Dr. Terror’s Gallery of Horrors is a low-budget 1967 colour scope anthology film by David L. Hewitt from stories by Russ Jones. The film includes footage from Roger Corman‘s Edgar Allan Poe adaptations. The similarity of its title to Amicus Productions‘ hit Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors led to numerous enforced title changes, including Return from the Past, The Blood Suckers, Alien Massacre, and most commonly Gallery of Horror (on-screen) and Gallery of Horrors (on packaging). It has also been released as The Witch’s Clock, after the first story, and the only one to feature star John Carradine, who hosts the interstitial segments. It also stars Lon Chaney Jr., Rochelle Hudson, Roger Gentry and Vic McGee. The other stories include “King Vampire,” “Monster Raid,” “Spark of Life,” and “Count Alucard,” which is credited as “Count Dracula.” In the latter story, Jonathan Harker (one of several roles played by Gentry) is revealed, in a humorous twist, to be a werewolf. Proclaimed by the film’s posters as being the ‘world’s weirdest movie’!
Monsters Crash the Pajama Party is a 1965 American short horror comedy film directed by David L. Hewitt. The film follows a group of young adults who intend to spend a night in a supposedly haunted house, where a mad scientist is conducting experiments to transform humans into gorillas.
For its original theatrical release, Monsters Crash the Pajama Party was shown as part of a midnight ghost show, a live event that combined film screenings with stage performances and interaction with the viewing audience. Monsters Crash the Pajama Party features an interval in which costumed actors would appear to exit the film to abduct a planted “victim” from the audience.
Attack of the Death Monsters, also known as The Mighty Gorga, was produced independently on a small budget. It was produced, directed and written by David L. Hewitt, who also played the titular gorilla, albeit uncredited. Hewitt had previously directed a number of B-Movies such as The Wizard of Mars, Journey to the Center of Time and Dr. Terror’s Gallery of Horrors and would go on to be a special effects creator for films such as Shocker, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. The story was written by Robert Vincent O’Neill, who also co-produced the film. The film starred Anthony Eisley as Mark Remington, Scott Brady, Kent Taylor and the relatively unknown Megan Timothy as April. Actor Bruce Kimball has two roles in the film, first as a circus clown and later as the witch doctor.
Location filming took place primarily in Bronson Canyon and Simi Valley in California. The film contains stock footage of wild animals, shown in the jungle scenes, while footage of a cave monster is taken from the film Goliath and the Dragon.
Dr. Elaine Frederick, a mad scientist, is working on developing maggots that prefer human flesh, while her services are used to make a clone of Adolf Hitler. She cooperates with the plan to resurrect Hitler as a way of exacting revenge for the death of her mother, a political prisoner executed in Ravensbrück concentration camp. While convincing everyone the flesh-eating maggots are for regeneration research, she simply wants to throw them in the resurrected Hitler’s face, which she does!
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