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 “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 “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 “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)”

Review of “Werewolf of London” (1935)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie. Is it too much to say it was a howl? Plot: Respected London botanist Dr. Wilfred Glendon (Henry Hull) has found a rare plant in Tibet, Mariphasa lupino lumino (or maybe Mariphasa lumina lupine, as it’s referred to later), which only blooms in the moonlight. A camel-ridingContinue reading “Review of “Werewolf of London” (1935)”

Review of “The Land Unknown” (1957)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie. Oh, brother. The pizza was good. Plot: The Navy is sending an expedition to Antarctica amid stories of an area of warm water in the interior. A helicopter is sent to survey the area, with Commander Alan Roberts (Jock Mahoney), a geophysicist, in command. The pilot isContinue reading “Review of “The Land Unknown” (1957)”

Review of “The Wolf Man” (1941)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night. And Svengoolie! A classic. A howler. And the pizza wasn’t too bad, either. Plot: After the death of his older brother, Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney) returns from America to Wales to see his estranged father, Sir John Talbot (Claude Rains). While helping his father install parts of a telescope—LarryContinue reading “Review of “The Wolf Man” (1941)”

Review of “Just Before Dawn” (1946)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night. Yum. Plot: After hours inside the Ganss Funeral Home, two sinister-looking men meet. One hands the other what appears to be a kit containing a syringe and a small glass bottle marked “insulin.” “It’s not what it says on the label,” one man tells the other. In the nextContinue reading “Review of “Just Before Dawn” (1946)”

Review of “The Man With Nine Lives” (1940)

Saturday night pizza and bad movie. The usual pepperoni, pineapple, and—on my side— jalapeno. And Svengooli. Plot: The opening title card scroll describes a new form of medical treatment: “frozen therapy.” Enter our hero, Dr. Tim Mason (Roger Pryor), detailing the technique to an audience of his learned colleagues. It’s still in the early phases,Continue reading “Review of “The Man With Nine Lives” (1940)”