Fellow fans of Svengoolie and cult cinema will be excited this weekend when he will showcase a 1977 thriller that was released by Universal.
“Svengoolie” presents: “The Car” (1977)
1977 Universal Studios trailer for “The Car” (1977).
The iconic Berwyn/Chicago-based horror film host will be showcasing “The Car” (1977) this Sat., July 8 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
Sven had previously shown “The Car” on Me-TV back in Dec. 2011 (Me-TV was unavailable in the Frederick/Washington, D.C. television market until early 2013) and April 2016.
The film was directed by Elliot Silverstein, who also directed “Cat Ballou” (1965) and “A Man Called Horse” (1970). Silverstein would later direct four episodes of the HBO horror anthology series, “Tales from the Crypt” (1991-94, which was inspired by the 1950s EC comic book series of the same name).
Who was in “The Car?”
The players who appeared in “The Car” were James Brolin (as Wade Parent), Kathleen Lloyd (as Lauren), R.G. Armstrong (as Amos), John Marley (as Everett), Elizabeth Thompson (as Margie), John Rubenstein (as John Morris), Kim Richards (as Lynn Marie), Eddie Little Sky (as Denson), Roy Jenson (as Ray Mott) and Ronny Cox (as Luke).
Fellow fans of Svengoolie, Universal Studios’ horror films and the iconic TV series “The Munsters” will be in for a treat this Sat. on Me-TV.
“Svengoolie” Presents: “Munster, Go Home!” (1966)
Sven will be presenting the 1966 film “Munster, Go Home!” this Sat., April 29 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
This isn’t the first time that the legendary Chicago-based horror host has shown “Munster, Go Home!” on Me-TV (from coast-to-coast). Sven had previously shown the cult feature-length Munsters film in July 2013, May 2014 and Nov. 2015.
According to IMDB, Universal released the film to theaters on June 15, 1966. “The Munsters” TV series concluded on May 12, 1966 after two seasons on CBS (the final episode was “A Visit from the Teacher,” according to IMDB’s episode listings).
“Munster, Go Home!” was directed by Earl Bellamy. Bellamy had directed seven episodes of “The Munsters” TV series.