Tuesday, December 14, 2010
HORRIBLE HORROR (1986)
"Some of us sprang a little bit further than others"
Growing up in the 70's by the time I got to actually watch Chiller Theater on Channel 11 here in New York horror host Zacherle was long gone. I have seen some of his old tapes, which didn't look like they were kept in the best condition but were fun to see anyway and his appearance in Nick Zedd's GEEK MAGGOT BINGO, which was odd to see but cool as well. But anyhow Zach hosts this made-for-VHS-tape compilation of old time horror B-movies and recreates his old show for anyone who didn't get the chance to catch him back in the 60's. His shtick as always is silly and fits well with the absurdity of the clips shown. You get tons of stuff including Lugosi, Karloff, Ed Wood, radiation monsters and even a bunch of Abbott and Costello thrown in. It's too bad not much of Zach's older stuff has survived but this one's definitely worth checking out for monster kids of all ages.
I never knew there was a live-action Betty Boop until watching this.