After a very long Monday, I’m taking a moment to write a post I promised earlier today. Instead of my usual Monday Morning Movie Review, I’m offering up a preview of 100 films.
For Christmas, I received two massive collections of films: Mad Scientist Theatre and Horror Classics, both put out by low-budget distributor Mill Creek Entertainment:
Just look at those glorious covers. What is going on with that hairy dude holding up a syringe full of a mysterious green substance? Why is there a woman’s head covered surrounded by tubes in a tub of liquid? Perhaps Dr. Fauci can weigh in.
Regardless, I’m super excited to watch these films—all 100 of them.
And not of all of the films are stinkers. There are some classics I really want to see, or see again: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Metropolis (1927), Nosferatu (1922), The Phantom of the Opera (1944), among others.
I want to see the crummy and/or bizarre ones, too, perhaps most of all: Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952), Atom Age Vampire (1960), The Giant Gila Monster (1959).
According to the box sets, their run times are sixty-four hours (Mad Scientist Theatre) and sixty-two hours, twenty minutes (Horror Classics). That’s about five-and-a-quarter days of schlocky movies (slightly less with the overlap; I see Metropolis on both collections, for example), if I watched them nonstop.
I have real-life commitments, though, and I don’t want to end up living in filth anymore than I already do. So I’m going to start with the modest goal of watching two or three of these bad boys a week.
In fact, I may make my reviews of them SubscribeStar exclusives. So, if you want to learn about The Amazing Transparent Man (1960) and The Amazing Mr. X (1948), the first flicks on both collections, subscribe today.
Here’s to a year of bad movies!
2 thoughts on “Monday Mega Movie Previews”
How many Mondays in a year???
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Fifty-two, right? What I’m thinking is doing a weekly Tuesday or Wednesday post that humorously reviews/summarizes the two flicks I watched that week that would be another perk for my $5 and up subscribers. I’m not sure if I will do that in addition to my regular posts, or if that will take the place of posts on those days. I feel like I need some more material to sweeten the pot for subscribers and potential subscribers, but I don’t want to paywall off too much for regular readers. I want to keep a good balance going, as I know not every reader can pay $1 or $5 a month.
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