Todd Mason’s Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V

Another of Todd’s fabulously useful roundups. As always, click anywhere on the list to catch the next Number 18 bus via 221B Baker Street to the relevant page of Todd’s Sweet Freedom blog, where you’ll find the individual links to the various posts. Just this once, you’ll also find there his “October’s Underappreciated Music” roundup plus an article on the anthologies of Betty M. Owen.

Ali Karim: Bouchercon
Anne Billson: The Heat and its cat
Anonymous: Maureen O’Hara; Short Term 13; The Dark Corner; The Professionals
Bhob Stewart: Jack Kerouac reads Dr. Sax; One Fast Move or I’m Gone
Bill Crider: Never Too Late [trailer]
Brian Arnold: And Now the Screaming Starts!
B. V. Lawson: Media Murder
Colin: Shotgun
Comedy Film Nerds: Tyler Smith and David Bax
Cullen Gallagher: Blood and Lace
Cynthia Fuchs: Life Itself
Dan Stumpf: Malpertuis (aka The Legend of Doom House)
David Vineyard: Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetery Man)
Diana B: Early AMC, and TCM now/‪#‎LetsMovie‬
Dorian Bartilucci: North by Northwest
Ed Walker’s last The Big Broadcast
Elizabeth Foxwell: The Chalk Garden
Evan Lewis: Nosferatu (1922) restored
Gary Deane: Hell Bound
George Kelley: Burn, Witch, Burn!
Gilligan Newton-John: There’s Nothing Out There
How Did This Get Made?: Death Spa
Iba Dawson: NY ComicCon
Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: The Great American Dream Machine
J. Kingston Pierce: origins of The Streets of San Francisco
Jack Seabrook: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby”
Jackie Kashian: Crazy Stupid Love; Breanna Conley on photobooths
Jacqueline T. Lynch: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein; Maureen O’Hara
James Clark: The Red Circle
James Reasoner: The Cat and the Canary (1939 film)
Janet Varney: All Jane Comedy Festival; Rhea Butcher
Jerry House: Drop Dead! (Arch Oboler’s 1962 album): “The Dark”
Vincent Price reads Joseph Payne Brennan’s “The Calamander Chest” (Caedmon Records)–a favorite of Jerry Houses’s + An earlier Price/Caedmon Hallowe’en-themed album
John Grant: Blues in the Night; Woman Unafraid
Jonathan Lewis: Billy the Kid vs. Dracula: The Walking Dead (1936 film); Terror Train
Karen Hannsberry: Guest in the House
Kelly Robinson: Destiny (1921 film); The Phantom of the Opera (1925 film); Melinmontant; Die Pest in Florenz (aka The Plague in Florence); Warning Shadows (1923 film); Der Golem (1920 film); Au Secours!
Ken Levine: Friday questions
Kristina Dijan: The Uninvited (1944 film); Cloverfield; Tremors; The Devil Rides Out; Rodan; Underrated 1955 films; The Abominable Dr. Phibes; horror films
Laura G.: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon; Appaloosa; Palm Springs Classic Science Fiction Film Festival; Public Hero #1; Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 film); Flaxy Martin
Lucy Brown: Mrs. Biggs
Marty McKee: Nightmare in Chicago (longer variation on Kraft Suspense Theater: “Once Upon a Savage Night”); The Zebra Force; The Bubble; Invasion of the Blood Farmers
Michael Shonk: US commercial broadcast primetime
Mystery Dave: Focus
Patricia Nolan-Hall: 3 Bad Men; Werewolf of London
Patti Abbott: sitcoms; The Dick Van Dyke Show: “It May Look Like a Walnut”
Pop My Culture: Scott Aukerman
Prashant Trikannad: Million Dollar Arm
Rick: The Norliss Tapes; Universal’s 1940s Mummy films; Hammer’s Dracula films from best to worst
Rod Lott: Trick or Treat (1986 film); Tales of Hallowe’en; Dark Places; The Lodger (2009 film); Hidden (2015 film); Trapped Ashes; Colour-Correct My Cock; The Vatican Tapes; I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine
“Rupert Pupkin”: Twice Upon a Time
Ruth: The Italian Straw Hat
Salome: The Leopard Man; Asphalt; I Wake Up Screaming
Sam Juliano: City of the Dead (aka Horror Hotel)
Scott A. Cupp: Count Yorga, Vampire
Sergio Angelini: Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York (Yvette Banek on this one.)
Stacia Jones: Murder, My Sweet
Stephen Jones: Serge Krizman
Steve Bailey: The Creature with the Atom Brain
Steve Lewis: Mimic; B.A.D. Cats: “Pilot”
Television Obscurities: favorite ’80s obscure series
Victoria Loomes: Twin Peaks: “Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer”
Vienna: Maureen O’Hara; The Unknown Man
Yvette Banek: favorite Hallowe’en films

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3 thoughts on “Todd Mason’s Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V

  1. Thanks, as always, gentlemen…for your contributions and for boosting the bandwidth, John! Please do check out the October Music links, too…some lovely stuff (and a somewhat more manageable less of it, as I’ve not been quite so ambitious at cross-sectioning the friends of friends there so much; Kate Laity’s “I Put a Spell on You” pile or Jim C.’s Philly Joe Jones Dracula/Lenny Bruce jazz pastiche are worth the effort by themselves, as are many others). Meanwhile: Beatling: http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2015/11/some-beatling-saturday-music-club-in.html

    • Many thanks for the thanks, Todd . . . not that my efforts increase your bandwidth much, alas.

      I had a little play the other day on that post of Kate’s you mention.

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