A ghost-woman owned him body and soul!
A jazz pianist is haunted by his dead ex-lover's crawling hand and floating head.
A jazz pianist is haunted by his dead ex-lover's crawling hand and floating head.
Turm der schreienden Frauen
60's horror project #13/1960
'Tom Stewart killed me! Tom Stewart killed me!...'
Thoroughly enjoyable trash from Bert I. Gordon.
Man tries to get rid of fast girl who is not the marrying type once he finds the girl of his dreams by saying the worst possible things...actually reiterating word for word that she is not the marrying type and he intends to marry some other girl. This to me does not seem like the best thing to say to a girl you are breaking up with and the plot proceeds about how you would expect after that.
wedding march is played like horror theme music still funny (even if unintentional).
Yasss bitch haunt his ass.
For such a short runtime, it takes too much time to tell the story. It would work better as a short film.
The ghost of a jazz pianist's ex-girlfriend haunts him as he wrangles with his guilt over her death from falling from a lighthouse. He was just about to make it big when she showed up to remind him that he's still hers and she has evidence of that to show his fiancee, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. There's an interesting orbit of characters around Richard Carlson, not so much the fiancee, but her young sister who's like eight years old, and I believe she's the daughter of the director Bert I. Gordon. Plus the beatnik boat operator who brought the ex-flame, a lounge singer by the name of Vi Mason, to the island where Carlson apparently lives. He calls…
This is better than its reputation will have you believe. It’s something different for Bert I. Gordon, who specializes in giant bugs and monsters. This is a dark, gloomy and depressing ghost story. I really liked it starting out but it really starts to drag as it goes on. Black and white movies can be beautiful (of course) but the kind of movies that were on MST3K are the most dreary black and white movies. And that’s kind of beautiful too.
Film #12 of Scavenger Hunt NINETEEN (hosted by neglify19)
Task 8/31: A film featuring ghosts.
* 2 of 5 films before 1970
* 1 of 6 Countries (USA)
* 4 of 9 Decades (1960's)
“It's bad enough to accept a musician into this family, but a jazz musician is asking too damn much!”
It's not a great movie, sure. But it has a lot of B-movie camp and ghost story histrionics that work pretty well. There's also a real commitment to the genre that is hard not to like.
The ending involves a lot of tension that is…
„Tom Stewart killed me! Tom Stewart killed me! Tom Stewart killed me! ...“
I only watched this Film, because there's no single DVD of "House on Haunted Hill" existing in Germany.
But one Day, I was shopping some DVD's, there it lies.
„Oh Boy, "House on Haunted Hill", finally! Wait... It's a Double-Box. "Tormented"? Never heard. Ah, I don't care. (Watch on Letterboxd). Oh. Oh Man. Fuck...“
So, I decided to watch the Stinker first, to get this out of my Mind and I have to confess, it wasn't to bad.
They better called this Film "The invisible Bitch", it's about horny Tom, having an Affair, she fell from the Lighthouse because... dumb, he didn't helped her and so, she's…
Edgar Allan No.
bert i. gordon's THE LIGHTHOUSE.
mid-century gothic popcorn ghost story; i love this stuff. richard carlson plays a thirty-something jazz pianist who's haunted by an ex-girlfriend he let die on the eve of his wedding to another woman. it's quick and moody and full of weird optical effects. and then joe turkel shows up and talks a bunch of hepcat slang in a blackmail scheme. a rare chamber piece from a director who mainly produced giant creature features.
Childhood love of old horror movies introduced me to Bert I. Gordon, though I can’t say that we were formally introduced. I watched Gordon’s The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) and its sequel War of the Colossal Beast (1958) one summer, interested in those no doubt from an issue of Famous Monsters. I’m sure I’d seen The Food of the Gods (1976) and Empire of the Ants (1977) as well.
Gordon had quite the career in horror and camp, and interestingly is still alive at age 94.
