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Severed Head Saturday?

What can I say, I like movies where somebody loses his head.  Not ALL movies where that happens, of course.  I don’t need to see the blood spurting out or anything really disgusting like that.  I am not a fan of the graphic violence.  And I like people to get their heads chopped off for a good reason, like greed, jealousy or being blackmailed.  Come to think of it, I always prefer murder for a reason, be it a movie, novel or true crime show.  You know, not some psycho, weirdo serial killer.  But I digress.

I had started to write a cooking post for tonight, and I have a couple of local business shout-outs I could write.  But I let it go too late in the day, and I’m tired.  We are looking at a Forensic Files right now (murder for the reason of greed, but not by losing a head).  Then we will put in a movie.  My vote is for Strait Jacket. I am in a William Castle kind of a mood, and, as I said to begin with, I like movies with severed heads.

Of course, it isn’t all severed heads with Mr. Castle.

And here’s the showman himself.  I never heard what kind of lobby gimmick if any he included with this flick.  That might be a good thing to research sometime.  I wonder if anybody has written a definitive biography of William Castle.  I’ll have to check.

The caption is not a line from the movie, or even anything to do with the movie, but I kind of like it.

Of course another reason to watch Strait Jacket is the wonderful Joan Crawford.  She is very good in the part, and I have to respect an actress who takes parts in cheesy horror movies in order to keep working.  And what’s wrong with cheesy horror movies anyways?  I find them more entertaining than a lot of Oscar bait.  But that’s a whole other blog post.  Happy Saturday, everybody.

4 responses »

  1. I like the TNT new limited series, “The Alienist.” Have you sneaked a peek?
    I think the films you feature are fascinating and have surprising depth. “Strait Jacket” may be at the library. . . I liked the film, “Seven,” although gruesome.

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    • “Seven” was gruesome! I haven’t seen The Alienist yet; I tend to look for true crime shows on TV, but I’ll have to give it a look.

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      • Well, they are filming a historical fiction in Budapest. It is supposed to look like NYC and has Theodore Roosevelt character in it. He actually was the Commander of the New York Police Dept. (My good girl friend looked it up to figure out why they were using his name.) It is right before Roosevelt ran for President. . . Gritty and two Jewish coroner’s who are scientists. Just listing characters. . . no plot reveals, tho! 🔎🔬

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