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'LEMORA; 'A CHILD'S TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL'
aka 'LEMORA-LADY DRACULA'
Starring; 'CHERYL 'RAINBEAUX' SMITH, etc.
Well Hello Kids and Welcome to 2019 from your Horror/Cult Hostess w/the half-rotted mostest; DITA DIRT NAP! It is w/great excitement that I bring you another RAINBEAUX SMITH Film this week again from my Favorite Underground 'Horror/Cult DRIVE-IN DIVA's, Actress; 'CHERYL 'RAINBEAUX' SMITH! I start w/her Midnight Cult-Horror Flick which is known by various titles such as; 'LEMORA; 'THE LADY DRACULA' or 'LEMORA; 'A CHILD'S TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL', etc.
DITA first discovered this wonderful Actress/Singer in the CULT-SEXPLOITATION FAIRY TALE MUSICAL; 'SIN-DERELLA' aka 'THE OTHER CINDERELLA' from 1977. After seeing her in that fun/Midnight Movie, DITA wuz hooked and hope you will be too, when you see the range of genre's she covered. With Horror, Cult and Sci-Fi ,and Sexploitation entries like; 'LASER-BLAST',' THE MELTING MAN', 'VIDEO VIXENS', 'PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE', 'CENTRAL HIGH MASSACRE', 'POM-POM GIRLS', 'CAGED-HEAT', 'DRUM' (Which inspired the Latest TARENTINO-Film; 'D'JANGO; UNCHAINED'.) and more, which a lot she Sings, including 'Lemora; The Lady Dracula'. Cheryl got her nickname; 'RAINBEAUX', from being a permanent fixture at the Sunset-Strip's; infamous; 'Rainbeaux' Room, as she loved to sing and wuz even a Band-memeber/Singer and Drummer for the old group; 'JOAN JETT AND THE RUNAWAYS!' So lets start w/her Film; 'LEMORA; A CHILD'S TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL'.
Click here to see the Culty-Trailer for; 'LEMORA; THE LADY
Where do I start w/this Culty-lish-cious Low-budget Horror tale? This Film has developed a Cult-Following lately on the Net and Celebrates it's 46 Year Anniversary this year in 2019! DITA loves this unusual Horror-Flick for it's DAVID LYNCH-ish quirkiness, shooting style, Casting and Mondo-Storyline!
This Fright-Flick starts out w/the young pre-teen girl Character played to perfection by Actress/Singer; 'CHERYL 'RAINBEAUX' SMITH, living w/her Legal Guardian Preacher-Father after her own Gangster-Dad supposedly suddenly goes and guns down her Mother and allegedly goes on the Lamb. What really happened to him is that he is being held captive by the creepy Vampire-Lady; LEMORA! Hmmm? Any-who LEMORA knows he has a young Daughter that has been living w/the Preacher-Man and even has her become a Local town star singer in his Church's Choir. So she sends a Letter telling Cheryl/Pre-teen that her real father is staying w/her and to sneak out/high-tail it, on a late-nite creepy Bus Trip to come see him and visit w/her ASAP! She does and that's when the eerie creepy stuff begins, Hon!
First she sneaks out to a bad part of town w/Hookers, town drunks and your every day run-of-the-mill pervs, who all try to come on to her even though she is clearly looking the part of Jail-Bait w/Swiss-miss Braids on the run. DITA thinks these people have no shame and need a 'AMBER-ALERT' System installed in the Perv-town POST-HASTE! Long story short, she gets on the weird, creepy short bus with an even weirder Driver and starts the late-nite bus trip into creepy/LEMORA Zombie-Vampire Town thru the dark woods, even. Yikes! Half way thru they start seeing strange people/zombie vampire creatures w/faces almost a shade of Kabboki-Blue along the road running in the dark woods following the Bus! BTW, LYLA/CHERYL is the only passenger on this bus to hell-town, Dear.
