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'Fire cat' from 1936 slid down fireman's pole - Unexplained Mysteries

Sunday, October 29 2017

'Fire cat' from 1936 slid down fireman's pole - Unexplained Mysteries

Gotta be the best cat videos I've seen for ages .... maybe cause I don't look at cat stuff.

Alien Space Vehicle Apparently Crash Lands In UFO Sighting Hotspot After Residents Notice Mysterious Light

Monday, October 30 2017

Alien Space Vehicle Apparently Crash Lands In UFO Sighting Hotspot After Residents Notice Mysterious Light

October 30, 2017 LUFOS Latest posts , S. America , UFO videos 0 A mysterious craft has gotten alien hunters into a frenzy after it reportedly went down in a UFO sighting hotspot. A bright light allegedly appeared in Peruibe, south Brazil, earlier in October and residents apparently saw vegetation smashed to the ground. The local officials, according to the report, condoned off immediately the strange mark on the ground, which measured 13 by 2 meters. What makes the story interesting is that it took a week before Brazilian media reported the incident, fueling claims of a cover-up. Saga Susseliton Souza, a UFO investigator, said they noticed that it was not human-made after looking at it in the last few days. They believed it was a UFO that landed and caused the vegetation to crumble. It was reported that a power cut in the area occurred at the time of sighting and residents claimed to have experience nausea and malaise. The city is considered a UFO hotspot with 79 sightings reported since 1998. Just last week, apparent alien pyramids were found under the sea. The UFO hunter claimed that they are 6.6km south of New Providence Island in the Bahamas. The structures are estimated to be 100 m wide and 60 m high. The pyramids, according to the UFO hunter, are evidence that nearby island was once inhabited by Aztec like people or ancient Mayans. Your opinion?

A Team of Octopuses Has Been Caught Crawling Out of The Sea in Wales

Monday, October 30 2017

A Team of Octopuses Has Been Caught Crawling Out of The Sea in Wales

A Team of Octopuses Has Been Caught Crawling Out of The Sea in Wales Dozens of octopuses walk out of the sea onto a beach in Wales. A video has appeared online showing dozens of octopuses walking out of the sea up onto a beach in Wales. Just why the octopuses would come out of the sea and strand themselves on the beach has remained something of a mystery. Witnesses to the strange event reported 20 or more of the creatures coming out of the sea and walking on the beach at New Quay in Ceredigion and they said that it was the second night running that the creatures had come out of the sea onto land. Mr. Stones from the SeaMor Dolphin Watching Boat Trips took the video of the strange happening, and he also helped some of the octopuses to get back into the sea. However, other creatures were not so lucky, and many were found on the beach. No one has been able to work out just why the octopuses would want to come out of the sea of their own accord and meet what is surely their death on dry land. Related Articles Octopuses 'might be aliens' DNA study confirms The video captured shows a small octopus struggling to walk over the ridges in the sand after coming out of the sea. The species was said to be the curled octopus, and this is a species that is common in waters around Great Britain. They are said to be secretive creatures, and generally, they would be at a depth of about 100 meters in the sea. However, these have come up onto land on consecutive nights after simply walking out of the sea. The curator of the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, James Wright, said that he had heard about a couple of other accounts of an octopus walking out of the sea into the intertidal zone, which is where the tide comes in and out. These occurrences occurred along the Welsh coasts and North Devon. He stressed that it was very unusual for octopuses to walk up onto the beach. He went on to say that the regions where the octopuses seem to be coming onto land have been regions that were hit by two low-pressure depressions recently associated with storms Brian and Ophelia. He said that it might be possible that the storms had affected the octopuses. Another theory was that the octopuses had sustained injuries caused by the rough seas and weather or perhaps they sensed a change in the atmospheric pressure. A lecturer in marine biology at the University of Bristol, Dr. Steve Simpson, said that they had shown very odd behavior and it was very rare for octopuses to come onto land that way. He went on to say that they were very vulnerable and he could not imagine that they had discovered a new food source on dry land. Brett Jones had been returning home after a sunset trip on his boat when he first saw the octopuses crawling onto the dry land. He said that they were all crawling up the beach and he had never witnessed such a thing before and had lived there all his life. So just why dozens of octopuses have walked out of the sea and up onto dry land on consecutive nights is still a mystery. Related Articles

Daily 2 Cents: Huge White Winged Being in South Africa -- Massive Hail Storm Buries Cars -- 'Shadow Man' Confrontation Near Old Train Tracks

