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TCM Underground - 2019

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Here are the movies shown on TCM Underground in 2019:

January

  • Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971), Dir: Thomas Casey - January 4
  • Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Dir: Jim Jarmusch - January 4
  • The Robot vs the Aztec Mummy (1958), Dir: Rafael Portillo - January 11
  • The Mummy's Shroud (1967), Dir: John Gilling - January 11
  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker aka Night Warning(1981), Dir: William Asher - January 18
  • Strait-Jacket (1964), Dir: William Castle - January 18
  • (TCM Underground for the last week of January is preempted for special event scheduling)

February

TCM Underground programming preempted for 31 Days of Oscar

March

  • TCM Underground programming for the first Friday in March is preempted for 31 Days of Oscar
  • Rabid (1977), Dir: David Cronenberg - March 8
  • Scanners (1981), Dir: David Cronenberg - March 8
  • Another Son of Sam (1977), Dir: Dave Adams - March 15
  • Nightmare Honeymoon (1972), Dir: Elliott Silverstein - March 15
  • Lifeforce (1985), Dir: Tobe Hooper - March 22
  • Queen of Blood (1966), Dir: Curtis Harrington - March 22
  • Final Exam (1981), Dir: Jimmy Huston - March 29
  • Night School (1981), Dir: Ken Hughes - March 29

April

  • The Lawnmower Man (1992), Dir: Brett Leonard - April 5
  • The Terminal Man (1974), Dir: Mike Hodges - April 5
  • Lady Street Fighter (1981), Dir: James Bryan - April 12
  • Sister Street Fighter (1974), Dir: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi - April 12
  • Sisters (1973), Dir: Brian De Palma - April 19
  • Eyes of a Stranger (1981), Dir: Ken Wiederhorn - April 19
  • Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1996), Dir: Sarah Jacobson - April 26
  • I Was a Teenage Serial Killer (1993), Dir: Sarah Jacobson - April 26
  • I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987), Dir: John Elias - April 26

May

  • Mac and Me (1988), Dir: Stuart Raffill - May 3
  • The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987), Dir: Rod Amateau - May 3
  • River's Edge (1986), Dir: Tim Hunter - May 10
  • The Chocolate War (1988), Dir: Keith Gordon - May 10
  • Rappin' (1985), Dir: Joel Silberg - May 17
  • Beat Street (1984), Dir: Stan Lathan - May 17
  • Santa Claus (1959), Dir: Rene Cardona - May 24
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), Dir: Nicholas Webster - May 24
  • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974), Dir: John Hough - May 31
  • Outlaw Blues (1977), Dir: Richard Heffron - May 31

June

  • Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971), Dir: Thomas Casey - June 7
  • Who Slew Auntie Roo? (1971), Dir: Curtis Harrington - June 7
  • The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (1958), Dir: Rafael Portillo - June 14
  • The Mummy (1959), Dir: Terence Fisher - June 14
  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981), Dir: William Asher - June 21
  • Fast Walking (1982), Dir: James B. Harris - June 21
  • Myra Breckinridge (1970), Dir: Michael Sarne - June 28
  • Funeral Parade of Roses (1970), Dir: Toshio Matsumoto - June 28

 

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52 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Here are the movies shown on TCM Underground in 2019:

January

  • Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971), Dir: Thomas Casey - January 4

 

Well, I might have to check this out just to see one of those rare film appearances by Yanka Mann. Incidentally, for those who don't know anything about Yanka (which would be about 99.9% of the human race), her first name is from a European word for "Ann" ... but "Ann Mann" wouldn't work too well onscreen.

Mann was very good friends with Veronica Lake. The pair met in 1965 while doing a stage version of "Goodbye, Charlie" in Florida.  Lake even moved in with Mann and her husband at one point. Lake and Mann built a home in the backyard for stray cats (which makes them tops in my book). At one point, they had over 40 strays.

According to Mann, Lake enjoyed watching her films on tv, her favorite being I Married A Witch. Her favorite co-stars were Joel McCrea and Alan Ladd.

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Anyone watch SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS?

I found myself alternately laughing and shaking my head. Bits of it looked more like it was shot as a school PSA 😄.

I think if I had gone to a theater to see this one, I would have either fallen asleep or walked out.

It was a nice change from the 80's nightclub-style of Undergrounds we had in the past 6 months, though.

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I thought it was repulsive. Not a good Underground programming choice. Florida exploitation regulars Thomas Kerwin and Brad Grinter have small roles as cops and Kerwin's brother Harry was the production manager. What was a Sunshine State trash flick without them? Wayne Crawford went on to bigger things in the 1980s.

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Watching Strait-Jacket now on TCM.  This movie is pure gold.   I can't believe how good of a psycho-thriller this movie really is.   

Joan Crawford is absolutely fantastic in this one.   Really nails the role.   

Great William Castle movie.   

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