Then a afore mentioned creature/peep comes up to the Bus as it stalls along the roadside. The Vamp-Peep Creep waits till the Driver steps outside to try and fix the engine, leaving little Lyla inside alone. As u would guess, the Vamp Peep-creep attacks the Bus Driver and kills/bites him leaving little Lyla to fend for herself on the bus. This folks, is the creepy-est part of the film as the Vamp-Peep Creeps all begin to attack the Bus with a vamp-vengeance. BTW, kids the lighting, sets and all are very cool looking in this scene and very David Lynch Meets Tim Burton witch DITA loves!
Flash forward Little Lyla is shown locked away in a stone building w/jail windows located next to LEMORA's House and fed now and then by a weird looking way-old Vampire Lady Servant of LEMORA's until little Lyla gets wise and bashes her body w/the door when she comes in for her next 'bread & water' feeding and tries to hide underneath Lemora's scary old house. Of course as u would guess, she is caught by LEMORA herself and brought inside to later be bathed by Lemora and uh, brain-washed into thinking Lemora is just a misunderstood person/undead Lady-Mom. Where is Lyla's Father u may ask? Why, tied down to a bed w/straps in another room, Silly! He also is never really seen by Lyla as he suddenly breaks free from the straps and jumps out a bedroom window that he breaks to run out into the night, as he is now a raging vampire! Hmmm? Wonder how that happened???
Anywho, the Actress that plays LEMORA does a great job of being creepy by her appearance, voice, dress and demeanor, facial structure and great horror make up! She looks undead, pale and heavily medicated w/'row-ace-cha' of the face. The rest of most of the film is spent unwinding the story of Lemora and her as she calls them adopted children, uh, who just happen to be Vamp-Jr's. Hint, Hint, LYLA!!! After a few attempts, complete w/vampire-ceremonies to get Lyla to come to the dark-side of everlasting, Vamp-life in the undead here after, Lyla escapes by hiding in LEMORA's Car which is being driven into town by the Old-ass Lady Vamp Servant. Lyla hides in a Coffin which just happens to be lying in the back of this Hearst-Truck like vehicle in the meantime. When they get to their destination, a whole slew of Vamp-Zombie Creep Peeps start to unload the Coffin out of the back. It is then that little pre-teen Lyla pops out of the coffin and makes a run for it.
She hides various places on what looks to be a haunted Vampire-Farm and then faces the Lady-Vampire herself; LEMORA! END-Result; She goes back w/LEMORA unwillingly. Cut to LYLA/Cheryl, laying w/her Adoptive Preacher-Father played by Actor; RICHARD BLACKBURN. You see the townspeople and LEMORA always thought he wuz attracted to her in a repressed Woody Allen-ish way, so she kisses him and he tries half-heartedly to resist but he can't. So she bends down and slowly...............??? W-H-A-T? You know DITA never likes to tell the whole story, so I suggest adding this hexcellant Fang-biting DVD to your Horror-Collection by simply Clicking on the 'DVD-Icon' of it next to Dear old DITA's Review tonight!
Their are far too-many cool scenes to list in my usual ;DITA's Things-2-Look-4-List; but other than the Cool-creepy Midnite Bus traveling scene thru the dark woods, DITA would say to watch for the Opening-Scene in the Church to hear the Beautiful singing voice of; CHERYL 'RAINBEAUX' SMITH singing a haunting church-tune! Also BTW, CHERYL wuz a Member/Drummer/Singer in the old great Group; 'JOAN JETT AND THE RUNAWAYS!'
Now DITA loved this eerie strange cult-horror flick and highly recommends it as it is one of my favorite Genres of either 'DRIVE-IN' Fare or 'MIDNIGHT-MOVIE' at a theater or on the Late, Late, Late Show and gives a perfect Score of 3 Skulls Out Of 3!!!
This Actress/Singer; CHERYL 'RAINBEAUX' SMITH who wuz a fixture at the Sunset-Strip's; 'RAINBOW-ROOM', which is how she gained her nickname; Rainbeaux, is lovely to look at and possesses a Monroe-ish quality about her and wuz filled w/charisma as well as a lumination that still shines thru in her Movies today, especially noticeable in her Cult-Film Musical Produced by the Future-Owner of the infamous Low-Budget Horror Film Company; 'FULL MOON PICTURES', Mr. Charles Band, which wuz called; 'SIN-DERELLA' aka 'THE OTHER CINDERELLA', from 1977 which DITA will be Showing a Version of that Fun/Culty Film I, sometimes Host; 'HORROR/CULT DRIVE-IN' this year.
