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Holy shit, TCM Underground delivers! I haven't seen this movie since it was originally released and we went to the dive-in to watch it. Joe Namath is C.C. and Company! Ann-Margaret provides the T&A. As I recall it was released with the Glen Campbell flick Norwood in a double feature.

 

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TCM Fright Favorites - Fridays in October

https://www.tcm.com/articles/Programming Article/020752/fright-favorites-fridays-in-october

Could 2020 feel more like a real-life horror movie? That's why TCM is bringing you the best classic, spine-tingling chills to escape into and shut out the real world for a few hours. TCM host Ben Mankiewicz is joined by David J. Skal, critic and author of TCM's horror anthology Fright Favorites: 31 Movies to Haunt Your Halloween and Beyond, in presenting a weekly evening featuring some of classic cinema's eeriest, creepiest and most terrifying films.
 

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Skal is a cultural historian known for his research and analysis of horror literature and films. His published works include Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen (1990); The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror (1993); Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning, Hollywood's Master of the Macabre (1995); V is for Vampire: The A to Z Guide to Everything Undead (1996); Screams of Reason: Mad Science and Modern Culture (1998); Death Makes a Holiday: A Cultural History of Halloween (2002); and Claude Rains: An Actor's Voice (2008).

This scary festival leading up to All Hallows' Eve is divided into categories beginning with the David J. Skal Frightmare, which opens with the original Dracula (1931). This first sound adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel was released through Universal Pictures and stars Bela Lugosi as the definitive vampire who "never drinks...wine."

Skal's creepfest also spotlights Cat People (1942), the first of a series of striking, low-budget horror films produced by Val Lewton at RKO and directed by Jacques Tourneur. This one concerns a Serbian-born woman (Simone Simon) who takes on the characteristics of a cat when her emotions are aroused. Also screening are House on Haunted Hill (1959) and The Haunting (1963).

Back from the Grave features such visits with the undead as The Ghoul (1933), a British horror film starring Boris Karloff as an Egyptologist who rises from his tomb to wreak revenge on those who have violated his final resting place. The distinguished cast includes Cedric Hardwicke and Ralph Richardson.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) is the independent zombie picture, directed, co-written and photographed by George A. Romero, that became a major cult classic and spawned a series of money-making sequels. This original is set in rural Pennsylvania, where an army of cannibalistic corpses attack a group of people seeking shelter in a farmhouse.

Also screening: Mark of the Vampire (1935) and Black Sleep (1956).

Horror Anthologies include Dead of Night (1945), a five-part British collection best remembered for the episode where Michael Redgrave plays a ventriloquist dealing with an evil dummy; Twice-Told Tales (1963), a three-part American movie based on stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, with each episode starring Vincent Price; and Black Sabbath (1963), a three-part production from Italian horror specialist Mario Bava dramatizing stories by Chekhov, Tolstoy and Guy de Maupassant, with Boris Karloff introducing each episode and playing a vampire in one of them.

Among our Creature Features, all drawn from the 1950s, is RKO's The Thing from Another World (1951). An unrecognizable James Arness plays a murderous alien discovered in a block of ice at an Arctic outpost by scientists and Air Force officers. The renowned Howard Hawks produced this gripping film and reportedly made uncredited contributions to the writing and direction.

Another of our terrifying beings is the Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), a prehistoric "gill-man" discovered by a geology expedition exploring along the Amazon River. This Universal production stars Richard Carlson as an ichthyologist and Julia Adams (before she became "Julie") as the beauty with whom the creature falls in love.

Also screening: The Blob (1958) and The Tingler (1959).

Deals with the Devil include the one struck in Eye of the Devil (1966) by a vineyard owner (David Niven) who resorts to pagan rituals to save the crops on his French estate. The cast of this MGM film includes Deborah Kerr as Niven's worried wife and Sharon Tate as a comely witch.

The Wicker Man (1973) is a highly regarded British film that falls into the classification of "folk horror" with its story of a police sergeant (Edward Woodward) investigating the disappearance of a young girl on a Hebridean island, where he discovers that the citizens practice paganism. Robin Hardy directs a cast that includes Christopher Lee as the island's leader.

Also screening: The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) and The Devil Rides Out (1968).


 

 

10/2 - David J. Skal Frightmare
Dracula (1931) 
Cat People (1942) 
House on Haunted Hill (1959) 
The Haunting (1963)

10/9 - Back from the Grave
The Ghoul (1933) 
The Black Sleep (1956) 
Mark of the Vampire (1935) 
Night of the Living Dead (1968)

10/16 - Horror Anthologies
Dead of Night (1944) 
Twice-Told Tales (1963) 
Black Sabbath (1963)

10/23 - Creature Features
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) 
The Blob (1958) 
The Tingler (1959) 
The Thing from Another World (1951)

10/30 - Deals with the Devil
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) 
Eye of the Devil (1966) 
The Devil Rides Out (1968) 
The Wicker Man (1974)

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On 11/2/2019 at 8:56 AM, Onboard 2.0 said:

Saw Elvis Costello last week. He sat at the piano, and started talking about the man from Riddle, Arkansas, talking about how he wanted to play the role, and then broke into a face in the crowd.  A Face In The Crowd is among my top 10 or 20 movies.

