What an awesome poster! Be warned... you might D.D. watching today's film...
Yoinked from rotten tomatoes and stomptokyo.com ...
"Castle of Evil is a 1966 horror-slash-suspense film directed by Francis D. Lyon, an Arizona-born man who SOMEHOW won a freaking Oscar. However, after watching today's film it will be apparent to you that the Oscar was NOT for directing. Yup, he won for Best Film Editing for the 1947 movie Body and Soul. Wow. Maybe this guy should have stuck to editing, huh?
This film's basic plot is typical of movies of this sort. It starts with a tried-and-true will reading at midnight, followed by six people locked in a house knowing that one of them is, dramatic music... a MURDERER! Yeah, right, it's the same old routine with these sort of 50s and 60s spook show movies.
HOWEVER, the twist (and/or letdown) in this film is that the movie betrays what interest the audience might have in trying to resolve the mystery by showing us the murderer in the first few minutes of the freaking film! Isn't that crazy? I know, right?
Anyways, this is a bit of an obscure oddity that few have seen, although many have accidentally seen it staying up late at night and switching channels on the television set in the seventies. Granted, the film does have an interesting premise, but this shitburger is poorly executed, not at all scary, lame ass acting and an embarrassingly bad script.
I'll be honest, this movie makes for a pretty dull watch, except for those people who get their jollies from bad movies. And if you've read this far, then you're probably one of them."
Double Chocolate Ice Cream
Super Buttery Popcorn
Possible Random Naps
The interesting thing about today's movie is where it comes from ...
YOINKED FROM YOUTUBE:
"Saturday night. 8:30PM. WNEW-TV Channel 5 in the New York metropolitan area. April 17th, 1971. I adjusted my rabbit ear antennae on my portable TV unit in my bedroom to watch my favorite TV show CREATURE FEATURES. That night they showed a really cool monster flick called CASTLE OF EVIL. That 1966 film starred a beefy looking Scott Brady, Virginia Mayo and Sci-Fi stalwart Hugh Marlow, plus a real scary looking Robot. What more could anyone ask?!! Here is my re-creation of that evenings presentation, complete with a recreation of the CREATURE FEATURES Intro, classic commercials for products of the day, and even a surprise or two."
So there you go, it's a trip back into the seventies with Reverend Steve's blog! Damn. This should be fun!
... AND NOW, Reverend Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week absolutely FREE!
But first lets go over a few theater rules. Absolutely no talking is allowed. Any and all talkers will be murdered Chris Benoit style. No cell phones or African-American berries going off in the theater. And NO TEXTING!
And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).
Oh, and remember ...
That video is CRAZY old school for me. WOW!
Oh, and I probably should have mentioned this earlier but I added a big intermission to this movie. And I also added a blast from the past for ME... an opera singing giant pile of shit. Good stuff.
ENJOY THE SHOW, Y'ALL!
Stay tuned for part two of today's double feature ...