Monday, January 11, 2016

Crossover Movie Poster: Shake, Rattle and Rock!

1994 television movie directed by Allan Arkush, named after but otherwise unrelated to the 1956 film of the same name. Officer Paisley appears, as do E. Joyce Togar, Evelyn Randell, and Kate Rambeau Sr. Officer Paisley is played by Dick Miller, who played a character named Walter Paisley in A Bucket of Blood, among other films, such as The Howling, which Win included in Volume 2. Given the Officer’s apparent age, he is most likely Walter’s father or uncle. Kate Rambeau Sr. is played by Dey Young, who also played a character named Kate Rambeau in Arkush’s film Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Presumably Kate Sr. is the mother of the Kate Rambeau who attended Vince Lombardi High School in the late 1970s. E. Joyce Togar is played by Mary Woronov, who appeared in Rock ‘n’ Roll High School as Principal Evelyn Togar, while Evelyn Randell is played by P. J. Soles, who played Riff Randell in the same film. Perhaps E. Joyce and Evelyn are the mothers of Ms. Togar and Riff respectively. Rock ‘n’ Roll High School also spawned a sequel, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Forever. Presumably some aspects of the former film at least (such as a mouse exploding after being subjected to the Ramones’ music, as well as the presence of that mouse’s human-sized, dress-wearing mother) were exaggerated for comic effect.

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