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This weekend on Creature Features: 

Gold. One of the most valuable elements on the planet. We value it as well, however here at Creature Features, it comes in a form somewhat slightly different than the preferred metal of the gilded age. For us, gold is when we show a great movie and the star of that movie sits with us in the guest chair to tell us how it was all done. And do we have a bright star and a brilliant film for you this weekend.

Joining us will be Pamelyn Ferdin. She was the most popular and prolific child star of the 1970s. She was in everything from Baretta to Sigmund and the Sea Monster. She hung out with the Brady kids. She was the first actor to kill Clint Eastwood in a film. She ran Space Academy with Dr. Smith from Lost in Space. She was a Timmy on Lassie and she even spent quality time with Oscar and Felix on The Odd Couple. And if for some reason you still can’t remember her lovely face, you’ll most certainly remember her voice – which was the verbal aspect of Lucy on The Peanuts for a number of years. We’ll talk about some of the highlights of her career and get the inside scoop on our featured presentation which will be:

Daughter of The Mind from 1969. This is a wonderful ghost story about a professor who is convinced that his deceased daughter is communicating with him from beyond the grave. This film caused a few nightmares when it originally aired and has some slightly disturbing imagery that can still cause a shudder or two in the braver eyes of today. Starring our guest as the adorable little ghost, the film also features Ray Milland, Gene Tierney and Ed Asner. Keep an eye out for Mrs. Olson from Folger’s coffee in this one too.

All the above this weekend and also Handrew tries to net Tangella, Saturday night at 9PM Pacific Time at the link above and on-demand at our Roku, AppleTV and FireTV channels. Don’t miss it!

This weekend on Creature Features:

We had never heard of this film until it came up on our distributor’s list a few months ago. How we missed this one is almost criminal. But we’ll make up for it this weekend when we present “What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?” from 1969. This is a fabulous film that is of a quality quite a few notches above what we typically serve here on Creature Features. Staring Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon and a myriad of popular character actors from the 60’s, this neo-noir thriller is the crowning glory of the “Psycho-Biddy” films glut of the late 60’s and early 70’s. And if your are as unfamiliar with that term as we were until recently, just think “Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte” and “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”

As for our guest, we’ll be joined by the wonderful Mr. Lobo from Cinema Insomnia. He’s a horror host, a movie star, a television producer, a well-dresser and something of a psychopath. But we love him and so will you as he gives us a large dollop of trivia about our film, tell about his recent Left Coast adventures and explain exactly what a “Pop-Up Drive-In” happens to be and why they’re so popular on the Right Coast.

All this while Tangella practices her bandaging skills, this Saturday night at 9PM Pacific Time at the link above and on-demand at our Roku, AppleTV and FireTV channels. Don’t miss it!

The most common message we receive…

The most common message we receive every day here at Creature Features is, “How do we watch your show?” Especially now that KOFY TV in the San Francisco Bay Area has ridden off into the sunset. While our YouTube and Vimeo channels work great, the best way to catch our show is to use one of the devices covered in the article below. Think of it as a tiny VCR loaded with free content. We have a Creature Features app for each one of these wonderful set-top boxes, so no matter which one you choose, you can see our show and can catch our current and previous episodes for free. As far as we’re concerned we think the best picture and sound quality comes from the Apple offering, with Roku as a close second.

This weekend on Creature Features: 

Vincent likes a good ghost movie now and then so this weekend we have a really good ghost movie indeed: “The House That Would Not Die” from 1970. This one has Barbara Stanwyck (she was the big boss on “Big Valley”) and Richard Egan (he was the guy in that “Gog” movie we recently screened). It’s a classic ghost story that starts out with a woman inheriting an old home. Things seem great at first and then the action starts. Even if you’ve seen this film before, check it out again anyways. We did some restoration work on this one and it looks gorgeous.

Joining us to watch this lovely little haunt will be our old friend, San Francisco’s favorite movie critic Jan Wahl. She has interviewed everyone from Ben Affleck to Renee Zellweger and will tell us everything we need to know about Barbara Stanwyck including what size boots she donned on “Big Valley.”

All this while Tangella tortures Livingston’s ears with a piano, this Saturday night at 9PM Pacific Time at the link above and on-demand at our Roku, AppleTV and FireTV channels. Don’t miss it!