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Creepy crawlers tonight 8 Pm on TCM

Postby jeffbert » 2 years ago

Leading, that eight legged terror,

WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: TCM SPOTLIGHT: TCM SPOTLIGHT: CREATURE FEATURES

8:00 PM

B/W - 80 m

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Tarantula (1955)


Synopsis: A scientist's experiments to cure hunger create a giant tarantula.
Dir: Jack Arnold Cast: John Agar , Mara Corday , Leo G. Carroll .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Jack Arnold. John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva, Ross Elliott, Eddie Parker. Scientist Carroll's new growth formula works a little too well, and pretty soon there's a humongous spider chewing up the countryside. One of the best giant-insect films, with fast pacing, convincing special effects, and interesting subplot detailing formula's effect on humans. That's Clint Eastwood as the jet squadron leader in final sequence.

Tarantula

You can run and you can hide but there is no escaping the sci-fi classic Tarantula about a science experiment gone horribly wrong! When biochemist Leo Carroll (John Agar) decides to... more

9:30 PM

B/W - 80 m

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Return of the Fly (1959)


Synopsis: Attempting to duplicate his father's work on matter transmission, a scientist turns himself into a monster.
Dir: Edward L. Bernds Cast: Vincent Price , Brett Halsey , John Sutton .


LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Edward L. Bernds. Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, David Frankham, John Sutton, Dan Seymour, Danielle De Metz. Adequate sequel to THE FLY proves "like father, like son.'' Youth attempts to reconstruct his late father's teleportation machine and likewise gets scrambled with an insect. Followed six years later by CURSE OF THE FLY. CinemaScope.
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11:15 PM

B/W - 72 m

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Cosmic Monster, The (1958)


Synopsis: A scientist's experiments open the doorway to a strange and deadly world.
Dir: Gilbert Gunn Cast: Forrest Tucker , Gaby Andre , Martin Benson .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Gilbert Gunn. Forrest Tucker, Gaby Andre, Martin Benson, Alec Mango, Wyndham Goldie, Hugh Latimer. Britain's only Giant Bug movie is talky tale of a mad scientist whose magnetism experiments punch a hole in the ionosphere, letting in cosmic rays which enlarge insects in the woods. Gleefully ghoulish at times. Original British title: THE STRANGE WORLD OF PLANET X.
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12:45 AM

B/W - 61 m

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Wasp Woman, The (1960)

Synopsis: A cosmetics executive's search for eternal beauty turn her into a monster.
Dir: Roger Corman Cast: Susan Cabot , Fred Eisley , Barboura Morris .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Roger Corman. Susan Cabot, Fred (Anthony) Eisley, Barboura Morris, Michael Mark, William Roerick. Enjoyable Corman cheapie about cosmetics magnate Cabot, fearful of aging, using royal jelly from wasps to become young and beautiful. She also periodically turns into a wasp-monster that must kill. Minor camp classic; an unauthorized semi-remake, EVIL SPAWN, was made for video in 1987. Remade for TV in 1996.


Wasp Woman

A fluid from queen bees is extracted and used in a potion as a Youth Serum, but produces horrific unexpected results when overused. more

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2:00 AM

C - 91 m

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Swamp Thing (1982)


Synopsis: After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.
Dir: Wes Craven Cast: Louis Jourdan , Adrienne Barbeau , Ray Wise .
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4:00 AM
B/W - 68 m
TV-PG

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Killer Shrews, The (1959)


Synopsis: A maniacal scientist creates a formula that turns your average shrew into a giant, man-killing beast.
Dir: Ray Kellogg Cast: James Best , Ingrid Goude , Ken Curtis .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Ray Kellogg. James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Baruch Lumet, Gordon McLendon. No, this isn't about an attack of nagging wives, it's an inventive but silly sci-fi tale of people isolated on a Texas island, menaced by title creatures created by well-intentioned scientist.
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