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May 02

The Ghost Breakers – (1940 Full Movie)

Lawrence Lawrence (yes that’s his real name), played by Bob Hope, is a crime reporter.  While broadcasting his latest story Mary Carter, played by Paulette Goddard is listening from her hotel room when suddenly the lights go out from a mighty thunderstorm.  The entire city lies in a complete blackout.  While in the darkness a knock […]

May 02

The Warlords of Mars – “Through the Carrion Caves” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

THROUGH THE CARRION CAVES Straight toward the north, day and night, our destination compass led us after the fleeing flier upon which it had remained set since I first attuned it after leaving the thern fortress. Early in the second night we noticed the air becoming perceptibly colder, and from the distance we had come […]

May 02

X Minus One – “First Contact”

A classic story of the first encounter with an alien race and the mutual distrust that would involve—neither ship wishes to be the first to depart for fear of giving away clues of their origin to a potential adversary. X Minus One – “First Contact” – October 6th, 1955

May 01

Frankenstein (1931 Universal Studios Film)

A true riveting classic in the truest sense in horror movies.  Universal Studios floating on the success of Dracula continued the fright fest with their rendition of Frankenstein in 1931.  Directed by James Whale and adapted from the Mary Shelley play about a mad-scientist who exhumes corpses to build a new man.  However, there was […]

May 01

The Warlord of Mars – “New Allies” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

NEW ALLIES Surrounded by guardsmen I marched back along the corridors of the palace of Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol, to the great audience chamber in the center of the massive structure. As I entered the brilliantly lighted apartment, filled with the nobles of Kaol and the officers of the visiting jeddak, all eyes were […]

May 01

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Desert Death”

Two men pick up three others and offer them a lift into town. They said they were British but they are nazi prisoners who had escaped from the camp up near Post City. Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Desert Death” – January 9th, 1945

April 30

Secret Sunday (2010 Full Film)

Three guys in an art gallery are attacked by a strange creature and murdered to hook you in.  Cut to Poon, an attractive young woman ends up seeing mysterious figures throughout her story.  She meets a monk, Sujitto, and her friend Nat where they embark on a journey to a temple where they experience frightening […]

April 30

The Warlord of Mars – “A Hero in Kaol” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

A HERO IN KAOL It was daylight when I was awakened by the sound of stealthy movement near by. As I opened my eyes Woola, too, moved and, coming up to his haunches, stared through the intervening brush toward the road, each hair upon his neck stiffly erect. At first I could see nothing, but […]

April 30

The Adventures of Superman – “Dr. Dahlgrens Atomic Beam Machine”

“The Yellow Mask” steals Professor Dahlgren’s atomic beam machine that can utterly destroy anything at the atomic level and Superman must do something about it before “The Yellow Mask” takes over the world.  Also, this is Lois Lane’s first official meeting with Clark Kent. The Adventures of Superman – “Dr. Dahlgrens Atomic Beam Machine” – February […]

April 28

Witch Hunter Robin E6 – “Raindrops”

“Raindrops” Robin’s Vespa runs out of gas in the middle of nowhere, but she’s soon rescued from an approaching thunderstorm by Eiko Yano, who offers her a lift back into town. But when her benefactor is found dead the very next day, Robin finds herself mixed up in a case where the size of one’s foe is […]

April 28

YU YU HAKUSHO S1E56 – “Three Monsters”

“Three Monsters” Koenma reveals to Yusuke that he is a spirit detective, and must use his own unique abilities to battle demons and other threats to the Living World. Koenma additionally gives Yusuke a mission to recover three artifacts stolen by master thieves of the Spirit World. Yusuke first encounters Gouki, the first thief who […]

April 28

Record of Lodoss War E6 – “The Sword of the Dark Emperor”

“The Sword of the Dark Emperor” The Marmo forces attack Valis leaving nothing behind but scorched earth in a ploy to draw Fahn out to Beld. Having learnt Karla’s intentions from Wort, the group races back to Valis. Upon meeting some badly injured villagers, Parn, Deedlit and Woodchuck leave to inform King Fahn of what […]

April 28

Legend of the Galactic Heroes S1E6 – “The Knights of the Rose”

“The Knights of the Rose” Yang decides to take Iserlohn by a ruse. The Rosen Ritter (Knights of the rose), a ground combat unit made of Imperial exiles, will pose as an imperial crew and infiltrate the fortress. Yang’s staff is introduced: Murai, Patrichev, Fischer (a master of fleet maneuvers) and Frederica Greenhill, daughter of […]

April 27

Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (Full Movie)

“When the notorious Diaper Mafia take hostage the Tromaville School for the Very Special, only the Toxic Avenger and his morbidly obese sidekick Lardass can save Tromaville. However, an explosion results in some unforeseeable consequences where it creates a dimensional tear between Tromaville and its dimensional mirror image Amortville. While the Toxic Avenger (Toxie) is […]

April 27

The Warlord of Mars – “On the Kaolian Road” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

