Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Book of the Movie of the Book: James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me

James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
By Christopher Wood


Based on the movie The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Written by Christopher Wood and Richard Maibaum
Based on the book The Spy Who Loved Me (1962)
By Ian Fleming

See also: James Bond and Moonraker

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Book of the Movie of the Book: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
By Fred Saberhagen and James V. Hart



Based on the film Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Written by James V. Hart
Based on the novel Dracula (1897)
Written by Bram Stoker

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Book of the Movie of the Book: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Story of the Film

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Story of the Film (1968)
By John Burke (author of many novelizations and contributor to British TV horror anthologies)



Based on the film Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang (1968)
Screenplay by Roald Dahl (of suspense short story anthology and I guess some children's book fame), and Ken Hughes
Based on the novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car (1964)
By Ian Fleming (famous at the time, I guess)

THE STORY OF THE FILM, based on the screenplay by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes from IAN FLEMING'S original stories.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Author Overview: Michael Blodgett

I first became aware of Michael Blodgett through a Vault of Evil post which extols the virtues of The Hero and the Terror, which was later made into a movie with Chuck Norris:


Blodgett wrote two other books, Captain Blood and The White Raven.  Continuing a theme this month, I was startled seeing this author's photograph:



Blodgett is of course Lance Rocke from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls


And King Alex X of Tourembourg from Electra Woman and Dyna Girl


He also co-wrote the screenplays to Rent-A-Cop, Turner & Hooch, and Run.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Blood Beat


A samurai spirit stabs people in Wisconsin, opposed by a psychic painter.  Not a good movie, but I did the synth soundtrack, and has a rare use of Carmina Burana.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Adolescents - Kids of the Black Hole

TM Gallery: The Ghosts of Epidoris, The Underground Cities Contract,


Cap Kennedy 14: The Ghosts of Epidoris by Gregory Kern
The daughter of Kaifeng. The world was haunted. Every sunset the natives went home, lo cked their doors, and pulled down the window blinds. Ghosts didn't scare Kennedy. As an agent of FATE, it took more than supersticion to shake him. But Epidoris was the real thing. Monsters did appear in the darkness, people did vanish at night. 
Paperback from AbeBooks


Joe Gall 18: The Underground Cities Contract by Philip Atlee


Devil Girl From Mars
The devil girl from Mars and her robot come to earth looking for men to take back to her planet to replenish a dying male population.