A few years back, Tangella really wasn’t that dangerous. Oh, sure, she would detonate explosives at inexplicable times and at inappropriate places, but that was always part of her random acts of amusing charm. Especially since she’s only 160 centimeters in height and weighs less than a large bag of rice. It wasn’t until she learned the finer aspects of cage-fighting and kick-boxing that she become a formidable opponent in hand-to-hand combat. And the trainer that took her from feather-weight to Handrew’s constant-tormentor will be our guest this weekend:
Megan Farnham is both a cage fighter and a bartender, which means she can really kick some absinthe. Or something like that. This weekend, she’ll regale us in stories about her fighting days and that time she had to punch out a bar patron. She’s a fun and fashionable young lady and the perfect co-pilot to watch this weekend’s film which is “Daimajin” from 1966. This is a gorgeous Japanese film with an iconic giant monster that stars a fabulous cast who tell an intriguing story. We’ll be running the native language version with English subtitles so there will be none of that comical American over-dubbing we’re so used to seeing in other Kaiju films. If you haven’t caught this one yet, you really must see it.
All this while Tangella skillets Handrew, 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!
Imagine a not-so-distant future where the US government is so concerned with overpopulation that they invoke a one-child law. And then you find out your wife is pregnant with number two. Whoops. Despite being set in the future, this is more of a cat & mouse story than a science fiction tale. But it does come with some Orwellian-style frights that might make this akin more to a horror film. We’ll let you be the judge. Starring Michael Cole from The Mod Squad and Janet Margolin from the movie David and Lisa, this is a film that will probably leave you saying, “Not bad.” Although we expect a good many of you will say “Not good” as well.
Guest-wise, we don’t have one this week. Though Tangella did offer to kidnap the skipper of “The Tuna of the Sea” and tie him to the guest chair. Vincent declined. You’ll understand when you see the show.
All this while Tangella gums up Livingston’s cranium, 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!
If you play piano professionally, your hands are the tools of your trade. But what if you lost your mitts in a gruesome accident and had a random pair sewed onto your stubs by well-meaning surgeons who purchase body parts from unscrupulous sources? Why, you’d end up as a serial killer that could play Chopin’s Etude Opus 10 number 4 in between chopping the life out of his victims. And that basically sums up our feature this week, which is 1962’s “The Hands of a Stranger.”
Joining us to watch this Sonata in Kill-Major will be our old friend, theater owner and memorabilia collector, Derek Zemrak. He’ll pipe in about the movie, show us some cool items from his awesome collection and tell us about a few fun events coming to his Orinda Theater. One of which might just feature an appearance by a few creatures who live in a haunted mansion near Bodega Bay.
All this while Tangella deflates Handrew’s musical ambitions, 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!
We simply do not show enough robot movies. Sad, really. Robots can be fun and scary and most entertaining, but it’s rare when one sees these noble mechanisms on Creature Features. This weekend, we aim to correct that. For we will present “GOG” from 1954. Never heard of it? Neither had we until recently. But this is a great film with a decent cast and some truly awesome robots. If you’re in need of some 50’s sci-fi kitsch, you’ll love this film.
Guest-wise, we don’t have anyone for this week. Some issue about a plane malfunction. But Handrew will apparently step up to the plate in an “interesting manner” as we’re told. We’ll be just as surprised as you are.
All this while Tangella turns into Godzilla when she is short on caffeine, 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!
It’s a fairly predictable formula: every few years we run the Bay Area classic “The Milpitas Monster.” The creator, Robert Burrill, will join us to talk about the movie and show us some customarily absurd props from the film. He might bring special effects guru, Stephen Wathen with him. We’ll all have a cheerful chuckle over the film and a good time will be had by all. The next day:
• 4 people will write a strongly-worded letter complaining about the quality of the film.
• 9 people will write telling us that if we like films like this, we should also show <insert title of kaiju film here>.
• 6 people will write telling us that they lived in Milpitas during the 1970’s.
• 11 people will write saying they remember Bob Wilkins mentioning this film.
• 1 person will write to say he was unable to connect online and that it is our fault he missed the show.
In any case, other than the 4 people mentioned previously, most everyone really likes this home-grown film that is a throw-back to a simpler time when a high school in a small community could pull off making a fairly decent monster movie without all the red tape that would be required to make it happen today.
All this while Tangella opens new doors for Livingston, 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!