Step inside and enjoy memories or maybe learn something new. Hopefully, I keep you engaged and thinking. Enjoy!
I’ve been a movie fan ever since I was a little kid tagging along with my sisters to the Saturday matinee. A theater full of kids, popcorn and some of the worst/best B-movies of all time!
One of my all time faves that I saw as a kid was “The House on Haunted Hill.” Producer, Director William Castle was the king of the movie gimmick. Each film had a feature to draw in an audience. In his first financed film, Macabre (1958) he came up with the idea to give every movie goer a $1,000 life insurance policy from Lloyd’s of London in case they should die of fright during the film. To top it all off he had nurses stationed in the lobbies and a hearse parked in front of every theater. The film was a hit!
“House on Haunted Hill” (1959) was filmed in “Emergo.” During the final moments of the picture a skeleton, which had been suspended on wires, flies above the audience to correspond to the final act of the film. As an adult, I had the joy of experiencing the “Emergo” effect when a revival came to a local theater to celebrate Halloween. In true Castle fashion, there was a contest for the best scream.
These days I fancy myself a true film aficionado. I even speak in movie quotes! Whether it’s B-movies, classics, documentaries, whatever, my tastes run the gamut. This website is a personal, as well as a cathartic project. I love history so each post will contain information and insights into the origins and development of film.
You’ll also meet some of my very best character friends. I featured Agnes from the “Despicable Me” films because she touched my heart and I always want to keep her spirit close to me. So I’ll leave you with an Agnes quote:
Agnes: Oh my gosh, look at that fluffy unicorn! ( Agnes looks at the unicorn with awe) He’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!