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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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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.

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


Charles Selier Jr.
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.



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.

Charles Sellier

Charles E. Sellier Jr.


The Cry that Rocked the World’s Hottest Strip of Hell! Also, the Truth About Flying Saucers (November, 1956)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2012 by WB Kelso





Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers is currently streaming on Netflix and I highly recommend it. Quite the trip.
Bandido (1956) D.R.M. Productions :: United Artists / P: Robert L. Jacks / D: Richard Fleischer / W: Earl Felton / C: Ernest Laszlo / E: Robert Golden / M: Max Steiner / S: Robert Mitchum, Ursula Thiess, Gilbert Roland, Zachary Scott, Rodolfo Acosta

Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers (1956) Ivan Tors Productions / P: Ivan Tors, Clarence Greene, Russell Rouse / AP: Fernando Carrere / D: Winston Jones / W: Francis Martin / C: Howard A. Anderson / E: Chester W. Schaeffer / M: Ernest Gold / S: Willis Sperry, Nicholas Mariana, Delbert Newhouse, Wendell Swanson, Tom Towers

This is Not the Weather Balloon You’re Looking For. Now Move Along… (July, 1947)

Posted in 1940-1949, Vintage News Photos with tags , on May 12, 2012 by WB Kelso