Review of “Kiss of the Vampire” (1963)

This is our latest Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering, a vampire flick with a lovely old castle and a creepy old owner with creepy kids who take flight when the sun gets too bright. Of course, the creepy old dude throws a masquerade party. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot: This opens withContinue reading “Review of “Kiss of the Vampire” (1963)”

Review of “The Raven” (1963)

This is the latest offering of our Saturday night pizza and bad movies, an odd little flick that didn’t take itself seriously. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot: It’s 1506. Magician Dr. Erasmus Craven (Vincent Price) has been mourning his wife, Lenore (Hazel Court), for two years. He keeps a photograph of her (A photographContinue reading “Review of “The Raven” (1963)”

Review of “Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man” (1951)

We had pizza and watched a bad movie with Svengoolie while waiting for Santa. Fortunately, we had enough leftovers we didn’t have to venture out. Plot: It’s graduation day 1951 at Dugan Detective School. Among those receiving diplomas are Bud Alexander (Bud Abbott) and Lou Francis (Lou Costello). Lou says, “This is the happiest dayContinue reading “Review of “Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man” (1951)”

Review of “Invisible Agent” (1942)

This week’s pizza and bad movie offering is a fair-to-middling black-and-white bit of war propaganda. The wine was yummy, and the pizza was hot. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot: Mild-mannered Frank Raymond (Jon Hall) is busy minding his print shop when four men barge in. They mention the name “Frank Griffin,”* lock the door,Continue reading “Review of “Invisible Agent” (1942)”

Review of “The Raven” (1935)

This is our latest Saturday pizza and bad movie night offering, a black-and-white horror mad scientist flick that borrows many Edgar Allan Poe motifs. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot: Judge Thatcher’s (Samuel S. Hinds) daughter Jean (Irene Ware) crashes her car and receives life-threatening injuries. The doctors (uncredited Jonathan Hale and Walter Miller) agree onlyContinue reading “Review of “The Raven” (1935)”

Review of “X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)”

Our latest Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering has a mad scientist on the road to perdition. Back in the day, I watched this flick on broadcast TV. We watched it last night with Svengoolie. Plot: Dr. James Xavier (Ray Milland) wants humans to see further than the “visible” light spectrum. To this end,Continue reading “Review of “X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)””

Review of “Count Yorga, Vampire” (1970)

This is our Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. Yum. Pizza and prosecco. Plot: While the viewer watches an old-fashioned wooden coffin being hauled in the back of an old-fashioned pickup truck, a narrator describes the legend of the vampire. The truck drives the gates of a large estate. Donna (Donna Anders) has invited someContinue reading “Review of “Count Yorga, Vampire” (1970)”

Review of “The Beast of Hollow Mountain” (1956)

For our Saturday pizza and bad movie night, we once again turned to Mystery Science Theater 3000. They did not disappoint. This was a color 1956 Claymation monster flick involving a love triangle, vaqueros, bad dudes, a fistfight in the town square smashing a lot of honest vendors’ stalls, and the heroics of (*sigh*) theContinue reading “Review of “The Beast of Hollow Mountain” (1956)”

Review of “Avalanche” (1978)

For our Saturday night pizza and bad movie, we ventured into Mystery Science Theater territory for this callback to disaster flicks of the 70s. I was rooting for the snow. The pizza and wine were good. Plot: Caroline Brace, formerly Shelby (Mia Farrow), checks into a newly opened ski resort and meets her former mother-in-law,Continue reading “Review of “Avalanche” (1978)”

Review of “Trilogy of Terror” (1975)

This is our latest Saturday pizza and bad movie offering, a made-for-TV flick consisting of three independent stories. Plot(s): Karen Black plays the main character in each of the three segments and plays a total of four separate roles. In the first segment (“Julie”), Julie Eldridge (Karen Black) is a dowdy literature teacher at aContinue reading “Review of “Trilogy of Terror” (1975)”