Monday, October 30 2017

Daily 2 Cents: Huge White Winged Being in South Africa -- Massive Hail Storm Buries Cars -- 'Shadow Man' Confrontation Near Old Train Tracks

Daily 2 Cents: Huge White Winged Being in South Africa -- Massive Hail Storm Buries Cars -- 'Shadow Man' Confrontation Near Old Train Tracks Huge White Winged Being in South Africa I recently received the following account: Hi, For years now I have kept silent about a sighting I have had, but after much research I simply cannot explain what it is I witnessed a few years ago. A little background on myself. I am an avid Bird Watcher and I am particularly fascinated by birds of prey and have read and own many books on birds and have gone on many bird watching expeditions. It is safe to say that I did not mistake my sighting for any bird. I am also a qualified pilot, so I have also learnt to judge distance and size of things in my environment. Time and place of the sighting. July 2010 around 00:00, Doornpoort, Pretoria, South Africa. Doornpoort is on the Northern outskirts of Pretoria. My house was less than a mile from Wonderboom Airport. To the north of the suburb is open fields with farms and Platinum mines. I had not seen my brother in a while and him and his wife came to visit me and my wife. As July is in the heart of the winter in South Africa, we spent most of the time inside. As we both smoke and we don't smoke in our house my brother and I went outside every time we wanted to smoke. At about 00:00 we decided to go for a last smoke before going to bed. It was a clear cloudless night and there was sufficient moonlight so the sky was bright. As we were sitting outside, something in the sky caught my attention. I looked up and saw a creature slowly flying overhead. The thing that mostly caught me off guard was how white it was. It was so white it almost looked luminescent. It definitely had bat-wings and it flapped them very slowly. It was about 70ft above ground level and it had a wing span of at least 10ft, but I would say it was more between 12 and 14ft. My brother also saw it. After it flew slowly overhead in a southerly direction my brother and I just looked at each other, extinguished our cigarettes and went inside. At first I thought it was some kind of fruit bat, but the only species I could find that was somewhat on the light colored side that is found in the area was the straw-colored fruit bat, but it is much smaller than the creature I saw and I looked at a lot of videos of them flying since and their wing beats are much faster then the beats of the creature we saw. Over time I have researched all manner of bats and I cannot find anything that matches what I saw in color and size. It has been over 7 years but I can still clearly recall what I saw and the fear I felt because of the sheer size of this thing. Regards, DH 'Shadow Man' Confrontation Near Old Train Tracks Forrest in Louisiana called in to tell of his strange shadow man experience: “Me and my wife, we were at our friend's house and we were actually in middle school at the time and they had this abandoned train car on a train track that was just abandoned, rusted, sitting there. There were three cars in a row and it come to a dead end on the track in the woods. We were all just playing on them and jumping in them and stuff, well, I had peeked over and I seen like this complete black shadow and it was coming towards us and I actually told them and we jumped out of the car because we were all kind of freaked out about it and as we were running a trail to get back to of the house it seemed like, you know, he like, it was walking just a normal pace but it was catching up to us and we got on a street. We climbed in a tree and tried to hide from it and it was actually walking on the street it looked like an old railroad hand, you know, like a worker. He had like the hat on and everything and he went behind this bush and we were waiting for him to come around the other side but he never did come. We waited for like 30 to 45 minutes and we climbed down out of the tree and when we walked that way it was nowhere to be found. It was it was pretty crazy." Source: Coast to Coast – October 27, 2017 Massive Hail Storm Buries Cars The aftermath of a storm which dumped up to five feet of water and hail in Argentina has been revealed in images released by the World Meteorological Organisation. Officials said a fierce hailstorm hit towns in the central Argentinian province of Cordoba on Thursday afternoon, leaving roads closed and vehicles unable to move. The incredible photos show fire fighters rescuing cars stuck up to their windows in hailstones and a road swamped in debris. Read more w/photos at Apocalyptic photos show sea of hail swamping cars in Argentina

