Review of “The Beast Must Die” (1974)

This is this week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie installment. Had some yummy prosecco I bought for our anniversary. Might have to get some more before the next anniversary. We saw this with Svengoolie. Plot:The movie opens with a lone black man (Calvin Lockhart) running through the woods, pursued by several white men deckedContinue reading “Review of “The Beast Must Die” (1974)”

Review of “Mystery of the Wax Museum” (1933)

This was this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering, an odd, gruesome little flick from 1933 with Fay Wray screaming without a giant ape around. Pinot noir helped—me, that is. I don’t think it did Ms. Wray or Lionel Atwill much good. Plot: In London, 1921, sculptor Ivan Igor (Ee-VAN I-gor) (Lionel Atwill) ownsContinue reading “Review of “Mystery of the Wax Museum” (1933)”

Review of “The Thing that Couldn’t Die” (1958)

This was our Saturday bad movie and pizza offering. The pizza was good, and the pinot noir helped. However, before the credits ran, the dearly beloved and I were discussing several different—and better—endings to the movie. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot: On her California ranch, Flavia McIntyre (Peggy Converse) has her niece, Jessica Burns,Continue reading “Review of “The Thing that Couldn’t Die” (1958)”

Review of “The Invisible Man Returns” (1940)

This is this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. The leading man spent most of his time invisible and in the buff. We tried a new wine last night, something called Lirac. It was nice, but definitely a one-glass wine. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot:The friends, family, and staff of Geoffrey Radcliffe (VincentContinue reading “Review of “The Invisible Man Returns” (1940)”

Review of “The Sandman” by E. T. A. Hoffmann

This is a classic horror story, first published in 1816 in a collection titled “Nachtstücke” (“Night Pieces”) by E. T. A. Hoffmann, a writer, composer, and caricaturist with a day job as a jurist. It remains one of his most often anthologized works in English—and little wonder. Even if the language is a bit thickContinue reading “Review of “The Sandman” by E. T. A. Hoffmann”

Review of “Why Aren’t Millennials Continuing Traditional Worship of the Elder Dark?” by Matt Dovey

“Like, all the suffering and hurt and injustice, that’s not coming from beyond the Pierced Veil, ya know? It’s caused by politicians and corporations on this side! People are blind to the roots of their problems, blaming it all on these creatures they’ve never even seen, right?”

Review of “Can you come out and play?” by Rick McQuiston

Plot: The narrator is mourning his wife, who died in childbirth. Two earlier pregnancies ended in stillbirths. While there was still hope, he whispered to his wife’s belly, “Can you come out and play?” Now, months later, the narrator is making himself some tea. He sees something moving in his yard but doesn’t want toContinue reading “Review of “Can you come out and play?” by Rick McQuiston”

Review of Island of Terror (1966)

As promised, monsters and cheesy specials effects. Saturday night pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie. Plot: On isolated Petrie Island off the Irish coast, Mrs. Bellows (Joyce Hemson) notices her husband Ian (Liam Gaffney) hasn’t come home. She contacts Constable John Harris (Sam Kydd) and asks him to go look for him. Meanwhile, oncologistContinue reading “Review of Island of Terror (1966)”

Review of “Night of the Lepus” (1972)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night lived up to its name. On the bright side, we’ve been buying enough pizza that we scored a freebie! It tastes better if it’s free, I think. We watched this gem with Svengoolie. Plot:Arizona rancher Cole Hillman’s (Rory Calhoun) land is plagued with rabbits. The rabbit overpopulation resulted fromContinue reading “Review of “Night of the Lepus” (1972)”

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)”