#MonsterMovieMonday: Song at Midnight (1937) – China’s Phantom of the Opera

Ho-wdy, Phantom Phans!

Just another #MonsterMonday here at Kinky Ho-rror. This week, we’re bringing you a phantom of a very different opera. From Paris to China, it’s time for a fright at the opera with Song at Midnight!

Perhaps the most underrated film we’ve ever featured on #MonsterMovieMondays, Song at Midnight is one of the best interpretations of Gaston LerouXXX;s Phantom of the Opera. It’s often called the first Chinese horror film and it is the first time an opera phantom was scarred by acid, a plot element that would be recycled for many future adaptations. While virtually unknown in North America, Song At Midnight seems to be a beloved classic in China. With four films and a TV series based on this movie, it’s clear that this particular Phantom won’t stay dead, even if he still dwells in the shadows.


Don’t eXXXpect any crashing chandeliers or Red Death appearances; this is an entirely different Phantom. An acting troupe arrives at a abandoned theater that is said to be haunted by the spectre of Song Danping, a famous opera singer. Sun Xiao-au, a young male singer hears the ghostly voice Song Danping, who takes Sun on as his protege. Donning an ominous black robe, Song appears before Sun and reveals the shocking truth of his past to the young performer.


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combines romance, Universal-style ho-rror, and political themes to form a truly unique ’30s monster movie experience. Hauntingly beautiful and EXXXpressionistically eerie, Song at Midnight is perfect ho-rror fairy tale for those who love the Universal Gothics and are inclined to root for the monster. Filled with cl-ass-ic monster movie imagery, tragic monsters, ghostly happenings, and spookshow theatrics, this old-fashioned Gothic tale is perfect for the creepiest time of the year.

Plus, check out that Phantom! Ho-ly crap, that’s awesome!

Click on the boXXX below to experience the Song at Midnight:

#FBF: The “Die, Die Again, Vincent Price!” Edition

Ho-wdy, Kinky Kreeps!

Today’s Flashback Fare concerns one Mr. Vincent. Freakin’. Price.

There’s no ghoul in history that gives us those Tingler tingles like Mr. Vincent Price! I mean, he’s one of the indisputable Gods of Ho-rror! The Merchant of Menace! The King of the Grand Guignol! The man’s a legit legend! You could always tell he was having the time of his life… even when it ended… again and again and again!
On the Silver Scream, Mr. Price frequently enjoyed one of the finer things in life… dying.

Most people only do it once, but Mr. Price made a living off of it! You think Sean Bean bit his fair share of dust? Ha! He’s but a  rank amateur compared to Ol’ Vinnie! Bean’s only danced with the Reaper a mere 25 times… Vincent Price has kicked the bucket (of blood) 32 times! And we’re not even counting his Terror-Vision appearances! He’s been drowned, burnt, poisoned, dissolved by acid, and others far too ho-rrible to name here. But, like any great monster, he just came back for the next fright tale! I wouldn’t be shocked if he rose from his real-life grave to start promote the Sears Art Collection!

To show you how to live your death to the fullest… here are…
The Many Deaths of Vincent Price! 

Oh… Spoilers. 😉 xoxo

#TBT: An Orion Pictures Release Edition, Part 1: Deadly Machines

(Big thanks to Eric for the awesomeness!! 🙂 xoxo)

Orion Pictures Corporation is an American distribution company that produced and released films from 1978 until 1999, and was also involved in television production and syndication throughout the 1980s until the early 1990s. In 2013, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer revived the Orion name for television; a year later Orion Pictures was quietly relaunched by the studio.

orion1The Terminator (1984)

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Featuring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, & T-800.

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(Ho-stess’s Side Note: Michael Biehn is sooooooooooooo hot in this!!! :))

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Featuring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, ED-209, & Kurtwood Smith.

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#FriskyFriday: The Outdoor SeXXX Edition.

#FriskyFriday: The Outdoor Sex Edition (Big thanks to Eric for this inspirational post…I know what I’m gonna be doing this weekend!! 😉 xoxo)

Tarz & Jane, Boy & Cheeta (1975)

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(w/ Georgina Spelvin)

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A few minutes of Spelvin acting:

Andromina: The Pleasure Planet (1999)

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(w/ Susan Featherly)

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Busty Cops 2 (2006)

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(w/ Hannah Harper)

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A compilation of scenes:

The Wasp Woman (1996)

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(w/ Maria Ford)

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Trailer (featuring Jennifer Rubin!!! <33333333):

The Lord of the G-Strings: The Femaleship of the String (2003)

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(w/ Misty Mundae)

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Music from the soundtrack:

#TBT: Don’t Believe the Hype! :)

Hiya, Ho-rror Ho-mies! 🙂 For today’s adventure in Throwback Land, I thought I’d focus on the Caroline Munro (forever yummmmm!!! :)) classic, Maniac. It’s so cute to me to look back on how freaked out the media was about movies like this back in those days. It helps put all the so-called “controversies” that are dished out to us on a daily basis into perspective.

You might recall there was a Maniac remake starring Elijah Wood recently, which was largely spared the scandalization of the original.

My how things have changed over the years! 🙂 It just goes to show that no matter what era we’re living in, there are always going to be folks who are going to villainize certain forms of entertainment, so think for yourself and don’t believe the Ho-rror Hater’s Hype!! Take it away, PE!!! 😉 xoxoxo

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