This should be interesting. Sven is showing Time Walker aka Being From Another Planet this Saturday.
I'm curious to see what he has to say about it -- hope I can watch it this week, damn the station keeps going out, so I missed my cowboy vampire movie last Sat.
I've been watching more of those Hammer House of Horrors episodes. Most of them have been fair at best, but The Two Faces of Evil was really good, really creepy. It was also directed by Alan 'Silent Scream' Gibson (sadly those were the only 2 episodes he filmed)
Post by TV's Cowboy on Jun 26, 2021 20:15:37 GMT -5
Watching Time Walker on Sven right now. He pointed out the jeweler who makes a brief appearance was LA Law's Alan Rachins. I mostly know him though from playing Clock King in Batman The Animated Series and Norman Osbourne in Spectacular Spider-Man. Thanks Sven for those tidbits!
EDIT-The cut of this movie they showed had a To Be Continued title card after the guy burns his hand......pffft yeah ok.
Post by Mighty Jack on Jun 27, 2021 13:46:09 GMT -5
Missed it again, hope I can catch the show next week because Sven's got a Universal Horror I haven't seen, She-Wolf of London.
I just saw that 1970s Hammer Films actor Shane Briant passed away (on my birthday, May 27).
"Shane Briant, who has died aged 74, was hailed as the new leading villain of Hammer Horror in the early 1970s, but after the studio foundered he emigrated to Australia and became a busy character actor." - msn obit (yeah, I know, I couldn't find any links without that damn cookie pop up. I just read these in Immersive Reader mode)
He also had a part in Hawk the Slayer, which Rifftrax covered.
A double-feature - first Svengoolie, then Creature Features, with guest Candace Hilligoss.
She-Wolf of London was rather bland, but it was interesting to see a young June Lockhart, I'm used to seeing her playing mother types (which Sven pointed out)
The Curse of the Living Corpse reminded me of a movie they did on Cinematic Titanic - Roy Scheider in his first movie chews the scenery. Hilligoss' memory fails her at times (Roy did do TV work before this) but she had interesting inside stories to tell (I'll put it in spoilers for those who want to watch it first)
it was she who helped get Scheider this job, they met in the theater and he was struggling to find work. She liked Roy but not his monkey And she spoke about one of the actresses, who helped finance the film and whose mansion they used to set the picture.
I saw Del Tenny's name in the credits, "Hey, it's the director of Horror of Party Beach", and it wasn't that bad, better than Party Beach.
Post by Mighty Jack on Jul 5, 2021 17:56:48 GMT -5
Yeah, it's one thing if you did that "son of" thing for a character, not a real guy who wasn't in costume.
And get some kind of approval from someone. Like Rich Koz, he didn't just take the name, the baton was passed and at some point he was encouraged by the original Sven to drop the son and just be "Svengoolie".
Speaking of which, next week it's William Castle, Joan Crawford and John Ireland (I love it already) in "I Saw What You Did". I wish Sven had a YouTube page so we could post his commercials here. They are fun (but you can see them on his web page)
Post by Mighty Jack on Jul 13, 2021 1:28:02 GMT -5
Beware the head of Nostradamus!
I Watched The Man Without a Body, from W. Lee Wilder. There are plot holes and complete lack of logic, and it's pretty dry at the start, but picks up once Nostradamus's head shows up. You can watch a nice looking print of the movie here...
Post by Mighty Jack on Jul 18, 2021 0:07:09 GMT -5
I'd already seen that episode of Svengoolie, so I skipped it. But Creature Features was fun (I got a laugh with Mr. Livingston and the grumpy octopus) - the movie was an awful Alien ripoff, with Klaus Kinski (who steals the show), they called it Titan Find, but Letterboxd has it listed under the title Creature (1985). Guest was Tracy the plumber (lol).