Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kitley's Krypt MYSTERY PHOTO #26

Another week, another MYSTERY PHOTO!

Jon Kitley, pillar of the Chicago Horror Community and head honcho over at KITLEY'S KRYPT, wants to challenge your horror knowledge. Week in, week out, he posts a Mystery Photo - sometimes from an obscure horror title, sometimes just an unusual shot from a well-known classic. We figured our faithful Claw readers would enjoy the challenge!

Last week's photo was from the first of writer/director Amando de Ossorio's haunting Spanish zombie flicks, TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (1971). While not everyone’s cup of tea, the imagery in this film is so overwhelming in its thick gloomy atmosphere that one cannot help but admire de Ossorio for his sheer confidence and audacity. (The slow-motion scenes of the recently revived devil-worshipping Templar Knights riding horseback are particularly inspired.) The success of this light-gore-and-nudity import spawned three more films in the series: Return of the Blind Dead, The Ghost Galleon, and Night of the Seagulls.

Let's see how well you fare with this week's offering:

Send your guesses to: jon@kitleyskrypt.com

If you provide the correct answer, your name will be announced next week on the Kitley's Krypt website (http://www.kitleyskrypt.com), along with a new photo. Even if you don't know the answer, we welcome any sorta-kinda educated guess! So, send in your emails today and good luck!

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