I was approached by my friend Donovan to participate in a very neat charity project. I was to write a couple drabbles, short stories that ar...
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
In his fictional version of Montauk, we are introduced to Gray, a local police officer, who is called out on a call of bodies at a beach in a nearby park. Only the bodies are in an odd state, melting and bubbling. We the reader know that they were attacked by something, but the characters don’t know that yet. The basic story here is that the government has been brewing up a horrible weapon in a lab off the coast. It is a biological weapon nicknamed War Machine. They are nearly unstoppable killing machines spliced together with DNA from many creatures. They are loose and killing anyone or anything that gets near them.
That is pretty bad, no? Well, it gets worse as the scientists decided to splice a super virus onto the animals. Even if they just scratch you a sickness takes hold that leads to your organs turning to mush with you eventually melting! Anyone touched by your remains will also get sick and die and become just as contagious. So, the monsters not only tear thru people but also bring an unstoppable plague! Gray and an ever-decreasing group of survivors at first fight to stop the War Machines but eventually just try to get out of town before the place is firebombed!
The monsters are brought to the page with vivid descriptions by Shea. Each one is slightly different in both size and appearance. Apparently genetically creating word destroying monsters isn’t an exact science. The deaths are also gleefully described with limbs flying, throats being ripped out to the spine, and people being battered against trees, cars, and anything else handy. We also get descriptions of bodies melting with organs liquifying and even one person popping like a balloon. This is a gorefest folks and I got a huge kick out of it.
I don’t know if it is intentional or not, but Shea’s books remind me of a drive-in movie. Great plots with twisted monsters and characters that are well defined and fun. The best part is that he isn’t constrained with budget and can let his mind go wild. He knocked it out of the park again with The Montauk Monster! Though you can’t go wrong with anything he has written to this point. It is all great! Do yourself a favor and check his stuff out.
© Copyright 2021 John Shatzer
Monday, September 27, 2021
The story revolves around a frustrated artist named Marcel De Lange who is angry that the critics don’t understand his genius. We see this when an arrogant critic named Harmon talks a wealthy patron out of buying De Lange’s latest piece by belittling it and the artist right in front of him. This sends the artist out into the night, perhaps to harm himself. Instead, he finds a “hideous” man who is wanted for several murders. He is called the Creeper by the press and is shocked when De Lange rescues him from drowning.
After nursing him back to health The Creeper decides he finally has a friend in De Lange. Though the artist takes advantage of that by talking about how cruel Harmon was to him. The Creeper does what he does, and the critic ends up with a snapped neck. The police initially think a young artist who was also criticized by Harmon is the most likely suspect, but eventually with the help of his girlfriend, yet another art critic, they figure out what is going on. Will they do so before The Creeper ups his body count even more? You are just going to have to watch the flick to find out!
The above is partly accomplished due to the performance of Rondo Hatton, who plays The Creeper. He never got enough credit for his acting abilities and was more than just a killer or heavy. In his far too brief career, he was good in just about any part he was cast in. He also reprised the role as The Creeper in another movie The Brute Man from the same year as House of Horrors. He was also the same character in an earlier Sherlock Holmes movie The Pearl of Death. If the name sounds familiar the Rondo’s are the annual horror awards given out to flicks as well as horror hosts and other such genre related artists. The statue is based on the one from this movie. Just thought that was a fun tidbit to add into the review.
The movie is beautifully made with lighting that accentuates the creepy vibe. They are especially good when Hatten is slipping in and out of the shadows stalking his prey. A well light black and white horror movie is still one of the most beautiful things you will see on the screen. House of Horrors is a fine example of that. Music is also spot on and helps to build the tension and felling of dread. If you can’t tell I love House of Horrors! I highly recommend that you check out this classic flick. Not only does it stand alone as a great movie, but it’s connection to horror history is another reason that this movie is a must see.
Ó Copyright 2021 John Shatzer
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
The movie is set in Victorian England where author H.G. Wells is having a dinner party for his friends. The occasion is for him to show off the time machine that he has just invented. One of his guests, Dr. Stevens, arrives late. He has a good excuse though since he is Jack the Ripper! The police arrive shortly after and when he realizes he is cornered he jumps in the time machine to make his escape. Knowing that no one would believe him Wells decides to pursue him to the future to stop the murder spree he has unleashed on the future.
