Day 1 of 31 Days of Terror! Dancing Away to the “Point of Terror”

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Point of Terror Year: 1971 Genre: Horror, Thriller Director: Alex Nicol Stars: Peter Carpenter, Dyanne Thorne, Lory Hansen A nightclub singer has nightmares about being involved in adultery and mur…

Source: Dancing Away to the “Point of Terror”

Dancing Away to the “Point of Terror”

Point of Terror Year: 1971 Genre: Horror, Thriller Director: Alex Nicol Stars: Peter Carpenter, Dyanne Thorne, Lory Hansen A nightclub singer has nightmares about being involved in adultery and mur…

Source: Dancing Away to the “Point of Terror”

OMG!!!! SAM SHERMAN IS STILL DOING HIS THING!

If there’s one good point to this pandemic, it’s the fact that the drive-in has become popular (kinda) again. I’ve never been to a drive-in–that I can remember (there was probably some time in 1976 or so that I was briefly in attendance.)

Who is Sam Sherman and why am I so excited at hearing about this? Welp, Sam Sherman and Al Adamson were the two Is in Independent International Pictures (I probably don’t have that totally right, but who cares?) The point is that this (Sherman) is the man who wanted the Three Stooges (Howard, Sitka, and DeRita) for what would become the Ritz Brothers final film Blazing Stewardesses. There’s STILL A LINK to the Three Stooges that’s still active and doing what they do best!

Anyhoo, what he’s doing now is working with the good folks at https://driveinsanity.com/ to go back to the glory days of yesteryear (late 60s early 70s) with what is the most WTF? of the “vs.” movies: Frankenstein vs. Dracula (1971). Imagine seeing this at a pop up drive up theatre! Let’s all go to the movies!

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How’d I almost forget about THIS?!

Think about this: the Three Stooges outlasted the Beatles, the Zombies, were still actively performing during the moon landing…and may have watched the very last episode of ST: TOS–“Turnabout Intruder.”

(Thinks about how terrible the episode was…)

I hope not!

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No nerd worth their salt should ever forget that today, June 3, 1969, that the last Star Trek episode, “Turnabout Intruder” was aired. If you’d like to see William Shatner at his Shattnerist (on Star Trek, at least!) see this episode.

Think of it–in 1969, the Three Stooges were still touring, the moon landing was little more than a month away, and a couple of months later, a certain Family would be on everyone’s minds.  Interesting time, when you look back on it as history.  As everyday living, I imagine that it was pretty much like today.

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I HAVE RISEN!!!!

Yes, folks! It’s the first of May and I’ve decided to rise from the grave of working from home, being cheezed off that I couldn’t work from home because my computer was too old (even though it seemed to work fine the first week), asked for a laptop, was told that I wouldn’t get one, then had to schlep to work to get the damn desktop I asked for SIX MONTHS AGO!

This was supposed to be the launch date of the all new Six Degrees of Stoogeration (where have you heard that before?) but well…it just didn’t happen. Neither did my plan to start with the wonderful “Flesh Feast” or “The Big Cube.”  They’re on my list, I’ve watched them, but mostly I’ve been binge watching “The Oblongs” (remember that?) and other cartoons from the late 90s/early 2000s (when I was young…)

Anyway, happy May Day! Enjoy a Stooge photo!You Nazty Spy 2

DREAMS ARE WHAT LE CINEMA IS FOR…: MYRA BRECKINRIDGE 1970

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If (and when) I ever get back to blogging regularly, this is what I want my blog to be like. I know, I know, everyone should try to be themselves, but come ON! Everyone knows that imitation is the greatest compliment or whatnot (listen to early Beethoven and see how similar it is to Mozart and Haydn).

There’s also another reason why I picked this particular film to look at:

  • It’s from 1970 (I have a MAJOR THING for the 1970s, even though I can’t remember anything except October 1978-onwards with any clarity.)
  • It’s the same year The Three Stooges (temporarily, at least) retired following Larry Fine’s major stroke. I would love to be able to research what happened with the Stooges from 1969-1975. What was going through Moe’s mind when he heard that news on January 9th? (Quite a bit, according to Larry–apparently he’d rushed to the hospital as soon as Larry’s daughter called him.)
  • Why did Moe turn down the chance to go to Manila to make a movie called Make Mine Manila? (The truth is probably somewhere between he hated the script that his grandson wrote and a fear of going anywhere NEAR the Marcos-era Philippines.)
  • What would the world have thought about the last film being not Kook’s Tour (which isn’t as bad as some fans make it out to be), but Blazing Stewardesses (aka The Jet Set)? In it, the Stooges (Howard, Emil Sitka and DeRita) would’ve played fey (oy!) hairdressers that pretty much carry the film. As it turns out, Moe became ill in March 1975 and was unable to film (although they apparently did “rehearse.” According to Sitka, this meant that they had a rough idea of what the scene called for and would just ad lib.
  • As it turned out, it was the swan song for another comedy trio (by then a duo), The Ritz Brothers. If the Stooges were going to do what they did…Kook’s Tour is a MUCH better swan song…trust me.

(Oh, and guess what? It’s a snow day from work! Yay for working in a place with sketchy, janky public transportation!)