Review of “House of Dracula” (1945)

This is this Saturday night’s pizza and bad movie offering. We’d seen this before but barely remembered it. Many things—and actors appeared in other movies. Plot: It’s not Dracula’s house. It’s the seaside castle-like estate of one saintly Dr. Franz Edelman (Onslow Stevens) outside the (fictional) village of Visaria. One night a large bat fliesContinue reading “Review of “House of Dracula” (1945)”

Review of “Frankenstein 1970” (1958)

Our Saturday pizza and bad movie was a return to an old friend, both in monster and actor. Svengoolie didn’t disappoint. Plot: The opening scene of this black-and-white flick shows a young blond woman, Carolyn Hayes (Jana Lund), pursued by a lumbering man whose face is not shown (Mike Lane). The young woman backs intoContinue reading “Review of “Frankenstein 1970” (1958)”

Review of “Indestructible Man” (1956)

This is this week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering. Plot: Told in flashback by the investigating detective, Lt. Dick Chasen (Max Showalter billed as Casey Adams), this depicts the last days of convicted criminal  Charles “Butcher” Benton (Lon Chaney Jr.). Benton’s *cough* lawyer, Paul Lowe (Ross Elliott), breaks the news to him inContinue reading “Review of “Indestructible Man” (1956)”

Review of “Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster” (1965)

This is this week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering. Good thing the pizza and cabernet were good. Plot:Bald Dr. Nadir (Lou Cutell) informs Princess Marcuzan (Marilyn Hanold) that they continue to hear “a modulated hydrogen frequency signal of twenty-one centimeters.” When the Princess asks what that means, Dr. Nadir replies he’s not sure,Continue reading “Review of “Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster” (1965)”

Review of “House of Frankenstein” (1944)

This is this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. We watched it with Svengoolie and just about every frigging Universal monster. Plot: From the slot in his jail cell in Neustadt Prison, Doctor Gustav Niemann (Boris Karloff) grabs the throat of a jailer (an uncredited Charles Wagenheim) and demands chalk. From inside, the viewerContinue reading “Review of “House of Frankenstein” (1944)”

Review of “Son of Frankenstein” (1939)

This is this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie night offering, another classic. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot: In a German village, children run down a lane. One pauses to pick up a rock and throw it toward a building where a sign hangs warning Eingang Verboten. A man with wild hair and beardContinue reading “Review of “Son of Frankenstein” (1939)”

Review of “Frankenstein” (1931)

This week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering is a film about as classic as they come. The clip you’ve probably seen of Boris Karloff’s (as the monster) fingers twitching while Colin Clive, as Henry Frankenstein, dances around crying, “It’s alive!” is from this movie. The scene is imitated and parodied so often it’s easyContinue reading “Review of “Frankenstein” (1931)”

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 Curse of Frankenstein” (1957)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie. So damn hot. Maybe we should have given up and just had ice cream in an ice Jacuzzi. Plot: (Stop me if you’ve heard this one before….) This movie’s take on Mary Shelley’s book begins with a priest (Alex Gallier) visiting a man (Peter Cushing) in prisonContinue reading “Review of “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957)”