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)”

Review of “The Spiral Staircase” (1946)

Plot: In turn-of-the-century New England, a mute woman named Helen (Dorothy McGuire) attends a (silent) film shown at a local inn. While she’s there, an unnamed woman (Myrna Dell) who limps (“a cripple”), an inn resident, is strangled by a man who’d hidden in her closet. This follows the murder of another woman, a “simple-mindedContinue reading “Review of “The Spiral Staircase” (1946)”

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 “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)”