Review of “The Devil Doll” (1936)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie. This was an old-fashioned melodrama of sorts. And pizza. Plot:Paul Lavond (Lionel Barrymore) and an elderly Marcel (Henry B. Walthall) escape Devil’s Island—no mean feat. They arrive at Marcel’s home, where his wife Malita (Rafaela Ottiano) has been carrying on his experiments in shrinking living beings, namelyContinue reading “Review of “The Devil Doll” (1936)”

Review of “Tarantula” (1955)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie featured a 50s black-and-white mad scientist and monster flick—and some unfortunate sheep. Plot:The opening scenes show a deformed man (an uncredited Eddie Parker) stumbling through a desert. Dressed in striped pajamas, he’s obviously near death and soon collapses near a highway. The camera pans away from him,Continue reading “Review of “Tarantula” (1955)”

Review of Island of Terror (1966)

As promised, monsters and cheesy specials effects. Saturday night pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie. Plot: On isolated Petrie Island off the Irish coast, Mrs. Bellows (Joyce Hemson) notices her husband Ian (Liam Gaffney) hasn’t come home. She contacts Constable John Harris (Sam Kydd) and asks him to go look for him. Meanwhile, oncologistContinue reading “Review of Island of Terror (1966)”

Review of “Son of Dracula” (1943)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie. Yum Plot: Katherine Caldwell (Louise Allbritton) is teased by her family and long-time beau, Frank Stanley (Robert Paige), about her interest in the metaphysical and all things occult. During a trip abroad, she met Count Alucard (Lon Chaney Jr.) and has invited him to visit her familyContinue reading “Review of “Son of Dracula” (1943)”

Review of “The Snow Creature” (1954)

As hot as it’s been lately, it was nice to see some snow, even it was artificial and older than I am. A late entry in to Saturday pizza and bad movie review: Plot: Botanist Frank Parrish (Paul Langton) and photographer Peter Wells (Leslie Denison) leave for an expedition to the Himalaya region to exploreContinue reading “Review of “The Snow Creature” (1954)”

Review of “Night of the Lepus” (1972)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night lived up to its name. On the bright side, we’ve been buying enough pizza that we scored a freebie! It tastes better if it’s free, I think. We watched this gem with Svengoolie. Plot:Arizona rancher Cole Hillman’s (Rory Calhoun) land is plagued with rabbits. The rabbit overpopulation resulted fromContinue reading “Review of “Night of the Lepus” (1972)”

Review of “The Third Visitor” (1951)

For Saturday pizza and bad movie night, we came up with something a little different. Plot: Police identify a body found at the home of Ricard Carling (Karel Stepanek) as that of Carling himself, though the face has been so badly mutilated it’s hard to be sure. The viewer has seen two people come toContinue reading “Review of “The Third Visitor” (1951)”

Review of “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie. So damn hot. Maybe we should have given up and just had ice cream in an ice Jacuzzi. Plot: (Stop me if you’ve heard this one before….) This movie’s take on Mary Shelley’s book begins with a priest (Alex Gallier) visiting a man (Peter Cushing) in prisonContinue reading “Review of “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957)”

Review of “Night Monster” (1942)

(…Delayed…) Saturday pizza and bad movie night. Started adding salad. Not a bad idea. Saw the movie with Svengoolie. Plot: In one troubling early scene, emotionally troubled Margaret Ingston (Fay Helm) comes across the imperious housekeeper, Sarah Judd (Doris Lloyd), trying to clean blood stains out of the carpeting on the stairs. She tells herContinue reading “Review of “Night Monster” (1942)”

Review of “Creature with the Atom Brain” (1955)

Saturday night pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie, a bit delayed. Guess I need some of those atom rays to help me on my way. Not interesed in dying first to get them though. Plot: The opening credits roll over shots of an expressionless man (an uncredited Karl “Killer” Davis) walking down a woodedContinue reading “Review of “Creature with the Atom Brain” (1955)”