Monday, February 20, 2017

The Celluloid Coffin 2017

Greetings ghoulies! I know, I know....I've been away for quite awhile. I really need to get back on some kind of regular monthly basis or something. My apologies to the handful of people who actually follow this blog. With that said there are some new titles awaiting you inside the coffin!

In the fall of 2016 I was excited to finally be able to offer this deluxe 2 disc set of one of the most classic werewolf films of the 1950's. I Was A Teenage Werewolf (1957) is one of the most iconic 50's horror films. Michael Landon stars in his first big screen role as the troubled teen with some extreme anger issues that are amplified by a doctor with an alternative agenda. This 2 disc set includes a composite print of the feature film. It's a  nice widescreen presentation but the ending credits were damaged so I dug in the crypt and found a nice 4:3 print and edited in the end credit sequence. It's certainly not a revelation but it does provide a nice complete feature. Also included is the seldom seen Halloween episode of Landon's hit T.V. series from the 1980's "Highway to Heaven". The episode is titled "I Was A Middle Aged Werewolf" and also co stars Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes). As an added bonus you also get a set of 5 postcard size reproduction lobby cards! This is the biggest project I have had the pleasure of working on and it was a team effort. I have to thank Monsterkid Josh for helping out with the lobby card repros. He did a bang up job cleaning them up and making them look nice!

 You can never have too much Bela Lugosi in your life so the Celluloid Coffin wants to give you more. Bela stars in this 1933 old dark house thriller and he doesn't disappoint. He portrays a creepy butler who also happens to be a mystic. The main problem is that he needs more screen time in this one but it's still a fun early film with Lugosi at his peak. It also stars Wallace Ford (The Mummy's Hand, The Mummy's Tomb) who as always delivers a great performance.

Also available is the rarely seen 1983 Italian Giallo, The House of the Yellow Carpet starring Vittorio Mezzogornio, Beatrice Romand and Erland Josephson. A tense piece of Italian film making from director Carlo Lizzani. Almost all of the film takes place inside one location which adds to the tense atmosphere you expect from this type of genre film. It's not a gory ultra violent thriller like the offerings of Dario Argento but it's still a great thriller that captures your attention and never lets go!

These titles are always available at the Ebay and Etsy stores! So feel free to drop by and take a gander at what lies rotting in the Coffin!

Coffindan's Ebay Store

The Celluloid Coffin Etsy Shop 

There will be plenty more coming from the Celluloid Coffin in 2017. Hopefully another Giallo film that has rarely been seen in the U.S. I have my fingers crossed on this one. I'm also looking forward to possibly getting some film titles from Desert Island Films who have an extensive library of films that might get a chance to fly under the Celluloid Coffin moniker. I will also try and keep active here at the old coffin and that means more of my thoughts and some reviews of some great films! Stay scary folks!