)

Audrey Junior makes her first appearance at LSH. She needs some Miracle Gro and some sun if she's going to do any damage. Unless there's a sequel Corman you had better move it along.

Real Audrey is enamored with this fancy plant. It's not all that attractive but guessing she's never seen tropicals or an ant that's entertaining.

A: Hey, I once went to 2nd base with a guy from Astoria after he showed me his rose rock collection.  

You can wear low cut dresses and flirt all you want Real Audrey but until you sit down in soil and resemble a dead avocado Seymour won't be interested.

Just in case you weren't sure why Seymour is all of a sudden so popular I thought you could use a closeup of Audrey Junior. Yep, she's a real show stopper!  Seymour has accidentally poked his finger on her, giving her a taste of blood so either Corman is getting the party started or Mama will have Seymour admitted for anemia within the next few minutes.

If you could read or focus Seymour you would realize you've been a very bad boy. Well at least you have a girlfriend even if you don't know what to do with her.

Gravis is overwhelmed by the shops new found popularity. (My aunt owns a florist and the only time she gets this flustered is when her poinsettia order gets screwed up) so do yourself a favor and hire yourself some help with an IQ over 40, save a few coins then take the first bus to Boca before these nimrods ruin your reputation.

Audrey Junior grew during the night and Real Audrey looks like her forearm became disjointed from her elbow but as long as these people are happy I'm happy.

Gravis is so thrilled with all of the new business that Audrey Jr. has brought in that he hugs the wool right off of Seymour's sweater. Any chance that Boris Karloff will come in and eat Real Audrey's arm off Corman?

Yep, it's gorgeous so either feed it a body or put it in a museum already.

Later that night we get a closer look at Audrey Jr. who looks like a coconut and a fuzzy papaya had a wild night together then once it starts talking I realize their love child is Peter Lorre.  It starts screeching "Feed Me" and I'm really ashamed that I actually like this movie.

Totally freaked out Seymour runs out into the night and decides to throw a few rocks. One accidentally hits this guy in the head but it doesn't kill him so it's okay to still like Seymour and to laugh hysterically at this poor guys luck.

Seymour stands upright for a change and in shock as the hobo who's disoriented runs into an oncoming train. 

There's a Lorre, papaya hybrid that needs to be fed and a crushed body lying about so why not take advantage. It all makes sense to me and anyone who's accidentally forced a hobo to wander out in front of a train. 

It's obvious Corman saved a lot of his budget by recycling old mannequins from "The Undead"  I just hope Rob Zombie didn't see this! It would crush him and then he would scare me into never watching another horror film again by making "House of a 1000 Corpses" just to prove a point.

Gravis and Real Audrey decide to have an expensive dinner to celebrate their new found success and the beginning of their lives on the run. Unfortunately Gravis didn't bring any cash so he has to head back to the flower shop so Audrey doesn't have to pull an 'eat and ditch' for the second time this week.

Oh for Gods sake Seymour, either save a few parts for later or get yourself a partner in crime. Or here's an even better idea, toss the plant in the neighbors trash and work on your floral arrangements because they suck!

Gravis, fresh from his Bela Lugosi's How To Look Menacing seminar, walks in to find Seymour in a feeding frenzy.  He doesn't confront Seymour or throw up so I'm guessing he's just angry that Seymour is stealing mannequins from the boutique around the corner.

The next morning Gravis is dealing with turning Seymour in for Mannequin molesting or just showing up at his crowded florist like nothing ever happened. 

He gets his first glance at Audrey Jr. who looks like a baby who's had double feedings of Similac with a side of plastic legs.

He confronts Seymour who's worried about a bad tooth.  Gravis has an order for six Gladiolas sold so there's no hurry to turn Seymour in or to actually call the local boutique to offer up some funds to replace their missing mannequins. (You deserved that one Roger!)

Since theres only one dentist on Skid Row, Seymour shows up for his appt to get manhandled for no apparent reason.

These two don't get along because they are both unbalanced psychos (Blame Corman) which ends with Seymour 'accidentally' killing Dr. Rough House with an aqua pic. 

