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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS

"Invasion of the Blood Farmers": more Z-movie filmed-live-in-Chard mayhem, this time directed in '72 by Ed Adlum and co-written by maverick screenwriter, playwrite and Creem contributer Ed Kelleher, who sadly died earlier this year. Kelleher was also, more famously, responsible for writing "Shriek of the Mutilated". There's a very funny tribute to him here that involves him and a mate going to see Lou Reed on opium. Apparently, at drive-ins in the Mid-West, people used to turn up to see "Invasion of the Blood Farmers" on tractors...

Competition Time: time to play Spot the Ten Differences...

1) Original B&W poster:



2) And for all you sad gorespotters out there, a recent 'colourised' DVD cover:


Good grief: they've airbrushed out the woman's legs, I guess to make the image look less cluttered; call me an old-fashioned traditionalist perv but I prefer the original, awkward legs akimbo pose...also lost a couple of bats sillhouetted against the moon, and the moon's white, not blood-red...and that guy squatting down in front of what appears to be a privy, he's gone too...and...and they've repainted the demented hillbilly-farmer's face...hey, what the fuck...the girls a blonde now and she's showing loads more cleavage...I...

Oh wait...ah, I gedddit....they've completely repainted/recreated the image and produced something that's presumably more appealing to a contempo teen splatter-addict demographic...

Well, that's cleared that up, then.

3 Comments:

At 9:13 pm, Blogger Psychbloke said...

The original looks like the hillbilly sharpshooting range on Weston Pier - hit that little booth at the back and an old timer springs out with his long johns round his knees....

 
At 9:53 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

"hit that little booth at the back and an old timer springs out with his long johns round his knees...." hahaha: yeah, brilliant....!

Actually, I was thinking that the guy in the original looks just a teensy bit like you... :-)

Loki'll back me up on this, I'm sure!

 
At 11:17 pm, Blogger Psychbloke said...

Nah..... that's Jack and Meg up there......


Loki won't back you up..... he might say he will....but....

 

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