Wells arrives in modern day (nineteen seventy-nine) San Francisco. Stevenson realizes he has been followed and tries to convince his friend that he belongs in the future. That our violent world was made for him and that he should leave him there. When Wells refuses to go back to his time alone it sets into motion a battle of wits between the two men. Wells also has taken up with a woman named Amy, who Stevens has kidnapped to use for leverage. Everything comes to a head with a big showdown between the two men in a museum exhibit.
This is an excellent movie that held up for me today just as it did when I first saw it decades ago. The story is a fun alternate history of H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper. The story is exciting and keeps the audience guessing at what will happen next. It also tries to explain the historical events thru its own fictional world. I appreciated the effort, and it shows that this was a solid script that was well thought out. The direction from Nicholas Meyer, who also wrote the screenplay, is fantastic. The man made some great movies as a director and wrote even more. Hell, he wrote the screenplay for one of my favorite drive-in movies Invasion of the Bee Girls.
The special effects here are limited to the steampunk looking time machine and a light show when they travel from era to era. It might seem dated to an audience used to CGI, but I rather like the old school vibe to it. Again, even if it doesn’t work for you, it is hardly on the screen and not terribly important to the plot. I guess I should mention that despite this being about Jack the Ripper the kills are almost nonexistent. But then this isn’t that kind of movie so you shouldn’t expect any gore.
I have always loved Time after Time and this most recent viewing hasn’t changed that. If you haven’t checked it out, then you are missing some of the best science fiction that the seventies had to offer. Do yourself a favor and track down a copy. You won’t be disappointed.
Ó Copyright 2021 John Shatzer
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Jensen was well known for the children in danger genre, and this is a prime example of that. The book kicks off with an idyllic family, wealthy with beautiful children. Until the father, Alex, kills himself. Or did he? Their mother, Amanda, who has a troubled history of foster care and failed marriages before finding true love with Alex, is traumatized by his death. So, she tries hiring a fully time nanny/companion named Rachel. A woman who is also disturbed by the recent breakup of her marriage and loss of an unborn child due to a terrible car accident.
Initially she says no because of what she thinks is a disturbing hallucination but that turns out to be something else. When she sees on the news that the eldest daughter of the family has been murdered on the front lawn of the estate, she changes her mind and decides she needs to protect the children. But from what? That is the interesting part that I won’t spoil here. There are some twists and turns as well as a good supernatural angle that I found satisfying. In the end Rachel does figure it all out but not before a horrible cost has been paid.
The book doesn’t shy away from violence, but also doesn’t linger on it. Much of the mayhem is directed at children so it could have been disturbing, too much so. But Jensen walks that tightrope nicely giving you just enough to be creeped out without going far enough to lose the reader. That said if you don’t like children put in danger and violence towards them in your fiction then you won’t be wanting to read Jump Rope. The connection to the kids and caring about what happens to them is the emotional core of the book.
If I had one complaint it was the ending. Things are tied up nicely without a whole lot of explanation. We do get a happy ending due to some rather trite after the fact explanation. The person responsible for the killings gets off a bit easy as their comeuppance happens in a matter of a couple of paragraphs. It isn’t even explained why things were resolved in the way they were. Again, I’m being a bit vague here so as not to ruin the ending. I’m doing so because despite what I just wrote the good far outweigh the bad and I’m going to recommend Jump Rope. It really is a great book, and I will be reading more Ruby Jean Jensen soon.
© Copyright 2021 John Shatzer
Monday, September 20, 2021
The fun starts with some kids tossing rocks at a body in the harbor. I guess this is to establish London and the locals. Soon afterwards we see Holmes in disguise watching a particular ship in the harbor. He is doing this because his nemesis Professor Moriarty is making daily trips to meet the incoming ships. Turns out he was waiting for a couple of men, one of whom ended up floating in the harbor! This is part of a plan to get some revenge on a fella named Blackburn who stole a priceless necklace that they had stolen from Cleopatra’s tomb. Bodies start to drop as the professor and his men get up their criminal business. In the end Holmes figures out the mystery and thwarts Moriarty’s plan to add the antiquity to his personal collection. Though it isn’t enough to put the professor in jail, so the movie ends with Holmes and Watson setting off in pursuit of more evidence.
