Sunday, September 29, 2013

Movie Ad of the Week: THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (1973)

Charles B. Pierce's documentary-style horror smash THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK (1972) had been playing theaters across the U.S. for over a year at the time of this discount drive-in booking in Wayne, NJ on August 31, 1973, so two different promotional gimmicks were employed to drum up business: a "spook-mobile" and an appearance by the Fouke Monster.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers!

Hey gang! Chris will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers on Saturday, October 5 to introduce a 35mm screening of Russ Meyer's FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! The show starts at 10:00 p.m. For more details, check out the official website. Sadly, FASTER PUSSYCAT co-star Haji succumbed to a heart attack this past August at age 67. Back in 1999, Chris had the pleasure of interviewing the beautiful and talented Haji for Shock Cinema magazine; that issue is now out of print, but the Q&A can be found here.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Writers Talk: Interview with Chris Poggiali

"I'm back! What did I miss?"

Two weeks ago tonight, Video Watchdog's John Charles posted a great interview with Temple of Schlock co-founder and editor Chris Poggiali on his blog By John Charles, but we were too busy hanging out at Fantacon 2013 in Albany to draw much attention to it. Better late than never, here it is. Po talks about his early influences, the genesis of Temple of Schlock, and some of his recent projects. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Endangered List (Case File #138)


Avery Schreiber
Judy Lewis
Anne Jeffreys
Robert Denison

Directed by
Don Edmonds

Written by
Howard Koch

Produced by
Hobarth Johnson
Richmond Johnson

Sound Editor
Richard L. Anderson

Lighting Technician
Steve Mathis

MPAA rating: G

The director of the ILSA movies made a G-rated family film?! And it was written by the screenwriter of THE SEA HAWK, SERGEANT YORK and CASABLANCA?! You bet! THE SOUTHERN DOUBLE CROSS played on TV for at least 10 years during the video era (1983-1993), so we're hoping somebody recorded it during that time. Until then, it's #138 on the Endangered List! Thanks to John Charles for bringing this one to our attention.

Compiled by John Charles

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Movie Ad of the Week: RAW FORCE (1982)

During its first-run release, the wild kung fu vs. samurai zombies flick RAW FORCE opened in 40 theaters in the New York City area and 18 theaters in the Chicago area. Next Saturday (September 28), it'll be playing in one theater: the Hi-Way Drive-In in Coxsackie, NY! The dusk-to-dawn show starts at 7:00 p.m. with RE-ANIMATOR, followed by JUNGLE HOLOCAUST, BLADE OF THE RIPPER, THE WEREWOLF VS. VAMPIRE WOMAN and RAW FORCE. For more info on the Hi-Way Drive-In, click here. Special thanks to Mike Decker (J4HI) for providing us with the ad slick above.

New York - July 9, 1982

Chicago - October 1, 1982

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Movie Ad of the Week: THE WICKER MAN (1980)

Because the new digital restoration of Robin Hardy's THE WICKER MAN, a 40th anniversary re-release from Rialto Pictures, opens on Friday, September 27 in one theater in New York City (the IFC Center) --

-- we dug out this ad from March 28, 1980, when Max J. Rosenberg's Dynamite Entertainment re-released the Anthony Shaffer-scripted cult horror film in one New York City theater (Cinema V's Paramount).

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Movie Ad of the Week: MAHALIA (1975)

Here's a film that's been on video and DVD for years, but is nowhere to be found on the IMDb: MAHALIA, a feature-length documentary about gospel singer Mahalia Jackson's 1972 European tour.


Mahalia Jackson (vocals)
Gwen Lighter (piano)
Charles Clancy (organ)
Miles S. Gallaway (M.C.)

Narrated by
Brock Peters

Directed by
Allen A. Miner

Produced by
Richard St. John

Written by
Marc Savin

Edited by
Jim Hendrickson

"Come on Children"
"Didn't it Rain"
"Down by the Riverside"
"Elijah Rock"
"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"
"It Didn't Cost You Very Much"
"Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho"
"Just a Closer Walk with Thee"
"Let Me Walk by Your Side"
"Search My Heart"
"We Shall Overcome"

Miles S. Roha Enterprises

Graham Lee Mahin - Marconlee

Running time: 88 minutes
MPAA rating: G

World Premiere: September 11, 1975 (Chicago, IL)