The Matrix: The Mysterious Woman In The Red Dress Decoded

Monday, October 30 2017

The Matrix: The Mysterious Woman In The Red Dress Decoded

The Matrix: The Mysterious Woman In The Red Dress Decoded Matrix hidden meaning: How the woman in the red dress applies to today. The Matrix was launched onto screens in 1999 and at that time very few people would have imagined just how ubiquitous it would become in society thanks to the filmmaking techniques used that were said to be groundbreaking and the philosophical meanings. Red and blue pill... but there is more! The phrase “take the red pill” is today a phrase that just about everyone has heard and knows the meaning of as the Matrix remains as popular today as it was two decades ago. Despite the film being almost twenty years old, it is still relevant in an age of emerging artificial intelligence and advanced robotics. Today it brings about deep questions about what it actually means to be humans who are self-aware. Is The Woman In The Red Dress Merely A Distraction? Related Articles Russian Mathematicians Decoded the Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Perhaps one of the most famous of all scenes in The Matrix is the scene in which Morpheus, Laurence Fishburne, tries to explain to Nero, Keanu Reeves, just what the Matrix really is. Neo, who has just been unplugged from the computer simulation that ensures the humans are pacified so the robots can feed on their energy, is getting a lesson on reality. However, he is distracted as he sees a beautiful woman walking towards him in a red dress and she really stands out among the dark-suited people. Morpheus then asks Neo if he was listening to him, or whether he was looking at the woman in the red dress. Neo hesitates a moment and when he turns back around from looking at the women he is face to face with an agent who is pointing a gun at his head. The full scene This is a scene that has layers of symbolism and much deeper meaning and all of which have parallels to the modern matrix of society people live in. However, before being able to understand just what the scene represents first people have to understand the symbolism of Neo and Morpheus. In Greek mythology, Morpheus was the messenger of the gods that came into the dreams of mortals and shared knowledge along with hidden messages with humans. While he was able to take any form, his message and mission were the same. In other words, he was a messenger of the truth. Neo in ancient Greek means young one or a new one and when Neo is introduced in the film he does not know what the matrix is and he is not yet disillusioned, he is fast asleep while searching the internet for Morpheus. Neo, therefore, represents the spiritually infant selves who are distracted, blind and still looking for a footing in a world that always captures people’s attention. So Morpheus is trying to explain the truth to Neo about the Matrix but he gets distracted by the woman in the red dress. The woman represents distractions that can interrupt the connection for hearing the deeper message of truth. Agent Smith and the gun represents a danger that the distraction of the woman in the red dress is once people look beyond the external surface illusion. The Matrix is a system of control that is illusionary, maintaining dominance due to dividing and conquering and a reminder that is constant of just how different and separated people are from others, be it race, politics, wealth or even just football teams. The woman in the red dress might appear in the form of drugs, television, alcohol, pornography or any other forms of shallow escapism that might stop people from connecting with the truth. So is this the ultimate meaning of the scene with the woman in the red dress, is she nothing more than distraction? You might think differently. Related Articles

The #1 Paragraph of the JFK Assassination Files May Change Everything

Monday, October 30 2017

The #1 Paragraph of the JFK Assassination Files May Change Everything

« Previous - Next » The #1 Paragraph of the JFK Assassination Files May Change Everything 3000 JFK assassination files have been released and are making the headlines among conspiracy theorists that have waited decades for the release of the files. One portion of the files, in particular, has been of great interest and it has been said that it will shake patriots to their very core. Document Reveals Two People Involved In JFK Assassination In a paragraph of the Surgeon General’s report, it clearly states that the first of the bullets fired hit the President in the throat just below the Adam's apple. This shows that two people had been involved in the shooting of the president with the first of the shots having been fired from the bridge across the parkway in front of the vehicle and there was a bullet hole in the windshield of the car. “…the “Surgeon General’s Report” on the assassination stated that the first bullet entered the President’s throat below the adams apple, clearly showing that two persons were involved with the first shot being fired from the bridge across the park way in front of the car.” Many people have said that they did not need the documents to know that the shooting of the President did not happen as many wanted the people of the United States to believe it did. This is something that had been looked into in many documentaries over the years. This documentary probably has more info than all of the recently released documents. In total there were more than 5 million pages of records, which included photographs, sound recordings, videos and other artifacts, that were related to the assassination of JFK. There are 2,000 cubic feet of storage space needed for the records in the national archive, and most of them have been opened up for research. Will conspiracy theorists ever get to the bottom of what really happened on that day in Dallas when President John F Kennedy was assassinated? Probably not and probably they never will. Related Articles