This isn’t a very good movie, and I was more than a little disappointed in it. Though I am glad to have scratched it off the to watch list. There are a couple of good things like some surprising attempts at humor that land and Christopher Lee is also good in the role. But the story is a little confusing as it meanders along. We get introduced to a wife of Blackburn as well as the man she was having an affair with. This bit seems to exist only for us to watch Holmes run around figuring things out without the help of the police. This leads me to another issue I have with this flick. The best mystery movies give the audience some clues as to what is going on letting us guess as the solution. Here Holmes hops around and then reveals all without any clues being shared with the viewer. That is a pet peeve of mine and it bugged me.
West German production has some other quirks that I wanted to discuss. The
soundtrack is filled with a lot of jazz music, but I think that it is set in
the twenties, so I guess that works. Though it feels much more like sixties
jazz, which was sort of distracting. Yes, there is a difference! The movie also
suffers from some bad dubbing. I’m a big fan of Italian flicks so dubbing
doesn’t normally bother me. But the voices here don’t seem to match the
characters. I’m also not sure that they had Lee dub his own dialogue in
English. I mean he might have, but if so then he did it without any inflection.
This was also distracting.
Lee looks the part
In the end this oddity is probably only for fans of Lee and of the Sherlock Holmes character. Again, I was very happy to finally scratch it off of my to watch list, but it’s not a good movie. I’d recommend the old Basil Rathbone movies or the Jeremy Brett television show for your consulting detective needs.
© Copyright 2021 John Shatzer
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
edit: I've not done a Throwback Thursday in a couple of years so I thought it was time to dig into my archives and pull something out. This is an article that I wrote for Grindhouse Purgatory a few years ago. You may notice that the formatting doesn't match what I normally do here. I thought about changing it, but then decided that I wanted to keep it as close to how it originally appeared in print as possible. Enjoy!
I own way too many movies. Really, I’ve reached the point where I can sit in my movie room starring at the 4,000 plus DVDs, Blu-Rays, VHS, and Laser Discs and don’t have a clue what to watch. It drives my wife crazy. Truth be told I know that there are movies that I want to watch but they just seem to get lost in the stacks of stuff. So it occurred to me that if I had a reason, say writing a piece for Grindhouse Purgatory, it would help me get motivated. So that is how I came upon the idea for Exploring the Shelves. Not only do I get to organize myself enough to grab a movie to watch but I get to write about it as well. Seems like a win win situation.
So now comes the hard part. What should the theme of my first Exploring the Shelves be? Okay actually it wasn’t that hard because something came to mind right away. See I’m a child of the ‘70s and I grew up watching the late-night horror host shows. In addition to the classic Universal movies, they also played a lot of ‘50s Science Fiction. Growing up some of my favorite creature features involved various giant bugs smashing everything in sight. I can’t think of a better theme to start with than giant bugs. Time to dig into my collection and knock the dust off a few classics and some maybe not so classic (but still fun damn it!).
After a brief voiceover explanation of radar defenses (which plays into what happens later) we get to the good stuff. The story here follows a prehistoric mantis that breaks loose from the ice and wakes up. It is a bit chilly for him up north so he starts to make his way south. Along the way he makes short work of an airplane, military outpost, and a few other items before the army and air force pull out the big guns to take care of him. The mantis meets his end in a tunnel surrounded by wrecked cars. We even get a good fake out at the end to give us one final scare.
Unlike some of the other giant bug movies this one isn’t afraid to show us the big guy right away. In fact, we get a still of it right in the opening credits! They were obviously very proud of the effects work and how the creature looks on screen. I have to say for the ‘50s it does look really good. They do a decent job mixing in the stock footage of jet fighters, navy ships, and artillery. This is going to be a common theme in many of these movies and while it doesn’t match perfectly that is part of the fun. Toss in a bit of ‘50s sexism with the lone female character and you have a quintessential example of the subgenre.
On a personal note this movie has always been a favorite of mine. I remember watching it on our local Friday night movie show Big Chuck and Little John. The end of the movie, which takes place in a creepy fog, really scared the heck out of me. Sitting on the couch with my Dad being scared of what would happen next is one of my earliest movie watching memories. Might be my nostalgia talking but I’d give The Deadly Mantis a solid 3 out of 4 stars.
