Wednesday, August 3, 2016
ANYONE FEEL LIKE WATCHING A DOUBLE OR TRIPLE FEATURE? - PART 1 of 5
Newspaper ad above is for THEY CALL HER ONE EYE ( aka THRILLER A CRUEL PICTURE ), KIDNAPPED COED, and NINE GIRLS IN HELL ( aka CURSE OF THE UBANGI - Dwain Esper / Hildegarde Stadie )... I'm NOT sure about NINE GIRLS IN HELL being a Dwain Esper film. The only info I could find was on the IMDB. The ad is from Spokane Washington ( 1981 )... Plus, screengrabs below are from ONE EYE and KIDNAPPED COED.
Newspaper ad above is for BUCKET OF BLOOD, QUEEN OF BLOOD, BLOOD BATH, and BLOOD OF DRACULA ( from Milwaukee Wisconsin, Dec. 31, 1969 )... Plus, screengrabs below are from QUEEN OF BLOOD... As a kid, QUEEN OF BLOOD genuinely scared the crap out of me.
Newspaper ad above is for ANGELS HARD AS THEY COME, BURY ME AN ANGEL, and ANGELS DIE HARD ( from Milwaukee Wisconsin - 1972 )... Screengrabs below are from ANGELS HARD AS THEY COME.
Newspaper ad above is for A BUCKET OF BLOOD and ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES ( from Bridgeport Connecticut, Oct. 25, 1959 ).
Newspaper ad above is for THE CHILD, PHANTASM, THE DARK, and HE KNOWS YOU'RE ALONE ( from Spokane Washington, June 17, 1981 )... Plus, screengrabs below are from THE CHILD.
Newspaper ad above is for DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN, FROGS, DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE, and BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB ( from Milwaukee Wisconsin, Oct. 1972 )... Plus, screengrabs below are from DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE.
Newspaper ad above is for INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN ( from Toledo Ohio, 1956 ).
As I write this, there are movie theaters all over the country showing films to half empty rooms. Those halls are showing the latest big budget hollyweird flicks that have failed to impress audiences.
So, why don't they try playing some classic older movies? I would love to see classic horror, sci-fi, action, exploitation, noir, and crime films from the thirties to the nineties on the BIG screen.
They could have bargain priced double, or triple features, and issue discount coupons for the concession stand.
I think it would be a lot of fun to watch older flicks at a new theater and pig-out with burgers, nachos, pizza, and a big-ass cup of coke.
Plus, they could hand-out freebies, have contests, and have a special host introduce each movie, that would be even better!
Who am I kidding? I know things aren't that simple anymore. They'd have a ton of excuses for NOT doing it - some would be valid, and some would not. But, that's not going to stop me from thinking about it.