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31 Screams in October, Vol. 2, #7: Tourist Trap (1979)

Director: David Schmoeller

Starring: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood, Tanya Roberts, Dawn Jeffory, Keith McDermott

Actor Chuck Connors is the answer to the trivia question of who was the first NBA player to shatter a backboard. 1,134 more words

Movie Review

"Only avoid the fulsome": the pedagogical magic of the terrible Miss Dove.

By John P. Walsh

“Good Morning, Miss Dove!” is Frances Gray Patton’s tale of a middle-aged spinster elementary school geography teacher who is suddenly taken ill and the entire small town of Liberty Hill rallies to her. 701 more words

Chuck Connors, The Rifleman, in MLB, the NBA and the NFL

Actor Chuck Connors (The Rifleman, Branded) played professional baseball 1940-1952. Only 67 major league games (1 with the Dodgers, who passed on him in favor of Gil Hodges, and the rest with the Cubbies), but he had four very good years in AAA, two with the Los Angeles Angels and two with the Montreal Royals. 233 more words

Baseball Statistics

The (Un)necessary Remake Dept - Tourist Trap

David Schmoeller’s 1979 movie Tourist Trap is a particularly effective horror movie–particularly due to the score by Charles Band, speaking of whom doesn’t get nearly enough credit for his composing, which here is at times playful, harrowing and cinematic–that unfortunately is showing its age. 277 more words


Move Over, Darling

PLOT (spoiler alert!!!):

Ellen Wagstaff Arden (Doris Day), a mother of two young girls named Jenny and Didi, was believed to be lost at sea following an airplane accident. 1,124 more words

Movie Reviews

Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Take a dash of Going My Way, a pinch of Leo McCarey and a healthy dose of John Ford. Now stir in the skills of Michael Curtiz and the dramatic side of John Wayne with that hint of romanticism and voila! 630 more words

Daily Take

Beach Party Blogathon: Flipper's Good Ol' Retcon!


Note: There is within a discussion of plot points, which can be considered spoilers.
I must say when I offered to cover Flipper (1963) and… 1,980 more words