Monday, May 18, 2015
Blood, Boobs and Carnage Blogfest
What's a girl to do when faced with a task like this. I thought of Tarantino films and they would fit the bill (sorry about the pun) but I thought someone will write about one of his films. I thought about Cecil B DeMille. I mean he loved all 3 and got away with making these films because he chose the bible for his plots but I drifted away from him and towards films I have not seen in quite a few years. They are the Hammer films.
I chose "Dracula Has Risen From The Grave"
Christopher Lee is a great actor-period! Most know him as Saruman from LOTR but he got his start in the Hammer films from the 1950's and 60's and they solidified his career along with the late, great Peter Cushing. This film has Lee coming back as Dracula, wanting revenge and being able to bite the necks of voluptuous frauleins with double D cups that look more like torpedoes than actual boobs in bras. Instead of Renfield he has the local priest under his spell but, in the end, the hero saves the day, his bosomy gal and the priest while poor Lee turns to dust. No fear because Lee comes back as Dracula, again and again....and again. God love this man who fought in World War 2 as a spy for the SAS. In other words, you would never want to cross him (pun again...sorry).
I mean I could pick many Hammer films from the '50's and 60's since they entailed blood, carnage and boobies like all the Dracula films but they ventured into Frankenstein territory, zombies, The Gorgon and my favourite (again) "Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde or now known as Bruce Jenner's life story. Anyway, many stars made films for Hammer studios so you can take your pick.