Car Sagan Predicted The America Of Today In 1995, With Disturbing Accuracy

Monday, October 30 2017

Car Sagan Predicted The America Of Today In 1995, With Disturbing Accuracy

« Previous - Next » Car Sagan Predicted The America Of Today In 1995, With Disturbing Accuracy The astronomer Carl Sagan was feted in his lifetime for some accomplishments including his widely acclaimed book ‘The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark’ in which he made a passionate case for the scientific method. Spooky Carl Sagan book predicted the state of American society today. He was also well known for his fantastic ability to communicate complicated scientific concepts to a lay audience in his television show ‘Cosmos.' However, one accolade which never attached itself to Sagan during his lifetime was that of ‘prophet. But now that might be changing. Social media users familiar with Sagan’s work have noted that he made an astonishing description of how he imagined that America could become shortly which has been hailed as curiously similar to the current state of the nation. He said that the United States could become a service and information economy with the major manufacturing industries falling away to other countries. This has indeed come to pass with attempts to bring manufacturing jobs back to America faltering in the face of fierce competition from countries such as China. Related Articles Bizarre Disney UFO Movie Pulled Quickly From Public View in 1995 Here's Carl Sagan talking about the future of humanity in "Cosmos" (1980): Sagan goes on to suggest that there could also be a worrying trend in American politics wherein the people elected to office would not be able to properly grasp the issues. Since the election of President Donald Trump, there has been a great deal of anxiety in the United States about the dumbing down of the political process with the politicians at the highest level preferring to rely on gut emotion rather than a reasoned examination of the facts. Sagan’s gloomy picture of a future America continues to worry that the people will have lost their ability to set their political agendas or form of a cohesive rebuttal to those in authority who are performing poorly. Instead of reasoned debate and active citizenship he worried that the American people would instead rely on “clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.” In the same chapter which contains that specific bleak view of the future of the United States, Sagan expresses his fear of the dumbing down of American culture with television shows such as ‘Beavis and Butthead’ and movies such as ‘Dumb and Dumber.' One can only imagine how he would have felt if he had lived to see the rise of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians.’ Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time—when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness. Related Articles

The World Brain: Will you get lost in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Monday, October 30 2017

The World Brain: Will you get lost in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

« Previous - Next » The World Brain: Will you get lost in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? The fourth industrial revolution does not only affect the industrial sector. It concerns us all and it wants to develop us further. Augmented Reality is the big next step. At the same time, with the help of the Internet of Things and the 5G network, a kind of "World Brain" is created that should think for us. Will you be lost in this world? Embed Code:

Pyongyang: World's First 360-Degree Video Of North Korea's Capital

Monday, October 30 2017

Pyongyang: World's First 360-Degree Video Of North Korea's Capital

Pyongyang: World's First 360-Degree Video Of North Korea's Capital First ever Pyongyang 360-Degree video revealed. Many people believe that North Korea is reclusive and hermetic, but the first ever 360-degree video shot from above the city has revealed otherwise. Interactive YouTube Video Gives A 360 Degree View Aram Pan, a photographer from Singapore, has managed to capture the world’s first ever 360-degree video of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, giving people a bird’s eye view out of the city. When he posted it on YouTube 2.5 million people tuned in to watch it. Pan said that he had used the Entaniya 280 camera setup to take the 360-degree videos of North Korea and he had also taken with him another three cameras so that he could capture photos and video. The 360-degree video did come as something of a shock to many people because North Korea is well known for banning filming and photographs. Tourists who walk around the region with guides have to hand over their cameras and have photos deleted if they are not deemed to show the city in good light. Aerial photos of Pyongyang have up to now been forbidden. However, it was said that Pan had been given the green light because he has a more positive attitude towards North Korea. He said that he thinks he was given some leeway in filming and taking photographs because he does not see the people of North Korea as being terrifying as others do. He went on to say that he thinks the people of the city react to him better the friendlier he is and they then reveal themselves naturally to him. Remarkable Footage Of Pyongyang From The Air Whatever the reason Pan has managed to capture some footage of North Korea that has never been seen before, from the air, and it is remarkable. The video starts with Pan taking off in a glider and flying high above North Korea. The YouTube video is amazing as the watcher can pan around the video to look underneath the plane, above it, to the left and right, a true 360-degree view by clicking on the arrows located at the top right of the video. The footage is truly remarkable due to the fact that this is the first time that anyone has managed to capture a 360 degree view out over North Korea. It is also remarkable as it leads the way for other people to go out and take interactive 306 degrees views of other parts of the world that are not accessible to many and upload them for YouTube viewers to watch and look around. Related Articles

