|Maggot Brain |
Everybody is doin' the creeping terror!
Vic Savage was an infinitely worse person than Ed Wood, Creeping Terror is fat worse than Plan 9, and the only reason he isn’t as beloved as Ed Wood is largely because his intensely abusive heterosexuality kept him off the list of camp icons.
Which is sad because Vic Savage was an actual party boy for awhile and sucked more than a few dicks to make his movie.
Ed Wood is beloved because he was a sincere guy who made very sincerely bad movies. He meant well, and he put everything into it.
Vic Savage, not so much.
1) Filmed at Spahn Ranch. MNR approval right there.
2) He sold the film to investors based on the script by Robert Silliphant, writer of several Twilight Zone episodes. But it turned out it was actually his older brother, Allen Silliphant, who wrote it. Robert Silliphant was credited as the writer.
3) Savage's wife wrote a tell-all biography that delves deep into his sex life and drug abuse. He worked as a male sex worker to raise funds for his movie. There's a pretty good movie that was made recently called "The Creep Behind The Camera", with interviews with people who worked on the movie (including the author of this fun little number).
4) It's oddly sincere, but nothing about this movie makes sense.
|Caminante Nocturno |
I can really appreciate the air around the instruments.
I used to not care for this music, but compared to some other Z-grade film soundtracks it is a delight. Consider the dreadful non-stop repetitive piano and Spanish guitar that plays throughout "The Mesa of Lost Women", a black and white cheapie released in 1953 - which was taken on by Rifftrax a few years back.
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