ON THE KAOLIAN ROAD If there be a fate that is sometimes cruel to me, there surely is a kind and merciful Providence which watches over me. As I toppled from the tower into the horrid abyss below I counted myself already dead; and Thurid must have done likewise, for he evidently did not even […]

April 27

The Shadow – “Power of the Mind”

A prominent psychiatrist is kidnapped and held hostage aboard a cargo freighter.  He is able to reach out with his mind and telepathically contact The Shadow for his rescue.   The Shadow – “Power of the Mind” – April 24th, 1938

April 26

The Amityville Curse (1990 Full Movie)

We’ve all heard about the Amityville horror curse.  The house that had a red room devoted to Satan and caused a loving husband to turn and slaughter his entire family with an ax?  Well, what would happen if, say, a couple buys the house because it was a good deal?  We’ve heard this before and […]

April 26

The Warlord of Mars – “The Secret Tower” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

THE SECRET TOWER I have no stomach to narrate the monotonous events of the tedious days that Woola and I spent ferreting our way across the labyrinth of glass, through the dark and devious ways beyond that led beneath the Valley Dor and Golden Cliffs to emerge at last upon the flank of the Otz […]

April 26

Suspense – “The Hangman Won’t Wait”

A woman awakes with no memory but the crushing reality of her situation becomes frighteningly clear when she finds out she awoke in prison.  Worse yet she’s on death row and scheduled for hanging for tomorrow!  Can a woman who had amnesia be sentenced to death for a crime she has no memory of? Suspense – […]

April 25

Alligator (1980 Full Movie)

We’ve been there at one point in our lives or another.  Your little child wants a pet and being an awesome parent you decide to buy her a baby alligator while on a Florida vacation.  So when you return to Chicago and let her name the alligator Ramón.  However, being a little bitch your significant […]

April 25

The Warlord of Mars – “The Temple of the Sun” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

THE TEMPLE OF THE SUN There was nothing for it now other than to fight; nor did I have any advantage as I sprang, sword in hand, into the corridor before the two therns, for my untimely sneeze had warned them of my presence and they were ready for me. There were no words, for […]

April 25

Buck Rogers – “Dr. Huer Searches for Impentrite”

The Plots in the title folks.  🙂 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century – “Dr. Huer Searches fro Impentrite” – April 17th, 1939

April 24

The Beast in the Cellar (1970 Full Film)

At a military base soldiers are found murdered, all vicious and brutal attacks.  The authorities believe the attacks to come from a wildcat but Joyce and Ellie think it’s something far more sinister.  They think it’s their brother Steven who had been locked up in their basement for over three decades.   The Beast in the Cellar […]

April 24

The Warlord of Mars – “Under the Mountains” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

UNDER THE MOUNTAINS As we advanced up the river which winds beneath the Golden Cliffs out of the bowels of the Mountains of Otz to mingle its dark waters with the grim and mysterious Iss the faint glow which had appeared before us grew gradually into an all-enveloping radiance. The river widened until it presented […]

April 24

X Minus One – “And the Moon Be Still as Bright”

An expedition to Mars finds all the Martians dead due to chickenpox brought to them by previous Earthmen expeditions. All the men except for one set about destroying Martian artifacts. X Minus One – “And the Moon Be Still as Bright” – September 22nd, 1955

April 21

Witch Hunter Robin E5 – “Smells Like the Wandering Spirit”

“Smells Like the Wandering Spirit” The STN-J has to look for a witch who has mysteriously disappeared. Investigating the places where the homeless of the city congregate, they hope to find a clue as to the location of their target. But when a regular human vagrant is driven mad by fear, they soon find themselves […]

April 21

Yu Yu Hakusho S1E5 – “Yusuke’s Back”

“Yusuke’s Back” Yusuke is told by Koenma that, in order to complete his resurrection, he must get someone who cares about him to kiss his body within one day, this being the conduit of his soul back into his body. As he was unable to convince Kuwabara and Atsuko, he manages to get Keiko to do so […]

April 21

Record of Lodoss War E5 – “The Desert King”

“The Desert King” King Kashue, the mercenary king of Flaim, makes his way towards Valis to meet King Fahn. On his way, he briefly meets Prince Jester of Moss and later Karla introduces herself to him. The group are given an audience with King Fahn and they celebrate their rescue of Princess Fannia. King Kashue […]

April 21

Legend of the Galactic Heroes S1E5 – “The Kastrop Rebellion”

“The Kastrop Rebellion” A new admiralty is created for Reinhard. He chooses commoners and lesser nobles to command his fleets: August Samuel Wahlen, Cornelius Lutz, Karl Gustav Kempf, Fritz Josef Bittenfeld, Ernest Mecklinger, Wolfgang Mittermeyer and Oskar von Reuenthal. Meanwhile, Maximilian von Kastrop has rebelled against the Empire. He thinks he is safe because of […]

April 20

Black Sunday (1960 Full Film)

Moldavia, 1630.  A beautiful witch, Asa Vajda and her lover, Javuto, are both sentenced to death for the crime of witchcraft.  Moments before she is burned at the stake, Asa curses her brother, the one who condemned her to death, and his descendants will pay the price for her death.  They then place a mask […]