Houdini

Growing up in the Chicago area we had a program that aired on Sunday afternoons called Family Classics. The kindly host Frazier Thomas, who also was on Bozo’s Circus, would introduce the films sitting in a big chair in front of a fireplace. I’m pretty sure that I saw a portion of today’s movie on…

Chamber of Horrors

Over the years there have been some movies that featured strange gimmicks. Some like 3-D were a big deal, then went away, and then came back again. A bit weirder, though, were things like seats that shocked the audience, life insurance policies to protect viewers from death by fright, and even scratch-and-sniff cards that allowed…