Heerrees Jack!  The most anxious patient ever to see the dentist.

The dentist is dead and the substitute is dressed for Aspen but this nutter wants some teeth pulled so just figure it out.

This should be easy! He doesn't want Novocaine, just pain and a few kicks in the afternoon. Obviously he hasn't heard of being drug behind a pickup truck through gravel while wearing shorts which causes pain and road rash but at least you can still smile and pass a job interview.

My favorite scene of the movie but yet it's all so twisted.

You look fantastic Jack! Now go eat some corn on the cob and stand under a street lamp then wait for spare rocks to hit you in your head.

The dentist is offered up to Audrey Jr. because a girl has to eat to keep her girlish figure. 

Nothing showcases the fear of a giant flesh eating plant like paper mache balloons and low lighting.

Detective Stoolie visits Detective Fink to discuss the recent missing persons on Skid Row. 

With these two on the case to find the missing hobo who just happened to be an undercover cop it should all be straightened out by brunch.

Well here you go! The majority of the film budget went into paper mache minus a few mannequin hands and some Skid Row carnations.

Seymour is thrilled that Audrey Jr. has taken over the shop with her tackiness and star power.  Unless the Mayor shows up to give you the key to the city I wouldn't get too excited. 

Fink and Stoolie show up asking questions about the missing hobo and dentist. Obviously the carnation eater is on his best behavior otherwise this could really get weird.

Gravis knows Seymour is behind the missing bodies but on the upside his funeral arrangements are selling like hot cakes.

Word has gotten out and Loretta Young's stunt double shows up to announce that Seymour is up for a botanical award. I'm guessing she hasn't had a close look at this mess or Betty Sue's hybrid roses over in the Bronx. They're fabulous and they don't reek of death.

Real Audrey has dinner over at Seymour's house of mirrors where Mama looks somewhat normal in really fantastic living room lighting. I think these kids might have a shot.

The first course is cough syrup with a side of delusion. 

We check in at the LSH where Gravis is keeping watch so that there's no more late night feedings or courting of weird plants.

Mama serves up the main course which is Cod Liver Oil soup. If you want a healthy girl mama you might want to avoid serving a natural laxative at dinner but that's just my advice.

Gravis falls asleep while Audrey Jr. gets a bad case of cotton mouth.

Audrey Jr. lets it be known that she's hungry which leaves me wondering who's left in this film that's dispensable. 

Corman interrupts before I get my answer with a very welcome burglary. Here's hoping it's a gang of mannequins looking for revenge. This film is missing violence brought on by an actual grudge.

It's just a robber wanting money. I'm guessing Gravis is regretting his fancy new signs and increased traffic.

In a very predictable scene he coaxes the robber into crawling into Audrey Jr. to find hidden cash.

Seymour is trying to sell Real Audrey to Mama but she has great advice. "Never trust a girl who looks too healthy". Here's hoping a nice girl with tuberculosis and a love for cacti moves in next door.

Real Audrey and Seymour show up at the florist the following night for a picnic.  Yes, I'm sure everything will work out here once your mom let her go after some lab work and a lobotomy. 

Audrey Jr. starts moaning again so Seymour plays it off like he's actually speaking. It's painfully stupid and Real Audrey agrees as she bails before being fed cod liver oil with a side of Mentholatum rub again.

Audrey Jr. isn't looking so fresh! Have you thought about what might happen if you ignored her for a few days since she's just a plant?  I'm more than happy to send you some photos of a few of my plants that I left for dead due to neglect and laziness.

He runs into the street and into a hooker who's peeling a banana which he slips on. You're killing me R.C but the fact that he's in a trance and she's acting like a Stepford Hooker amuses me at the same time.

Seymour is standing under another street light which means rocks are about to start flying. 

This is a funny scene with the prostitute showing up over and over as Seymour wanders around avoiding banana peels and her sexual advances. Finally he asks if she is trying to volunteer herself. He finally throws another rock in the air which hits her in the head. He really is a modern day Charlie Chaplin meets Ratso Rizzo.

Long after Seymour is out rounding up hookers by no fault of his own, Loretta Young's stunt double and Skid Row's top detectives show up at the florist for the award ceremony. 

