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The Goddesses of Underground Cinema: CAROLYN BRANDT

Posted in Film, movies, The Goddesses of Underground Cinema with tags , , , , on June 24, 2017 by goregirl

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I must admit until a month ago I was not familiar with the name Carolyn Brandt; despite having seen The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies and The Thrill Killers both of which feature the actress. The aforementioned are just two of several films Carolyn Brandt was in directed by Ray Dennis Steckler. Brandt was married to Steckler for ten years (1963 – 1973). Brandt continued to make films with the director after their divorce; post divorce she primarily narrated Steckler’s adult films. I subscribe to Fandor which either recently added a bunch of Steckler flicks, or I just finally noticed them. So I went on a binge and watched all of the Steckler films Fandor had; Rat Pfink a Boo Boo, Body Fever, Lemon Grove Kids, Blood Shack, Las Vegas Serial Killer and then re-watched the two films initially mentioned. Being a bit of a completist I found versions of Wild Guitar and The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher to watch. At some point I may actually seek out some of Steckler’s adult flicks. Steckler’s flicks amuse me. Wacky, memorable characters played by a cast of regulars including Steckler himself, Ron Haydock and of course the delightful Carolyn Brandt. The cute and charismatic actress is comfortable in front of the camera and appears to have great chemistry with her co-stars, especially Steckler not surprisingly. I enjoyed her roles in all of the Steckler films especially in Rat Pfink a Boo Boo and Body Fever. My personal favorite Steckler Body Fever (1969) features Ms. Brandt as Carrie Erskine; a thief who double crosses thieves. Steckler as Charles Smith is an incompetent private investigator who is hired by one of the thieves to track Erskine down. P.I. Smith has an office, a secretary and a boat that he lives on but apparently can’t afford a car so he hitchhikes from one location to another. After much ado he eventually does find Erskine and the two fall in love. Ridiculous and hilarious fun! With 28 acting credits to her name I thought the charming Ms. Brandt deserved a place in my Goddesses of Underground Cinema. It is a pretty exclusive club at this point. I hope to add more lovely ladies soon!

Carolyn Brandt as Carrie Erskine in Body Fever (1969)

Carolyn Brandt as Cee Bee Beaumont in Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)

Carolyn Brandt as Carol and Ron Burr as Ron in The Thrill Killers (1964)

Carolyn Brandt as Marge Neilson in The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)

Carolyn Brandt’s Filmography

Face of Evil (2003)
Weekend Cowgirls (1983)
Indian Lady (1981)
Red Heat (1981)
The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher (1979)
Cover Girls (TV Movie) (1977)
Sex Rink (1976)
Teenage Dessert (1976)
Teenage Hustler (1976)
Teenage Massage Parlor (1976)
French Heat (1975)
French Fantasies (1975)
Perverted Passion (1974)
The Sexorcist (1974)
Rufus Potter’s Hooker Scam (1973)
Blood Shack (1971)
The Mad Love Life of a Hot Vampire (1971)
Pinocchio (1971)
Triple Play (1971)
Body Fever (1969)
Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)
Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters (1965)
Goof on the Loose (1964)
The Thrill Killers (1964)
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964)
Secret File: Hollywood (1962)
Wild Guitar (1962)
Eegah (1962)

Fun with GIFs: Sinthia: The Devil’s Doll (1970)

Posted in Fun with GIFs, movies, Something Weird Video, USA with tags , , , , , , , on January 16, 2014 by goregirl

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The Something Weird Video double feature Satanis: The Devil’s Mass and Sinthia: The Devil’s Doll were the objects of my attention for the past two nights. Much to my chagrin there really wasn’t any good GIF getting from the Anton LaVey documentary Satanis; Ray Dennis Steckler’s Sinthia on the other hand was jam-packed with GIF potential. Most of Sinthia is the titular character relaying her nightmares to her psychiatrist. It definitely gets redundant and some scenes drag but Sinthia definitely had some sterling moments. Here are two of my favourite moments of Steckler’s Sinthia: The Devil’s Doll

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Sinthia is daddy’s little girl; at least until she is compelled by a force beyond her comprehension to stab her parents to death while they are having sex. Happens to the best of us Sinthia.

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Sinthia relays the details of her nightmares to her psychiatrist.

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The Weirdness Continues! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!

Posted in movies, Something Weird Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2013 by goregirl

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sisw-resizedHear Ye! Hear Ye! Stepping into Something Weird will continue through the month of January! I have far too much to cover still! Coming Soon to the Dungeon! Andy Milligan! Ray Dennis Steckler! Joseph W. Sarno! Joseph P. Mawra! My favourite five Doris Wishman films! My Favourite five Something Weird Double Features! And MUCH MUCH more! Also upcoming! My co-host David’s fabulous feature on the man who put the “rough” in “rougie” the multiply talented Michael Findlay; director, actor, writer, cinematographer, producer and editor. David is awaiting on a bit of information that may prove to be essential to the project! Stay tuned!

I hope you will step into 2014 with me and discover more of the hidden gems in the treasure trove that is Something Weird Video’s library!

Just a note, I will be back to posting five days a week (Sunday night to Thursday night); Goregirl needs some rest!

HAPPY NEW YEAR and THANK YOU for supporting what I do here with your kind, funny and clever comments, your reblogs and likes on Tumblr, your retweets and favourites on Twitter and your likes on YouTube! I am passionate about what I do and I appreciate immensely each and every one of those nods you give. All the best to you and your families in 2014 and always!

With Gory Gratitude,
Goregirl (aka Terri)

Fun with GIFs & Goregirl’s Dungeon on YouTube: Wild Guitar

Posted in Fun with GIFs, movies, Something Weird Video, USA with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2013 by goregirl

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Title sequence for Ray Dennis Steckler’s WILD GUITAR (1962)…

He Was A Country Boy But He Played The Wildest Strings In This Mad-Mad Town!
A frenzy of musical action!
The new sound-sensational!
Record racket exposed!
Smashes the fun barrier!

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Music and images from Ray Dennis Steckler’s Wild Guitar (1962). Twist Fever performed by Arch Hall Jr. in Wild Guitar.

Goregirls Dungeon on YouTube: Arch Hall Jr – Wild Guitar Theme

Posted in movies, Something Weird Video, USA with tags , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2013 by goregirl

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I would not rank Wild Guitar among my favourite Something Weird viewings but there was some fun to be had and I enjoyed the hell out of the music. Wild Guitar was co-written and produced by Arch Hall Sr whose son Arch Hall Jr stars and performs the music. Wild Guitar was also Ray Dennis Skeckler’s directorial debut!

Music and images from Ray Dennis Steckler’s Wild Guitar (1962); Arch Hall Jr. – Theme to Wild Guitar