Elvis Presley. The very name conjures a host of associations, both general and particular to the individual.
American International, Angelique Pettyjohn, Beast of Blood, Beast of the Yellow Night, Beyond Atlantis, Blood Island Trilogy, Blood of the Vampires, Brides of Blood, Cleopatra Wong, Daughters of Satan, Donald Pleasance, Eddie Romero, For Your Height Only, Gerardo De Leon, Hemisphere Pictures, John Ashley, Joy Bang, Killing of Satan, Mad Doctor of Blood Island, Marlene Clark, Nancy Kwan, Night of the Cobra Woman, Roger Corman, Sam Sherman, Savage Sisters, Superbeast, Terror Is a Man, The BLood Drinkers, Tom Selleck, Twilight People, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Weng Weng, Wonder Women
If you’re going to talk Sam Sherman and American International Pictures, Roger Corman and Hemisphere Pictures, there’s simply no way you can avoid discussion of the cult cinema of the Phillipines.
Buford T. Pusser, Burgess Meredith, Charlie Varrick, Final Justice, Fletch, Golden Needles, Greydon Clark, hicksploitation, James Bond, Jim Kelly, Joe Don Baker, John Saxon, Joysticks, Mitchell, MST3K, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Clouse, The Pack, Timothy Dalton, Walking Tall, Walter Matthau, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
Only in the 70’s could a beefy, drawling television character actor change gears and morph into not only an action hero, but even some measure of sex symbol to an audience bedazzled by an aging, Vegas Elvis and the good humored down home charm of Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson…
92 in the Shade, biker films, Cannonball Run, Certain Fury, counterculture cinema, Crazy Larry, Dennis Hopper, Dirty Mary, Fighting Mad, Futureworld, Ghost Rider, hippie films, Jack Nicholson, Killer Force, Lara Parker, Loretta Swit, Nadja, Peter Fonda, Race With the Devil, Roger Corman, Roger Vadim, Spasms, Spirits of the Dead, Susan George, The American Dreamer, The Last Movie, The Trip, The Wild Angels, Warren Oates, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
One of New York’s own, scion of an acting dynasty that includes his famed father, controversial sister and indie film regular daughter, Peter Fonda walked a very different path from the man who raised him, in short order becoming the figurehead of a generation.
Anton La Vey, Boris Karloff, church of satan, Ernest Borgnine, esperanto, Horror at 37000 Feet, Impulse, Kingdom of the Spiders, Outer Limits, Roger Corman, Shame, Star Trek, The Devil's Rain, The Intruder, Thriller!, TJ Hooker, Twilight Zone, Visiting Hours, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Wild Bill Grefe, William Grefe, William Shatner
A man of contradictions whose name’s literal derivation is “from the shadows”, yet is one of the most recognizable, well beloved cultural icons of our time. A Canadian actor, nearly all of whose performances were both lensed and based in the States. A “singer” whose recordings consist of hilariously bombastic theatrical spoken word readings…mostly of popular hits of the day. A persona noted for his onscreen virility, despite spending the better part of same busting out of every suit he’s seen in, right from the dawn of the 80’s.
Beloved and mocked in equal measure by cultish fanboys and mainstream audiences alike, oft imitated but never paralleled, we could only be referring to one man: the legendary William Shatner (née Schattner).
Calvin Lockhart, Caroline Munro, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasance, Donald Sutherland, Doug McClure, EC comics, Hammer Films, Ingrid Pitt, Jack Palance, Joan Collins, Michael Gough, Mike Raven, Milton Subotsky, Patrick Magee, Peter Cushing, portmanteau film, Richard Johnson, TIgon Films, Tom Baker, Vincent Price, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
In the wake of the surprising runaway success of the Hammer Horrors, any number of budget conscious producers suddenly saw gold in them thar hills, ranging as far distant as Roger Corman’s California production house (with the much lauded Hammer-derived “Poe cycle”) and as close to home as Kevin Francis’ short lived Tyburn, Tony Tenser’s far more credible Tigon…and a Shepperton Studios based, yet American founded company with an obsession for EC Comics and the portmanteau format, namely Amicus films.
Antonio Margheriti, Barbara Steele, Corman Poe, Dan Curtis, Dark Shadows, David Cronenberg, Elvis Presley, Federico Fellini, Joe Dante, Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava, Michael Reeves, Queer Eye, Riccardo Freda, Roger Corman, Sergio Corbucci, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
How does a nice British girl out of Liverpool wind up as the figurehead of Italian horror cinema?
West Virginia born Roger “Tony Anthony” Pettito made a name for himself when he moved to Italy and starred in the Stranger series, presenting a uniquely sleazy, sneaky and quite amoral antihero fairly far removed from the likes of Clint Eastwood, Gianni Garko, Franco Nero, William Berger or even Lee Van Cleef!
American Gothic, Body Bags, Eaten Alive, I'm Dangerous Tonight, Invaders from Mars, Lifeforce, Poltergeist, Salem's Lot, Spontaneous Combustion, The Funhouse, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
As promised, we’re picking up the pieces and gathering up the bits we never got to due to the inevitable ticking of the clock. This week, we take on the second director intended for our American Gothic show!
College professor and documentarian Tobe Hooper seemed to come out of left
field with his gruesome (yet strangely bloodless) take on the Ed Gein murders, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.