This weekend on Creature Features:

Being buried alive is no fun at all. Unless it’s someone else. In a movie. Like “The Oblong Box” from 1969. Starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies and an entire gaggle of British character actors, this fun film plays off much like a Hammer Film, only with a good measure less style and class. But the entire film doesn’t dwell on the buried part. It’s mostly about how a disfigured man lays chaos upon an unsuspecting village in nineteenth century England.

But the true gem of the evening will be our lovely guests. For joining us once again will be our dear friends Michael & Jessica from The Grimm Life Collective. These adventurers of cryptic places have quite a popular YouTube channel that documents their harrowing adventures across the USA to places like horror movie filming locations, murder scenes and other historic settings. They’ll tell us about their latest outings, chat with us about the movie and even take Tangella along with them on one of their local excursions.

All this while Tangella misplaces a cranium in the septic tank, 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!

This weekend on Creature Features:

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!

This weekend on Creature Features:

On July 29th 1977, an impressive little horror film premiered for the world. At least it was supposed to premiere. Unfortunately only 65 days prior, a new film called “Star Wars” was released first and it managed to occupy every screen in every movie theater on what seemed like the entire planet. The film that could be a contender for The Exorcist didn’t stand any chance. And given that VCRs where not yet a thing at that time, any prospect for a revival on home media were quashed.

But here at Creature Features, we relish movies just like this. And for that reason this weekend we will screen “Cathy’s Curse” from 1977. It’s a ghost story. It is a tale of possession. And it has some very creepy segments. Perfect for a dark and stormy night. Unless you live in Palm Springs. But the good citizens of that city have better things to do than watch our peculiar show. 

Joining us in the parlor will be our old friends Devin Sisk and Ellen MacFarlane from Napa Ghost Hunters. They’ll tell us blood-curdling tales from their adventures, show us some haunted dolls and Devin will present a box-full of hardware he nicked from a haunted house.

All this while Tangella communicates through a slide whistle, 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!


1970 was a great year for British horror. We’re not entirely sure why, but it was. And one reason to justify that claim is the film we shall present on our next show: “Scream and Scream Again.” Sounds like a double-billing or a sequel, doesn’t it? But it is not. It’s not even a horror film as it seems to always occupy Science Fiction lists. But what it is, simply put, is a fun movie that stars Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and a troupe of Brit thespians you’ll likely recognize. 

Guest-wise, we have few impressive people we’ve invited over to be our guest, neither of which could give us a firm confirmation. Whichever one arrives first will grace our red chair for the evening. The other will spend the night on our porch smelling the sea breeze.

Don’t miss it!

Horror & Sci-Fi Movies With Wonderful Guests.