Category Archives: Film @ Eleven

The Screaming Skull (1958)

Terry and I Just go finished watching The Screaming Skull,” a corker of a horror movie from 1958 where the movies producers promise a free burial if you die from fright while watching this fine cinematic experience. Double thumbs down from both of us! Behold the power of Netflix when you’re bored outta your gourd…

Also, you can download it for free at Archive.org being that its public domain now… I can see why.

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Burm Em If Ya Gottem, Duke!

It’s been a while since I watched a good John Wayne movie. Terry and I just finished watching “The Wings of Eagles” and I’ve got this to say…

It’s been a while since I watched a good John Wayne movie. It was a bit boring and plodding in my opinion, but I guess they had to pack a lot of years of this guys life in 110 minutes.

I guess the movie was alright but what really caught Terry and I’d attention was all the smoking on screen. In bed, in hospitals, everywhere, everyone was smoking. Probably the only ones not smoking on screen were the two children playing “Spig’s” kids. But for all I know they were lighting up Luckies as soon as John Ford yelled cut. It certainly was a different age.

And then Terry noticed the deft way the actors were plucking cigarettes seemingly out of the air. Someone was doing their scene and next thing you know they got a butt going.

It looked me like the actors were just firing them up whenever the spirit took them as they sleepwalked through their performances. I know at least 1/3 of the screen time someone was sucking the old cancer stick.

I’m a smoker myself, I’m not trying to preach. It just struck us funny, that’s all…