It's summertime and, if you're anything like me, you're seeking excuses not to venture out into the vexing OUTDOORS with its WEATHER and HALF-CLOTHED HUMANS. Why don't you pull up a chair and peruse some of these links instead? I mean, I've enjoyed this stuff--what more APPROVAL do you need?
First and foremost, not one but two of my favorite blogs celebrated first anniversaries recently! Why don't you take a swing by Arbogast on Film and Frankensteinia for two unique points of view? Arbogast's dry humor and acute observations on horror entertainment make for marvy daily reading, and Pierre's Frankenstein scholarship is thoroughly inspirational.
Over at Mad Mad Mad Mad Movies, the Duke of DVD risked my wrath by weaseling a copy of "Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay" out of one of my minions, but I'll choose to forgive him since his write-up is bloody hysterical.
Here's the coolest lady magician poster you'll see today on Monster Brains.
Moving on to other weird art, check out this little R-Crumb-meets-pre-code number on The Horrors of It All.
The Tomb of the Headless Werewolf makes the Tenebrous heart go pitter-pat by posting a whole bunch of maniac monkey reviews, touching on the House Favorite, rapey half-mans-half-monkeys, with "Night of the Bloody Apes." Bonus points for Mexihorror!
For those who can't get enough rapey half-mans-half-animals (and really, who can get enough?), check out Killer Kittens from Beyond the Grave's awesome writeup of the truly mind-blowing "Ratman."
Moving from creep to chic, the Costuminatrix of The Fashion Victim schools us in French period fashion in her write-up of a flick I adore, "Brotherhood of the Wolf."
For those who need instant gratification of the moving-pictures variety... I realize a lot of you have seen this clip already but... dude, it's the niftiest French-electro-influenced-by-Goblin-John-Carpenter-tribute-stop-motion-animation clip this writer has seen yet, so here it is again for your delectation: Zombie Zombie's "Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free"