The story starts with a couple of New Mexico Highway patrolmen responding to a call about a little girl wandering in the desert. They find her and what is left of her family’s camper. A few more bodies pile up and soon an FBI agent (James Arness a couple years removed from his turn as the alien on The Thing from Another World) along with scientists are on the trail. Seems some giant ants have come out of the wilderness to challenge man as the dominant species on Earth. Much mayhem ensues and eventually the bugs (are ants bugs?) are destroyed.
Here we have another common theme from ‘50s Science Fiction movies. The giant ants in Them! are spawned by the nuclear tests conducted in the desert. If you know anything about the ‘50s it is that everything was either credited to nuclear power or blamed on nuclear bombs. I’ve also always thought that the cast in the one was stellar. Arness is really good in his role as the FBI agent. The rest of the cast is solid as well and includes Edmund Glenn (Miracle on 42nd Street, The Walking Dead with Boris Karloff). Even old Daniel Boone himself Fess Parker has a brief but memorable appearance.
Them! also does a wonderful job of creating some genuinely scary atmosphere and tension as it keeps the audience from seeing the ants for a good portion of the movie. When you do get to see them it is worth it. Clearly they are puppets but they look great. In fact this is one time where the on screen creature looks much better then what is on the poster. I mean seriously what is up with those goofy eyes? This movie hit early on during the monster craze of the ‘50s when the studios were spending some good money and taking these movies seriously. It shows in quality of cast, writing, and effects. This is the gold standard of the giant bug movie and deserves a 4 out of 4 stars.
This has the most unique origin story for our large stars. A meteor or something like that hits Wisconsin. Somehow its impact creates a black hole. Honestly, I'm not trying to be vague about this because that movie doesn’t explain the details. So, the black hole becomes a doorway to another dimension. One apparently populated by giant spiders. They start off in eggs that look like geodes and are filled with diamonds. When they hatch, they are no bigger than tarantulas, but eventually get the size of a house.
I’m a big fan of regional filmmakers. The guys that made movies specifically for the drive-in market in the Midwest and South like the director of this movie Bill Rebane. Movies like this were made on a shoestring budget and were filled with “B” level stars if you were lucky. The Giant Spider Invasion is an excellent example of this. The most familiar face in the movie is that of Alan Hale, the skipper from Gilligan’s Island. In fact, his first line in the movie is “Hello little Buddy” so you know they were cashing in on his appearance. The other notable face is Barbara Hale from the old Perry Mason show. Overall, the script is solid but nothing special. This is a creature feature that was cashing in on the success of Jaws only this time with spiders. Hell, there is even a line in the movie where someone mentions that the spider makes the shark from Jaws look like a goldfish. Oh, and there is some stock footage of military jets in this one too (recurring theme…)
Again, I’m a big fan of regional filmmakers and of Rebane’s movies in particular. One of the things that he does best is getting the most out of his special effects. Whether it is a Bigfoot costume or building a set to make a ghost attack look good he gets some bang out of his buck. Here you have a rather legendary bit with the giant version of the spiders being made to fit on a VW Beetle. Watch in the shots that you never get to see its legs touch the ground when it moves. If you did then you would see the wheels of the car. This kind of ingenuity is what has always made me a fan of the independent regional filmmaker.
Okay so while I'm a fan of movies made on a low budget I will say that this one doesn't stand up well when compared to something like Them!. The cast, story, and effects work on The Giant Spider Invasion while fun aren’t as good as they would have been with more resources. You have to appreciate this movie for what it is and what it was made to do. Quickly made for a specific market and to take advantage of the new creature feature craze I can appreciate The Giant Spider Invasion. But realistically the best I can give it rating wise is 2 ½ out of 4.
More giant spiders except this time they are from earth and stalk around the desert. Yep, I’m going to talk about 1955’s Tarantula.
Familiar face and genre vet John Agar plays a doctor named Matt Hastings with a practice in a small desert town. After they find a body that seems to be ravaged by a disease that shouldn’t have been so advanced it sets Hastings to investigating the goings on with a local scientist. In an effort to help feed the world the scientist has created a formula to speed the growth up of animal tissue. After an accident a tarantula escapes and grows and grows. Much mayhem and destruction ensue.
