Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Sunday Story: Consequence, by Suspense

Today for our story, we have a show that was produced twice for Suspense: Consequence, starring Jimmy Stewart.  He turns in a performance as an unlikable doctor who seizes an opportunity to flee an unhappy marriage, but whose supposedly perfect plan spirals out of control.  There's mistaken identity, murder, and... cowboy outfits.  Have a listen below.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Sunday Story: The Slasher

otr old time radio the sunday story night beat

Hello all!  It has been a while since I've posted any radio stories, but I hope to have some more put out regularly this year for your listening pleasure.  Today we hear from one of my favorite shows, Night Beat.

You may recognize the star, Frank Lovejoy, from his appearances in movies like House of Wax or The Hitch-Hiker.  (I especially liked his character from In a Lonely Place.)  His bread and butter was playing the every-man with straight morals, but who was also a little rough around the edges.  Randy Stone, the reporter of Night Beat, is definitely the same type.

This story is a fun one, something that starts out with the feel of the typical "madman on the loose" storyline, but which turns into something quite different.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Blobfest 2017

This past Saturday, we took a day trip to Phoenixville, PA to experience our first Blobfest!  This is the 18th year of the festival, celebrating the shooting of The Blob in Phoenixville (specifically, the famous blob attack in the theater) and surrounding locations.

Blobfest from Sabrina on Vimeo.

The landmark Colonial Theater was showing the Blob all day, along with other classics like House of Wax and It Came from Outer Space.
I wasn't really sure to expect from this, but the streets were packed and the theater crowd was hyped.  Every bad line-reading, every glimpse of the theater we were sitting in, and every small victory against the alien demanded shouting and cheering.  I've never seen a crowd so excited for a movie at 12 in the afternoon!

Drinks at Bluebird Distilling

On the street, there were local artists, vendors with bootleg DVDs of cheesy movies, VHS tapes, t-shirts, pillows... etc.  The late-night movie host of Cinema Insomnia, Mr. Lobo himself, was there.  (He personally gifted us pieces of Angoratex with which to calm your nerves during any Ed Wood movie viewing.)  People had rolled in with their hot rods and classic cars, and bands played all day so people could dance.
It was a really joyful celebration of that time an amorphous alien mass began to swallow townspeople whole and was defeated by Steve McQueen with a fire extinguisher.

Dress is vintage
Earrings by Bow & Crossbones
Vincent Price pin by Ghoul Gang