Saturday, October 10, 2009

Halloween Countdown: Movie of the Week: The Black Scorpion!



This week's Movie of the Week is The Black Scorpion! Here's the trailer:



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Australian poster

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Mexican lobby card

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2 comments:

  1. Jon,
    This was one of the last films from Willis O'Brien. Sadly, the money ran out before the effects were complete, so sometimes you see only the black travelling matte where a scorpion should be (they even included one example in the trailer you linked). It's interesting Warners used clips from 1953's The Beast from 20000 Fathoms (SPFX by Ray Harryhausen) and 1954's Them (no stop motion) in this trailer.
    I wonder if Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero would complete the SPFX in this film, like they did for Ray's "The Story of the Tortoise and the Hare? Anyone know how to contact their company, Screen Novelties?
    Thanks!

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