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On 11/20/2020 at 7:58 AM, Swithin said:

(Svengoolie needs to expand his library.)

I imagine all production has shut down the past 9 months. 

There's not much new in these Universal titles for the classic film fan who has seen these ad nauseam.

What would really work for me is if Svengoolie started showing horror films of the 70's/80's/90's. These are "old" now (same as the Universal classics were "old" to us in the 60's) and there are so many good/bad/ugly films I've never seen.

Syracuse has a 35mm horror festival every year* where I've seen several excellent 80's/90's sci fi/horror movies for the first time like POPCORN, FRIGHT NIGHT, TREMORS, etc. all perfect Sven fare. Bet they don't have the budget for it. But their parent company must have something worthwhile available.

*This year they held it at a Drive In Halloween weekend!

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16 minutes ago, TikiSoo said:

I imagine all production has shut down the past 9 months. 

There's not much new in these Universal titles for the classic film fan who has seen these ad nauseam.

What would really work for me is if Svengoolie started showing horror films of the 70's/80's/90's. These are "old" now (same as the Universal classics were "old" to us in the 60's) and there are so many good/bad/ugly films I've never seen.

Syracuse has a 35mm horror festival every year* where I've seen several excellent 80's/90's sci fi/horror movies for the first time like POPCORN, FRIGHT NIGHT, TREMORS, etc. all perfect Sven fare. Bet they don't have the budget for it. But their parent company must have something worthwhile available.

*This year they held it at a Drive In Halloween weekend!

Sven has been filming during the pandemic, since he's made reference to it. It's just a question of getting some new (old) films. 

Some excellent horror films were made in the period you mention, though many of them were unsatisfying, in that they were made with hopes of sequels, and so didn't provide decent endings.  I would like to see a mini-series of Day-George horror films; as well as Mary Woronov's film.

There's still a lot of early stuff that Sven has never shown, and it can't be expensive to rent. 

Much of the old Shock Theater library hasn't been seen that often:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_Theater

Hasn't Sven shown Tremors? It's been on a lot recently, perhaps on some other show. Not my favorite sort of horror, though.

 

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TREMORS has been shown so frequently on other stations that nobody much might tune in if Sven shows it.  As for tonight.....

Looks like I'm hitting my movie library tonight, IF nothing else SOMEWHERE else doesn't interest me....

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On Svengoolie tomorrow, November 28, 2020:

Just to spice it up, there is a theory that there is a gay subtext to this film; or at any rate a character who is depicted as stereotypically gay. I don't remember the details well enough to offer an opinion on that.

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12 hours ago, Swithin said:

On Svengoolie tomorrow, December 5, 2020:

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this was the most consistently respectful sequel hammer ever made to a previous film.

the baron is a hoot in the graveyard with some unkempt lowlife exhuming his grave.

best scene in any hammer movie...

"how do you do...

I'm Baron Frankenstein."

:D

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) â Mike's Take On the Movies â¦â¦â¦.  Rediscovering Cinema's Past

the definitive BARON VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) | Midnight Only

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On 12/4/2020 at 9:18 PM, NipkowDisc said:

the baron is a hoot in the graveyard with some unkempt lowlife exhuming his grave.

best scene in any hammer movie...

"how do you do...

I'm Baron Frankenstein."

...and the guy falls into the grave, dead! 🤡

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On Svengoolie tomorrow, December 12, 2020:

A very good movie with a great cast and some unusual features, like a sympathetic talking werewolf who dresses nice and evidently does his master's laundry.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Swithin said:

On Svengoolie tomorrow, December 12, 2020:

A very good movie with a great cast and some unusual features, like a sympathetic talking werewolf who dresses nice and evidently does his master's laundry.

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both Return of the Vampire and Mark of the Vampire are better than Lugosi's original Dracula.

ROTV coulda been better though with more interaction with andreas the werewolf.

I'd like to have seen him sneak into her study and scare the hell out of Lady Ainsley.

 

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2 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

both Return of the Vampire and Mark of the Vampire are better than Lugosi's original Dracula.

Well I disagree about that. Dracula is the greatest, but Return of the Vampire is a fine film. I'm not a fan of Mark of the Vampire. Of course for me, Dracula's Daughter is probably my favorite vampire film.

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Andreas, you are a complete and utter fool...

There's a Stooges short where they are portraying Hitler types and Curly lists the vital installations that have been bombed, one of them being cemeteries.  I think of this every time I watch Return of the Vampire because the bombers do indeed target the English cemeteries. 

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1 hour ago, Janet0312 said:

Andreas, you are a complete and utter fool...

There's a Stooges short where they are portraying Hitler types and Curly lists the vital installations that have been bombed, one of them being cemeteries.  I think of this every time I watch Return of the Vampire because the bombers do indeed target the English cemeteries. 

Who me? But I'm so cute! Don't you just want to pet me and cuddle me?

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An unusual feature of Return of the Vampire is that the Van Helsing-type character is a woman. It would be interesting to program a series of horror films in which a woman is in an uncharacteristic role, like Frieda Inescort in Return of the Vampire.  Laura Bowman as Dr. Helen Jackson in Son of Ingagi is another pioneering woman in the field, though she's the mad doctor.

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38 minutes ago, Bronxgirl48 said:

I just love Frieda Inescort and Miles Mander in this.  They're so -- English!

  

They both came from well-connected families. Inescort's father was a Scottish journalist, her mother was a respected actress.  Mander's family was quite prominent in the Midlands.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mander_family

 

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On Svengoolie tomorrow, December 19, 2020:

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I've seen this, but don't remember much about it apart from the fact that I remember it as a comedy. Excellent supporting cast, in addition to those on the poster, includes Edward Brophy, Donald MacBride, Maria Montez, Charles Lane, Mary Gordon, Thurston Hall, Margaret Hamilton, Shemp Howard.

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I watched much of THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (1940) and unsure if I'd seen it before... yet, I recognized JOHN BARRYMORE made up looking older than he might've but the voice, that nose!  Ah, I was sad to see how low his acting career had sunk.  And he still delivered the goods in a kind-of clunker.  Awesome cast of supporters.

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On 12/7/2019 at 9:24 AM, Swithin said:

On Svengoolie tonight: Valley of the Dragons (1961).  I'm not sure I'm familiar with this film. This character looks interesting:

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Bumping this up from last December because it's: 

On Svengoolie tomorrow, December 26, 2020

Maybe it's his Christmas movie. One of the IMDB punter's reviews is titled: "Can you count the things that wandered in from other movies?"

 

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Ugh, I dislike the "world that time forgot" dinosaur movies, they're even too cheesy for me. It's only 84 minutes long, which means lots of silly Svengoolie bits interspersed.

Any show that repeats so much eventually loses their following. I like the whole "horror movie host" tradition and want to join in every week, but even I'm getting tired of the constant repeats of these really bad movie offerings.

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