Fellow Svengoolie pals will be jumping for joy this weekend as he will be showcase a vintage Universal Studios thriller with two iconic screen legends.
“Svengoolie” presents: “The Invisible Ray” (1936)
1936 Universal Studios trailer for “The Invisible Ray” (with Realart re-issue end titles).
The legendary Chicago/Berwyn-based horror film host will be showing “The Invisible Ray,” this Sat., Aug. 19 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
The film was directed by Lambert Hillyer, who also directed “Dracula’s Daughter” (which was also released by Universal in 1936) and the 1943 Columbia Pictures “Batman” serial film series.
This will be Sven’s fourth telecast of “The Invisible Ray” on Me-TV. He had previously shown the 1936 Universal Studios thriller in June 2013, Jan. 2014 and May 2015.
Who was in “The Invisible Ray?”
The players who appeared in Hillyer’s screen thriller were Boris Karloff (as Dr. Janos Rukh), Bela Lugosi (as Dr. Felix Benet), Frances Drake (as Diane Rukh), Frank Lawton (as Ronald Drake), Beulah Bondi (as Lady Arabella Stevens), Walter Kingsford (as Sir Francis Stevens) and Violet Kemble Cooper (as Mother Rukh).
Fellow RiffTrax, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Doctor Who fans will be interested in an upcoming live cinematic riffing event in select cinemas from coast-to-coast.
It’s time for “RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who (The Five Doctors)”
RiffTrax, in arrangement with BBC Worldwide and Fathom Events will present “RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who (The Five Doctors),” in select theaters from coast-to-coast on Thu., Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. (local time). A pre-recorded encore presentation will take place in participating cinemas on Thu., Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).
Featuring MST3K alums Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, the RiffTrax crew will be riffing the 1983 feature-length BBC “Doctor Who” episode, “The Five Doctors.”
The RiffTrax crew’s performance will be broadcast live to participating theaters nationwide via satellite from the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Five Doctors
The players who appeared in “The Five Doctors” were Richard Hurndall (in place of the late William Hartnell), Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker (via archival footage segments) and Peter Davison.
Fellow Svengoolie pals from coast-to-coast will be looking forward to his presentation of a 1942 Universal Studios horror film this weekend.
Svengoolie presents: “Night Monster” (1942)
Realart re-issue trailer for Universal Studios’ “Night Monster.”
The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based horror film host will be showcasing “Night Monster” (1942), this Sat., Aug. 12 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
The film was directed by Ford Beebe, who also worked on numerous “serial” film adaptations for Universal including “Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars” (1938) and “The Green Hornet” (1940).
This will mark Sven’s third showing of “Night Monster.” He had previously showcased Beebe’s 1942 Universal monster feature in Oct. 2015 and Aug. 2016 on Me-TV.
Who was in “Night Monster” (1942)?
The players who appeared in “Night Monster” were Bela Lugosi (as Rolf), Lionel Atwill (as Dr. King), Ralph Morgan (as Kurt Ingston), Leif Erikson (as Laurie), Irene Hervey (as Dr. Lynn Harper), Don Porter (as Dick Baldwin), Nils Asther (as Agor Singh) and Frank Reicher (as Dr. Timmons).
Fellow Svengoolie fans throughout the land will be looking forward to a 1959 Universal Studios “vampire western” film this weekend.
“Svengoolie” presents: “Curse of the Undead” (1959)
1959 Universal Studios trailer for “Curse of the Undead.”
The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based horror host will be presenting “Curse of the Undead” (1959), this Sat., Aug. 5 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
The film was directed by Edward Dein, who would later work on directing several television programs (including episodes of “Hawaiian Eye,” “The Wild Wild West” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep/Black Sheep Squadron.”
This will be the third time that Sven will present Dein’s Universal horror-western feature on his show. He had previously showcased “Curse of the Undead” back in Oct. 2013 and Aug. 2014.