Oct. 23, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST
hey quint, the ealing dead of night is on youtube
Oct. 23, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST
Turn that shit up and dance to it you jibba jabba mothafucka!
Oct. 23, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST
Oct. 23, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST
I'm sure in iffy quality and I hate watching movies on my computer. If it was my only option I'd do it, but now that I know it's playing TCM next week I'll wait for that. Thanks for the heads up, though.
Oct. 23, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST
"Did someone just come in here and paw my puppet?" Is this the first film you've done that's been on Mst3k? Good luck. It's tedious even with Mike and the 'bots.
Oct. 23, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST
Oct. 23, 2009, 2:19 a.m. CST
I didn't realize that was an MST3K movie. Oh boy. Is it too late to replace it? :)
Oct. 23, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST
Really? I had no idea how abused you were. My god, DEAD OF NIGHT is one of the greats Quint. You need to go bang on Father Geek's door and say, "SHOW ME!"
Oct. 23, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST
instead of that crappy devil Doll, why not get 1980 classic Talia (Rocky) Shire's mutant skinless bear flick "Prophesy"? also co stars Armand( Stallone's Judge Dredd) Assante!
Oct. 23, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST
just a remake of the television episode where Tv's Will Robinson(Billy Mumy) wished people into the corn field when they didn't do as he said?
Oct. 23, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST
by Dr Eric Vornoff
Why don't you just swap this with the awesome Tod Browning movie from 1936 of the same title? You can just pretend you put the wrong picture up today and no-one will be any the wiser.
Oct. 23, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST
Three things can be said to have turned me into the drooling geek I am today: <p> 1) 1933 King Kong <p> 2) Star Wars <p> 3) Dan "Man-God" Curtis <p> Seriously, if you were born in the mid to late 1960's, just look at that sterling gentleman's filmography and tell me he hasn't in one way or another fucked your head up with his astounding made-for-TV horror output. This was the guy behind, among other things, Trilogy of Terror, Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker and the Jack Palance Dracula--a portrayal so awesome and definitive that Gene Colan and the other folks at Marvel claim they used it as a blueprint for the brilliant 1970s Tomb of Dracula comics. <p> In an age when the term "network TV movie" actually meant quality and cutting edge material, Dan Curtis outshone them them all. The 1970's were filled with truly scary horror movies made for the tube and nobody was better at it than Dan Curtis. Apparently, he was a wonderful guy in real life, too.
Oct. 23, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST
...kudos on this series, which for the most part has been very entertaining to read. You are the heart and soul of AICN these days--even if I can't swallow your tepid review of The Pit. <p> Also, why is it a film geek like you doesn't have a region-free, multi-system movie set-up at home? Dead of Night is easily obtainable in R2 land for a mere pittance. Considering your travels abroad in the service of AICN, wouldn't you like to be able to actually buy DVDs in other countries?
Oct. 23, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST
The original is superb. Still spooky after all these years. Watch out for a young Sally Anne Howes; Truly Scrumptious in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.
Oct. 23, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST
Earlier this year (or maybe it was late last year) Film Score Monthly released the complete Jerry Goldsmith score for TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE as a limited edition, and even included the original album edits for those who prefer them. It's one of Goldsmith's finest scores. A MUST-HAVE CD, and currently still available. Check it out.
Oct. 23, 2009, 3:42 a.m. CST
...and totally at your inconvenience, at that; i totally feel a bit robbed since i value your opinion. i think of movies as movies and made for TV anthologies (and pilots) as a slightly different beast... you may as well include the 'tales from the crypt' pilots as a MOVIE A DAY. i understand your need to entertain yourself and view things you haven't viewed before but i have to ask if you're that desperate for something new that you end up cheating a little or if you're being lazy and trying to 'float us on a fake cloud in heaven', so to speak. c'mon. i say you owe us a recommendation list for 31 top halloween must-see's; that's a movie day for us as an encore (and next year at the end of september) for pulling that one.
