When the forecast says 100% chance of rain believe it so. Even if it is in the wee hours and you're unable to sleep or read anymore Hannibal Rising, Wuthering Heights (100+ reading), A Widow for One Year you place them all back on the nightstand by your head to be continued; instead, you turn over and turn on reliable YouTube and let it choose what it thinks your profile needs to watch.
It selects a TV Movie called 'BEHEMOTH" from the SyFy Channel. One film you never expected to like because of your dislike of SyFy Channel's silly breathless plot movies and so many commercials you always switched channels and never saw the ending.
BUT BEFORE you sit up to search for something else or turn it off, you see Ed Quinn, an actor you've probably seen in the past (OMG! He's gorgeous, was born in Berkeley! in your Universe when you were there) but never noticed until now at 4 a.m...
Because of big rugged Ed Quinn as Thomas you watch and love 'BEHEMOTH", which plays somewhat like a B-version of an X-Files episode with Smoking Man actor co-starring as a crazy but likable father and psychic, and there's a lot more screaming by the girls to keep you uncomfortably awake.
A mad projectionist (Robert Englund) takes Michael Powell’s cult “Peeping Tom” horror film to another level when he traps an innocent couple in an empty theater using a cheap digital camcorder to film their nightmare.
In an Arizona desert laboratory a scientist (Patrick O'Neal) creates a piece of a planet with similarities to earth's inception but the planet lacks love some eight light years away.
A sinister creature (a hand puppet laughable by today's standards) is unleashed with a power to create fear and destruction.
With sexy Patrick O'Neal in the lead role and elegant, very beautiful Sara Shane as Ethel his wife, this episode of Outer Limits is our second favorite after Robert Duvall's "The Inheritors" Part I & II.
Be sure to use AdBlock to enjoy the full episode without commercial interruption . . .
I have watched the 1963 version of Jason and the Argonauts more than any other film and always find something not noticed before. This is one of the few crystal-clear copies found on YouTube. Another is on Archive.org without subtitles or annoying adverts Donations are welcomed at Archive.org to keep it that way.
Most fascinating is the hint of a romantic relationship between Hercules and Hylas who were lovers in the epic tale that I’ve never thought about until now. An older man, a younger boy.
In the tale, Hylas is just one of Hercules many boyfriends. Hylas is a much younger prince who grew to know and love Hercules after training under Hercules for years.. After whipping Hylas into shape, the two tough guys become Argonauts and sail across the Mediterranean.
Their relationship ends prematurely, however, when Hylas is kidnapped by water nymphs who are also drawn to his boyish good looks. Hercules is heartbroken and spends a long time sailing the ocean trying to find his lost love.
He never finds Hylas.
Of course in the Hollywood version none of this is important and isn't depicted. We see Hylas and Hercules as close friends, see Hylas die and Hercules' reluctance to accept Hylas' death.
But the real story is Jason and Medea, Ray Harryhusen's magnificent work . . .
and the search for the Golden Fleece.
Born November 19, 1920 in Brooklyn, Gene Tierney, actress and my favorite Hollywood femme fatale face, was the ultimate Scorpio woman and most dangerous in her role as Ellen Berent in Leave Her to Heaven. Ellen dumps Boston's ambitious district attorney Russell Quinton (played by Vincent Price in an over-the-top court room performance) and marries writer Richard Harland (Cornel Wilde) because Richard looks so much like her father (when he was younger of course at Richard's current age). It's too bad Tyrone Power wasn't in the role as Richard Harland. Imagine that. Power and Tierney. Tierney and Power. Love and jealous, obsession and beauty. I love seeing Tierney and Power together best in Razor's Edge.
In Leave Her To Heaven whatever beautiful Ellen Berent wants, Ellen gets promising to love to death any man who reminds Ellen of Ellen’s own father. Ask Ellen to share Richard Harland, the writer Ellen meets on a train and becomes obsessed over, and Ellen will destroy no matter who or what it is because Ellen doesn’t share Richard with anyone save Ellen.
From a dramatic opening score that immediately caught my attention “Heaven” plays better than any soap opera. After watching a pouty Ellen on horseback bouncing and scattering her father's ashes in New Mexico mountains, I wanted Tierney in every screen.
Leave Her to Heaven stars Gene Tierney (as Ellen), Cornel Wilde as Richard Harland, Jeanne Crain as Ruth Berent and Vincent Price as DA Russell Quinton.
HORROR in SEPTEMBER
Eye of the Cat directed by David Lowell Rich is stimulating horror with a breath-taking San Francisco setting, delicious 1960s counter-culture atmosphere and mind-boggling Hitchcockian suspense by Joseph Stefano (Psycho and The Outer Limits) from beginning to end that left me satisfied. Afterwards, I wanted to write.
The story hints on an incestuous infatuation between rich Aunt Danny who suffers from emphysema and her favorite nephew (Wylie) Aunt Danny cherishes like an idol. A lot more than Wylie’s younger brother Luke who looks after Aunt Danny after Wylie took off for warmer places. Aunt Danny calls Wylie "the prince of her soul." When beautiful Kassia an employee at the Spa (Belomondo) where Luke drives Aunt Danny learns that Aunt Danny is dying and plans to leave all her money to her 100+ cats unless Wylie returns to inherit her fortune instead of the cats, Kassia who has all the wrong values locates Wylie across the bay to return home. Together, as scripted by Kassia, they scheme to murder Aunt Danny right after Aunt Danny first gets rid of the cats since Wylie has ailurophobia and then signs a new will.
But the cats with or without Aunt Danny's signature or oxygen have a deadly will of their own...