Archive for January, 2014

A Fascinating Adventure Into the Unknown! Moment by Moment the Terror Mounts! (April, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Albert Zugsmith steps in for Bill Alland for Universal International’s latest thinking-man’s fright-fest, which author Richard Matheson adapted from his own novel. The second feature is an Allied Artist crime programmer from Ben Schwalb, with Bill Elliot returning for the fifth and last time as L.A. detective Andy Doyle, who is on the lookout for a murderer when the prime suspect proves too pat.

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Universal International :: Universal Pictures / P: Albert Zugsmith / D: Jack Arnold / W: Jack Arnold / C: Ellis W. Carter / E: AAlbrecht Joseph / M: Irving Gertz, Earl E. Lawrence, Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein / S: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton, William Schallert

Footsteps in the Night (1957) Allied Artists / P: Ben Schwalb / D: Jean Yarbrough / W: Albert Band, Elwood Ullman / C: Harry Neumann / E: Neil Brunnenkant / M: Marlin Skiles / S: Bill Elliott, Don Haggerty, Eleanore Tanin

Bayou Bigfoot, a Trail of Terror and Destruction in His Wake! (August, 1976)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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From the guys that brought you Night of the Strangler, Night of Bloody Horror and The Mountaintop Motel Massacre comes another mid-1970s search for Bigfoot cash in after Charles B. Pierce’s The Legend of Boggy Creek raked it in at the box-office — this time a little further south in the swamps of Louisiana. And thanks to the efforts of hicksploitation stalwarts Dub Taylor and Jack Elam, and another spectacular job by Dean Cundey behind the camera (– that’s kinda butchered in the wrong-ratio DVD release), this research rehash manages just enough spooks and backwater bayou buffoonery to rate a hearty recommendation.

Creature from Black Lake (1976) Jim McCullough Productions :: Howco International Pictures EP: William Lewis Ryder Jr. / P: Jim McCullough, Jim McCullough Jr. / D: Joy N. Houck Jr. / W: Jim McCullough Jr. / C: Dean Cundey / E: Robert Gordon / M: Jaime Mendoza-Nava / S: Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, John David Carson, Dennis Fimple, Becky Smiser

Hail and Happy Birthday to the King! :: Dames, Diamonds, Discoteques and Danger! (July, 1967)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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E-I-E-I-O-MI-GAWD.

Other Points of Interest:

Full review of Double Trouble at the Brewery.

Double Trouble (1967) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Judd Bernard, Irwin Winkler / D: Norman Taurog / W: Jo Heims, Marc Brandell / C: Daniel L. Fapp / E: John McSweeney Jr. / M: Jeff Alexander / S: Elvis Presley, Annette Day, John Williams, Yvonne Romain, Monte Landis, The Wiere Brothers

Multiplex Mash-Up :: Evil Does Not Die, It Waits to Be Reborn! (June, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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And now, Boils and Ghouls, I give you William Girdler’s completely demented The Manitou, whose plot of an ancient Indian shaman being reborn from a tumorous growth on the back of Susan Strasberg’s neck — that’s more malignant than benign, and the fruitless efforts of her boyfriend, in the form of Tony Curtis, and a modern medicine man, in the from of Michael Ansara, to stop him until the patient manages to channel the inner-spirits of technology to send the massacring midget-man back to hell in a laser-disco light-show finale for the ages will definitely leave you boggling. For more on Girdler, The Manitou, and the rest of his catalog, I strongly suggest you check out this wonderful tribute site.

The Manitou (1978) Mid-America Pictures :: Simon Productions :: Manitou Productions Ltd. :: AVCO Embassy / EP: Melvin G. Gordy, David Sheldon, Melvin Simon, Herman Weist / P: William Girdler / AP: Jon Cedar, Scott M. Siegler, Gilles de Turenne / D: William Girdler / W: William Girdler, Jon Cedar, Thomas Pope, Graham Masterton (novel) / C: Michel Hugo / E: Bub Asman / M: Lalo Schifrin S: Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens, Burgess Meredith

Dropping the Bomb on Polio (August, 1949)

Posted in 1940-1949, Vintage Ads with tags , , on January 5, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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The Control You Need for a ‘Sweetheart of a Figure’ (October, 1949)

Posted in 1940-1949, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Tuned In :: Prime Pick (March, 1982)

Posted in 1980-1989, Tuned In with tags , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Hell, Upsided Down! Who Will Survive in One of the Greatest Escape Adventures Ever! (January, 1973)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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To me, The Towering Inferno will always be the apex of Irwin Allen’s disaster/photo-box cycle but there’s still a lot of topsy-turvy fun to be had on The S.S. Poseidon, with absolutely no threat of getting the bends. And to give credit where credit is due, if one deserves credit for such a thing (– though some would argue the ‘lay the blame card’), but, Mr. Allen beat Mr. Spielberg to the punch on the whole B-Movie with an A-Movie budget and cast by over two years. And for the record, the super-secret screening alluded to in the later ads was for Franklin Schaffner’s Nicholas and Alexandra.

The Poseidon Adventure (1972) Kent Productions :: 20th Century Fox / EP: Steve Broidy, Sherrill C. Corwin / P: Irwin Allen / AP: Sidney Marshall / D: Ronald Neame / W: Stirling Silliphant, Wendell Mayes / C: Harold E. Stine / E: Harold F. Kress / M: John Williams / S: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Stella Stevens, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Pamela Sue Martin