Sunday, April 20, 2008

"House Of Horror" (Nov 17, 1940)

House of Horror
The ShadowThis is definitely one of the best and more enjoyable episodes I have been presenting on Pulp Sunday. We got all the needed ingredients plus some extra spices to make this a classic.

A mad scientist, to start, with an accent and a passion for talking in rhymes (scientist and ...poet! :D). A crazy plan to turn women in super-soldiers by mixing their brains with the gorillas'. Crooks who kill ruthlessly with two bullets in the front. Crazy angry gorilla. An evil fortune teller (Madame Santo) who tricks her female costumers to provide bodies to the mad scientist. Margo and Lamont investigating the case of a disappeared woman. And, of course, The Shadow who saves the day once again and he even gets to shoot this time (it's becoming an habit now ;))

I know, it sounds like a crazy recipe but everything works so delightfully. Listen to it and then tell me :)

Buon Appetito!


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Kyle Latino said...

Wow, now this has it all!

James Figueiredo said...

Doesn't it?
Love, love, LOVE that gorilla, and the whole drawing looks amazing with the little touches of color.

Great work, as usual, Francesco!


Francesco Francavilla said...

Thank you so much, Kyle and James: your feedback is always kind and very appreciated :)

Off topic: you guys might want to watch American Idol result show on FOX tonight at 9 pm ET and have a pleasant surprise during the show ;) It's cool, I promise :)


Doc Shaner said...

I think this might be one of my favorite titles cards Francesco, and that's saying something.

It's mostly likely the gorilla, but it could be an appreciation for good lighting and color.

Francesco Francavilla said...

Thank you, Evan :D and I know you appreciate gorillas ;) BTW have you read about Marvel Apes? :P