This is another really well-made movie. The special effects are solid if a bit dated. We get to see the spider tear down a house, toss a truck in the air, and do battle with the air force. It all looks great on screen. They do a wonderful job of blending the footage of a real tarantula with the actors. There are a couple of times that they use a puppet, but mostly they avoid that. Also, there are some decent makeups on the actors that are afflicted with the disease that first puts the Hastings character on the case that are gruesome looking for the ‘50s.
In addition to the previously mentioned Agar the movie also has another familiar face in the cast as the scientist that causes the whole giant tarantula problem. Leo G. Carroll makes a rare appearance in a genre movie. He is much better known for being a favorite actor of Alfred Hitchcock in many of his classic films. A very young Clint Eastwood makes a blink and you’ll miss it appearance as a fighter pilot dumping napalm on the Tarantula (stock footage of jets again). The director of the movie is another favorite of mine, Jack Arnold. Not only did he make some other great sci-fi movies during the ‘50s (Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, It Came from Outer Space) but he later made some of the better Blaxploitation movies with Fred “The Hammer” Williamson.
Clearly there was a lot of talent involved in make Tarantula and it shows. This is one of the better giant bug movies and played a lot on late night movie shows. I even recently saw that Svengoolie out of Chicago was playing it on his show, so the tradition continues. This movie falls in between Them! and The Deadly Mantis. It doesn’t quite get to the quality of the first but is better than the latter. I’d have to give this one 3 ½ out of 4.
Where should I start? I guess at the beginning would be as good as any so that would be 1957’s The Beginning of the End. So far, we have seen Spiders, Ants, and a Mantis all trying to replace human beings at the top of the food chain. What other intimidating insects could filmmakers possibly enlarge to terrorize filmgoers? Well, I suppose grasshoppers might be a good idea. Yeah, actually that is probably a terrible idea.
Okay so to be fair they aren’t supposed to be grasshopper but instead are locusts. They get into some crops that were irradiated with the atom (as all good ‘50s creatures were) and go on a killing spree. The locusts lay siege to Chicago and the military decides that the only option is to nuke the city! Luckily our intrepid male lead (Peter Graves playing a scientist) figures out a way to broadcast a mating call to lure the locusts into the lake killing them in the process.
I really enjoy many of Gordon’s movies but Beginning of the End isn’t one of them. This is a very early effort from him, and it shows. The pacing is terrible with the movie being really slow at spots, especially the beginning. When we finally do get to see the giant insects they aren’t that scary. I mean grasshoppers… Really? It is clear that this was also an early effort at his signature special effects. Gordon used a lot of photographic plates to put the creatures into the scenes in his movies. Here it is very crude. We get to see live grasshoppers crawling over pictures of buildings. It looks very bad on screen and makes me laugh but not in a good way.
Like I said this is a weak movie. The only redeeming value for me is getting to watch Peter Graves chew up some scenery. The fact that he plays it so seriously in such an absurd movie is the only reason that I used to sit thru this when it was playing on TV in the wee hours of the morning. This is by far the weakest of the movies that I’m going to cover here. I give it 1 out of 4 stars for Graves’ performance alone.
This is a bit of a Tarantula knock off with many of the same scenes lifted and done not quite as well. The story starts off with a man driving alone at night when he sees something in the road. He screams and there is a crash. The next day we meet his daughter and her boyfriend. They go looking for him and find a cave with a giant spider in it (another tarantula!). The pair head back to town and convince their science teacher that something is in the cave. They return with the sheriff and sure enough find the spider. They kill it (or so they think) and bring it back to the local high school. Sure enough it was only stunned and it wakes up hungry! Much mayhem ensues as you would expect.
Like I’ve said this as a lot of similarities to Tarantula. First is the fact that it is a tarantula. But we also get a scene with it attacking a woman in a house. Additionally, they create some gruesome effects (at least for 1958) involving human beings, this time victims of the spider instead of mutations like in Tarantula. So they are definitely following a similar formula. But for a creature feature to follow a formula, especially one from a successful movie doesn’t bother me much. I just thought I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it.
There is a lot to like about Earth vs. The Spider. I’ve always liked the fact that it deviated from a common theme in ‘50s science fiction and allowed an adult to immediately believe and act on information from the teenage protagonists. As a big fan of these kinds of movies that is unusual. It is also clear that Gordon has started to perfect his techniques in bringing oversized critters to the screen. You get many shots with photographic plates being used to bring the giant bugs to life, but they have a much more realistic feel to them. In Beginning of the End, they seem flat and look like pictures, but in Earth vs. The Spider there is more perspective used. It looks like the spider is in the scene with the actors.