Her good friend; 'THE DIL-DOE LADY' Hosted it and DITA introduced a CINDERELLA Burlesque-Short and possibly a Cartoon-Short w/BETTY BOOP called; 'POOR-CINDERELLA!' I, DITA DIRT NAP will also be doing a 'Online-Interview' w/Cheryl's Co-Star who played her Fairy-Godmutha & also starred in the Cult-Film; 'REPO MAN! His name is; SY RICHARDSON and DITA considers it an Honor to Interview him about his working w/CHERYL and his own work in Films.
Now for the 'EXTRA'S' on this DVD of 'LEMORA; A CHILD'S TALE OF
THE SUPERNATURAL, witch are as follows;
* Commentary from the Director & Writer and Actor who plays the Preacher/Guardian of Lyla; RICHARD BLACKBURN & One of the Other Writers of the Film as well as the Actress who plays; LEMORA, LESLEY TAPLIN. (Too see an Interview w/the Director/Actor; RICHARD BLACKBURN, Click here, Dear> http://youtu.be/0o1fBXLxBmU )
* Trailers for other 'SYNAPSE's DVD's, Including; 'LEMORA; A CHILD'S TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL'.
* English. Spanish & French Subtitles.
Another F.Y.I. about this film is that it wuz Banned for 20 Years by the Catholic Film Board, and ending up not being released until 1983 in Theaters , even though it wuz made in 1973! WOW! The Tag-Line for this Film read; 'RUN LITTLE GIRL........................INNOCENCE IS IN PERIL TONIGHT!'
Next week, More of DITA's Tribute-Reviews to the Late, Great,
Drive-In Diva; CHERYL 'RAINBEAUX' SMITH.
Until then, my Little 'Spider-Bites',
DITA ( 'Somewhere Over The 'RAINBEAUX' ) DIRT NAP
(Too see that Musical-Tribute to Cheryl 'Rainbeaux' Smith Click
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To see Cheryl in another Horror-Film called;' MASSACRE AT
CENTRAL HIGH'(1976), Click here, Babe>
Also for one of her Cult-Films, Click here to see a Scene from; 'CAGED-HEAT' from the Infamous; ROGER CORMAN > http://youtu.be/CJoNjCHryqU
www.shoutfactory.com (DITA says Great DVD Selections!)
www.somethingweird.com (DITA says ;Hexcellant CULT-DVD's!)
www.thenewbev.com (DITA & RENFIELD'S Favorite Hollyweird-Haunt owned By Director; Quentin Tarentino! DITA-Likey!!!)
www.imdb.com (Too look up all of Cheryl's Horror/Cult & Sci-Fi Films!!!)
www.google.com (Google everything; CHERYL 'RAINBEAUX' SMITH!)
www.vinelanddriveintheater.com (In L.A. ,CA.)
www.facebook.com/DJDugGraves (Listen to his Horror Radio Show Every Friday Night!)
Directed By; Michael Rae
Produced By; Charles Band
Koch Vision & Cult Video
'FULL MOON PICTURES' Home Video
Written By; Frank Ray Perilli ('Sinderella',etc.) & Franne Schacht.
Starring; Kim Milford As; BILLY,
CHERYL 'RAINBEAUX' SMITH As; Billy's Girlfriend-KATHY,
Roddy McDowall as the Doctor, Gianni Russo, Keenan Wynn,
Dennis Burkley, etc.
Music By; Richard Band
Greetings once again, my Little 'Spider-Bites!' Tis I again, Horror/Cult Hostess, DITA DIRT NAP!
