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”!!!

!!! !!!! !!!

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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So… What’s On Now?! “THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS” (1960)

Alright, My Peeps…

…By A Showing Of Hands…

…How Many Of Y’all Have Even Heard Of…

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Starring…

PETER CUSHING

…And…

DONALD PLEASENCE

??? ???? ???

Hmm.

Not As Many As I’d Hoped…

…Though…

…More Than I’d Expected.

I Suppose That’s Positive…

…Right?

RIGHT!

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THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Tells Us The Story Of…

DR. ROBERT KNOX

(PETER CUSHING)

…A Brilliant Surgeon Hell Bent On Furthering Medicine And Science In 19TH-Century Edinburgh, Scotland.

You See…

…He Needs Fresh Corpses For His Dissection And Experiments.

He’s Being Supplied By Two Nasty Sorts Of Gents…

BURKE

(GEORGE ROSE)

…And…

HARE

(DONALD PLEASENCE)

!!! !!!! !!!

Sounds Like A Cozyย Arrangement, Right?!

Things Carry On Like This Until…

BURKE & HARE

…Begin Running-Out Of Viable Candidates.

So…

…They Turn To Murdering Folks, And Supplying…

DR. KNOX

…With The Freshest Corpses Possible.

BURKE & HARE

…Are Doing This For One Reason…

DR. KNOX

…Pays Very Well For The Bodies They Bring Him.

PETER CUSHING

…Is Spot On As…

DR. KNOX

…But…

DONALD PLEASENCE

…As…

HARE

…Nearly Steals The Whole Show.

I’ve Always Been A Huge Fan Of Both…

PETER CUSHING

…And…

DONALD PLEASENCE

…And They Do This Little Film A Pant-Load Of Justice.

It’s Entertaining.

It’s Creepy.

It’s Kinda Cheesy In Places.

But…

…For The Most Part…

…It’s Just A Really Good Shocker!!!

I’ll Warn You Now…

…This Is NOT An Easy Movie To Find.

It Took Much Much Time And Patience Before I Was Able To Get The Proper Version.

I Wanted The Slightly Longer…

…Slightly More Shocking…

…Slightly More Fun…

…International Version.

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Is Totally Worth A Watch…

…And It May Even Merit Multiple Viewings By Some Of Y’all.

I Couldn’t Tell You How Many Times I’ve Seen It…

…But I’ll Venture To Say More Than A Dozen Times.

I Love Most Anything Starring Either…

PETER CUSHING

…Or…

DONALD PLEASENCE

…So It’s A Real Treat For Me To See Two Classic Actors Of The Genera Squaring Off!

Check It Out, My Peeps.

You (likely) Won’t Be Disappointed.

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