Fellow Svengoolie pals from coast-to-coast will be looking forward to his upcoming showcase of a Universal Studios college monster thriller from 1958.
“Svengoolie” presents: “Monster on the Campus” (1958)
1958 Universal Studios theatrical trailer for “Monster on the Campus.”
The legendary Chicago/Berwyn-based horror film host will be presenting “Monster on the Campus” (1958), this Sat., Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“Monster on the Campus” was directed by veteran Universal director Jack Arnold. He also worked on “It Came from Outer Space” (1953), “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954) and “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957).
This will mark Sven’s third showing of “Monster on the Campus.” He had previously showcased Arnold’s cinematic sci-fi creature feature in Sept. 2013 and Sept. 2015 on Me-TV.
Who appeared in “Monster on the Campus” (1958)?
The players who appeared in “Monster on the Campus” were Eddie Parker (in an uncredited role as the beast), Arthur Franz (as Professor Donald Blake), Joanna Moore (as Madeline Howard), Troy Donahue (as Jimmy Flanders), Judson Pratt (as Lt. Mike Stevens), Nancy Walters (as Sylvia Lockwood) and Whit Bissell (as Dr. Oliver Cole).
Earlier in 1958, Joanna Moore appeared in Orson Welles’ film noir drama that was released by Universal, “Touch of Evil” (Moore played the role of Marcia Linnekar in the film). Five years before “Monster on the Campus,” Arthur Franz previously appeared in Bud Abbott and Lou Costello‘s 1951 Universal comedic monster farce, “Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man.”
The following year, Troy Donahue would go on to greater fame in his screen career after his appearance in Delmer Daves’ “A Summer Place” (1959, alongside Sandra Dee).