Tormented is a ghost film, lacking one iota of terror. Though there is a vaguely noirish angle to the story, it plays very, very closely to straight out comedy. Easy pickings for your MST3k…
Oh you poor story, look what Burt I. Gordon did to you. You were never the most original one, but the premise about a man killing his lover and then having her come back from the dead to haunt him is one that opens up for so much good stuff, you could make a whole bunch of scary scenes based on that. And you try, you really do, there are several moments in Tormented where it does shine through that the story has something going for it. So deep, deep down here there is a good movie, a part of me really want to believe that. It's just a shame that is's all in the hands of the crapmaster Gordon…
Although she was a vindictive blackmailer, jazzy slattern firecracker and volatile good time gal Vi still seems like a lot more fun than Tom's dull fiance Meg. Being haunted by a ghost that smells nice and puts records on for you, well, there's worse things.
Fun trash with a veangeful ghost, abandoned lighthouse with zero health and safety concerns, and a smidge of beefcake. Oh, and Eldon Tyrell from Blade Runner pops by. It's fun, but mind the handrail.
Today, while investigating my Monsters Crash the Pajama Party dvd (which is laid out super weird without a traditional menu screen making everything an easter egg) I found more hidden features including this Bert I Gordon flick with spaced out dream and ghost sequences.
Crappy movie, but always fun to find more hidden features on a dvd.
The guy's an asshole, I won't deny that, but do you really think it's healthy to spend the entirety of your afterlife obsessesing over your ex?
movie 44 of 50 from the 50 Classic Horror movies dvd set that i own. this was surprising good. the effects were good for time its creppy
Tom Stewart played by Richard Karlson lets a former girlfriend Vi Mason played by Juli Reding, fall to her death rather than let her interfere with his new relationship with Meg Hubbard played by Lugene Sanders and her 8 year old daughter played by the directors daughter Susan Gordon, but her ghost comes back to haunt him big time.
Movie would be perfect in a remake if tweaked right and could be a big hit.
I like this ghost tale because it is what it is, a straight-forward old haunting of a man who breaks an obsessive ex-lover's heart. Tormenting him as he tries to build his new life with his soon to be new wife. The acting is great all round, the ghost is smoking hot, and the ghostly FX range from corny to really well done, the best is the wedding scene as the ghost walks down the isle. I wish there were more films like this.
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Summary: Pianist Tom Stewart is visited by an old girlfriend. While she threatens to expose his love letters to the press and his current fiancé, the railing of an old Cape Cod lighthouse gives way. Tom refuses to help her and Vi Mason falls to her death. The next day, Tom hallucinates seeing Vi’s body floating in the water and her watch washes up on shore. He begins smelling her perfume, seeing footprints in the beach sand, and hearing her voice. He assumes he is wrestling with guilt but Vi’s ghost declares she will haunt Tom forever. Meg is not impressed by his erratic behavior, her ruined wedding dress, or their stolen wedding band. Meanwhile Meg’s little sister Sandy witnesses…
If I came across this on TV, at any moment, I would watch through the end. Cheesy and charming for almost every second of its runtime; you can feel B.I.G. having a hoot behind the camera.
"Der Turm der schreienden Frauen" ist ein US-Low Budget Gruselfilm aus dem Jahre 1960, in der Hauptrolle Richard Carlson. Regie fuehrte Trash Filmer Bert I. Gordon (Die Rache der schwarzen Spinne, In der Gewalt der Riesenameisen), der im Jahre 2018 96 Jahre alt wird.
Ja, Gordon's bekannteste Filme duerften seine "Creature Features" sein - doch er versuchte sich in allen Genres. So auch im Gruselfilm. "Tormented" ist in so fern interessant weil er eine uebliche "Durch gestellten Spuk in den Wahnsinn treiben" Story erzaehlt, das Geschehen hier aber in der Tat Real ist. Mit einem echten Geist. Geht um folgendes: An der Kueste, ganz einsam (scheinbar nur zwei Haeuser, ich kanns nicht genau sagen, es wirkt als laege der Schauplatz…
Finally got to re-check out the MST3K episode - in a perfect coincidence, on a beautifully rainy, gloomy day. The film is still about the same. The episode is a good one, though not quite transcendent - maybe a 3.5.
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