Technology actually does in fact make life better. Take for example ghostly telephone harassment. In the old days, ghosts could call you on your landline, catching you off-guard and scaring you half to death. Couldn’t happen today. Nope. You’d see that same number pop up on your screen and send that phantom caller to voicemail. Eventually, you’ll tire of doing that and block their number entirely. Problem solved. But in 1972, that wasn’t even an option, which gave us movies like:
When Michael Calls. This gem really scared quite a few people. Of course, everyone was more easily scared back then. And considering that the coincidentally named Michael Douglas was in the film made it even scarier. Back then, he was just Kirk Douglas’ son with the less-impressive chin attempting to make a name for himself. Add the smooth Ben Gazzara and the lovely Elizabeth Ashley to the mix and you have a good-looking cast for what is a mildly disturbing film.
Joining us to watch this made-for-tv jewel will be author and radio personality Marcy Carriker Smothers. She’s written a few books on Disneyland and ran a cooking show on the radio with that Food Network guy that’s into greasy-spoon dining facilities. She’ll tell us secrets about Disneyland, tell us what Walt liked to eat and chime in about the night’s film.
All this while Tangella sets Handrew up on a blind date, this Saturday night at 9PM Pacific Time at the YouTube link above and on-demand at our Roku, AppleTV and FireTV channels. Don’t miss it!