Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kitley's Krypt MYSTERY PHOTO #80

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 of a kneeling Ralph Bates before the lovely if talent-challenged Yutte Stensgaard in Hammer's second (and least beloved) installment in their Karnstein series, LUST FOR A VAMPIRE (1971). As Carmilla Karnstein (sound familiar, anyone?), Stensgaard wanders blankly from scene to scene, head-butting fair maidens' necks right and left. Bates stepped in at the last second to replace Peter Cushing, who was still reeling from his wife's death (and truthfully, the understudy does a fine enough job with what he has to work with), but without the presence of actors such as Ingrid Pitt or Christopher Lee, the whole thing feels a little stale. And that's not even getting into "Strange Love," one of the most bizarre musical interludes in horror history.

Let's see how you fare with this week's selection:

Send your guesses, with the subject line "MYSTERY PHOTO", to

If you provide the correct answer, your name will be announced next week on the Kitley's Krypt website (, 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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