The Five Flicks: Weekend Edition

Alright, My Peeps…

…As I Know You’re Already Aware…

…I’ve Watched…

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

(1960)

…This Weekend.

But What Would You Say If I Told You…

"That Was NOT The Only PETER CUSHING Flick I've Watched This Weekend."

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Well…

…T’Is TRUE, My Peeps.

T’Is Very VERY True.

I Ended-Up Turning This Weekend Into A Regular PETER CUSHING Love Fest!

Aside From…

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Of Which We’ve Already Discussed…

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/07/14/so-whats-on-now-the-flesh-and-the-fiends-1960/)

…I Also Ended Up Watching Four Of His “FRANKENSTEIN” Flicks!!!

First, I Watched The Always Classic…

THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN

(1957)

…A True Horror Classic…

…Starring…

PETER CUSHING

…And…

…Co-Starring…

CHRISTOPHER LEE

…As The “FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER”!!!

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Then…

…I Popped-On…

THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN

(1958)

…A Sequel That Begins Immediately Following The First Story.

It’s A Little Slower AND Less Exciting Than The First Story…

…But It’s A Nifty Little Number, Nevertheless.

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THEN…

…Later On In The Evening…

…I Decided To Just Go For It…

…And I Watched…

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

(1969)

…Which Is MY FAVORITE Of All The “PETER CUSHING As FRANKENSTEIN” Flicks.

Period.

It’s The Most Exciting…

…AND…

PETER CUSHING Is At His EVIL BEST!

Totally Worth My Time And Attention, My Peeps…

…As I’m (almost) Sure Y’all Could Agree.

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Then…

…Before Crashing-Out For The Night…

…I Ended Up Popping…

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL

(1973)

…Into The Player.

It’s A Cool Entry…

…To Be Sure…

…And Was The Final Of PETER CUSHING‘s FRANKENSTEIN Flicks.

Needless To Say, It’s Been A Pretty Damned Decent Weekend.

I Haven’t Felt Too Great…

…But I’ve Been Acceptable Enough To Carry-On.

And…

…Of Course…

…I Had PETER CUSHING There To Help Me Out.

So I’d Call It A Winner…

…Regardless Of How Good Or Bad I’ve Felt.

Wouldn’t You Tend To Agree, My Peeps?!

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

I Simply KNEW Y’all Had My Back On This One!!!

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Enjoy The Remainder Of Your Weekend, Kiddies.

I Believe It’s Time To Go For A Walk.

I Bet You’d Tend To Agree With That, As Well!!!

NICE!!!

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A TRIPLE SHOT Of HORROR: PETER CUSHING As BARON FRANKENSTEIN!

Since Y’all Already Know I’m A Horror AND Sci-Fi Geek…

…I Figured I’d Make Mention Of A Classic Horror Actor…

…And His Three Best Turns Within The Horror Genera…

…Or At Least…

…His His Three Best Turns As His Most Famous/Infamous Character.

Today, We’re Discussing…

PETER CUSHING

…As…

BARON VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

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We Begin With HIS Beginning In The Series…

THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN

(1957)

In The First Flick…

…They Set The Stage For Us.

We See A Very Young “Victor Frankenstein” As He Learns The Ropes Of SCIENCE…

…And Around His Personal Laboratory.

With The Assistance Of His Tutor AND Friend “Paul Krempe”…

…Played Here By Actor…

ROBERT URQUHART

…They Discover The Secret To The Re-Animation Of Life.

The Monster That Results From Their Experiments…

…Played Wonderfully By…

CHRISTOPHER LEE

…Is A Hideous…

…Evil Creature…

…That Has Already Shown Its Willingness To KILL.

CAN THEY STOP THE CREATURE BEFORE IT KILLS AGAIN?!?!?

AND SO BEGINS THE SAGA…

…Of…

PETER CUSHING

…As…

BARON VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

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Our Second Flick Is…

My FAVE-FAVE-FRANKENSTEIN-FLICK Of ALL-TIME

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

(1969)

BY FAR FAR FAR…

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

…Is…

…MY FAVORITE.

PETER CUSHING‘s

BARON VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

…Is Not Only A Mad-Scientist…

…But He’s Also HARSH, CRUEL, EVIL, And TOTALLY INDIFFERENT To The Suffering Of Those Around Him.

.PERIOD.

I Like The Term “RUTHLESS” In This Case…

…And…

PETER CUSHING

…Plays The Part TO PERFECTION.

This Flick Is Mainly Centered Around The Baron’s Groundbreaking Work In The Field Of…

…BRAIN TRANSPLANTS!!!

I Shit You Not, My Peeps…

…It’s True.

Take The Brain Out Of A Living Body…

…And Then Re-Attach The Brain Within A DIFFERENT Living Body!

It’s A Pretty Wild Concept, Yes…

…And It Makes For Some SUPER QUALITY HORROR!!!

If You Only EVER Get The Chance To Watch ONE Film In This Series…

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

…SHOULD BE THE ONE, Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

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As For My Third And Final Selection…

…It’s Another Classic Favorite…

…And (Possibly) The Most FUN Entry In The Series…

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL

(1974)

In This Flick…

PETER CUSHING‘s

…Final Turn As…

BARON VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

…You Can Very Much Tell It Was Done SPECIFICALLY For The FANS.

.Period.

It All Takes Place In A Mental-Institution…

…Where He Literally Has The Run Of The Place…

…And Can Snatch-Up People…

…Or Just Their Parts…

…As He Fancies.

His Latest Creation Is A Large, Hideous, Hairy, Psychotic Creature…

…Played By…

DAVID PROWSE

(aka The Man Behind DARTH VADER's Mask In The "Star Wars" Films)

…Who Has Been Given The Gift Of Life Again…

…Thanks To The Transplant Of Its Old, Useless Brain…

…With The Brain Of A Musical Genius.

HOWEVER…

…When Something Goes Wrong…

…And The Body, The Psychotic Begins To TAKE-OVER The Genius’ Brain It Now Carries…

…You Just KNOW W’re In For A WILD-GOOD-TIME!!!

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It Is Often Said, My Peeps…

…That They Just Don’t Make HORROR FLICKS Like They Used To.

And THAT Is Very VERY TRUE.

The Three I’ve Mentioned Here…

THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN

(1957)

&

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

(1969)

&

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL

(1974)

…Are PRIME-EXAMPLES Of That Statement.

They Really DON’T Make’em Like These Anymore.

But These DO Continue To Live On…

…And They’re Just As Much Fun To Watch Now…

…As They Were Back In The Day…

…And Maybe Even MORE-SO!!!

Hope Y’all Have A Great Day, My Peeps!!!

I Smell A “FRANKENSTEIN MOVIE MARATHON” In The Air!!!

Don’t YOU?!?!

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