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BAD MOVIE PAGE: MANIAC (1934)

No, it’s not the barf-inducing Joe Spinell movie from the 1980’s, it’s the 1934 bad movie classic. I got an e-mail requesting it, but since I did already, last year in fact, here is an “encore” version. For more bad movie reviews click here: https://glitternight.com/bad-movies/ 

MANIAC (1934) – Category: A neglected bad movie classic that deserves a Plan 9-sized cult following        An actor on the run from the law falls in with a mad scientist, Dr Meierschultz. He becomes an accomplice in the good doctor’s dark experiments involving the reanimation of a dead woman (whose corpse he and Meierschultz steal from a morgue) and the transplantation of Continue reading

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THE ELEVEN MOST NEGLECTED DEITIES IN TEUTONO-NORSE MYTHOLOGY

With the Thor movie coming out this year I figured my next Top 11 list might as well cover Teutono-Norse mythology. I’ll stick to my usual emphasis on out- of the-way subject matter by avoiding the well-known figures like Thor, Odin, Loki, Tyr, Sif and Baldur. Let’s take a look at the eleven most underappreciated gods and goddesses from this fascinating pantheon. For other pantheons I’ve addressed see these links:

KOREAN MYTH – https://glitternight.com/2011/03/24/the-top-11-deities-in-korean-mythology/ 

SHINTO MYTH – https://glitternight.com/shinto-myth/

HAWAIIAN MYTH – https://glitternight.com/2011/02/20/the-top-eleven-deities-in-hawaiian-mythology/

HAWAIIAN MYTH PART 2 – https://glitternight.com/2011/03/02/eleven-more-deities-from-hawaiian-mythology-2/

AZTEC MYTHShttps://glitternight.com/2011/05/10/the-top-eleven-deities-in-aztec-mythology/#comment-4442#comment-4438#comment-4446

NEW!!!! INUIT DEITIES – https://glitternight.com/2011/06/06/the-top-12-deities-from-inuit-mythology-2/

Plus see my pages on Navajo, Vietnamese and Bunyoro myth.

THIS CATEGORY HAS PROVEN SO POPULAR HERE’S A BONUS 12th DEITY – THE GODDESS GEFJUN.

Gefjun

Gefjun

GEFJUN – This fertility deity is one of the most misunderstood goddesses from Norse myths and that’s saying something. Gefjun is sometimes referred to as a virgin, but her four sons might disagree with that notion. (Most likely it’s another misunderstanding about how ancient goddesses were often called “virgins” simply because they weren’t married, not because they were celibate.) Those sons were the product of Gefjun mating with Jotuns (Giants). 

In the same way that the Korean goddess Halmang was a localized “Mother Earth” for just Jeju Island, Gefjun filled a similar role for Zealand, the largest island in Denmark. By one account Gefjun convinced (or tricked) the Swedish King Gylfi into granting her as much land as she could plow and cultivate for herself.
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BAD MOVIE PAGE: CURSE OF A TEENAGE NAZI (1948)

Well, folks, I updated my Bad Movie page with yet another review of an under-the-radar cinematic turkey. This one is a sci-fi/ exploitation hybrid that features plotting and counter-plotting by German and Japanese officers and scientists as World War Two draws to a close. Don’t miss any of the campy fun. For more bad movie reviews click here: https://glitternight.com/bad-movies/

Curse of a Teenage NaziCURSE OF A TEENAGE NAZI (1948) – Category: Bad enough and with an enjoyably weird premise, but not fun-bad enough for my highest rating      No, this isn’t an Continue reading

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SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION: MY SHINTO LIST IS UP AT MAKETHELIST

Another site has been kind enough to run an item of mine. In this case a list of the Top 10 Deities In Shinto Mythology. The Shinto pantheon gets just enough attention that I didn’t feel it merited a whole page from me so I just did a Top 10 (with lots of side-references to lesser Shinto gods and goddesses) and submitted it elsewhere. Here is the link: http://www.makethelist.net/the-top-10-deities-in-shinto-mythology/

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A MASS MURDERING DOCTOR IN A SMALL VERMONT TOWN: I JUST UPDATED MY BAD MOVIE PAGE

I just updated it with my review of the comically lame telefilm Doctor Cook’s Garden from 1971 starring BING CROSBY himself as our homicidal physician. If you want additional bad movie reviews here is the link: https://glitternight.com/bad-movies/

 DOCTOR COOK’S GARDEN – (1971) – Category: Enjoyably campy bad movie elevated by kitsch-value in the casting.     Bing Crosby IS Colonel Sanders in Finger Lickin’ Good: A One- Man Show! No, actually Bing plays the title doctor in this made-for- tv movie based on a play by Ira “Rosemary’s Baby” Levin. Trouble is, with the snow-white hair and beard he wears in this telepic Bing looks like he’s supposed to be Colonel Harlan Sanders, inducing laughter in the audience in what is supposed to be a horror/thriller. Doctor Cook is the seemingly amiable physician in a small Vermont town but in reality he’s a killer with a God Complex, giving Continue reading

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