It's time to watch Audrey Jr. bloom and we get to see really fantastic special affects and by that I mean horribly done 

Brace yourself Mama, your baby boy has some issues but surely you knew that when he kept falling down and invited house plants to all of his birthday parties instead of real friends.

Alright Corman, I saw the prostitute in bad lighting but it wasn't necessary to give her Joan Crawford eyebrows and a Mae West jawline.

Seymour is on the lam while Skid Row's finest do a consists of a chase through a rubber plant at low speeds....nobody is in any hurry in this film. I'm starting to think they're all zombies and Corman is waiting to spring it on us at the end.

I think Corman is trying to tell you that your life and your career is in the toilet Seymour but I admire you for taking one for the genre.

Mama who looks like Mae Murray after 30 years in the grave sees her baby boy. 

There has to be life insurance to cover things like this and a studio prop department who's hanging their head in shame right now. If only Corman would have had a $50,000 budget we could have had growing tentacles and Boris Karloff doing the voiceover.

Real Audrey realizes that she is stuck with Mama and a laxative habit for nothing....well Audrey Jr. needs to be looked after and if you can hang in there I hear there will be a remake in another 26 yrs.

Well there you have it! Thanks for getting through this long photo review and please share your thoughts on the film, your favorite scene or anything else that comes to mind other than Joan Crawford's eyebrows (We've beat those to death previously.)

Off to read the other reviews and thanks once again Nathanael for putting such an interesting Blogathon together.

On a side note: I just realized that Debbie Reynolds very vast and impressive collection is LIVE on the auction block today so if you find the time after the great reviews here's the link that shows the entire catalog and what the items are selling for. The link Debbie Reynolds movie memorabilia auction catalog


  1. That...was....amazing!

    That was easily one of the most entertaining blog entries that I've read so far! And I've (been legally required to) read them all! You should seriously consider doing movie commentaries. Have you ever heard of Mystery Science Theater 3000? I think that you would love that show! It's about a guy and two robots who make fun of old movies.

    Anyway....I can't believe that you were so unsure about entering this blogathon when you would end up writing one of the best entries! Bravo!

    I also want to personally thank you for entering this blogathon! It was great to see you mix things up a little!

    Also, don't forget to vote for the Readers' Choice Award on Monday and to vote for the topic of our next blogathon by voting at the poll on my site's home page.

  2. Page,

    First let me say you have a terrific sense of humor. You captions to the photos are priceless! This is one of my favorite Corman films, a hunk of junk that is strange and black in its humor thanks to its screenwriter, Charles Griffith. Seeing the young unknown Jack Nicholson before he became JACK is also worth the price of admission. As for your thought about Corman's genius, well I'll agree he was a genius at making films on the cheap, discovering fresh new talent and a knack for knowing what trends to follow. As a filmmaker, he was no Martin Scorsese or John Ford but that is just my own little opinion. A great job and your site is refreshingly entertaining!!!

    John Greco

  3. Nathanael is so right -- it's too bad you couldn't have been been a writer for MST3000! It is just your forte! Your review for LSH is better than the movie...You had me laughing out loud with many of your captions, particularly about Mama looking like Vivan Vance with bad hair and makeup -- Seymour looking like one of the Jets about to dance -- Audrey needing to look like a "dead avocado" to attract Seymour-- I can't list them all! I loved your bell bottom story, and I was glad to see that someone else takes as good care of their plants as I do...LOL!

    Good heavens, I had forgotten how young Jack Nicholson was in this! He looked like such a dork, didn't he? I remember well that funny scene at the dentist!

    Really excellent snark, Page, but then your readers are accustomed to that! Kudos!

  4. Nathanael,

    Thanks for your kind comments and for throwing this insane and fun Blogathon together. I'm relieved that you found this review entertaining. After reading such well written and thought provoking reviews there was no way to compete on that level so snark it is.


    Thanks so much! I'm glad I could add a bit of levity to the Blogathon. Your description 'a hunk of junk' has me cracking up and I'm kicking myself for not coming up with that line to describe Audrey Junior.


