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For the first time in Svengoolie's career and the history of his show, he is proud to present an A-list horror movie from Warner Bros. starring Vincent Price, it's "House of Wax" (1953). It's the first American made studio film to be filmed in the 3-D process and shot in technicolor. Of course, the film features Carolyn Jones and Charles Bronson (Charles Buchinsky) in the film. It aired on Saturday, March 30, on Svengoolie at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific, 7:00 p.m. Central on MeTV.

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We are back at the "House of Dracula" (1945) from Universal Pictures. Starring: John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr. and Glenn Strange. It aired on Saturday, April 6, on Svengoolie at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific, 7:00 p.m. Central on MetTV.

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From Columbia Pictures, we present the sequel to "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" with "Son of Dr. Jekyll" (1951). It aired on Saturday, April 13, on Svengoolie at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific, 7:00 p.m. Central on MeTV.

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Yesterday, Svengoolie aired, "Valley of the Dragons" (1961) that is loosely based on a Jules Verne short story that utilizes stock footage from "One Million B.C." (1940) and "Rodan" (1956). It's air date was Saturday, April 20, on Svengoolie at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific, 7:00 p.m. Central on MeTV.

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11 hours ago, BLACHEFAN said:

Yesterday, Svengoolie aired, "Valley of the Dragons" (1961) that is loosely based on a Jules Verne short story that utilizes stock footage from "One Million B.C." (1940) and "Rodan" (1956). It's air date was Saturday, April 20, on Svengoolie at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific, 7:00 p.m. Central on MeTV.

The fact that the twenty year old footage still looked so good even when blown up for widescreen shows what a good job the makers of One Million B.C. did in 1940. (By contrast, the Rodan footage looked kind of grainy and unimpressive, though I know that color films don't always render well in black and white.) The whole "carried off by a comet" thing was one of the sillier things Jules Verne came up with, but it was fun to watch.

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1 hour ago, DougieB said:

The fact that the twenty year old footage still looked so good even when blown up for widescreen shows what a good job the makers of One Million B.C. did in 1940. (By contrast, the Rodan footage looked kind of grainy and unimpressive, though I know that color films don't always render well in black and white.) The whole "carried off by a comet" thing was one of the sillier things Jules Verne came up with, but it was fun to watch.

"Valley of the Dragons" is a very good example of stock footage movie making- love how the two guys have to end up dressed as cave men in order to blend with the 1940 scenes.

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This Saturday, Svengoolie will air "The Blob" (1958) starring Steve McQueen at 8:00 pm Eastern/Pacific, 7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

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It's Alive! It's a whole month of Frankenstein in May with the one that started it all. On May 4, the event starts with the original Universal classic, "Frankenstein" (1931) starring Boris Karloff. On, May 11, the monster is in search of his mate in "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester. On May 18, terror meets laughs as "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., and Glenn Strange as the monster. On May 25, the whole event ends with "The Ghost of Frankenstein" (1942). Every Saturday in May 8:00 pm Eastern/Pacific, 7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

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In 2003, the American Film Institute aired 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains. The special was hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger on CBS. Here are the results of who was on the 50 heroes and villains list:

https://www.afi.com/Docs/100Years/handv100.pdf

If the American Film Institute had updated their list post-2003, who would your picks for 50 heroes and villains be? They could be characters from recent films or rediscovered films or cult classics.

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I find it interesting to look at the lists from the American Film Institute and wonder what would happen if the other lists from the television specials that aired over the years would be updated to feature new additions or films that ave not been added to the lists.

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It's the Old West versus the Old Country! It's the genre-hybrid mashup film starring: John Carradine. It's two infamous baddies in the middle of a standoff duel for two legendary characters. "Billy the Kid vs. Dracula" (1966). It will air Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 pm Eastern/Pacific, 7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

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Next Saturday, Svengoolie will return to the mechanical demon from HELL! It's "The Car" (1977). Starring James Brolin at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Pacific on MeTV.

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On Saturday, Svengoolie aired the camp science fiction classic, "Attack of the 50 FT. Woman" (1958). Starring Allison Hayes at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Pacific on MeTV.

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This upcoming Saturday, Svengoolie will present the Ray Harryhausen film, "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" (1953). Saturday at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Pacific on MeTV.

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Last Saturday was Svengoolie's 40th Anniversary of being on the air, even though it was not continuous. He was able to make appearances on radio, fan conventions and television appearances.

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Next Saturday on Svengoolie, Christopher Lee stars in the Hammer film version of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll" (1960). Saturday at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

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This Saturday on Svengoolie, it's another horror fest from Hammer Studios "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb" (1964). This film will no doubt send a shiver down your spines. Saturday at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

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The Giant people are back in "Village of the Giants" (1965). Starring Ron Howard, Johnny Crawford, Beau Bridges, and more. It premiered on Svengoolie last night at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

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Next Saturday on Svengoolie, a classic science fiction film from M-G-M is landing for the very first time in more than twenty years in Berwyn. It's "Forbidden Planet" (1956). Starring Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Robby the Robot. Saturday at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

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2 hours ago, BLACHEFAN said:

Next Saturday on Svengoolie, a classic science fiction film from M-G-M is landing for the very first time in more than twenty years in Berwyn. It's "Forbidden Planet" (1956). Starring Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Robby the Robot. Saturday at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

A 2 hour block for a 1 hour and 39 minute movie plus commercials plus Svengoolie skits? I suspect that this movie will be trimmed a bit.

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4 hours ago, LiamCasey said:

A 2 hour block for a 1 hour and 39 minute movie plus commercials plus Svengoolie skits? I suspect that this movie will be trimmed a bit.

Forbidden Planet is a Sci-Fi film that TCM shows from time-to-time (and TCM doesn't feature this genre much);  better than watching a hacked up version with commercials.  

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This week on Svengoolie, it's "The Evil of Frankenstein" (1964) starring Peter Cushing. Saturday at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

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On Saturday night, Svengoolie aired "House of Wax" (1953) Starring Vincent Price at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

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This Saturday on Svengoolie, blond haired kids take over a small english village and it's up to George Sanders to stop them in "Village of the Damned" (1960). Saturday at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

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Next Saturday on Svengoolie, Joan Crawford returns after she is released from the loony bin and she is committing murders again after she was put into a "Strait-Jacket" (1964). Saturday at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on MeTV.

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