THANKSGIVING EVE BAD MOVIE TREAT: THE TURKEY MONSTER MOVIE “BLOOD FREAK” | Balladeer’s Blog

(Imagine a photo of a vintage TV turkey dinner here, since I can’t upload anything…)

I first reviewed Blood Freak in the summer of 2010, but considering how its premise makes it appropriate to the Turkey Day holiday I’ll rerun it like they used to rerun The Wizard of Oz every…

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What’s that, you say? I’m delaying the debut of the “new, improved” Six Degrees of Stoogeration? Of course! But I have an excuse–the Zombies are on Conan tonight, and I can’t figure out what movie would be best to be the premier movie for the site. I really can’t decide between Flesh Feast, Blood Freak, or They Saved Hitler’s Brain. Perhaps I should flip a coin…

Bad and Ugly of Retro Food: Moving on

 

A blog about the bad and ugly of food from 1930-1979

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This is also part of my “Blogs That Inspire” series.

Look at those photos.

LOOOOK at them! #Goddammit1970s is ALL over this blog. This must be what people ate when they had the “munchies,” because I cannot see anyone eating this slop sober. Look at that glazed “ham!” It’s glazed with gelatin(e) and probably has lines drawn on with Magic Marker.

Bad Movie Night — Site of the Week (or, 18 Years on the Internet is Like 30 Years of Real Life…)

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There’s nothing I like better than a “links” page. Someone has (thankfully!) done all the work for me in finding more great b-movie sites so I won’t have to. That’s all fine and good until you run up against one like this.

Obviously, 1999 is a million years ago in website years (it’s also the year I started using Amazon to feed my bad movie appetite), so it’s no surprise that most of these sites are gone. But it is neat to see the few that are still up and around. Go on, take a trip back in time!

Every 70s Movie, or Could I Do This EVERYDAY?!

The Best, The Worst, The Weirdest And Every Far-Out Thing In Between

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COULD I do this every day? Could I make myself sit down and watch the worst of the worst films of my favorite era (the 1970s!) every.day?

I’d like to think I could, but then I do things like forget to take my (quite important!) heart medicine last night, then wonder why I can’t walk as fast as I usually do. (Duh!)

But I think (THINK!) I could do this, at least for a short time, when this assignment comes to an end. Nothing but me, bad movies, and an exercise bike. (I’ve got to do something while watching this cinematic madness!)

(By the way, this is another influence on the upcoming Six Degrees of Stoogeration site!)

BAD MOVIES | Balladeer’s Blog

As usual here at Balladeer’s Blog I like to cover those things that tend to fly under the radar to a large degree. On this page I’ll be looking at bad/weird movies that don’t seem…

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For the terminally lazy (ME!), I LOVE sites like this that have ready-made bad movie lists! Sure, I know that The Mummy and the Curse of the Jackals isn’t worth the film it’s filmed on, and that star Anthony Eisley talked his stunt double into doing most of the walking about in the terrible “jackal head,” and that the director, Oliver Drake was supposedly senile. (I say “supposedly,” because looking at this film, who can tell?)

And if you were wondering, yes, I CAN tie this in to the Three Stooges. Anthony Eisley starred in a couple of Al Adamson films. Al Adamson and Sam Sherman wanted the Three Stooges to star in The Jet Set (which became Blazing Stewardesses). Everything was set until Moe was too ill to go on with the filming (which would’ve begun in March).

Remember, almost everything can be connected to the Three Stooges and/or John Carradine!

BREAKING: Descriptively Named Drink Correctly Describes Appetizer!

Vienna Toast Kebabs 2 cans (5-oz size) Vienna sausages (14 sausages) 28 cubes (i inch each) white bread 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 14 cherry tomatoes Blue Cheese Dip (below) Cut Vienna sausages in half, crosswise, and set aside.Brush bread cubes with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. […]

via Nightmare (Vienna Toast Kebabs) — Vintage Recipe Cards

Seriously? You can’t kebab a damn Vienna sausage!  They’re made of meat mush and shame!

August 16, 1977: The End of an Era…

Elvis the Last Concert
I don’t even remember Fat Elvis…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 39 years (or you weren’t born at the time), today marks the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. I imagine that this anniversary won’t be the whiz-bang celebration (??) the 40th will be, but here we are.

I could go over the fact that Presley made a lot of movies—pre Army = good; post Army = terrible, but what I’d like to focus on is what the main idea of this blog was supposed to be—a look at the last known films/performances/appearances of various celebrities.  With Elvis, we have a humdinger of an “IITLtID!” (If It’s the Last Thing I Do!); his June 26, 1977 performance at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. While not a sell-out (18,000 attended), there was enough energy and excitement from the crowd to make up for any empty seats.

 

Market Square Arena Indianapolis, IN
Where the final concert took place.

The setlist: (from http://www.oldies.about.com)

Also Spake Zarathustra (opening)
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Release Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
(band introductions)
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
(solos by band members Larrie Londin: drums, Jerry Scheff: bass, Tony Brown: piano)
I Really Don’t Want To Know
(solo by the backing Joe Guercio Orchestra)
Hurt
Hound Dog
(Elvis introduces various people from the stage)
Can’t Help Falling In Love
(closing vamp)

The concert (via YouTube, of course!)

The Final Concert

…and that’s it. Enjoy!