Thursday, July 29, 2010
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!
Our last photo was from Italian gore maestro Lucio Fulci's skeevy little 1982thriller, THE NEW YORK RIPPER. Set in the Big Apple, women of low moral character are falling victim to a killer armed with razor blades, butcher knives, broken bottles and...a Donald Duck voice. Fulci delights in exploring the seamier side of NYC with shots of Times Square and strip clubs so grimy you’ll be itching in your seat after fifteen minutes. Our fowl-mouthed killer isn’t shy about spreading the red stuff around (a stripper’s backstage vodka-bottle surprise is particularly nasty), and Fulci makes sure we see every stomach-wrenching drop. Excellent, lunch-buckling makeup effects, with an ingenious phone call-tracing sequence that delivers both suspense and surprise. Perhaps a little heavy on the red and the herrings, but rarely a dull moment throughout. If you’re sick of the heavy-breathing, hulking slasher and the wise-cracking chatterbox psycho, check this one out.
Let's see how you fare with this week's selection:
Send your guesses to: email@example.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!