If you were to spend any amount of time at the Poulter Mansion, you’d soon learn that when Tangella arrives home from an errand with a soiled frock, it is more than likely that there is now yet another disentombed body part in the household and dirt scattered about the floor of the foyer. This is traditionally followed by a telephone call from a perturbed groundskeeper at one of the many cemeteries in the area followed by a bench warrant hastily issued from the local magistrate.
But not this weekend. For we’ll be joined by the wonderful Constance Smith, a graveyard docent from the nearby city of Santa Rosa who will enlighten us, and particularly Tangella, about the appropriate manner in which to visit a cemetery and pay proper respect to its quiet denizens. She’ll also tell us about the tours she conducts at the world-famous Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay, telling us stories about the many escapes that actually happened on The Rock.
Between chatting about prisoner merrymaking we’ll enjoy a film about criminal hijacking, namely “The Hitch-Hiker” from 1953. While not the typical horror film we customarily put forward, this thriller is a tale about two poor men who come across the wrong fellow with his thumb out. Loosely based on the true story of the Billy Cook murder spree, this classic film-noir gem will be a welcome departure from our usual servings of bug-eyed monsters.
All this while Tangella discovers the joy of skateboarding, this Saturday night at 9PM Pacific Time on KOFY TV20, the YouTube link above, our Roku, AppleTV and FireTV channels and on a ride-sharing selection of nomadic television stations nationwide. Don’t miss it!