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Every weekend we're watching movies together...whether you're in Pennsylvania USA, or Sydney Australia. It's a throwback! Back to the days when you had the anticipation for waiting till the weekend to see the classic horror or science fiction film that was listed in the TV Guide. The plan is to watch a movie at 7:30PM on Saturday night in your own time zone. Or, if you can't Saturday night...anytime during the weekend. Then, we'll all get together and e-mail our thoughts on the film...a few paragraphs...or simply a sentence if you'd like. They after-viewing reviews appear on our Creepy Classics/Monster Bash News Page. See the latest thoughts posted by viewers ther now.
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A Christmas Carol (1938)
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I had a chance to view this on the Creepy Classics Movie Night with a lot of friends including Bob Pellegrino, Dan Weber, Shawn Israel and Tom and Eileen Jackson. This has always been my favorite version...it just seems warm, friendly and does a great job driving home the "Scrooge Factor" with Reginald Owen. Plus, it's a real family affair with Gene Lockhart and family. In fact, the young daughter is June Lockhart (SHE-WOLF OF LONDON and LOST IN SPACE).
I love many versions of this clasic Christmas tale....but, this one is my fave. Lots of familiar charater actor faces....Tiny Tim is the young boy who also appears in the Rathbone Sherlock Holmes series.
-Ron Adams, Ligonier, PA
This was my first time to see this particular version of A Christmas Carol. I grew up watching a creepy 1/2 hour animated version that was part of the Christmas pantheon of specials in the 70s along with Rudolph and the Little Drummer Boy. The haunting tune of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen combined with unusual muted tone animation has stuck in my brain all these years. This version was pleasant, creepy at times. The ghost of Christmas past was cute, and it moved at a brisk pace. One thing I did not like was that there didn´t seem to be too much conflict in Scrooge when he changed. His heart changed to quickly in this version, so it wasn´t interesting the transformation.
Now we are on to that Mexican Frozen Cheesefest Santa Claus. Merry Christmas all!!!
We like the original with Reginald Owen!!