Oct. 23, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST
I use to watch that all the time on TNT as a kid and I love the whole thing too including Kick The Can, Scatman Crothers was the man in it! anyone that disses Kick The Can needs to FEEL THE POWER OF THE SCATMAN
Oct. 23, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST
I watched it with my parents when I was around 9 years old and it SCARED THE EVER-LOVING SHIT OUT ME! seriously that movie scared me so bad I was near crying, but here's the funny part, when I had to go to bed afterward I demanded my parents escort me into my bedroom and when they started to leave without turning the closet light on I yelled "TURN THE FUCKING LIGHT ON!" yes I said the F-word and although that displeased my parents they didn't punish me for it. I still have a laugh about that with my parents to this day
Oct. 23, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST
...knows what I'm talking about...
Oct. 23, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST
I've never seen Dark Shadows, but my uncle told me a story about he was watching it once as a kid and it was a scene where two are just walking a garden on everything seems nice and then all of a sudden it zooms in on this werewolf looking guy watching in the background, my uncle said that scared him so bad
Oct. 23, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST
Oct. 23, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST
I mean to say "a scene where two people are just talking in a garden and everything seems nice"
Oct. 23, 2009, 5:52 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
is one of the best things he's ever done.
Oct. 23, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST
by Jack Burton
That movie scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. I still won't re-watch it. I had nightmares from that one. That movie was just fucked up. Thanks for the heads up for "Dead of Night" on TCM. Definitely checking that out. They running anything else good/obscure on Halloween?
Oct. 23, 2009, 6:09 a.m. CST
a kid. Is the Swarm the one where they drive into the Superdome at the end?
Oct. 23, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST
Tales From the Crypt was the last one and it's been years. Masters of Horror was way too hit or miss and the less said about Fear Itself the better (although I did buy the complete series). <P> Horror is my go to genre, my comfort genre, and not seeing its presence on tv in any discernable way (save for Supernatural, which is awesome) is kinda disturbing. <P> Lost has its Horror moments and Dexter is fun (but not too horrifying). Tru Blood might be fun but I've never seen it and I don't think I'll ever watch The Vampire Diaries.<P> It's pretty sad to watch The Twilight Zone series and realize that nothing has ever really matched it in terms of quality and that it's so damn old. I have high hopes for AMC's The Walking Dead series (if they put as much effort into that as they do Mad Men it's gonna be good).<P> Still, tv needs more Horror and pronto.
Oct. 23, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST
The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler double disc from MGM and Kolchak: The Night Stalker get watched fairly often at my house, because they bludgeon to death just about anything else on tv.
Oct. 23, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST
May, Trick R Treat, Let's Scare Jessica to Death, Legend of Hell House, Hummanoids From the Deep (1980) and Alice Sweet Alice.
Oct. 23, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
I have to be vague because it's been about thirty years...but I remember reading the synopsis of some movie in Famous Monsters that scared the starch out of me as a kid. I want to say vampires were involved, and maybe a guy searching for his lost brother...I think it was called Black Sunday or Bloody Sunday or something...anyone remember? I know that isn't much to go on, but I really can't remember, I just remember the FMOF writeup gripping me...
Oct. 23, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST
Black Sunday - Mario Bava film with Boris Karloff.
Oct. 23, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST
I meant Black Sabbath. I get the two mixed up.
Oct. 23, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST
Ethel, the blonde? Thats-a Bart Simpson! And please, Quint, if possible, don't do Devil Doll! A ventriloquist threatening his dummy with never letting him have ham again. No shit. SERIOUSLY. It's bad. Real bad.
Oct. 23, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST
by Anna Valerious
Which is where most of us saw this.
Oct. 23, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST
back when it actually showed classic movies from the thirties and forties!
Oct. 23, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST
by Jamie McBain
in the Twilight Zone movie, still freaks me out.
Oct. 23, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST
Yes, 'The Savage Bees' - I loved it's memorable Super Dome conclusion. That alone makes it better than The Swarm. The Swarm came out way too late. Every network had already produced a Killer Bee movie by then. Michael Caine's extreme histrionics throughout are kind of a hoot though.