While not a great movie this one is a guilty pleasure of mine. I tend to watch it every couple of years and always enjoy myself. Overall, it is a solid effort from a filmmaker that always aimed to entertain. I’d give it 2 ½ out of 4.
It is cheesy as hell, but also a ton of fun. I’m speaking of 1977’s Empire of the Ants. In this one Joan Collins plays a real estate hustler trying to sell some lots in a new development in what I think is supposed to be Florida. She takes her clients out to the isolated location and soon they find out that giant ants have already made their home there. We the audience know that they have been mutated by some illegally dumped toxic waste. The rest of the movie is them trying to get away from the ants. When you think they have made it there is another twist to the story.
This is the 3rd and final crack that Gordon takes at giant insects as the star of his movie and of them it is the best. He pulls all his old tricks out to bring the ants to life. We get the real insects crawling around on photographs that match the actual locations. The cast and creatures are put together in scenes with different uses of rear projection that works pretty well. But what really sets this movie apart are the puppets that are used for the close ups. Sure, the size of the ants changes quite a bit when we go from rear projection to puppets, but that is part of the charm.
For Empire of the Ants Gordon put together the best cast that I think he had in any of his movies. The two big names that jump out are Joan Collins and Robert Lansing (who also is half of the human/roach hybrid in the nest). Toss in a very well-paced story and dialogue that is put together nicely to make one of the most entertaining Bert I. Gordon efforts of his career. This is another of those movies that played a lot in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s on both cable and the late-night movie shows. It never disappointed me then and still doesn’t now. I’d give this one 3 out of 4.
Let’s go back to the ‘50s again with The Black Scorpion from 1957. An earthquake wakes up a volcano in Mexico as well as freeing up some rather large underground scorpions. They go on a rampage killing a bunch of locals and just when you think it is over the audience finds out that some escaped. If that isn’t bad enough there is one particular scorpion that is bigger and tougher than the rest. After it kills off the others the army is left to deal with the biggest and meanest one.
Now if you are fans of Grindhouse Purgatory you probably know that Pete already talked about this gem in the last issue. I totally agree with everything that he said. The stop motion effects work are top notch and a nice departure from what the other movies were doing to bring the bugs to screen. The Black Scorpion also has a lot more atmosphere going for it than any of the rest of the movies except for maybe the end of the Deadly Mantis. If you sit in the dark watching this one it will have some scary moments. We also get some nice set pieces where the scorpions take out a train, attack a stadium, and fight each other. If you have never seen The Black Scorpion, it is really worth tracking down a copy. I give it a solid 3 out of 4.
There are so many of these movies that I had to leave some off the list for various reasons. Movies like the Wasp Woman from 1959 and 1958’s The Fly are technically giant bug movies. I mean they are only people sized but that is still big for a bug. Peter Graves appeared with a giant bug before Beginning of the End when he starred in Killer’s from Space. While it is technically an alien’s invading Earth flick there are some giant critters including a bug in it. 1957’s The Monster from Green Hell has giant wasps attacking people in the jungle after a space probe crashes and mutates them. Since we are on the giant wasp theme Bert I. Gordon’s Food of the Gods from 1976 also has an oversized wasp flying around causing issues. But like Killer’s from Space, it really isn’t all about the giant bugs so I left it off my viewing list.
You might have also noticed that I stopped with the ‘70s. That doesn’t mean the fun ended there. The 80’s gave us the Fly Remake and The Nest (there was a giant man cockroach hybrid!). In the 90s we had Skeeter, Ticks, and Mimic. The 2000’s gave us movies like Infestation and Mansquito. Hell, last year alone we had Spiders and Big Ass Spiders! Movies like this have been with us since the ‘50s and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. I think that is a good thing.
I know that I have probably left out some great movie off my list. But that is what is fun about this hobby. Just when you think that you have seen them all or remember them all another one pops up. So if you think I’ve forgotten anything or disagree with any that I did include feel free to give me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time I dig thru the shelves have fun and keep watching movies.
© Copyright 2021 John Shatzer