Just watched Costello on Colbert and he's written a musical version of A Face in the Crowd that's going to be on Broadway next year.

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Bogey Day. I've watched Petrified Forest, San Quentin, They Drive By Night and working on The Maltese Falcon right now. The Big Sleep and Treasure of the Sierra Madre are up next.

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48 minutes ago, RPM said:

Last night was a tribute to Sean Connery. Missed the Bond films but caught The Hill, Marnie and The Man Who Would Be King. Never watched the last two before, but had seen bits and pieces. Fantastic movies.

Yeah total BS that the man who would be king was such an early morning showing. It's my favorite non Bond Connery flick, along with the Hill. I woke upon, and caught it from the Kiber pass scene in.

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It's wartime aviation day! Watching Tb Hunter in Lafayette Escadrill now. Ace of Aces (Richard Dix) is up next followed by The Dawn Patrol (Basil Rathbone, Errol Flynn & David Niven) this is a MUST SEE film. Those are followed up by post WW1 Naval aviators in Flight Command with Robert Taylor then Fighter Squadron with Edmund O'Brien and Robert Stack flying P-47s across Europe.

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Not TCM, but SonyHD channel has been sporadically showing Sahara, Humphrey Bogart WWII tank movie. It is such an under the radar movie for a Bogey film, which rarely ever shows on TV. I think it's supposed to be on Wednesday at 1:50PM in case you want to set a dvr. Really good war flick.

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9 hours ago, RPM said:

Loving watching Laurel and Hardy this month. 

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They've been running a great little L&H documentary between movies.  It's funny how they influenced others  little bits in scenes.  Their talents were much more sophisticated than it appears in the movies.

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Action in the North Atlantic - Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey along with the typical Warner Bros troupe including Alan Hale, Sr are merchant seamen in early WW2 dodging U-Boats. It's pure wartime propaganda hoke, but it's seagoing greatness.

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32 minutes ago, RPM said:

Action in the North Atlantic - Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey along with the typical Warner Bros troupe including Alan Hale, Sr are merchant seamen in early WW2 dodging U-Boats. It's pure wartime propaganda hoke, but it's seagoing greatness.

Jingo all the way

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49 minutes ago, RPM said:

Action in the North Atlantic - Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey along with the typical Warner Bros troupe including Alan Hale, Sr are merchant seamen in early WW2 dodging U-Boats. It's pure wartime propaganda hoke, but it's seagoing greatness.

I have seen this a couple of times. The hokiness is what is so endearing of these period movies. Love them all.

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5 hours ago, RPM said:

Action in the North Atlantic - Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey along with the typical Warner Bros troupe including Alan Hale, Sr are merchant seamen in early WW2 dodging U-Boats. It's pure wartime propaganda hoke, but it's seagoing greatness.

Like Sahara, another great Bogey film that is rarely shown.

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On 1/16/2021 at 12:22 PM, RPM said:

Action in the North Atlantic - Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey along with the typical Warner Bros troupe including Alan Hale, Sr are merchant seamen in early WW2 dodging U-Boats. It's pure wartime propaganda hoke, but it's seagoing greatness.

Alan Hale Sr is one of my favorites along with Ward Bond.

Both in so many movies and are great in all of them. 

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36 minutes ago, miguelito said:

Tomorrow, they're showing a bunch of movies with "Joe" in the title. 

Get it?

They're just Biden time until they can come up with a real theme.

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Ernest Hemmingway's The Killers (1964) with Lee Marvin, Angie Dickenson, Clu Gulager and in his final performance Ronald Reagan. First color noir film I've seen (and other than the original story, it isn't noir) but it was worth it for this.

 

 

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21 hours ago, RPM said:

Ernest Hemmingway's The Killers (1964) with Lee Marvin, Angie Dickenson, Clu Gulager and in his final performance Ronald Reagan. First color noir film I've seen (and other than the original story, it isn't noir) but it was worth it for this.

 

 

Good film and it was cool to see Clu Gulager interviewed by Eddie afterwards.

Seems to be in good shape and still has a great sense of humor.

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10 minutes ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

Hope they do.  In the meantime... It Happened One Night just started. Unfortunately it's opposite GRANT on the History Channel.

Gable, Colbert... not a hard choice.

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Just now, Onboard 2.0 said:

Yeah true, true, but I've seen it a dozen times, I haven't seen the GRANT series yet.

Neither have I, but it's something I can stream when nothing else is on. Something else is on.

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