    You always say the kindest things and you're so twisted because you get my sense of humor EVERY time.

    I'm glad you like the bell bottom story because my mom has brought it up through the years when she wants to shame us about wasting money and to prove that I can't sew.

    Jack really was a handsome young lad wasn't he? I can see how he got cast in another Corman film after that insane but stand out little performance. When he turns around and you see those teeth you can't help but laugh.

    I'm so glad we all signed on for this tribute to Corman and took the ride with Nathanael. (I think he's trying to dethrone us as Blogathon hosts with the most though Becks) Maybe we can do an impromptu Blogathon on dogs in cinema next weekend to get our crown back) It's ON Nate!


  5. Page -- just one little response to your response -- I am not kind. Well, I mean, I AM kind, but not THAT kind about writing. I try to be truthful, and it isn't hard to say your stuff is good because it IS good.

  6. Page, this was priceless (and I'm not referring to the absence of Vincent Price in an RC film). In your unique, highly entertaining style, you've captured the essence of what is probably Corman's best black comedy and added insightful commentary as well. I will diverge on one point: I rather enjoyed the muscial remake, too.

  7. Rick,
    Thanks so much! I think you deserve one of the prizes for admitting you like the remake. Ha Ha

    Actually I didn't hate it and I like Moranis but as you know I'm not a musical fan. I would however like to see this film remade and even darker and actually scary.

    Glad you enjoyed my take on the original.

  8. Page,

    Coming in late as I am, I just have to echo everyone else. This was incredibly, wonderfully fun. I love your sense of humor. You also have a knack for picking out screencaps; I will treasure the memory of Gravis' Bela Lugosi look. As I will treasure the line "looking like an Our Gang kid on a snipe hunt."

    Thanks so much for this great entry.

  9. Page, my husband/blog-enabler Vinnie and I can hardly speak right now, because we've been laughing so hard and so long over your brilliantly snarky lampoon of Corman's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! Vinnie gasped between bouts of laughter: "That woman's insane!" Here at Team Bartilucci H.Q., that's the highest of compliments! Great job, Page; thanks for bringing even more hilarity into our already-happy home! :-)

  10. Rachel,
    Thanks so much for the compliments. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope you'll come back. I know I'll be reading your posts now that I've been introduced to you and other bloggers.

    Dorian and Vinnie,
    I love that you two are fans! Getting my wacky sense of humor certainly helps when reading my reviews. Thanks so much for getting through my insanity again and I look forward to Team Bartilucci's review tomorrow.

  11. and anyone who's accidentally forced a hobo to wander out in front of a train.

    Boy...if I had a nickel for every time that happened I...well, this isn't supposed to be about me, is it?

    Really enjoyed reading this, Page, because--and I know this is going to sound a little heretical--I'm not as fond of LSH as a lot of Corman devotees. I like the deadpan humor, the Dragnet and (*sigh*) Jackie Joseph but I wish Rog had spent a little more money on this film because then it really would have been something. Great job!

  12. Ivan,
    Glad to see you making the rounds with everything you're dealing with. This has been a fun Blogathon and a real eye opener on RC's work.

    I agree that LSOH had a lot of potential if given a budget. I'm amazed he could make a film on $27,000.

    I loathe the Rocky Horror Picture Show and I never saw the appeal but unlike myself there's generations who act like it's the greatest thing ever made. I think I need therapy because if I see 'Musical' in a film title I won't watch it. However Moulin Rouge is one of my favorite films and I've seen it at least 50 times.

    I have such a sarcastic sense of humor that I've enjoyed taking these old mediocre films and putting a twist on them. White Zombie was one of my favorites to do and I think I'm going to attempt The Red House soon.

  13. Page:
    I am charmed with this movie like that: in black and white, between the dramatic and absurd thing.

    Always it is a pleasure to read and to learn in each of your income... You have a very peculiar way of reporting and it makes you stand out.

    My better regards from Argentina

  14. Natalia,
    It's great to see you again and thanks so much for joining me for my wacky blogathon post.

    I look forward to reading your Father's Day post and hope you're enjoying yourself over there in beautiful Argentina.

