Category:
Fantasy

(Queen of the) Amazons



Here's a twist. Usually, I present the trailer first, then the full film it represents. But I can't find the full film for Roger Corman's Amazons trailer (1986) above. And I can't find the trailer for the feature length Queen of the Amazons (1947) below. So you get the trailer for one, and then the full other feature. But they are both so bad, you probably wouldn't have noticed if I didn't mention it, despite a 40-year gap and one being in color and one in B&W!!

Enjoy both!

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 03, 2013 - Comments (1)
Category: Movies, Fantasy, 1940s, 1980s, Women

Goliath and the Vampires



Just to get you in a Halloween mood. If you need more, the full movie follows.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 17, 2012 - Comments (4)
Category: Movies, Fantasy, Myths and Fairytales, 1960s, Fictional Monsters

Who Are You?

Edward Packard invented the "Choose Your Own Adventure" genre, which made him a good living -- and still does. According to wikipedia, he recently started a company to bring Choose Your Own Adventure apps to the iPhone and iPad. Packard may also have caused an entire generation of kids to be confused about their identity:

Posted By: Alex - Thu Mar 01, 2012 - Comments (4)
Category: Literature, Books, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Writers

The Adventures of Mark Twain



We had some weird Zappa claymation not too long ago. Now we get some based on the work of Mark Twain.

Disregard the label on the clip above. It's really an excerpt from this full-length film.

Part 1 of the whole film follows:

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 16, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Literature, Fantasy, Writers, Religion, 1980s

Veronica in Wonderland

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I presume that Archie is not hallucinating here, and that Veronica's Alice-like abilities are canonical, part of the Riverdale continuity. And I look forward to her future exploits.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 04, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Literature, Fantasy, Comics, Teenagers

Crystal Eyes



"I can smell the stench of chaos!" A line worthy of Spinal Tap. Nobody rocks like the Swedes!

For more of the music of Crystal Eyes, visit their home page.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 16, 2011 - Comments (1)
Category: Goths, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Fantasy, Europe

Two Words: Bacon Tree

This video is humorous, but I don't think it would normally be considered Weird Universe material. However, knowing how we all feel about bacon, I couldn't resist posting it here.



By the way, I noticed there wasn't a Bacon category, so I took the liberty of adding one.

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Wed Nov 17, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Food, Bacon, Video, Surrealism, Fantasy, Cartoons, Parody, Eating

O’Mara’s Chain Miracle



How kindness could fill the world, if only assholes did not exist.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 20, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Fantasy, 1950s

Hot Stuff and Old Forky

As we observed in this prior post on Harvey Comics, the stories told about Richie Rich, Casper and the gang were frequently weirder than any Grant Morrison or Warren Ellis tale. Here's one from Devil Kids Starring Hot Stuff, Volume 1, Number 6, May 1963, that illustrates my point. You can read the entire five-page story at the end, but I've included some single panels to make my points.

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First, we learn that Cupid inhabits the same universe as Hot Stuff and friends. Nothing like mixing your mythologies up. In any case, Cupid hexes Hot Stuff's trident--or phallic symbol--known as "Old Forky," to become gay.



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Gay anthropomorphic trident on display.



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Unwanted Public Display of Affection.



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Hot Stuff's gay trident attracts unwanted queer suitors.



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Including a giant grape wearing an extremely fetching hair ribbon and spats.



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But Cupid realizes his error and undoes his spell, whereupon all is "he-man" regular again. Even though Old Forky's first action upon reverting was to impale Hot Stuff's butt.

They just don't write 'em like this any more.


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Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 02, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Sexuality, Comics, Fantasy, Writers, 1960s, LGBT, Curses

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