The Haunted House of Horror

This is one of those films that you know kind of sucks but you still have to see.  I usually hate spoilers, but I just have to say it: Frankie Avalon gets stabbed through his dick in this movie!  There is a crotch stabbing, and the Big Kahuna gets it!  And you also get to hear him talk about doing drugs with Mark Wynter of “Venus in Blue Jeans” fame, and get to see Carnaby Street in the late sixties, and get to see more go-go boots and false eyelashes than you’ve probably ever seen in a horror film!

The Pretty Things contributed at least one song to this soundtrack, “She Says Good Morning” from S.F. Sorrow no less, and it sounds to my ears like a differently mixed version than the one on the album.  There’s also enough great incidental music by god-knows-who to groove on and make a whole soundtrack disc of.  And while we’re talking about the great rock tie-ins that were, let’s not forget the tie-ins that could have been: both a young David Bowie, as well as Scott Walker, had been cast at one time or another for this feature, as well as Boris Karloff, who got too sick to play the detective (maybe it was the convoluted script).

Anyway, it was a great distraction to watch this and not think about the misery that is another work day tomorrow morning.

About orangehairboy

Oklahoman by birth. Angeleno by fate. I've been in half a dozen bands and own 25 cubic feet of old records. Thank God for Ikea shelves.

Posted on December 15, 2008, in Albums, Bands, Celebrities, David Bowie, Ghosts, Movies. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for posting this. I came across this movie once on cable and only caught part of it. I had no idea what the name of the movie was. It’s really weird and surprisingly violent at moments, if I remember correctly. I didn’t get to see all of it. Didn’t know She Says Good Morning is in it! That’s my very fave Pretty Things song, and one of my fave ’60s songs in general.

  2. you’re pretty lucky your gal pal thought to tivo this 🙂

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