2 comments on ““Svengoolie” to premiere “The Werewolf” (1956) from coast-to-coast, this Sat. on Me-TV

  1. I haven’t seen “The Werewolf” in decades, but remember enjoying the ideas behind the script, despite the very low budget. Director Fred F. Sears also helmed the superior “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” 1956 (which Svengoolie aired June 5, 2018) and (as you mentioned) “The Giant Claw” both of which I enjoy, if for totally different reasons. The one Sears/Katzman production I haven’t seen is “The Night the World Exploded” (1957), which sounds like another potentially interesting low-budget film. It would be great if Svengoolie/MeTV could get the rights to these Columbia/Kurtzman films as well.

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    • Greetings, Gregory! Glad you enjoyed my recent “Silver Screen Reflections” article on Svengoolie’s upcoming big coast-to-coast broadcast premiere of Fred F. Sears’ “The Werewolf” (1956)!

      I have heard of Sears and Katzman’s 1957 Columbia sci-fi production, “The Night the World Exploded” yet I have never seen it aired on TV (counting local affiliates’ past film showcases in my neck of the woods; the old American Movie Classics/AMC network, Turner Classic Movies and Me-TV’s sister network, Movies!).

      Even Clive Hirschhorn’s retrospective book on classic and cult Columbia features, “The Columbia Story” did not include any mention of “The Night the World Exploded.” I wonder if that title was withheld from later Columbia feature film syndication packages for TV? Will have to be on the lookout for the aforementioned 1957 Sears/Katzman Columbia sci-fi feature!

      I’m hoping that more Sears/Katzman Columbia sci-fi and thriller classics will show up on Sven’s classic Me-TV Sat. night showcase in the near future (depending on the broadcast contract of films from Columbia/Sony)!

      Looking forward to watching Svengoolie’s big coast-to-coast broadcast premiere of “The Werewolf” (1956) with you and all fellow Svengoolie SvenPals everywhere during the live-tweeting Sven session this Sat. on the Me-TV airlanes!

      See you all for Sven’s Sat. big coast-to-coast broadcast premiere of “The Werewolf” (1956), Gregory and all fellow SvenPals out there! Peace, kudos and “Hi-Keeba” to you and all fellow SvenPals everywhere!

      -All the best,
      Chris Hamby
      One of many fellow loyal Svengoolie/Me-TV viewers (watching since early 2013)!

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