Why don’t you head to the drive-in with your Dark Discussions co-hosts. A triple feature of films are focused on. With the year 1968, horror movies changed a bit with the double combo of Night of the Living Dead and Rosemary’s Baby. Cinema, in general changed too, with rating systems and new types of moviemakers appearing on the scene. Coppola, Scorsese, Schlesinger, Boorman, Peckinpah, and Leone, just to name a few changed everything.
But prior to that golden year, there were fantastic films that still hold up as great achievements, goofy fun, or time capsules to another age. Co-host Mike came up with an idea where your hosts would each choose a film prior to ’68 that you may have heard of yet never seen. Co-host Mike chose the 1954 science-fiction techno-thriller, Them! One of the top monster movies of all time. Co-host Philip went with one of the early splatter films, 1964’s The Flesh Eaters. While co-host Eric chose a classic which he had never seen before, the 1924 Phantom of the Opera.
Three films that are very fitting for the drive-in … or maybe great for a large television with a surround sound system. Turn off the lights, pop in the discs, and raise the volume. Enjoy three films that you may have missed.
Lastly, the author of the fantastic techno-thriller monster novel Shady Palms is interviewed. Listen to Allen Dusk talk about creepy-crawlies and other things that go bump in the night. One last item, your hosts discuss the passing of legend Ray Harryhausen.