|August - Curse of the
|September - Planes,
Trains and Automobiles
Wait Until Dark
2019 line-up for
|Curse of the Demon (1957)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 -7pm
Hillsdale Public Library
509 Hillsdale Avenue
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month to view SF and
other genre related films.
American professor John Holden (Dana Andrews) arrives in London for
a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he
was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before.
It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by
Dr. Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis). Though a skeptic, Holden is
suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of
mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him
question his faith in science.
*This movie is also known as Night of the Demon.
|The Wild Wild West (1965)
We started our weird, weird west theme for June with two episodes of The Wild Wild West
television show from September 1965. The series starred Robert Conrad as James West and
Ross Martin as his sidekick Artemus Gordon. We screened the pilot episode, then skipped to
the third episode where Michael Dunn debuted as the evil Dr. Loveless, a recurring villain. A
fun double feature of a series many attendees had not previously seen. Conversation
continued at a nearby diner.
Our pirate theme was well represented by the film Captain Blood from 1935. Captain Blood
was the film that put Errol Flynn on the map as a major star. Several attendees had not
seen the film before so it was fun to see the reactions to this high sea adventure. This was
the first of eight films Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland costarred in. The first seven were
directed by Michael Curtiz, with the last one (They Died with Their Boots On) by Raoul Walsh.
Conversation continued at a nearby restaurant.
Big welcome to first time attendee Richard!