CREEPY CLASSICS presents...
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 first on our Creepy Classics/Monster Bash News Page. See the latest thoughts posted by viewers ther now.
Concept submitted by Mike Adams of Cartaret, New Jeresey.
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THIS PAST SATURDAY'S MOVIE, JULY 28, 2012: MOVIE - Comedy "THE RAVEN" (1963). Tongue-in-cheek fantasy-horror romp with Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and Peter Lorre! Peter Lorre is literally turned into a raven as wizards Price and Karloff battle. A drive-in fun fright flick from director Roger Corman! Suggested by .Kevin Sick, Louisville, CO.
I always associate the Corman films with late movies, staying up to get a
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All in all, I'd have to give this film a qualified thumbs up. In my
All three stars are wonderful as comics, each in their own way and
-Kevin Slick, Louisville, CO
I love this movie! it is so much fun and Peter Lorre just is a joy to watch...you can tell they all were having fun making this movie. And I think it was neat that A.I.P had bleachers on set so fans could watch it being filmed!
-Malcolm Gittins, Pittsburgh, PA
My earliest recollection of this movie is watching my best friend Steve pile into his family's blue, Ford Country Squire Station Wagon with his brothers and sisters and loads of blankets and pillows and head off to the Wexford Starlite Drive-In to see it while I stood on the sidewalk looking on jealously. They didn't ask me to go with them. But then again with five kids and a Wiener dog named Fritz I guess they had a full load.
The next time I had a chance to see "the Raven" was at a Rec Center when I was stationed in Korea. The only thing I can recall is that I drank a few bottles of Soju then fell in a drainage ditch. I don't remember watching the movie.
Directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff this is a great film. Similar to David "the Rock" Nelson's "Devil Ant" but with good audio, video, editing, and plot and minus the excessive eating scenes.
I found myself enjoying the whole 90 minutes and although some would say I'm easily entertained that's not necessarily so. It's true I have an extensive collection of "Turok, Son of Stone" comic books and I am partial to Japanese Baseball and once went into seclusion for a month when the Hiroshima Toyo Carp lost an important game, but that's not the point.
This movie is like a walk through an amusement park Spook House or a family reunion with lots of crazy aunts and uncles who only come out in public once a year. Don't try to figure out why Uncle Pete is wearing a lime green leisure suit with white shoes, just relax and enjoy. And while this is a comedy there is one very frightening scene where Dr Bedlo accidentally drinks milk. I'm still having trouble sleeping after seeing that. The horror...
-M. Oleman, Underground, Pittsburgh, PA
A little late with my comments, busy weekend! This is a fun movie, seeing all the great actors hamming it up. They are having fun and never mocking the material or mailing it in, true professionals. The lovely Hazel Court, did she ever make a Bash? And Don Reese as Grimes, he hasn´t aged a bit! When you do Fall of the House of Monster Bash, you oughta get an outfit like that for him, and he can interview special guest Jack Nicholson - Wouldn´t that be a dream guest??? I have been watching too much Twilight Zone lately.
Did Vincent know he was giving us the bird when tasting the raspberry blood?
The dog statue attack, low budget is showing there, I was imagining a Harryhausen (or at least a Danforth) scene there!
Jacks wild carriage ride.
We´ll see you hopefully for the next synch up, if I can get the movie in time!
Dear Santito, Hazel passed away about a week before she was scheduled to make an appearance at the Monster Bash Conference. It was very sudde and everyone by surprise. She was a pleasure to talk with over the phone. -Ron
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