Review of “Alien Species” (1996)

Plot: This opens with a white blob approaching earth from space and a voiceover about a prophecy about a mighty armada dominating the earth in the year 1999. A whole lot of trouble happens. The destruction of all mankind, blah, blah, blah… Max Poindexter (Aaron Jettleson) (good character name) and Holly Capers (Barbara Fierentino) areContinue reading “Review of “Alien Species” (1996)”

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 “Nightmare Alley” (1947)

This was our Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. The movie was good, but boy, was it depressing little film noir. Plot: Stanton “Stan” Carlisle (Tyrone Power) finds himself fascinated by everything at the carnival. How does one sink so low as to work as the “geek,” eating live chickens? “It can happen,” says MadamContinue reading “Review of “Nightmare Alley” (1947)”

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 “King Kong Escapes” (1967)

This was this week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering. This pizza was good, and we had a nice cab. The flick was more Saturday afternoon fare. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot:Mad scientist/Bond villain Dr. Who (not that one) (Hideyo Amamoto), who sometimes spells his name Dr. Hu or Dr. Wu, has createdContinue reading “Review of “King Kong Escapes” (1967)”

Review of “Lost Continent” (1951)

This is this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. We watched it via Mystery Science Theater 3000. Plot: An unmanned experimental atomic-powered rocket has disappeared somewhere in the South Pacific. Major Joe Nolan (Cesar Romero) and Lieutenant Danny Wilson (Chick Chandler) are called upon to ferry a team of scientists responsible for the rocketContinue reading “Review of “Lost Continent” (1951)”

Review of “Mighty Joe Young” (1949)

Alas! The tummy has been complaining, so I had to forgo the jalapenos on the pizza for this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie night. But there was still Svengoolie. Plot: Seven-year-old Jill Young (Lora Lee Michel), living with her widowed father in “darkest” Africa, trades her toys, some jewelry, and her daddy’s flashlight forContinue reading “Review of “Mighty Joe Young” (1949)”

Review of “Tarantula” (1955)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie featured a 50s black-and-white mad scientist and monster flick—and some unfortunate sheep. Plot:The opening scenes show a deformed man (an uncredited Eddie Parker) stumbling through a desert. Dressed in striped pajamas, he’s obviously near death and soon collapses near a highway. The camera pans away from him,Continue reading “Review of “Tarantula” (1955)”

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 Third Visitor” (1951)

For Saturday pizza and bad movie night, we came up with something a little different. Plot: Police identify a body found at the home of Ricard Carling (Karel Stepanek) as that of Carling himself, though the face has been so badly mutilated it’s hard to be sure. The viewer has seen two people come toContinue reading “Review of “The Third Visitor” (1951)”