Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Teen Moloch Ellis
Done in illustrator. There's a silent film I have in my Netflix queue that features Moloch from the Roman times. Cabiria (1914). The scene involves our two reluctant heroes trying to free the royal child from the line up for sacrifice to Moloch. Moloch is this big statue whose belly opens up as a chute to a bright oven. Good operatic lighting. But the movie has no sense of its audience. How they might react to seeing 8 prior child sacrifices before our heroes finally get away with the kid they want. Almost funny. Little kids wriggling gruesomely (real kids) then dropped onto the chute where they disappear in the smoke. That link to the Unholy 3 in the comments allows for downloads. I now own a copy. And it is NOT flopped. Unlike what they stream. The little Midget from Freaks was probably also the midget in the Spanky and Our Gang with the gangster midget. Stymie is, of course, the only one wise to the situation.