Review of “The Raven” (1935)

This is our latest Saturday pizza and bad movie night offering, a black-and-white horror mad scientist flick that borrows many Edgar Allan Poe motifs. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot: Judge Thatcher’s (Samuel S. Hinds) daughter Jean (Irene Ware) crashes her car and receives life-threatening injuries. The doctors (uncredited Jonathan Hale and Walter Miller) agree onlyContinue reading “Review of “The Raven” (1935)”

Review of “X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)”

Our latest Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering has a mad scientist on the road to perdition. Back in the day, I watched this flick on broadcast TV. We watched it last night with Svengoolie. Plot: Dr. James Xavier (Ray Milland) wants humans to see further than the “visible” light spectrum. To this end,Continue reading “Review of “X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)””

Review of “Count Yorga, Vampire” (1970)

This is our Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. Yum. Pizza and prosecco. Plot: While the viewer watches an old-fashioned wooden coffin being hauled in the back of an old-fashioned pickup truck, a narrator describes the legend of the vampire. The truck drives the gates of a large estate. Donna (Donna Anders) has invited someContinue reading “Review of “Count Yorga, Vampire” (1970)”

Review of “Trilogy of Terror” (1975)

This is our latest Saturday pizza and bad movie offering, a made-for-TV flick consisting of three independent stories. Plot(s): Karen Black plays the main character in each of the three segments and plays a total of four separate roles. In the first segment (“Julie”), Julie Eldridge (Karen Black) is a dowdy literature teacher at aContinue reading “Review of “Trilogy of Terror” (1975)”

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)”

Books for the Library #14

This is the next group of books set aside for donation to the local library. I’ll be dropping this set off on September 15. If anyone wants any of these between then and now, let me know, and I’ll get it to you. As always, re-reading these books brings back happy memories. I hope theyContinue reading “Books for the Library #14”

Review “Trancers” (1984)

Svengoolie was yet again a rerun, a generically named Curse of Frankenstein, which I reviewed here: We tried another movie the dearly beloved saw a while ago. I remembered bits and pieces of it as well.   Plot:  In the year 2247, Trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) patrols the mean streets of Angel City, near sunken Los(t)Continue reading “Review “Trancers” (1984)”

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 “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)”