By Mark Frauenfelder at 4:49 pm Mon, May 24, 2010
Amy Crehore found this cultural gem -- a clip from the 1958 movie She Demons. I love the title font.
Fosse does voodoo?
Not to nitpick (he said as he began nitpicking) – it’s not a font, it’s lettering. A font is, in general, a typeface. This was a one-off for the movie done by a letterer. Type nerds, unite!
Nice to see even Youtube enforces Godwin’s law. Nazi enters the frame.. end of clip!
Great movie though. I recommend “Orgy of the Dead” for fans of this. Ed Wood, Criswell, and topless goth chicks dancing lasciviously! What’s not to like?
Yeah, its very unfortunate that godwin’s law is used as some sorta argument ender. Normally makes me want to bash someones skull in.
The best part about the title font is . . . IT WASN’T A FONT!
Most assuredly hand-lettered.
I love how all these “wild women” have *perfect* hair
…and flawless makeup (who’s selling Avon in this group?) …and no visible perspiration from all the dancing and gyrating in tropical heat and 100% humidity…
Funny, the girls from ‘Survivor’ never look like this, go figure. ;)
I remember the film well. Some of the best times of my childhood involved watching Saturday afternoon horror films (I was a weird kid).
worth it for the ending
Wow! That’s kinda… wait…
Wow, was this the one where the Nazi scientists turned the (ahem)”jungle women” into snaggletooth monster babes? I haven’t seen this since Sir Graves Ghastly used to show the heck out of this. Good times, good times. Oh, Saturday horror hosts… where have you gone?
That fon- er… lettering looks like it’s got bedhead. So this is what women do on girls’ night? I always figured they were you know… making scrap books or eating cookies and/or ice cream while watching romantic comedies or something.
You can watch this public domain film at teslaliketelevision.com
Yes, “public domain” film you are linking to at a site that charges $10 for the honor of downloading. Yeeesh.
But as others said: Perfect hair!!!
Well, I see all my exes have formed a club in my honor. Nice.
Did anyone notice that they dance just like the Avatar people around the tree?
What? Two posts about people on poppers? What kinda site is this boingboing?
Firesign Theatre redubbed this on their “Hot Shorts” video:
It is the sexxy time, ja?
Man, who would have thought that dancing women in leather bikinis could be so unsexy.
Trying visiting Coney Island in a few months… *rimshot*
Archive.org has the trailer, and I’d be truly surprised if the whole thing wasn’t available fairly easily. Archive also has old burlesque dancers and even strippers for your scientific curiosity and enlightenment.
Where’s ‘Hitler finds out that the SS killed the She Demons’?
Ken Jeong is in everything
This was the original Lost finale until the Darlton found religion (can be exploited).
If they did use this scene to end Lost the would have been so much better than what they broadcast. What was up with that Highway to Heaven ending anyway???
I instantly adore the music in this clip.
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