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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

'IT'S ALIVE!!'. Mad Scientists of the Screen #5 'Dr Pretorius' (From 'The Bride of Frankenstein')

Now that the show's up and running, we can finally bring you the latest instalment in Ian Champion's history of medical deviates!

That old 'Black magic'...

Today's clinical cuckoo takes us back to Golden Era black and white Universal and the urbane perversions of Dr Pretorius from the classic The Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale's imaginative sequel to the film inspired by Mary Shelley's original novel.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

'IT'S ALIVE!!'. Mad Scientists of the Screen #4 'Dr Paul Ruth' ('Scanners')

With less than a week to go until our own Doctor Von Baildon takes to the stage, Ian Champion brings you the fourth instalment of his history of medical malpractice in the movies...

Love isn't the drug...

Today's neuro-negligent nutter is Dr Paul Ruth, the commanding medical mind from David Cronenberg's 1981 horror/sci-fi shocker Scanners.

Patrick McGoohan takes on the head-poppers
Continuing his career fascination with the theme of body horror allied to clandestine institutions, Scanners focuses its mind on the premise 'What if telekinesis and telepathy were not only real, but the sought-after weaponry fought over between the military-industrial complex and underground anarchists?'

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Roy Steel's Guide to Monster Hunting

- Today's blogpost is a guest spot from one half of The Monster Hunters, London's dynamic detectives of the diabolical -

The man himself...Roy Steel

Hello there! And a warm welcome to any lady users of the internet out there. Congratulations for breaking through this, the electronic barrier of sexism. I’ve always felt that the information superhighway needs some female drivers. It helps you slow down around corners without forfeiting your masculinity.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

'IT'S ALIVE!!!' Mad Scientists of the Screen: #3 Dr. Heiter (The Human Centipede)

 Dr. Ian Champion and his PhDEvil are back (very nearly to the Future) with today's Mad Scientist: Dr Heiter from 2009's The Human Centipede.

Natty white outfit? Aviators? ToTD have been talking about making Top Gun 2: Goose’s Revenge for a while now, but maybe Tom Six has beaten us to it . . .