Archive for Cryptozoology

For the Love of Science-Fiction :: He’ll Freeze You to Your Seat! Do You Dare See It Alone? (January, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2015 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 
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This post is part of the For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon hosted by Ferdy on Films, This Island Rod, and Wonders in the Dark. This year’s theme is science-fiction, and we’ll be leaning hard toward the “mad science” portion of the genre, here’s an exception. Hope you enjoy, and please click on the link above and donate to help restore the silent film, Cupid in Quarantine. The goal is to raise $10,000. Give what you can, won’t you? Thank you!

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The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas (1957) Hammer Films / EP: Michael Carreras / P: Aubrey Baring / AP: Anthony Nelson Keys / D: Val Guest / W: Nigel Kneale / C: Arthur Grant / E: Bill Lenny / M: Humphrey Searle / S: Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis, Wolfe Morris

The Ghost Diver (1957) Regal Pictures / EP: E.J. Baumgarten / P: Richard Einfeld / AP: Ralph Slosser/ D: Richard Einfeld / W: Richard Einfeld, Merrill White / C: John Nickolaus Jr. / E: Merrill G. White / M: Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter/ S: James Craig, Audrey Totter, Lowell Brown, Pira Louis, Nico Minardos

The Truth is Out There :: The Cryptic Cinema of Charles Sellier Jr. :: Why Won’t They Tell Us What’s In Hangar 18? (March, 1981)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Video courtesy of Josh Hadley.

 

Charles Sellier

The Truth is Out There: A Tribute to Charles E. Sellier Jr.

 

Hangar 18 (1980) Schick Sunn Classic Pictures / P: Charles E. Sellier Jr. / AP: Bill Cornford / D: James L. Conway / W: Ken Pettus, Thomas C. Chapman, James L. Conway, Stephen Lord, David O’Malley / C: Paul Hipp / E: Michael Spence / M: John Cacavas, Bob Summers / S: Darren McGavin, Robert Vaughn, Gary Collins, James Hampton, Pamela Bellwood

The Truth is Out There :: The Cryptic Cinema of Charles Sellier Jr. :: Some Will Believe — Others Will Not. DECIDE FOR YOURSELF! (January, 1979)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Video courtesy of FuzzyTVMemories.

Charles Sellier

The Truth is Out There: A Tribute to Charles E. Sellier Jr.

 
Beyond and Back (1978) Schick Sunn Classic Pictures / P: Charles E. Sellier Jr. / D: James L. Conway / W: Stephen Lord, Ralph Wilkerson (book) / C: Henning Schellerup / E: Kent Schafer / M: Bob Summers / S: Brad Crandall

The Truth is Out There :: The Cryptic Cinema of Charles Sellier Jr. :: The Greatest Discovery of Our Time! (January, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Charles Sellier

The Truth is Out There: A Tribute to Charles E. Sellier Jr.

 
In Search of Noah’s Ark (1976) Schick Sunn Classic Pictures / EP: Raylan D. Jensen / P: Charles E. Sellier Jr. / AP: Frances Guenette / D: James L. Conway / W: James L. Conway, Charles E. Sellier Jr., David Balsiger (book) / C: Stephen W. Gray, George Stapleford / E: Sharron Miller / M: Bob Summers / S: Vern Adix, Brad Crandall

The Truth is Out There :: The Cryptic Cinema of Charles Sellier Jr. :: PROOF! There Are Monsters Living Among Us! (January, 1976)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Those of you who’ve followed my ramblings on the web since the beginning are probably keenly aware of my irrational fear of Bigfoot. And right here, is the root cause of my psyche-trauma: Charles E. Sellier Jr.’s The Mysterious Monsters. At the ripe old age of five, Peter Graves took me by the hand and asked me if I liked to watch gladiator movies. No. Wait … That’s not right. He asked me if I believed in the Loch Ness Monster, Yetis and peeping tom Bigfoot (Bigfoots? Bigfeet?), and then showed me all the proof I needed that there was something sinister lurking in that large shelter-belt of Evergreens just outside our house.

Video courtesy of AmericanThrowback.

 

Charles Sellier

The Truth is Out There: A Tribute to Charles E. Sellier Jr.

 
The Mysterious Monsters (1976) Schick Sunn Classic Pictures / EP: David L. Wolper, Raylan D. Jensen / P: Charles E. Sellier Jr., Robert Guenette / AP: James L. Conway, Frances Guenette / D: Robert Guenette / W: Robert Guenette / C: Tony Coggans, Erik Daarstad, David MyersFrances Guenette / E: Earle Herdan, Robert K. Lambert / M: Ruby Raksin / S: Peter Graves

The Truth is Out There :: The Cryptic Cinema of Charles Sellier Jr.

Posted in What's On with tags , , , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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One of the quieter patron saints of schlock cinema, Charles E. Sellier Jr. was kinda of a throwback to the old barnstorming and roadshow days of Dwain Esper and Kroger Babb. Probably best known to the masses for the ruination of Christmas with his controversial but, in the end, harmless holiday slasher, Silent Night, Deadly Night, but we children of the 1970s remember him more for his rash of crypto-zoological, strange phenomenon, and eccentric historical docudramas, where Brad Crandall or Peter Graves would guide us on a tour of the inexplicably unexplained with the likes of Beyond and Back, The Mysterious Monsters, The Bermuda Triangle, In Search of Noah’s Ark and Hangar 18.

 

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Back in the day, through his Sunn Classics productions, the producer would wrap a film and then hit the road and 4-Wall them around the country, where they would wind up at your local theater for one week, and one week only, maybe two. Yeah, to say Sellier Jr. was a bit obsessive on the mysterious and unexplained would be a bit of an understatement. He found a kindred spirit in director and scriptwriter Robert Guenette, who oversaw half of these films already mentioned and also guided The Unexplained: The UFO Connection and The Man Who Saw Tomorrow to the big screen. They just don’t make ’em like that anymore. *sigh* And so, please enjoy this tribute to the man and his movies.

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Charles E. Sellier Jr.
(1943-2011)

 

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

The Abominable Snow-Woman of Humbolt County (October, 1967)

Posted in 1960-1969, Vintage News Photos with tags , , , on August 10, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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And this, of course, is the infamous film the caption is referring to:

 

Video courtesy of Sasquatch Canada.

A True to Life Story? Maybeeeeeee… (July, 1973)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Other Points of Interest:

Film review of The Legend of Boggy Creek at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for The Legend of Boggy Creek at the Archive.

The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) P&L Productions :: Howco International Pictures / EP: L.W. Ledwell / P: Charles B. Pierce / AP: Earl E. Smith / D: Charles B. Pierce / W: Earl E. Smith / C: Charles B. Pierce / E: Tom Boutross / M: Jaime Mendoza-Nava / S: Vern Stierman, Chuck Pierce Jr., William Stumpp, Willie E. Smith, John P. Hixon, Louise Searcy

Another ‘Big’ Star :: August, 1977

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage News Photos with tags , , on June 24, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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For the record, ‘Frank Kramer’ is really Gianfranco Parolini and the film in question is the whole six-pack of mounting stoopidity known as Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century. It is awefulsome and then some.