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Old June 12 2011, 09:28 AM   #646
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You guys may be interested in this. Time to get your '57 Chevys out of mothballs and buy some buttered popcorn.
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Old June 15 2011, 02:47 AM   #647
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Nice to see this thread is still going.

These days I have a blog where I ramble about horror and related fiction. Some (largely obscure) writers mentioned there whose work I've enjoyed lately are Robert Aickman, Walter de la Mare, Mark Valentine, Quentin S. Crisp, Mark Samuels, Charles L. Grant, and Robert Westall; I also liked several of Ellen Datlow's recent/upcoming anthologies, including Supernatural Noir, Teeth: Vampire Tales, and The Best Horror of the Year 3.
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Old June 15 2011, 05:06 AM   #648
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This discussion already been pretty much ruined by Youtube trolls and similar, but it really makes me sad how vampires have changed with modern perspective. It's impossible to take a vampire seriously anymore. Go to Wal-Mart and pick out any vampire book at random. I dare you. Chances are that the book will utterly fail to scare you... or mildly startle you... or even interest you at all. Bonus failure points to the author if the main vampire character is a teenager.

I just... miss something about old-style, "gentleman" type vampires. They had class. They could scare the holy bejeezus out of you, because they didn't fall in love with humans, or wish that they still were humans, or any of that. They had kinky sex with you and then they drank your frickin blood. They lived in a Big Damn Spooky Castle and you wouldn't even know you were in danger until you caught them in the middle of a Satanic festival.

Modern vampires? No... just... utterly and completely no.
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Old June 16 2011, 11:13 PM   #649
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The seven movies on tonight's TCM Creature Double Feature () are: Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman, Village Of The Giants, Queen Of Outer Space, Mars Needs Women, Cyclops, Manster and The Killer Shrews.

Manster was always one of my favorite staples of Channel 56's Creature Double Feature back in the early 70s. It's got a groovy monster, scantily clad Japanese babes and it always ran a little short, so I knew there would be a Flash Gordon chapter afterwards.

Mars Needs Women, though, despite the presence of Yvonne Craig, is nearly unwatchably bad, even for a B-Movie aficionado such as myself.
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Old June 17 2011, 01:00 AM   #650
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I have all of those set to record. I'm loving this drive-in Thursdays thing on TCM.
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Old June 17 2011, 10:55 PM   #651
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Me, too. Maybe if the ratings are good enough, they'll keep doing it; once a month, anyway, if not every week.

Last night I recorded Cyclops and Village Of The Giants. I've only watched about halfway through Cyclops, which is a movie I've wanted to see for a long time. I'm liking it, but the effects kind of bug me; as much as I like retro effects, I hate it when the monsters have transparency problems (which plagues 50 Foot Woman in spades).
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Old June 23 2011, 11:54 PM   #652
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The movies for this week's inaccurately named Creature Double Feature on TCM are as follows: It Came From Beneath the Sea, Monster that Challenged the World, Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The Giant Behemoth (as opposed to the Itty Bitt Behemoth, I suppose), Phantom From 10,000 Leagues, and Creature From the Haunted Sea. I won't have time for them all, but it's going to be hard to decide what to record.
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Old June 24 2011, 12:01 PM   #653
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I have some of them on DVD, like The Black Scorpion, It Came From Beneath the Sea, Monster that Challenged the World, and The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms. I just record those to watch Robert Osborne's commentary, then delete them.

I'm saving the ones I don't have, like Phantom From 10,000 Leagues and Creature From the Haunted Sea. I'm looking forward to watching those.
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Old June 24 2011, 10:50 PM   #654
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I think the only one I have on DVD is Beast From 20,000 Fathoms. I taped Monster That Challenged The World and Giant Behemoth, but I've only had a chance to watch Monster so far. It was surprisingly good. It was intelligently written, aimed at adults and had a good cast; Hans Conried was fantastic.
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Old June 24 2011, 10:57 PM   #655
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RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
...Channel 56's Creature Double Feature back in the early 70s...
Yes, WLVI TV-56 Boston, every Saturday 12 noon to 4 p.m. Creature Double Feature.
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Old June 24 2011, 11:12 PM   #656
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Well, originally Outer Limits was on at noon, but they may have moved the movies to noon at some point. I don't remember exactly. And they also had Creature Feature and Creature Double Feature on Saturday nights as well. This was in the very early 70s.
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Old June 24 2011, 11:20 PM   #657
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Well, originally Outer Limits was on at noon, but they may have moved the movies to noon at some point. I don't remember exactly. And they also had Creature Feature and Creature Double Feature on Saturday nights as well. This was in the very early 70s.
Yes, for me as a boy I saw it from around 1973 to the late '70s on Saturday noon to 4 Creature Double Feature.
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Old June 24 2011, 11:46 PM   #658
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I started watching in 1970. I'm sure Outer Limits was gone by 1973.
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Old June 25 2011, 12:07 AM   #659
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I started watching in 1970. I'm sure Outer Limits was gone by 1973.
Thanks, you just answered where I had seen the Outer Limits during that period('70-'72).
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Old June 25 2011, 09:39 AM   #660
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