About Your Host

Okay, so I'm old. I remember rotary dial phones and black-and-white TVs with vacuum tubes. I'm not sure being connected 24/7 is necessarily a good thing. I read hard copy books. I will sit down to watch a TV show or movie all the way through, with minimal interruptions. One of my favorite things as a kid was staying up to watch the late show with hosts who wore cheesy wigs and make-up and did skits between segments of old horror or sci-fi movies. I've seen Forbidden Planet dozens of times. I love atmospheric horror, but deplore what the Twilight and Saw series have done to the genre. I've really enjoyed the Harry Potter series, with its great combination of fascinating stories, characters, and special effects. I think Creature From the Black Lagoon and The Masque of the Red Death are two of the most beautiful, poetic genre movies ever made.

My absolute-all-time-favorite sci-fi and horror films, 1930 - 1970:
  • Forbidden Planet (1956)
    "We're all part monsters in our subconscious, so we have laws and religion!" Commander John J. Adams (Leslie Nielsen)
  • Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
    "We didn't come here to fight monsters, we're not equipped for it." David Reed (Richard Carlson)
  • Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    "To a new world of gods and monsters!" Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger)
  • The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    "Why should you be afraid to die? Your soul has been dead for a long, long time." Man in Red
  • The Haunting (1963)
    "It was an evil house from the beginning - a house that was born bad." Dr. John Markway (Richard Johnson)
  • The Black Cat (1934)
    "The phone is dead. Do you hear that, Vitus? Even the phone is dead." Hjalmar Poelzig (Boris Karloff)
  • The Wolf Man (1941)
    "I believe a man lost in the mazes of his own mind may imagine that he's anything." Dr. Lloyd (Warren William)
  • Five Million Years to Earth (aka Quatermass and the Pit; 1967)
    "We are the Martians now." Barbara Judd (Barbara Shelley)
  • The Haunted Palace (1963)
    "I'll not have my fill of revenge until this village is a graveyard." Charles Dexter Ward (Vincent Price)
  • The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
    "The world's been here for millions of years. Man's been walking upright for a comparatively short time. Mentally we're still crawling." Prof. Tom Nesbitt (Paul Christian)
  • Them! (1954)
    "We haven't seen the end of them. We've only had a close view of the beginning of what may be the end of us." Dr. Harold Medford (Edmund Gwenn)
  • Black Sabbath (1963)
    "This is the night of the nightmare...The day of the Undead." (Tagline)
  • House of Frankenstein (1944)
    "I'm going to repay you for betraying me; I'm going to give that brain of yours a new home in the skull of the Frankenstein monster." Dr. Gustav Niemann (Boris Karloff)
  • Castle of Blood (1964)
    "Your blood will be our life!" Julia (Margarete Robsahm)
  • Horror of Dracula (1958)
    "Sleep well, Mr. Harker." Count Dracula (Christopher Lee) 

Your host,
Brian Schuck  (brschuck66@yahoo.com)