Sunday, November 16, 2008

Welcome To The Jungle!

"Do you know where you are? You're in the jungle, baby!
And you're gonna die!"
~Guns N Roses

Round Two, Gorehounds! I admit, the last contest was too easy so let's see if this one stumps any of you. Speaking of stumps, it is my profound pleasure to welcome one of the most maligned, misunderstood, and mutilated gore epics of all time to Portland's Mission Theater next Sunday November 23: Dr. Butcher M.D. (Medical Deviate, naturally)! Originally released in Europe as Zombie Holocaust and utilizing the sets, locations, co-producer, and cast of Lucio Fulci's Zombie, this glorious mindfuck of a film features cannibals, zombies, tits, maggots, eye gougings, disembowelments, Alexandra Delli Colli, tits, brain transplants, and of course, mad doctors. The film was distributed in America as Dr. Butcher M.D. and featured a hilarious publicity campaign that included vomit bags and real-life "doctors" displaying "victims" of Dr. Butcher's insane experiments! The American version of the film was itself butchered by Aquarius Releasing, presumably to appeal to yankee tastes, and included an opening sequence taken from Roy "Street Trash" Frumkes' unfinished 70's horror anthology Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out that has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the film but features classic EC Comics imagery and enough fog machines to suffocate a cave full of SUNNO))) fans. So what exactly is the contest? There is a tombstone during this opening sequence that the camera lingers on for a moment. What is the name on that tombstone? Be the first to post your answer here as a comment and win 5 passes to Dr. Butcher M.D. at the Mission Theater on Sunday November 23! Extra question for the diehards: what famous artist's likeness was swiped for the American poster art? Answer correctly and I'll throw in a huge signed print of my 'Dark Crusades' drawing! Locals only, I ain't shipping the print. Good luck, Gorehounds!

Dr. Butcher M.D.
Mission Theater
November 23

"We must have a psychopathic deviate in the hospital!"


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Anonymous said...

As I did in elementary school ... I didn't read the passage to the very end before answering. SORRY ... Heh.

Ryan S. said...

Sunday night! Godammit. What about us weekend warriors?

Unknown said...

I can't read the tombstone it's to blurry but I tried. The scene is just 2 stones bathed in black with fog lingering. The light on the stone in question is split. The name is in an arch and is long with one or two initials right at the light split.

Anonymous said...

snuff maximus
i cant believe no one got that

the guy on the poster is totally
but every time i feel like its on the tip of my tongue
not rauschenberg

Announcing our newest partner
Sharon A. Butcher, MD

Dr. Sharon Butcher grew up in Memphis, Tennessee where she graduated from Ridgeway High School. She attended Auburn University, graduating with honors in March 2000. She received her M.D from the University of Tennessee, Memphis and completed internship and residency at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Butcher is active with the Big Brother/Big Sister Program. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, gourmet cooking, traveling, and distance running. She plans to participate in the St. Jude half-marathon in December 2008.

Anonymous said...

thats de kooning!

Anonymous said...

de kooning is dutch you DUMBASS

Dennis Dread said...

FINALLY! WE'VE GOT A WINNER! Moustachio Akkad nailed that fucker like Abel Ferrara at Home Depot! The name on the tombstone is SNUFF MAXIMUS! Congratulations, Akkad. Your passes await you at the Mission Theater...

(Technically, Leon answered it first but since he lives on the wrong side of the country and couldn't claim the prize I deleted his answer.)

Unknown said...

Almost certain that it's Salvador Dali without the mustache.