This weekend on Creature Features:

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!

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!

Horror & Sci-Fi Movies With Wonderful Guests.