Occultism, the undead and an underground bunker. The Rizen (2017) REVIEW

Monday, October 30 2017

Occultism, the undead and an underground bunker. The Rizen (2017) REVIEW

Occultism, the undead and an underground bunker. The Rizen (2017) REVIEW An experiment with the occult goes horribly wrong in 1950’s England. “Gloriously Lovecraftian” says SIMON BALL, as he looks at The Rizen (2017). TITLE: The Rizen RELEASED: June 19th 2017 STARRING: Laura Swift (Frances), Christopher Tajah (Baughman), Patrick Knowles (Briggs), Sally Phillips (The Suited Woman), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Blast Door Scientist), Bruce Payne (Admin), Adrian Edmondson (Reporter) WRITER/DIRECTOR: Matt Mitchell It’s 1955 and British scientists have attempted to create the ultimate Cold War weapon of mass destruction utilising captured Nazi occult lore. Naturally it has all gone hideously wrong and that why a bandage swathed figure is dragging Frances (Laura Swift) along one of those claustrophobic dark secret underground bunker corridors. Fortunately Frances is a bit tasty with self-defence and biffs her tormentor with a rock before teaming up with fellow survivors scientist Baughman (Christopher Tajah) and Private Soldier Briggs (Patrick Knowles). None of them know how they got there but as they dodge the formerly human inhabitants of the bunker their memories start to clear they realise that they may not be who they thought they were and it’s up to them to shut the experiment down before the gathering occult forces destroy the world. The Rizen nicely evokes that golden age of British sci-fi when the government could just throw National Servicemen at any problem, through not just the props, wardrobe and hair styles, but also through the spot on portrayal of the demeanour and mannerisms that you find in 1950s British film. The supporting cast, many of whom are better known for comedic roles are excellent; particularly the spectacularly creepy Sally Phillips and Adrian Edmondson (they should both make more horror movies) and the SFX and creature prosthetics are nicely restrained, although there are gallons of gore splashed about. Shot partly in the Kelvedon Secret Bunker, The Rizen is gloriously Lovecraftian and although its not a million miles away from Resident Evil, it’s a Resident Evil with a very British stiff upper lip Oct 30, 2017

13 things you (probably) didn’t know about Vincent Price’s Madhouse (1974)

Monday, October 30 2017

13 things you (probably) didn’t know about Vincent Price’s Madhouse (1974)

