Pigeons From Hell~aired June 6 1961 Adapted for the screen by John Kneubuhl (The Screaming Skull ’58, Two on a Guillotine ’65 both have a similar eerie Gothic sensibility) and directed by John Newland. (One Step Beyond 60s tv series, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark ’73) Pigeons From Hell was another story taken out … Continue reading Pigeons From Hell [Essay on Boris Karloff’s Thriller] “Is anybody home?”
Gary Gerani is one of the writers of (Pumpkinhead 1988, creative consultant on Pumkinhead II Blood Wings 1993, writer on Vampirella 1996, the short story Convention 2017, and Trading Paint 2019 with John Travolta) PUMPKINHEAD combined gritty verisimilitude with the landscape of a dark evocative allegory. “I loved the demon creature Stan Winston and his … Continue reading MonsterGirl Asks Writer, Film & Television Historian: Gary Gerani 🎃
*THE CEMETERY -PILOT TV movie AIR DATE NOV.8, 1969 *THE DEAD MAN-AIR DATE DEC. 16, 1970 *CERTAIN SHADOWS ON THE WALL-DEC.30, 1970 *THE DOLL-AIR DATE JAN.13, 1971 *A FEAR OF SPIDERS -AIR DATE OCT. 6, 1971 *COOL AIR-AIR DATE DEC.8, 1971 *GREEN FINGERS-AIR DATE JAN.8, 1972 *GIRL WITH THE HUNGRY EYES AIR DATE OCT.1, 1972 … Continue reading Rod Serling’s Night Gallery 9 Terrifying Halloween Treats!
SILVER SCENES IS HOSTING THE UNIVERSAL BLOGATHON! SO I THOUGHT I’D BRING OUT THE UNIVERSAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION OF BORIS KARLOFF’S ANTHOLOGY… LET ME ASSURE YOU, IT’S A THRILLER!!! VISIT SILVER SCENES AND CHECK OUT ALL THE WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION! Classic TV Blog Association is hosting the MeTV Summer of Classic TV Blogathon … Continue reading Boris Karloff’s anthology tv series: It’s a THRILLER!
When I first started blogging on The Last Drive In, I chose one of my most beloved memories, a thing of nostalgia for me, and what I consider to be one of the greatest television programs that contained not only the classic crime mystery drama, but Gothic horrors based on some of the most prolific … Continue reading “Thrilling:” Another Visit with Boris Karloff’s Cinematic Television Masterpiece; Thriller
From the show’s opening iconic musical score, you know something deliciously sinister is about to occur. The word THRILLER appears against a fractured white web like graphic title design quite a bit in the style of Saul Bass. The discordant piano and horn stabs of modern jazz already bring you into the inner sanctum of … Continue reading Boris Karloff’s Thriller 1960s television series
It’s here again! THE GREAT VILLAIN BLOGATHON 2016! One of the most dread inspiring Blogathons, featuring a slew of memorable cinematic villains, villainesses & anti-heroes… Thanks to the best writers of the blogosphere Kristina of Speakeasy, Ruth of Silver Screenings and Karen of Shadows and Satin! Folie à deux (/fɒˈli ə ˈduː/; French pronunciation: [fɔli … Continue reading The Great Villain Blogathon 2016: True Crime Folie à deux: In Cold Blood (1967) & The Honeymoon Killers (1969)
Horror cinema was at it’s spooky peak in the 1930s~ the era gave birth to some of the most iconic figures of the genre as well as highlighted some of the most beautiful & beloved heroines to ever light up the scream, oops I mean screen!!!! We all love the corrupted, diabolical, fiendish and menacing … Continue reading MonsterGirl’s Halloween 🎃 2015 special feature! the Heroines, Scream Queens & Sirens of 30s Horror Cinema!
A week from today kicks off the celebration with The William Castle Blogathon hosted by little ole me and Goregirl’s Dungeon! Hope to see you there for all the thrills and chills and creepy haunted houses up on a hill…There’s willing spirits, crank calling teenage girls, axe murderesses with crazed eyebrows, whistlers and crime doctors, … Continue reading It’s almost here: The William Castle Blogathon so go ahead and be a stool pigeon and tell everyone!
“Most people’s lives…what are they but trails of debris, each day, more debris… more debris… all long trails of debris. With nothing to clean it all up. Finally death.” To me no other playwright manifests more compelling characters, turns a phrase or extracts a poignant moment quite like Tennessee Williams. I want to continue discussing … Continue reading Tennessee Williams: Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)-Part II : The Kindness of Strangers -William’s Violent Romance with Human Wreakage or Lock Up Your Sons the Cannibals are Coming!