I got a triple feature for you guys today. These three movies and shorts are considered some of the best. The three shorts are classic Max Fleischer
cartoons. One short features Cab Calloway, Minnie the Moocher. The other two are Swing you Sinners!, and Bimbo's Initiation. The features films are
The House on Haunted Hill (1959); Deep Red, and Horror Express.
Betty Boop: Minnie the Moocher
The first short featured today is non other than Betty Boop Minnie the Moocher.
Max Fleischer's Minnie the Moocher was released on February 26, 1932. And features the Cab's most famous song of the same name. The short is about
Betty and Bimbo running away and end up hiding a hollow tree while a rotoscoped Cab is animated as a Walrus that sings Minnie the Moocher.
References for Minnie the Moocher:
The House on Haunted Hill
The first feature film is The House on Haunted Hill, released on February 17, 1957. Directed by William Castle, and staring Vincent Price, and Carol
The film is about an eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren (Price) who invited five people to be guest for his wife's party, Annabelle (Ohmart). The
party is being hosted in a rented house; where Loren promises 10,000 dollars for those who survive the night.
References for The House on Haunted Hill:
Swing you Sinners!
The second short for today is another of Max Fleischer shorts, Swing you Sinners!.
Swing you Sinners was released on September 24, 1930. An early short staring Bimbo; starts out with him chasing a chicken, getting caught and being
chased by a Police Officer. And rounds up in a haunted cemetery. This short is described as, "tripping on acid, without the acid."
Information on whether this short is in the public domain is scant at the moment. If anyone is willing to do the research would be great.
References for Swing you Sinners!:
The second feature film is Horror Express. Released on October 1972 (Spain), is a Spanish/British production, directed by Eugenio Martín; and
staring, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza and Telly Savalas.
Summery is provided by IMDB
In 1906, in China, Professor Alexander Saxton discovers an ancient frozen fossil in the remote Province of Szechuan. He brings the remains of the
being in a box to Shanghai and boards a trans-Siberian train, where he meets his acquaintance Dr. Wells. During the trip, a life force trapped in the
frozen creature is released, killing and stealing the memories of the passengers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
References for Horror Express:
The third and final Fleischer short featured today is Bimbo's Initiation. Released on July 24, 1931. It starts out with Bimbo walking down the street
and ends up falling down a manhole, and getting confronted by joining a secret society.
Note: Pay close attention in the beginning. You should see a mouse locking the manhole cover up. Guess who it represents.
References for Bimbo's Initiation:
The final full feature today is Dario Argento's Deep Red. Released on March 7, 1975, is an Italian Giallo horror movie staring David Hemmings.
This about a musician Marcus Daly (Hemmings) who investigates the violent murder of a psychic.
References for Deep Red:
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edit on 31-10-2012 by ssj2gohan83 because: Added Rules
31-10-2012 by ssj2gohan83 because: Fixed Title