Review of “The Ghoul” (1933)

This week’s pizza and bad movie selection is delayed by a week because I once again came down with pneumonia, something I have a penchant for. At first glance, this appears to be an old-fashioned horror flick, but the truth is a little more complicated. Plot: A man wearing a fez with stained skin andContinue reading “Review of “The Ghoul” (1933)”

Review of “It! The Terror from Beyond Space” (1958)

This week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering is a cheap black-and-white 50s space disaster flick, hearkening back to the war movies of a decade earlier. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot:  The credits roll over an illustration of a crunched cylindrical spaceship on an extraterrestrial plane surrounded by craggy mountains. The viewer is informedContinue reading “Review of “It! The Terror from Beyond Space” (1958)”

Review of “The Haunted Strangler” (1958)

This week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering is a black-and-white horror flick with monster movie great, Boris Karloff. Plot: The film opens in 1860 at Newgate Prison for the occasion of the hanging of Edward Styles (an uncredited Michael Atkinson), known as the Haymarket Strangler. Styles was convicted of killing five women. The crowdContinue reading “Review of “The Haunted Strangler” (1958)”

Review of “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers” (1956)

This is another of our Saturday pizza and bad movie offerings. We watched the flick with Svengoolie. This flick was a super serious, if a bit improbable, good ol’ rendition of those horrible critters from Outer Space who want our earth, donchya know.  Plot: Dr. Russell Marvin (Hugh Marlowe) is riding back to work atContinue reading “Review of “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers” (1956)”

Review “Frogs” (1972)

This is an “eco-horror” film from 1972 with a message: the critters of the world have had their fill of pollutin’ humans, and it’s payback time. The dearly beloved and I watched it as our Saturday bad movie and pizza offering. The $7.99 bottle of cab from Costco grew on me. Plot: The movie opensContinue reading “Review “Frogs” (1972)”

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 “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 “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 “Blood of Dracula” (1957)

This week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering is a black and white vampire tale set in a girls’ school that involves not even a whiff of Dracula. Forbidden topics include cigarette smoking. The trailer hints at lesbianism, but the movie was made in 1957—you know, before such things existed. An interesting ploy. Plot: Eighteen-year-oldContinue reading “Review of “Blood of Dracula” (1957)”

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)”