This week I continue my Month-Long 'TRIBUTE-REVIEWS' to one of my Favorite Horror/Cult & Sci-Fi Drive-In DIVA's; CHERYL 'RAINBEAUX' SMITH, with one of her Sci-Fi Entries; 'LASER BLAST!' Now 'LASER BLAST' is a Cult Sci-Fi Film if I ever saw one. It also wuz Featured on one of DITA's Favorite old TV Show; 'M.S.T.K'. Very Campy and 'tongue & cheek'. This is a fun, culty so bad it's good movie as well. Just the way DITA likes em'! https://youtu.be/wEBAjDS-tvE
It came out in theaters in 1978, the year after Cheryl Starred in one of 'Mamma-DIRT NAP's' favorite Cult-Films of Cheryl's called; 'SINDERELLA' aka 'The Other Cinderella' in the year before ;1977. BTW, both 'LASER BLAST' & 'SINDERELLA' were both Written by; FRANK RAY PERILLI. First let me say that 'LASER BLAST' could have been called; 'LET'S BLOW LOTS OF SHIT UP'. LOL! Just take a look at the Culty Sci-Fi TRAILER here> http://youtu.be/SRaXI8O1IKM See what I mean, Hon?
Anywho, in this one, Cheryl plays the Lead character; BILLY's Girlfriend; KATHY. They live in a small town. She lives w/her Grandfather who is an old War-Veteran w/either some mental problems left over from the War or just plain 'alls-hiemers'. Billy drives a Van, lives w/his Milky-Mom who leaves at the start of the film for another trip to Acapulco. Billy is not liked by the Local Law enforcement who looked like they escaped from a 'Dukes Of Hazzard' Episode and who also smoke pot while on duty. W-H-A-T? It's a small-town and they need something to kill the boredom.
Billy also has two Idiototic acquaintances/townies, a dumb-jock and a big Nerd who don't like him either and like to challenge him to 'drag-races' but not the kind on LOGO w/RUPAUL. A-n-y-w-a-y, to make a long story short, Billy one day finds an abandon 'space-age' weapon-thingy that fits on your arm, out in the dessert. Well, u know how boys like their guns, and discovers its good for blowing things up. Little did Billy know that his every move wuz being watched by weird-looking Aliens in their space-ship all the while. The Aliens kind of look like Naked Turtles without shells and of course speak in their own Alien-Language. Billy and Kathy's friend then has a Birthday Pool-Party, where she ends up eating most of her own Birthday Cake till the Party is over. Btw, Billy & the Dumb-Jock guy w/his Nerd friend get in a fight at the Party over Kathy, as they are caught trying to force themselves on her. So as they are getting ready to leave later , Billy suddenly appears on a hill top ,this time with a Alien-necklace on which turns him into evil-alien dude w/effective scary make-up, and blows all the cars at the Party w/his Alien-Gun thingy! No one sees him do it though.
Meanwhile a FBI-type /X-Files guy shows up in town looking to investigate. While laying on a blanket down by the Van, Kathy notices a bite or burn mark on Billy's chest (which he doesn't wear a shirt thru-out most of the film. DITA like-y!) and tells him to go to a Doctor to get it checked out. The Doctor by the way is played by Actor; Roddy McDowell ('PLANET OF THE APES' original 'FRIGHT NIGHT', etc.). The Dr. examines Billy and removes some sort of metallic-piece from his chest and sends it off to be Tested to see what it is. The good Dr. decides to drive the Sample over to his other Dr. friends office late at night and encounters Alien-Billy w/Necklace and Space-gun on arm in the middle of the road and Laser-Blasts him & his car into oblivion. U see when Billy puts on the Alien necklace he turns bad w/scary make-up afore mentioned and wants to blow things up. Hmmm? Also the Aliens are now controlling him w/his actions, so earthlings don't find out their secret futuristic-weapon.
This movie has some bad-acting, especially by the
Billy-character when he turns into Alien-bad guy, which DITA loves, especially
when he starts walking around w/the Alien Gun-thingy on his arm and weirdly
moving around like a gorilla or King Kong ,even! Not that that's a bad thing,
mind you. This film has the interesting thing of being very interesting w/the
action & being so bad, it's good! You follow, me ,kids?
Without mentioning, this is a purely a Low-budget film that entertains in the 'so bad its good'-way which DITA loves, Hon!
