This will mark Sven’s fifth big broadcast of “House of Frankenstein” (1944) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Kenton’s 1944 Universal monster entry back in Nov. 2013, April 2014, Dec. 2015 and Jan. 2017.
The legendary Chicago-based horror host will be showcasing “The Mummy’s Tomb” (1942), this Sat., June 10 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV. Directed by Harold Young, “The Mummy’s Tomb” is the third cinematic installment in Universal’s “Mummy” film series.
This isn’t Sven’s first time showcasing “The Mummy’s Tomb.” He had previously shown the 1942 feature in June 2012 and Aug. 2013 on Me-TV (the network was not available in the Frederick, Maryland/Washington, D.C. area until early 2013).
NOTE: (The YouTube clip is a promotional ad for the United Kingdom Region 2/PAL Odeon DVD release of the 1943 Universal thriller).
The legendary Chicago-based horror film host will be showcasing James Hogan’s 1943 thriller, “The Mad Ghoul,” this Sat., April 22 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV. This isn’t the first time that Sven has shown “The Mad Ghoul,” he had previously showcased the 1943 Universal horror flick back in Sept. 2013 and Aug. 2014 on Me-TV.
Since Halloween is coming around the corner, a classic “whodunit” farce from 1939 will be shown on one of the most popular horror film programs on TV.
The 1939 film adaptation of “The Cat and the Canary,” will be shown tonight on Me-TV’s Saturday night horror and sci-fi film showcase, “Svengoolie.” The legendary Chicago-based horror and sci-fi film host is portrayed by Rich Koz.
Paramount trade ad for “The Cat and the Canary” (1939).
Who does it feature?
“The Cat and the Canary” features legendary comedian Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard and iconic horror actor George Zucco- just to name a few.
What is it all about?
Ten years after the death of millionaire Cyrus Norman, attorney Crosby* (Zucco) revealed Norman’s will to the late millionaire’s relatives, who have to stay overnight in an old, abandoned house.
Radio personality Wally Campbell (Hope) has to protect Joyce Norman (Goddard), the main heir of Norman’s fortune from going crazy, or she will lose the fortune, as part of the guidelines in the will.
A well-blended mix of chills, thrills and hilarity are featured throughout Elliott Nugent’s film adaptation of the John Willard play. Hope and Goddard would be reunited on screen again in the 1940 Paramount comedy, “The Ghost Breakers.”
“Svengoolie:” the perfect cure for the common show!
Why you should watch “The Cat and the Canary” on “Svengoolie:”
Even if you’re not fond of the classic horror and sci-fi films that are shown on Svengoolie’s program every Saturday night, “The Cat and the Canary” would be good starter film, even if you’ve never watched “Svengoolie” (or this film) before.
You will be entertained by two hours of pure comic farce with jokes and musical skits before the commercials, programmed all the way from Berwyn!
*No relation to Bing Crosby, who appeared with Hope in the successful “road” comedy series of films for Paramount Pictures throughout the 1940’s.