13 things you (probably) didn’t know about Vincent Price’s Madhouse (1974) We need new writers! Please contact us if you would like to submit an article for Spooky Isles. Do you dare spend a night with Vincent Price in the Madhouse? PETER FULLER shares 13 fun facts about the 1974 classic. When his new wife is murdered on their wedding day, American horror star Paul Toombes (Vincent Price) has a breakdown and is institutionalised. A decade later, he returns to the spotlight when his Doctor Death character is resurrected for a British TV series, written by his long-time friend Herbert Flay (Peter Cushing) and produced by his old rival Oliver Quayle (Robert Quarry). But a series of new murders in the style of his screen character tests his sanity once again… Here are 13 fun facts about the 1974 horror. 1.) It was based on Angus Hall’s Devilday Angus Hall’s 1969 paperback novel was a sordid tale of black magic in which a TV reporter investigates an over-the-hill horror star Paul Toombs (famous for appearing as Dr Dis in a series a films), who may be connected to a series of brutal murders. A reprint (under the title Madhouse and with a picture of Price on the cover) appeared in July 1974 to tie-in with the film’s release (which was delayed until November). Only the character name (although now Toombes rather than Toombs) and his horror star status were retained in the screenplay. Hall also wrote the novelisation for Hammer’s Scars of Dracula (1970). 2.) It was originally called The Revenge of Dr Death American International Pictures (AIP) bought the rights to the novel in 1970, with Dr Phibes director Robert Fuest in line to direct. Nothing came of it until 1973 when AIP secured a co-production deal with Amicus (whom they had worked with on Scream and Scream Again) to film it as The Revenge of Dr Death. The film’s title was changed to Madhouse during post production. 3.) It could have been Vincent Price’s Sunset Boulevard. But it wasn’t. Madhouse isn’t a bad film, but it could have done with a decent script, one that could have played on Price’s horror persona in the same way that Theatre of Blood did to perfection. The original screenplay, by publicist Greg Morrison, was so bad that Price pressured the producers to bring in Ken Levinson (the brother in law of his British agent) to do the rewrites, while Robert Quarry rewrote much of his and Price’s dialogue. 4.) It was directed by a future Academy Award winner Jim Clark began his career as an editor, and worked on The Innocents in 1961. Madhouse was his third feature and his last, mostly due to having such a bad time on the production with the poor script and constant meddling by Amicus producer Milton Subotsky whose tactless edit he described as ‘pure butchery.’ Moving back into editing, Clark ended up receiving an Oscar and a Bafta for The Killing Fields, and another Bafta for The Mission, and had a 16-year collaboration with Midnight Cowboy’s John Schlesinger. He published an autobiography Dream Repairman: Adventures in Film Editing in 2011 and died in 2016. 5.) It made great use of some London locations While most of the interiors were shot at Twickenham Studios, the TV studio where Toombes begins work on the Dr Death series is the London Weekend Television Studios (today’s ITV). Other locations used included Royal Victoria Dock, the Wey Navigation Canal in Weybridge, Millbank Tower and an Esso Motor Hotel. Herbert Flay’s house was Pyrford Place in West Byfleet, Surrey, sadly demolished and replaced in the 1990s. It was a 15th century residence given by Elizabeth I to the Lord High Admiral, the Earl of Lincoln, and where John Donne wrote many of his poems. At the time of filming, Lady Sinclair, widow of one-time Aviation Minister Sir Archibald Sinclair, owned it. 6.) There’s a lot Vincent Price in the Paul Toombes character With his character signing autographs, appearing on a young Michael Parkinson’s TV chat show, and reminiscing with Cushing about the good old days, the role of a popular horror star wasn’t much of a stretch for Price – in fact, it mirrored it. Interestingly, Theatre of Blood premiered in London on 24 May 1973 just as Madhouse started shooting in the capital, and Price was capitalising on his own horror screen persona in the BBC radio show The Price of Fear, which featured Price’s Madhouse co-stars Peter Cushing (in The Man Who Hated Scenes) and Adrienne Corri (in Guy Fawkes Night). 7.) It was the first time Price and Cushing appeared in equal roles Having appeared in Scream and Scream Again and Dr Phibes Rises Again but not having any scenes together, Cushing finally got the chance to team up with Price properly. They are so good its mores the pity that they hadn’t done it sooner – like with The Abominable Dr Phibes. Cushing was first choice for the Dr Vesalius role that went to Joseph Cotton, but had declined the role to spend time with his ailing wife, Helen. The next time Cushing and Price would appear together on screen would be in 1982’s House of the Long Shadows. They also reunited in 1977 for the one-off BBC radio drama, Aliens of the Mind. 8.) Vincent’s horror co-stars Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone get a special participation credit Even though Rathbone and Karloff died in 1967 and 1969, respectively, they appear in clips from Tales of Terror and The Raven, which are screened during a Halloween party sequence, alongside ones from The Haunted Palace and Masque of the Red Death. However, the dialogue was changed to make them appear from the Dr Death films. Cushing’s Flay also has a private screening of Pit and the Pendulum. 9.) Robert Quarry’s Count Yorga makes an appearance During the costume party, Quarry wears his costume from Count Yorga: Vampire , while Cushing dresses as Dracula as an in-joke to him playing Van Helsing in the Hammer series. 10.) The music is by Amicus favourite Douglas Gamley The Australian-born composer (1924-1998) is best known for adapting Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain for the Amicus horror anthology, Asylum (1972). His association with Amicus began with 1960’s City of the Dead and ended with 1980’s The Monster Club. Gamley also worked with the Monty Python team on 1971’s And Now for Something Completely Different, created a load of stock music for Doctor Who, and was Oscar-nominated for his adaptation of Lerner and Loewe’s score for The Little Prince (1974). 11.) Vincent sings the theme song Just as he had done in Dr Phibes Rises Again (with Somewhere Over the Rainbow), Vincent sings over the end credits. The song, When Day Is Done, was adapted in 1926 by Buddy DeSylva (the founder of Capitol Records) based on the German 1925 song Madonna du bist schöner als der Sonnenschein. Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Perry Como and Jimmy Durante have covered the nostalgic track. 12.) Vincent Price was a real trouper At the end of the 13-week shoot (15 April-8 July 1973), Price gave the entire film crew a pound each to bet on the races at Ascot, while the technical staff also got gifts of wine and liquor. 13.) Madhouse was a watershed moment in the history of British horror It marked the end of the classic horror cycle, with The Exorcist and Texas Chain Saw Massacre lying in the wings to usher in a new visceral style of film-making, and it was a swansong of sorts for Price who hung up his horror crown after 14 years with AIP to embark on a new life in the US (with his third wife Coral Browne), and set his sights on a return to the stage (with Diversions & Delights). Missed opportunity or misjudged? I’ll let you decide. Oct 30, 2017