MORGUS PRESENTS: THE MAD MONSTER

MORGUS  THE  MAGNIFICENT was one of the golden age horror hosts who continued through the eighties. He was definitely a cut above most and was the first to have his own movie, THE WACKY WORLD OF DR.MORGUS Currently his shows from the eighties are being shown in New Orleans where the Fook has been kind enough to record them for me.  Like many of you, I find George Zucco to be enchanting so it’s no wonder I love him in THE MAD MONSTER. I actually remember seeing this as a kid and being pretty scared. I think it was Zucco imagining the scene where he berates his colleagues, the somewhat creepy swamp and Glenn Strange’s bizarrro Lenny the retard/hillbilly wolfman that did it.

The Morgus segment is about his attempts to sell his various inventions to the CIA. It seem to be one of his reworked segments from the sixties, possibly from the height of the spy craze on TV with shows like THE MAN FROM UNCLE and so on. There’s a German spy that is reduced to sand in the Instant People machine that was featured in THE WACKY WORLD, an invisibility gag and an imposter CHOPSLEY. Not his best episode but even so, pretty cool.

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WEREWOLF OF THE DAY- Morgus the Magnificent

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OCT 30TH- THE WACKY WORLD OF DR.MORGUS

This is the best flick on the list! THE WACKY WORLD OF DR. MORGUS

One of the first horror host from the original Shock Theater syndication package, MORGUS THE MAGNIFICENT in his own feature film! From 1962, the very peak of the Monster craze comes this New Orleans made oddity. The very best of regional film making as it’s goofy, weird and totally unique.  

 

Dr. Momus Alexander Morgus invents an instant people machine that draws the attention of some spies from Microvania. It’s got his sorta faithful sidekick Chopsley, his comatose wife Zelda, a cool hearse, a monkey, and the Queen of ChaCha herself, Chris Owens!

It’s practically impossible to find any footage of the original group of horror hosts and this movie is a nice look back at that freaky time when old monster movies were everywhere on the tube and kids built monster models, read monster comics and FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND

 

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