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 “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)”

Review of “The Land Unknown” (1957)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie. Oh, brother. The pizza was good. Plot: The Navy is sending an expedition to Antarctica amid stories of an area of warm water in the interior. A helicopter is sent to survey the area, with Commander Alan Roberts (Jock Mahoney), a geophysicist, in command. The pilot isContinue reading “Review of “The Land Unknown” (1957)”

Review of “The Brides of Dracula” (1960)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night. Yummy pizza, with a bit of nice doughy crust. Thanks, Dominos! And, of course, Svengoolie. Plot: Student Teacher Marianne Danielle (Yvonne Monlaur) is on her way from Paris to a new job teaching at a girls’ school in Transylvania. When they stop at an inn for a meal, aContinue reading “Review of “The Brides of Dracula” (1960)”

Review of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

This week’s offering of Saturday night pizza and bad movie night was a classic. We watched it with Svengoolie. Plot: While bringing the Princess Parisa home for their wedding at Baghdad, Sinbad stops at the island of Colossa for fresh water and supplies. While there, the crew notices enormous cloven footprints, and an entrance toContinue reading “Review of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)”

Review of “The Deadly Mantis” (1957)

Image from IMDB Saturday pizza and bad movie night with a Svengoolie rerun we’d never seen Plot: Somewhere in the South Seas, a volcano erupts. Nothing happens in isolation, of course. As they told us in junior high science class, lo, many years ago, “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” So,Continue reading “Review of “The Deadly Mantis” (1957)”

Review of “Munster, Go Home” (1966)

Image from IMDB Plot: Coming home from work at the funeral parlor one day, Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne) finds the family waiting for him. It seems there’s a letter from some lawyer in England. The late lord Munster has just shuffled off this mortal coil, and left his entire estate, including the title to—yep—Herman. AfterContinue reading “Review of “Munster, Go Home” (1966)”

Review of “This Island Earth” (1955)

Our traditional Saturday pizza and bad movie night makes for a bright spot in this stay at home business. Plot: Dr. Cal Meacham (Rex Reason) is an Air Force jet pilot and an electronics engineer working on a way to make atomic power more user friendly to Mr. and Mrs. Jones. On his way outContinue reading “Review of “This Island Earth” (1955)”

Review of “The Monolith Monsters” (1957)

  Saturday Pizza and Bad Movie Night: Plot: After a meteorite shatters unnoticed across a remote spot in the desert, geologist Ben Gilbert (Phil Harvey) comes across an odd rock in his travels in the desert and brings it back to the office. He can’t figure out what it is. He turns in for theContinue reading “Review of “The Monolith Monsters” (1957)”