So as things begin to heat up, or should DITA say; Blow-Up, in 'Small-Town', the FBI/X-Files Guy takes over the Police-Force, and begins to question the teens at the Birthday Pool-Party, and orders 'road-blocks'. It all ends w/the Head-Alien (also w/necklace.) ordering a Hit on Billy. Billy is caught in the larger part of town rampaging full-out on buildings, cars and just random crap in general. As he's getting his Blast-on, Chery/Kathy drives up in a police-car w/Sherriff in tow. Then suddenly the Alien space-craft shows up on a tall building, w/one of them getting out with a big alien-assault weapon , aims and laser's a hole all the way to China in the pavement where, someone wuz standing??????????? So wuz it the Sherriff, wuz it Billy or wuz it his Sexy-Angelic Girlfriend named Kathy but played by; CHERYL 'RAINBEAUX' SMITH, who always stood by Billy thru everything or or or......................???? Well, my little 'Blood-bags', you know by now, that DITA never likes to tell the whole story. So get to Clicking on the 'DVD-Icon' next to Dear old decrepit DITA's Review to find out for yourself! Oh, ain't a dickens? LMOL!
DITA liked this fun/cult sci-fi low-budget gem and loved CHERYL SMITH in it as the ever-lovin' beautiful Girlfiend of Billy, who by-the-by wears a Bikini and also has a tasteful sex-scene w/him in this film and gives it a Score of 2 and 1/2 Skulls almost 3, out of 3 Score! DITA loves the 'MSTK' Version as well and has placed a piece of it here for u to sample> http://youtu.be/MH5y82cO2AU
Too funny, Kids! L-o-v-e it! Now for the 'EXTRAS' included on this Disc as
* Theatrical-Trailer of; 'LASER BLAST'.
* Actor's Filmographies. (Except Cheryl Smith's. Should have been included says DITA!)
*Cult Video Trailer-Reel w/fun Culty B-Movies like; 'ASSAULT OF THE KILLER BIMBOS', 'SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIME BALL BOWL O-RAMA', 'BEACH BABES FROM BEYOND',
'CREEPOZOIDS', 'SLAVE GIRLS FROM BEYOND INFINITY', 'BIMBO MOVIE BASH', 'CANNIBAL WOMAN IN THE AVOCADO JUNGLE OF DEATH', etc. (DITA loves theses type of films, especially 'Sorority Babes' Films!)
* Merchandise; Toys, Movie-Posters & DVD's! All from 'FULL MOON PICTURES!"
* Website ( www.fullmoon.com , www.fullmoonpictures.com , www.facebook.com/fullmoonpictures .
* Scene selection
Mizz DIRT NAP wants to include another Culty-Cheryl Smith Trailers as follows;
'PARASITE' w/Demi Moore & Cheryl 'Rainbeaux' Smith > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CQ9qePJxDo
Until Next week when DITA continues her 'TRIBUTE-REVIEWS' to CHERYL 'RAINBEAUX' SMITH, w/'LEMORA; 'A CHILD'S TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL', I wish you all 'CHAINSAW-KISSES',
DITA ('DU-BEAT-E-O') DIRT NAP > https://youtu.be/42x9IPxrQgg
Contact me at; DDN1965@LIVE.COM
P.S. Special Hello to my Friend; Dave aka 'RENFIELD' & 'MAD DR.-D.!'
PAP'S. Click here to see a Culty-Adult Fun Tribute Video for
DITA-Fave; RAINBEAUX SMITH, Hon>
As usual, check out these DITA-Suggested sites as follows;
www.shoutfactory.com (Excellent DVD-Collections says DITA!)
www.somethingweird.com (Great CULT-DVD's!)
www.thenewbev.com (L.A., CA.)
www.cinefamily.org (Silent Movie Theater in Hollyweird, CA.)
www.facebook.com/DJDugGraves (Listen to his Horror-Radio Show Every Friday Night!)
'THIS REVIEW DEAD-ICATED TO DITA's Horror/Cult Buddy in Crime; 'RENFIELD!'
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