Fellow fans of vintage Universal Studios cinematic thriller films and Svengoolie will be looking forward to a 1943 mystery-horror entry.
Svengoolie presents: “Calling Dr. Death” (1943)
The iconic Berwyn/Chicago-based horror host will be presenting the first film in the studio’s “Inner Sanctum” adaptations, “Calling Dr. Death” this Sat., July 29 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
This will be Sven’s second showing of the 1943 Universal mystery feature. He previously showcased “Calling Dr. Death” in May 2016 on Me-TV.
The first film in the “Inner Sanctum” series was directed by Reginald Le Borg. Le Borg would also direct “The Mummy’s Ghost” in 1944 (which was also previously showcased by Sven).
Fellow fans of “Svengoolie” on Me-TV will be excited this Sat. when he will showcase a spooky farce from 1949 with three silver screen legends.
“Svengoolie” presents: “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff” (1949)
Mid-1950s re-release trailer of “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff.”
The legendary Chicago-based horror host will be showing the 1949 Universal mystery/horror comedic feature, “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff” this Sat., May 27 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
According to his official website, Sven had previously shown Abbott & Costello’s first encounter with Boris Karloff back in March 2012 on Me-TV (Me-TV came into the Frederick/Washington, D.C. viewing area in early 2013).
The film was directed by Charles T. Barton. and was released after the duo’s smash Universal monster farce, “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948 which featured Glenn Strange as Frankenstein’s monster, Bela Lugosi in his second and final appearance as Count Dracula and Lon Chaney, Jr. as Lawrence Talbot/The “Wolf Man,” opposite the comedic team). Sven had previously shown “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” back in Oct. 2014, April 2015 and Oct. 2016 on Me-TV.
In honor of Myrna Loy as the “Star of the Month” for December, Turner Classic Movies will be showcasing one of her most memorable films.
TCM to present “The Thin Man” (1934) this Friday
Beginning this Fri., Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central, TCM will be showcasing the 1934 film adaptation of the Dashiell Hammett novel, “The Thin Man,” featuring William Powell and Myrna Loy as husband-and-wife sleuths Nick and Nora Charles. As part of the network’s Friday night “Star of the Month” salute to Loy, all six Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer “Thin Man” films will be shown throughout the evening.