Review of “Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1953)

This is this week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering. Silly. Plot: Slim (Bud Abbott) and Tubby (Lou Costello) are American police officers sent over Great Britain to learn British police methods. Vicky Edwards (Helen Westcott) is a suffragist, leading a rally in a park. Newspaperman Bruce Adams (Craig Stevens) is curious to seeContinue reading “Review of “Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1953)”

Review of “War of the Colossal Beast” (1958)

This week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering is a sequel to 1957’s The Amazing Colossal Man. It’s worth a second glass of wine to dull the pain. Plot: The dramatic over-the-top opening score with piccolos and tympani lets the viewer know within a few frames that this movie will be chock full of melodrama.Continue reading “Review of “War of the Colossal Beast” (1958)”

Review of “I Saw What You Did” (1965)

This is this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. We watched it with Svengoolie and a yummy merlot. Plot: Dave Mannering (Leif Erickson) takes his wife Ellie (Patricia Breslin) to a business meeting out of town. At the last minute, their babysitter cancels, forcing them to leave their teenage daughter Libby (Andi Garrett) aloneContinue reading “Review of “I Saw What You Did” (1965)”

Review of “How to Make a Monster” (1958)

This was this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. We watched this with Svengoolie and polished off the good chardonnay. Plot:Pete Dumond (Robert H. Harris) and his assistant Rivero (Paul Brinegar) have been creating monster make-up for the movies for twenty-five years. He has just finished an excellent (…it’s in the eye of theContinue reading “Review of “How to Make a Monster” (1958)”

Review of “The Cult of the Cobra” (1955)

This was this week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering. We had a nice chardonnay. The moral of the story: don’t be a jerk, even when you think the other guy’s religion looks weird. Plot: In 1945, six U.S. airmen are about to return home from their deployment someplace in “Asia:” Sgt. Paul AbleContinue reading “Review of “The Cult of the Cobra” (1955)”

Review of “The Frozen Ghost” (1945)

This is this week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering. This pizza and wine were good, and the movie a bit weird. We watched it with Svengoolie Plot:Gregor the Great (Lon Chaney Jr.) performs as a mentalist, that is—at least in this context—one who is able to put another person into a trance. HeContinue reading “Review of “The Frozen Ghost” (1945)”

Review of “Fiend Without a Face” (1958)

This is this week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering, with more Cold War hokey monster movie atomic radiation/mad scientist vibes than you’d want to shake a stick at. I rather liked it. The pizza wasn’t too bad either, despite some distractions. We watched it with Svengoolie, who was—as ever—a fountain of information. Plot:Continue reading “Review of “Fiend Without a Face” (1958)”

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)”