It’s Shock-tober, everyone! That’s right—time to take out a second mortgage to pay for your groceries this week. So, let’s lighten our loads by doing what I’ve been since I was in a playpen: escaping reality by obsessively watching TV. And what better way to block out the possibility of six more years of the… Read More ‘Frankenstein: The True Story’ (1973): Mary Shelley’s classic monster comes alive on TV
Inexplicably missing-in-action movie from TV icon Andy Griffith. On April 1st, 1968, The Andy Griffith Show broadcast its final first-run episode, ending the-then #1-rated television show in the country, after eight highly successful seasons. Just one short year (and a day) later, Universal Pictures released Griffith’s charming little family programmer, Angel in My Pocket…and America couldn’t have… Read More ‘Angel in My Pocket’ (1969): Has this Andy Griffith film been memory-holed?
Well…after being tricked (and certainly not treated) by one of my rotten kids into enduring the new Halloween Kills nightmare (woefully, even comically inept…and no, I don’t find Jamie Lee “Witchie Poo” Curtis hot anymore), it was a dire necessity for my autumnal equilibrium to scare up some old-timey nostalgic Halloween fare.
A definite change of pace for the (finally sober) staff here at Movies & Drinks…and a welcome one.
Mill Creek Entertainment has released on Blu-ray Eddie Macon’s Run,
Long after the Viet Cong was gone, Gidget and the Fonz got it on!
Director William Castle’s bizarre, schizophrenic children’s nightmare, damn near perfectly realized.
More 1960s vintage horror from William Castle.
1977’s Rollercoaster is a first-rate TV suspenser, blasted onto the big screen via Sensurround.