I watched the 1959 William Castle production “House on Haunted Hill”. Frederick Loren, a millionaire, invites 5 people to a party in a haunted house he has rented. All that stays the entire night will get ten thousand dollars each. He says that his wife Annabelle, who stays up in her room, wanted the party. William Castle both produced and directed while Robb White (an American writer of screenplays, television scripts, and adventure novels) wrote and co-produced this horror film.
I watched the 1972 dark comedy MGM horror film “Dr. Phibes Rises Again” on Svengoolie. Following his murderous quest for vengeance in the previous film, “The Abominable Dr. Phibes“, Dr. Anton Phibes evades capture by placing himself in suspended animation in a sarcophagus shared with his wife’s body. He plans to return when the Moon enters into a specific alignment with the planets not seen in 2,000 years. Three years later, the conjunction occurs and Phibes rises from his sarcophagus.
HE CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD FOR REVENGE with Nine Diabolical Curses … BEES … BATS … BEASTS … BLOOD … FROGS … HAIL … LOCUSTS … DARKNESS … DEATH!
I watched the 1971 British dark comedy horror film “The Abominable Dr. Phibes” on Svengoolie. The cult classic was produced by Ronald S. Dunas (The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk, Naked Fear) and Louis M. Heyward (The Dick Clark Show, Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs, House of 1,000 Dolls, The Crimson Cult, Cry of the Banshee, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Dr. Phibes Rises Again), directed by Robert Fuest (Dr. Phibes Rises Again, The Devil’s Rain), written by William Goldstein (Dr. Phibes Rises Again) and
I watched the 1953 House of Wax, originally called The Wax Works, which was Warner Bros.’ answer to the surprise 3-D hit Bwana Devil, on Svengoolie. They contracted Julian and Milton Gunzburg’s Natural Vision 3-D system, the same one used for Bwana Devil, and filmed a remake of their thriller Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), based on Charles S. Belden’s three-act play The Wax Works. The director André de Toth (May 15, 1913 – October 27, 2002) was blind in one eye and couldn’t see the 3D results.
Batman aired on ABC beginning January 12, 1966 and ran for 120 episodes over 3 seasons. The last episode aired on March 14, 1968. I never missed an episode. It was intentionally humorous, simplistic morality that included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables, and drinking milk.
I watched the Universal 1948 comedy horror Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein on Svengoolie. The movie stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as baggage clerks that receive two packages, Dracula and Frankenstein for McDougal’s House of Horrors wax museum. Larry Talbot (The Wolfman) is trying to stop the delivery because he knows they are really alive.