Chaney Blogathon: The Black Sleep (1956)

Joel Cadman (Basil Rathbone) is a well-known, well-respected surgeon living and practicing in England in the late 19th century. He’s so well-known and well-respected, in fact, that he’s been knighted! With the prefix “Sir” attached to his name, one may assume that Cadman lives a charmed life, but no such luck. He’s actually dealing with great emotional anguish, as his wife rests in a coma … Continue reading Chaney Blogathon: The Black Sleep (1956)

Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

Country singers Woody Wetherby (Ferlin Husky) and Boots Malone (Joi Lansing) are headed to Nashville with their manager, Jeepers (Don Bowman), to perform at the Nashville Jamboree. During their travels, they have car trouble and end up in a nearly deserted town where they end up staying at an old house with a reputation for being haunted. Little do they know, the home isn’t haunted … Continue reading Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

Favorite things about… The Grapes of Wrath

The favorite film: The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 drama based on the novel by John Steinbeck (adapted for the screen by Nunnally Johnson) and directed by John Ford The synopsis: Tom Joad is fresh off of a prison sentence for homicide when he returns to his family’s home to find that they’ve been kicked off of their land. Like many Oklahoma sharecroppers, they’ve been … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Grapes of Wrath

HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 1: The Face of Marble (1946)

A note from Lindsey: Halloween is almost here! The time for ghouls, monsters and otherworldy creatures is upon us. This post is the first in TMP’s four-part, through-the-decades Horror Half-Week series in honor of the spooky holiday. Today we’re talkin’ 1940s B-horror with 1946’s The Face of Marble. Stay tuned for posts on horror films from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Dr. Charles Randolph (John … Continue reading HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 1: The Face of Marble (1946)