Review of “The Deadly Mantis” (1957)

Image from IMDB Saturday pizza and bad movie night with a Svengoolie rerun we’d never seen Plot: Somewhere in the South Seas, a volcano erupts. Nothing happens in isolation, of course. As they told us in junior high science class, lo, many years ago, “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” So,Continue reading “Review of “The Deadly Mantis” (1957)”

Review of “Munster, Go Home” (1966)

Image from IMDB Plot: Coming home from work at the funeral parlor one day, Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne) finds the family waiting for him. It seems there’s a letter from some lawyer in England. The late lord Munster has just shuffled off this mortal coil, and left his entire estate, including the title to—yep—Herman. AfterContinue reading “Review of “Munster, Go Home” (1966)”

Review of “The Smiling Ghost” (1941)

Another Saturday and another bad/fun movie. Image from IMDB Plot: Down on his luck and pinned inside his office by process servers, engineer Lucky Downing (Wayne Morris) places an ad in the paper that he’s willing to go anywhere and do anything legal. Most important to one reader, it notes he’s unmarried. Grandma Bentley (HelenContinue reading “Review of “The Smiling Ghost” (1941)”

Review of “The Thirteenth Guest” (1932)

Image courtesy of Pixabay For last week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie night, we chose a murder mystery with Fred Astaire’s future dance partner. I added jalapenos to my side of the pizza. Plot: Thirteen years before the action of the movie, the Morgan family held a dinner party for thirteen guests. Only twelveContinue reading “Review of “The Thirteenth Guest” (1932)”

Review of “The Crooked Circle” (1932)

This week, we had enough leftover pizza in the freezer we didn’t have to venture into the world to buy any more for Saturday pizza and bad movie night. Image from IMDB Plot: The Crooked Circle is a gang of criminals, engaging in thievery, counterfeiting, and other wayward and unproductive acts against society. Hot onContinue reading “Review of “The Crooked Circle” (1932)”

Review of “This Island Earth” (1955)

Our traditional Saturday pizza and bad movie night makes for a bright spot in this stay at home business. Plot: Dr. Cal Meacham (Rex Reason) is an Air Force jet pilot and an electronics engineer working on a way to make atomic power more user friendly to Mr. and Mrs. Jones. On his way outContinue reading “Review of “This Island Earth” (1955)”

Review of “Terror from the Year 5000” (1958)

This is the result of our latest Saturday night pizza and bad movie foray. The pizza was good. The movie—well— Plot: In isolation on an island off Florida, Professor Howard Erling (Frederic Downs), along with his financial backer Victor (John Stratton) work to break the time barrier. As the narrator has already informer the viewer,Continue reading “Review of “Terror from the Year 5000” (1958)”

Review of “The Bat Whispers” (1930)

Plot: Master criminal the Bat has the police flummoxed. He steals jewelry and pummels (sometimes kills) owners regardless of the precautions they and law enforcement take, often leaving taunting notes. He even issues warnings ahead of time. What a gentleman. After one especially brutal robbery, the Bat announces his retirement to the country. He’s givingContinue reading “Review of “The Bat Whispers” (1930)”

Review of “Teenagers from Outer Space”

Plot: Aliens have come to earth to find a place to graze their dangerous and fast-growing “gargons,” lobster-like critters they use for food. A pesky dog barks at their flying saucer when it lands, so crew member Thor (Bryan Grant—not the god) whips out his ray gun and zaps him. Poor Sparky is left asContinue reading “Review of “Teenagers from Outer Space””

Review of “The Monolith Monsters” (1957)

  Saturday Pizza and Bad Movie Night: Plot: After a meteorite shatters unnoticed across a remote spot in the desert, geologist Ben Gilbert (Phil Harvey) comes across an odd rock in his travels in the desert and brings it back to the office. He can’t figure out what it is. He turns in for theContinue reading “Review of “The Monolith Monsters” (1957)”