The Raven Release date: January 25, 1963 Cast: Vincent Price as Dr. Erasmus Craven Peter Lorre as Dr. Adolphus Bedlo Boris Karloff as Dr. Scarabus Hazel Court as Lenore Craven Olive Sturgess as Estelle Craven Jack Nicholson as Rexford Bedlo
Based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe Screenplay by Richard Matheson Directed by Roger Corman
I never heard of such ingratitude in my entire life. It’s getting so you can’t trust anybody anymore. I’m just too sweet and gentle, that’s my problem!
My first experience with the film I remember watching this at some point in the 1980s and loving it upon first viewing. Over the years, it’s become one of my personal favorite films, even more so since introducing it to Karla, who also ranks it among one of her all-time favorites as well.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Release date: January 20, 1966 Cast: Don Knotts as Luther Heggs Joan Staley as Alma Parker Liam Redmond as Kelsey Dick Sargent as George Beckett Skip Homier as Ollie Weaver Reta Shaw as Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell
Written by James Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum & Andy Griffith Directed by Alan Rafkin
Calm? Do “murder” and “calm” go together? Calm and murder? Murder?
That’s right, karate..made my whole body a weapon.
Atta boy, Luther!
My first experience with the film I first watched this in the 1970s and fell in love with it instantly. I would constantly look for it to pop up on TV again. Since adding it to my personal collection years ago, it’s become part of my annual Halloween viewing schedule.
The Abominable Dr. Phibes & Dr. Phibes Rises Again Release dates: May 18, 1971 & July 5, 1972 Cast: Vincent Price as Dr. Anton Phibes Joseph Cotton as Dr. Vesalius Robert Quarry as Darrus Biederbeck Virginia North & Valli Kemp as Vulnavia Peter Cushing as Captain Caroline Munro as Victoria Regina Phibes
Written by James Whiton & William Goldstein (Abominable Dr. Phibes) and Robert Fuest & Robert Blees (Dr. Phibes Rises Again) Directed by Robert Fuest
Eight have died, soon to be nine! Nine eternities in doom!
My first experience with the films I first watched these at some point in the 1990s but they initially didn’t click with me. However, after several revisits, they are now two of my favorite Price films, especially The Abominable Dr. Phibes.
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors Release date: February 28, 1965 Cast: Peter Cushing as Dr. Terror Christopher Lee as Franklyn Marsh Donald Sutherland as Dr. Bob Carroll Neil McCallum as Jim Dawson Alan Freeman as Bill Rogers Roy Castle as Biff Bailey
Screenplay by Milton Subotsky Directed by Freddie Francis
A more exact translation would be terror. An unfortunate misnomer for I am the mildest of men.
My first experience with the film I watched this on a Saturday afternoon in the late 70s on channel 17 WTCG before it became known as SuperStation TBS.
Happy Halloween! In episode 62 of the Classic Horrors Club Podcast, Jeff and I take a look at the 1960-62 television anthology, Thriller, hosted by the legendary Boris Karloff. We each review two episodes, with Jeff picking Pigeons from Hell and The Weird Tailor, whileI talk about Parasite Mansion and The Hungry Glass.
Check out the video companion on our YouTube channel. It contains exclusive content not available in this month’s podcast that you don’t want to miss!
It’s never too early to start preparing for next month’s episode. It will be a Naschy November as Jeff and I will be entering the world of Paul Naschy by taking a look at three of his more well-known movies. First up will be Vengeance of the Zombies (1973), followed by The Mummy’s Revenge (1973). Then, we’ll enter the 80s with The Beast and the Magic Sword (1983).
Plus, as a special bonus feature this month, don’t forget to listen to our good friend Chris Franklin and his wife Cindy as they celebrate the 100th anniversary episode of the Super Mates podcast by throwing a Halloween party! It’s part of their annual House of Franklin-stein celebration! Jeff and I, as well as Monster Kid Radio’s Derek M. Koch, stop by for a visit but things don’t turn out quite as planned! Be sure to tell ’em Monster Movie Kid sent ya!
Horror of Dracula Release date: June 16, 1958 Cast: Peter Cushing as Doctor Van Helsing Christopher Lee as Count Dracula Michael Gough as Arthur Holmwood Melissa Stribling as Mina Holmwood Carol Marsh as Lucy Holmwood
Based on the novel by Bram Stoker Screenplay by Jimmy Sangster Directed by Terence Fisher
I am Dracula and I welcome you to my house.
My first experience with the film I watched this on Superstation WTBS in the late 70s or early 80s.