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May 2017 TCM Spotlight Creature Features

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#1 BLACHEFAN

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 01:32 PM

I was also thinking of something that TCM has never done before. They should have done a spotlight focusing on grind house films from the 1930s up until the 1970s. They range from different genres from moral story propaganda films to educational pictures to film noir, to nudie cuties, to teensploitaion, to beach party flicks, to biker films, to roughies, to gore fest, to prison films, to blaxploitation, to nazi exploitation.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 01:29 PM

I was looking up a great monster flick that could have made it more interesting. The Alligator People (1959) starring Lon Chaney Jr. The story is hokey and the tone and style of it is pretty camp. But it is something to think about since it is a late-night creature feature with something to look forward to. If it was added to the list.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:04 AM

Rodan (1958) is the story of a group of miners in Japan that end up discovering a Pteranodon that has woken up thanks to the atomic bomb tests from the United States. The film is inspired by incidents from the 1948 accident involving a man chasing a ufo only to get killed while in flight. Another inspiration for Rodan is the film Them! (1954) which will also be shown on this spotlight. It is a superb film and features some of the same cast and crew from Godzilla (1954) including director Ishiro Honda. For this film, I award it 4 out of 4 stars.  



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 05:12 PM

I have not seen the film Rodan (1958), but I got an update from my favorite horror host that he is screening the movie on his show on April 8. It will be my first time watching this monster movie. I have been watching Svengoolie on MeTv. He is funny, informative, and one of the smartest people in the world.



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 07:07 PM

The Marineland sequences are where they shot the gill man being held as a tourist attraction in Revenge of the Creature. It also was the same place where Richard Carlson's character was working at in Creature from the Black Lagoon. That is not where the Gill man lives.



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:22 PM

Have any of you guys been to the theme park called Marineland in Florida? That's where they shot the sequences in Creature from the Black Lagoon and Revenge of the Creature. The park is still functional, but it's now a facility where you would have encounters with dolphins and play fun activities in the park.

 

I'm confused;   Wasn't Marineland a salt water park?   I know the one in So Cal was.

 

I ask because before you said "lives in the lake of Silver Springs in the Ocala county".     Lakes are freshwater and the original film's setting wasn't the ocean but inland water based locations (i.e. a fresh water lake),  right?

 

(Revenge, which I haven't seen in years has so ocean scenes if I recall correctly).



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:22 PM

Have any of you guys been to the theme park called Marineland in Florida? That's where they shot the sequences in Creature from the Black Lagoon and Revenge of the Creature. The park is still functional, but it's now a facility where you would have encounters with dolphins and play fun activities in the park.



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:45 PM

They should have the next TCM spotlight entitled The Best of the Worst. Films that are so bad, you just can't help but love them, no matter how flawed they may be.



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:43 PM

They should bring in the guys from Rifftrax to host the TCM spotlight Creature Features. Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett. They are excellent movie buffs and actors as well. I think of them as huge celebrities.



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:59 PM

As a Floridian, having the Gill Man as part of the Creature Features is a real honor. Since every other part of the globe has their own movie monster, we have one that lives in the lake of Silver Springs in the Ocala county. And we have our very own Universal Studios theme park in Orlando. So, it fits perfectly with the spotlight for May.

 

When I visited Silver Springs a number of times in nearby Ocala (Marion County) years ago, I pestered the tour guide with questions about Creature from the Black Lagoon.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:55 PM

As a Floridian, having the Gill Man as part of the Creature Features is a real honor. Since every other part of the globe has their own movie monster, we have one that lives in the lake of Silver Springs in the Ocala county. And we have our very own Universal Studios theme park in Orlando. So, it fits perfectly with the spotlight for May.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:59 AM

Every Thursday in May, starting at 8:00 pm, TCM is proud to spotlight 25 outstanding creature flicks featuring some of the iconic and lesser known monster icons in the history of cinema.

 

 

 

Thursday May 4th

8:00 PM - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

9:30 PM - Revenge of the Creature (1955)

11:15 PM - King Kong (1933)

1:15 AM - Mothra (1961)

3:15 AM - The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

5:00 AM - Reptilicus (1961)

6:30 AM - The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)

 

Thursday May 11th

8:00 PM - Rodan (1958)

9:30 PM - The Black Scorpion (1957)

11:15 PM - The Deadly Mantis (1957) (TCM Premire) 

1:00 AM - The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)

2:45 AM - Empire Of The Ants (1977)

4:30 AM - The Giant Claw (1957)

 

 

Thursday May 18th

8:00 PM - Them! (1954)

9:45 PM - Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)

11:30 PM - It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)

1:00 AM - The Giant Behemoth (1959)

2:30 AM - The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues (1955)

4:00 AM - The Magnetic Monster (1953)

 

 

Thursday May 25th

8:00 PM - Tarantula (1955)

9:30 PM - Return of the Fly (1959)

11:15 PM - The Cosmic Monster (1958)

12:45 AM - The Wasp Woman (1960)

2:00 AM - Swamp Thing (1982)

4:00 AM - The Killer Shrews (1959)

 


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