Review of “From Hell it Came” (1957)

This week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie night offering fit the bill in spades. The pizza was good. Plot:Staked to the ground, spread eagle, is Kimo (a Saturday matinee idol lovely Gregg Palmer), the son of the late chief of an unnamed South Pacific Island. For some reason, chickens stand watch around the unfortunate youngContinue reading “Review of “From Hell it Came” (1957)”

Review of “Kiss of Death” (1947)

For this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie, I felt like a bit of noir. We chose Kiss of Death from 1947. Some people die, and some people kiss, but the first group has nothing to do with the other. Plot:It’s Christmas Eve in New York City. Nick Bianco (Victor Mature) is an ex-con whoContinue reading “Review of “Kiss of Death” (1947)”

Review of “The Crawling Eye” (1958)

This is this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. This is our second time watching the movie with Svengoolie. I fell asleep the first time. I must have been really tired. Alas! That bottle of white zinfandel from 1993 outlived its usefulness. Maybe if we wait a hundred years, we could have used itContinue reading “Review of “The Crawling Eye” (1958)”

Review of “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957)

This is this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie selection. Although the premise was iffy, the movie moves beyond that. The pizza was good, and the wine helped. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot: Scott Carey (Grant Williams) and his wife of six years, Louise (Randy Stuart), are vacationing on a boat. He tries toContinue reading “Review of “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957)”

Review of “The Undead” (1957)

This is this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie night offering. The pizza was good. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot: We first see Satan (Richard Devon), a trident between him and the camera, dressed like… Robin Hood. His warning to the audience ends with the trademark evil laugh. The next scene is that ofContinue reading “Review of “The Undead” (1957)”

Review of “Shadow of the Cat” (1961)

This is last week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. It was such a quirky view I had to write about it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a free watchable version of it. Even finding a trailer for it was an exercise. Should you come across it, though, this flick is worth the watch, with orContinue reading “Review of “Shadow of the Cat” (1961)”

Review of “The Beast Must Die” (1974)

This is this week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie installment. Had some yummy prosecco I bought for our anniversary. Might have to get some more before the next anniversary. We saw this with Svengoolie. Plot:The movie opens with a lone black man (Calvin Lockhart) running through the woods, pursued by several white men deckedContinue reading “Review of “The Beast Must Die” (1974)”

Review of “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe

Plot: The story has been told, retold, satirized, whitewashed, Disneyfied, and adapted for films and plays for about three hundred years. Author Daniel Defoe even wrote sequels. Phrases like “man Friday” have entered everyday language. Long ago and far away, I read a kiddie version, along with books that were inspired by it—The Swiss FamilyContinue reading “Review of “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe”

Review of “Mystery of the Wax Museum” (1933)

This was this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering, an odd, gruesome little flick from 1933 with Fay Wray screaming without a giant ape around. Pinot noir helped—me, that is. I don’t think it did Ms. Wray or Lionel Atwill much good. Plot: In London, 1921, sculptor Ivan Igor (Ee-VAN I-gor) (Lionel Atwill) ownsContinue reading “Review of “Mystery of the Wax Museum” (1933)”

Review of “The Thing that Couldn’t Die” (1958)

This was our Saturday bad movie and pizza offering. The pizza was good, and the pinot noir helped. However, before the credits ran, the dearly beloved and I were discussing several different—and better—endings to the movie. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot: On her California ranch, Flavia McIntyre (Peggy Converse) has her niece, Jessica Burns,Continue reading “Review of “The Thing that Couldn’t Die” (1958)”