In a scene cut from the movie The House of Usher, Roderick Usher, played by Vincent Price, shows his guest portraits of two of his lady friends. The portraits are actually of women who appeared in movies with Price, The painting on the left is from The Haunted Palace and the one on the right is of Barbara Steele, who appeared with Price in The Pit and the Pendulum. This would have been a great little in-joke had the producers been able to secure permission to use the images. For chronological reasons this proved to be impossible and the scene was cut from the film.
Dr. Craig’s Psychiatric Hospital for Troubled Women is noted for the humane treatment of its inmates. Thus we employ female
guards orderlies for the comfort of our prisoners clients. Our treatment is firm, but fair. In the photograph above you see one of the more troublesome inmates being firmly but fairly disciplined for an infraction of the rules, all under the watchful eyes of two members of our staff.
My favourite episode of Buffy the Vampire Killer was the one in which Elvira made a guest appearance as the horror hostess whom Buffy mistakes for a genuine witch. This, I believe, was the first episode revealing that Buffy had converted her basement into a torture chamber where she would extract information from captive vampires in her ongoing fight against the forces of evil.
It is funny how some women are deathly afraid of spiders—even little ones. One of my patients had such a fear of them that I decided to cure her of it once and for all. I took her to the “Big Spider Cave” near my clinic and left her there overnight. The name is a misnomer: the cave isn’t really all that big.
Jasmine Sinclair is usually a good sport about being chained up, but when she saw the biohazard symbol on the wall by my swimming pool she got a bit nervous. I assured her that she had nothing to worry about: all the bacteria must have been killed when I accidentally spilled some radioactive waste in the water a week earlier. “Look,” I said, “you can still see the glow in some spots.”
Archives’ model Erica posing as Andromeda of the Desert. I may have misled her into thinking I’d add a kraken in Photoshop and not use a real dragon. You should have seen the look on her face when she heard the hiss behind her and turned to see what was up! The language she used after that was unprintable!