Saturday, September 29, 2012

The thrill of the year! This Week on Svengoolie


Dr. Cyclops
1940 | Color | 77 Minutes | 1.37:1 | NR | Sci-Fi - Horror | Mono | Paramount 


Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack

Writer: Tom Kilpatrick

Stars:
Albert Dekker
Thomas Coley  
Janice Logan
Charles Halton
Victor Kilian
Frank Yaconelli
Paul Fix

Four explorers are summoned to Peru by the brilliant physicist Dr Thorkel. They discover a rich source of radium and a half-mad Thorkel who shrinks them down to one-fifth their normal size when they threaten to stop his unorthodox experimentation.

This is a great little Sci-Fi flick to get you in the mood for October! I'm eagerly awaiting the new film schedule for October Stay tuned for that.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Amityville Horror



For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathy Lutz’s story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and while Daniel’s facts may be other’s fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable.

Documentary filmmaker, Eric Walter, has combined years of independent research into the Amityville case along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving way to the most personal testimony of the subject to date.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Great Pumpkin Gift Exchange


Over at the fun filled blog AEIOU...and sometimes why Dex is staging a fun little gift exchange. Head over and sign up today you must register by October 6th  and gift's must be sent my October 21st. Sounds like fun I know I will be taking part who knows I'm sure to send something Svengoolie. Make sure you read up on the rules before signing up.


Monster Mash From Pans People 1973



Seven Days to the big Count Down To Halloween.



Thursday, September 20, 2012

10 More days Kiddies



The Man Cave is gearing up for the Halloween count down! 10 more days. Make sure to bookmark my page find me on Twitter ( @mda4life ) or stop back in October I promise it will be fun.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day



Friday marked the annual White Sox event Halfway to St. Patty's Day. Sure it's not truly half way and baseball is not played in March so its the next best thing for the Irish of the southside. Sox played the Royals in a battle of the bat's. One team would score the other would come back to tie. The Sox took a late inning lead but could not hold on. The final score 7-5 does not tell the tale of a well played game. The Sox did hit 3 home runs that night.

It was a great day for a game upper 60's low 70's with a cool crisp breeze. The uniforms where very cool Irish Music playing all around and special themed Beer and concessions.

Mmmm Irish Nacho's
In fact my goal this year was to dive into the Helmet Nacho craze that I keep hearing about. This was themed as well instead of the black batting helmet you where treated to the Irish Green Helmet. They also offered the Irish Nachos. I was not surprised by the hefty price tag but adding in a soda brought this bad boy meal to a whooping $18.50! Holy crap I could have bought 30 sliders at White Castle.  Well it is part of the fun so what the heck. They where not to bad as well.

We also where treated to fire works after the game. So all in all not a bad night some confusing management calls that had us fans scratching our heads, No Dunn or Yuck that night so that  was a bummer for me, but  never the less a fun time at the ball park.


Beautiful night in Chi-town
Yeah I'm going to eat all of. (With Rusty)


Meeting of the minds 


Firework Night

Chatting with the Score

 I found a copy of the song South Side Irish from the 1950's to share with you so enjoy.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

IT'S A Ghost-to-Ghost HOOK-UP tonight on Svengoolie.


The Invisible Woman
1940 | B&W | 72 Minutes | 1.37:1 | NR | Comedy | Mono | Universal


Director:
A. Edward Sutherland

Writers: 
Curt Siodmak
Joe May

Stars: 
Virginia Bruce
John Barrymore 
John Howard
Margaret Hamilton
Shemp Howard
Charles Lane


Eccentric Professor Gibbs, brilliant but impractical, invents an invisibility machine and advertises for a guinea pig. What he gets is Kitty Carroll, an attractive, adventurous model, who thinks being invisible would help her settle a few scores. Complications arise when three comic gangsters steal the machine to use on their boss. But they fail to reckon with the Revenge of the Invisible Woman!

Still in reruns this month on Sven. This was a fun little romatic comedy with a nice little cast. Worth a look if you have never seen this before.

Despite the lightweight nature of the film, it was budgeted at $300,000.00, (about twice the amount of a typical Universal B-feature of the time) making it one of the studio's most expensive productions for 1940.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

IT WILL LIVE IN YOUR MEMORY forever! Tonight on Sven


Phantom of the Opera
1943 | Color | 92 Minutes | 1.37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal


Director:
Arthur Lubin

Writers:
Gaston Leroux (novel)
Samuel Hoffenstein,

Stars: 
Nelson Eddy
Susanna Foster
Claude Rains

Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom" whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine's lovers have plans to ferret him out.

The auditorium and stage of the Paris Opera House seen here was the same set built for the 1925 version. It still stands at Universal Studios today, and has been used for countless other productions, including Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Sting. It is the oldest remaining film set in the world.

On 21 May 1943, the finished film was rejected by the Hays Office because of a "number of unacceptable breast shots of Christine" in her dressing room. It has not been determined if the offending scenes were deleted or re-shot, but the film was released in Aug 1943 with Production Code Administration approval.

If you missed this the first time around I highly recommend tuning into this one!


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