Oct. 23, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST
Was a big fan of it when the movie came out, and it's still the only segment I can fully enjoy now. Something about it - from the framing, the lighting (pre-Janusz Kaminski), the scoring - all just felt right to me. I read a rumor awhile back that after the Vic Morrow accident, though, that Spielberg essentially abandoned the project and let Kathleen Kennedy finish it, but I'm not sure if that's ever been confirmed. Hated the Landis sequence, and not just because of the off screen stuff. It's just an all too obvious and poorly made segment. Dante's segment is OK, but the ending was terrible. Loved the Miller segment, esp. Lithgow's head about to explode performance. And, of course, the opening segment. And, oh yeah, the 1945 DON is cool.
Oct. 23, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST
Seeing as Landis murdered those actors, then went to the memorial service to do a pitch for the film.
Oct. 23, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST
TCM is doing a stellar job of showing old horror movies this Halloween season, as usual. They're featuring Karloff, and if you don't see anything else you absolutely should catch 1932's pre-code "Mask of Fu Manchu" with Karloff and Myrna Loy as he sadistic daughter. There's other good stuff showing too like the 1933 version of House of Wax with Lionel Atwill. Check out the schedule on their Web site. They are showing all sorts of cool stuff.
Oct. 23, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST
A bit of TZ trivia. the Latino soldier in the Vietnam segment says to his sgt. "We're lost, i told you w shouldn't have shot Lt. Nedemyer" obvs a tip to the hat to Animal House where the latter gets the "was killed by his own troops in Vietnam" words at the end.
Oct. 23, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST
I mean, they couldn't have any gore for crying out loud! you can't have zombies and no gore
Oct. 23, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST
I've always found the Landis segment creepy as hell because I find racism and how something so terrible casually permeates so many people one of the scariest things about the world
Oct. 23, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST
by El Borak
in tz fucked up my shit when i was young.
Oct. 23, 2009, 11 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
So sappy it makes Hook look like Munich, and it totally inverts the ending of the original TZ episode (where the old people remain as kids at the end and run off into the night, except the old guy who asks to be taken with them, and is rebuked).<BR><BR>Jerry Goldsmith's score for the entire movie is amongst his all-time greatest, however. Buy the FSM CD while it's still in-print.
Oct. 24, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST
FEEL THE POWER OF THE SCATMAN!
Oct. 24, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST
My day went crazy and I got way too far behind. Will hit up the next AMAD as soon as I wake up. Sorry for the delay, but I'm still making these my priority, promise!
Oct. 24, 2009, 6:54 a.m. CST
by Carl's hat
Seriously, those 70's made for tv horror flicks are freakin' fantastic. Curtis and others at the time knew how to make a fright flick. Scream of the Wolf, Curse of the Black Widow, Trilogy of Terror and of course the 2 classic Kolcahk adventures. Understated and awesomely creepy.
Oct. 24, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST
I first saw Dante's segment as an older teen. I grew up watching the original TZ and loved the original story with Bill Mumy. Yes, tvs_frank, this was the remake. I hated Dante's version. After I watched it with a group I went off. Ripping on the comedic tone, Kathleen Q.'s performance. Iw as a total "Talkbacker stereotype." I had people looking at me funny, and lost a few friends over that rant. BTW, Mumy did an "official sequel" a few years ago that was pretty good.<p>Dan Curtis: indeed a "Man-God." "Night Stalker" was the first TV show I was allowed to stay up past 9pm to watch. I too was born in the late 1960's, and kids, Curtis warped a lot of our minds.<p>Thanks for the heads-up Quint on TCM showing of "Dead of Night." Gang, Sunday the 25th, TCM is showing "Nosferatu!!" Be there!!!!------later-----m
Oct. 25, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST
by Carl's hat
Picked up the show on dvd recently (bootleg) and it stands up well today. Check out "The Evil Touch" as well from the 70's. Classic tele-fantasy.
March 1, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST
but I just want to that the people who are obsessed with the Twilight Zone accident and believe Landis should have gone to jail are creepy, like some fanatical cult, it was a fucking accident, get over it
March 1, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST
Orcus will read it
Sept. 10, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST
I also want to say that I finally got around to re-watching the Twilight Zone movie and while I didn't think it was as good as I did when I was a kid, it's still a pretty good movie, the blu ray transfer could be better though