During last October’s amazing “Nightmare on Chicago Street” event (see first of several blogs detailing that experience HERE), I was introduced to the great Elizabeth Haney via our mutual pal, Rich Koz/Svengoolie. Since that time, Elizabeth and I have become good friends and she is a genuinely wonderful person who also has a knack for working at the coolest places. I’d first seen her years before working at “Horrorbles” in Berrrr-wyn, though we’d never actually spoken during that time. She’s now employed with Acme Design inc. a.k.a. the talented folks responsible for creating Svengoolie’s new coffin! The prototype for this new slice of Horror Host History was unveiled at the aforementioned event.
January 31, 2013 | Categories: ACME DESIGN INC, Horror Host, MODELS, Svengoolie, Uncategorized | Tags: alien, BABYLON FIVE, CAPTAIN AMERICA, Cloverfield, DR. WHO, flying saucer, H.R. GEIGER, SHARKS, Svengoolie, WALKING DEAD, X-Files | Leave A Comment »
This past weekend John Carpenter fans came out in droves to see the new prequel to his 1982 masterpiece THE THING. The Daves were no exception. And this would also mark the first horror film that we would both see together at the theater. We did not have high expectations, though the film did promise to maintain the same cinematic quality as its predecessor. We worried that it would stray too far from the special effects that had made it so memorable. Also a concern, was how to make a film 30 years later that actually looked as if it had been made 3 years prior. In that regard, we were pleasantly surprised. From the film’s score to its recognizable opening credits, it did indeed look cohesive.
Welcome to part three of my ongoing series of alien invasions films of the fifties! If you missed the first two parts then you are in luck! Part one, which covered 1950, can be seen HERE! Part two, dealing with the 1951 classic THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, can be seen HERE! This time around we are continuing with 1951 with the movie THE MAN FROM PLANET X.
September 28, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: alien invasion, flying saucer, Margaret Field, Raymond Bond, Robert Clark, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Man From Planet X, UFO, William Schallert | Leave A Comment »
Welcome to part two of my series on the best alien invasion films of the 50′s. If you missed part one then by all means click HERE! 1951 featured quite a few entries in the alien invasion genre, two in particular that in my opinion, are two of the all-time best science fiction films ever released! The first one is THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, directed by Robert Wise and starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal.
September 21, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: alien, ALIENS, DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, flying saucer, Gort, Hugh Marlowe, Klaatu, Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Robert Wise, robot, robots, UFO | Leave A Comment »