  15. Great post - entertaining and interesting.

  16. Duke,
    Thanks so much! I hope you'll come back often and look through other posts when you get a chance.

  17. You have certainly made me want to see the film! Corman seems to be very inventive in creating plots and he does get the likes of Joan Crawford to work for him. I just guess you can't see eveything!

  18. S.M. Bana,
    It's definitely out there but seeing Nicholson in his 1st full length film and the really funny lines makes it worth watching. The special effects are just awful so it was perfect for snark.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  19. Page, Amazing/funny review!! I feel like I just watched the film, The Little Shop of Horrors, for the first time. Like you..I did not know that much about Corman or his work. So, I really enjoyed reading everyone's articles.

  20. Dawn,
    Thank you! This Blogathon certainly was a good way to jump in and get acquainted with Corman. I hope you'll sign up for Nathanael's next Blogathon on 50's Monster flicks. It should be fun although I have very little experience with that topic too.

  21. You owe me some nose spray or something, because by the time I got to the caption about Obamacare, I snorted Coke up my nose, and it hurt! Ah, well. I should have known better than to drink soda while reading one of your photo caption posts! Really enjoyed reading this, and I'm not a bit surprised that you snapped up the Reader's Choice award. Congrats!

    If you are so inclined, I would love to see you do a photo post for our Lucille Ball blogathon in August. There are so many of her B-movies that are basically a continuous series of "WTF" moments--I know I'd love to see your perspective on one of them! No pressure, but let me know if you'd be interested!

  22. trucelassics,

    When my review is followed up by choking, spitting up or a trip to the ER (unless it's for nausea) I consider that a good thing. Oh yikes that's painful. Thank you for the sentiments on my award.

    Now, I thought for about two seconds on the Lucy Blogathon and I'll explain why I didn't sign up. I've only seen a handful of her films and the two I most remember are The Long, Long Trailer and Yours, Mine and Ours. I can't imagine trying to attempt doing humor or snarking on Lucy since her fan base is vast and quite deservedly protective of her. It would be like trying to out play David Beckham at soccer then expecting to face his fans once I do a horrible job by comparison.

    But, since you've asked me to so nicely I will look into it and the dates as well as a film that she did that WASN'T comedy to do a review on. That's where you come in. Since I'm not that familiar with her early work perhaps you can think of a real stinker she did and get back with me on it. I'm certainly open to it.

  23. Ohh, there's a couple I would classify as definite "stinkers." All my own opinion, of course, but some of the things the head honchos put Lucy in just did not work. The first one that comes to mind for me is The Magic Carpet, which is just terrible. Really, really terrible. She only did the movie for the paycheck (and for the pleasure of screwing over Harry Cohn). Dance, Girl, Dance has Lucy in kind of a trashy role as a stripper named Bubbles. Plus, she and Maureen O'Hara get in a knock-down, drag-out catfight. It's awesome (I'll admit I have a soft spot for the movie, but really, it's just asking for someone to poke fun at it). She's also woefully out of place in a film noir from the 40s, Lured. And she was in a terrible, horrible Western called Valley of the Sun. I don't like Westerns to begin with, but this one was just BAD.

    I hope one of these appeals to you and that you can find the time to do a post! And thank you for posting a banner for the blogathon. We appreciate it so much!

  24. TC,
    Thanks for the suggestions. Let me have a look around and see if I can find those films. The only bad thing about doing a photo review is needing a full length film available online or for dl.

    Any chance you will join in on Nathanael's next Blogathon which is 50's Monster Flicks? I'm clueless about that topic too but it should be fun and the more the merrier. It's the last week of July.

  25. I'm thinking about it! My mother loved the Godzilla films, so I grew up watching them. It might be fun to revisit one of those from an adult perspective.

  26. Page ... After the month I've had, this was just what I needed. So funny. And I got a new recipe out of it ... cough syrup with a side of delusion. I'll serve that Sunday night!!

  27. CFB,
    Good to see you back. I've wondered how things are going over at Casa Filmboy with the renovations. Hoping that things get back to normal for you soon.

    Glad you enjoyed the review as it was a fun Blogathon.

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