Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number

The tastes of moviegoers is always changing. Back in the 40’s and 50’s, Bob Hope was a pretty big box office draw. Howerver, his star started to decline in the 60’s and by the time I was a kid in the 70’s he was doing more TV specials than movies. The late 60’s though saw... Continue Reading →

The Fat Spy

1963 saw the release of AIP’s first Frankie and Annette beach party film, simply called Beach Party. All together, the studio released eleven more films that were either sequels or spinoffs of the popular series. Of course, other studios tried to copy the success and today we reach the bottom of the barrel when it... Continue Reading →

Mad Monster Party

When we think of the stop motion animation of Rankin/Bass, we usually think of Christmas.  They are the folks responsible for the likes of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and, of course, The Year Without a Santa Claus.  But we don’t usually think of them at Halloween time.  Unless... Continue Reading →

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