THE DARK VAULT – NOW IN SYRACUSE, NY!!!!!

•July 17, 2019 • Leave a Comment

HEY SYRACUSE, NY!!! THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN IS COMING TO YOUR TOWN!!!!!

It’s official! THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN is coming to every cable TV in the SYRACUSE, NY area!!! For almost 12 years, THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, hosted by Uncle Pete and his twisted sidekick El Vato, has presented the “best” B-movies from horror, sci-fi, monster, low budget kung fu, comedy, cult, animation, and more to viewers from northern PA and southern NY all the way up to the Canadian border. And now Syracuse!!!

Starting this week, you can watch all the great movies – and all the wacky hi-jinx that UNCLE PETE gets up to – twice a week! New shows will air on Saturday from 11pm – 1am and will replay the following Thursday from 10pm – midnight on cable channel 98. The plan this week is to air last Saturday’s show – WILD RIDE – this Thursday to kick things off and then air a new show on Saturday. More info about THE DARK VAULT can be found at www.darkvault.wordpress.com and you can always contact us on Facebook at Uncle Pete Official or at unclepeteshow@gmail.com.

WELCOME TO THE DARK VAULT, SYRACUSE!!!

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UNCLE PETE GETS THE HOT ROD READY FOR A WILD RIDE THIS WEEK!!!

•July 13, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE DOES AN UN-BUILD OF THE DARK VAULT HOT ROD

UNCLE PETE DOES SOME INVESTIGATIN’ AND RESTORATIN’ ON THE DARK VAULT HOT ROD

July.  Summer.  Cruisin’ weather!!! So UNCLE PETE is getting the Dark Vault Hot Rod ready for a ride and getting a ride ready for you televisions!  Tune into The Dark Vault Of Public Domain Saturday night for the 1960 counterculture hot rod film – The Wild Ride.  It stars Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean, and Carol Bigby.  And a guy named Jack Nicholson as a hard-nosed anti-society dirt track racer who loves partying and rebelling and being number one – no matter what the cost to others. There’s drinkin’, fightin’, playin’ chicken (it’s time for a chickie run!!!) and all sorts of mayhem in director Harvey Berman’ s The Wild Ride.

     Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE is hard at work in the Dark Vault Garage tuning up The Dark Vault Hot Rod to try to figure out where that weird noise in the engine is coming from . Along the way he finds time to bring you the 1954 Popeye car-toon Taxi Turvy and our favorite cartoon cutie – Betty Boop – hoppin’ in her race car (with a cold) in Ker Choo. Plus, we’ve got some good advice for all you JD Hot Rodders out there in Road Runners.

CHICKEN SOUP AND CARBURETORS DON’T MIX

The Dark Vault Hot Rod has been tearin’ up the pavement this summer and with a little tweakin’, she’ll be rumblin’ by the end of the show and ready for the Syracuse Nationals.  But in the meantime, join UNCLE PETE and the DVHR this Saturday night, July 14, 2019 from 10PM to midnight (and again at midnight) on channel 1301 for Binghamton, northern PA, and the Corning/Elmira/Hornell areas, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 for the North Country and channel 2 for the tri-lakes area (Tupper, Champlain, and Saranac) and Cortland County.  And channel 13 is the place to be for the Ithaca, NY area at 9PM and midnight.  It’s the The Wild Ride, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

AND LOOK OUT SYRACUSE, NY – WE’RE COMING YOUR WAY REAL SOON!!!!!!!

(And for you ROKU runners watching us on Beta Max TV, tune in for Killers From Space.   See more details at http://www.betamaxtv.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/BetaMaxTV/)

UNCLE PETE DISHES UP SOME SPAGHETTI AND UFOs THIS WEEK!!!

•July 6, 2019 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE DOES A LITTLE STAR GAZING

The weather has been so nice it might be a good time to go to an amusement park.  But Don’t forget to bring an alien.  And maybe a sheriff from an Italian western too!  UNCLE PETE and El Vato mix it all up together as he explores the world of alien visitations to spaghetti western movie stars on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN this Saturday as they bring you the 1979 family fun invasion flic The Sheriff And The Satellite Kid.   Residents of a small Georgia town experience strange occurrences after seeing a UFO.  The local sheriff (Bud Spenser) thinks they’re nuts but believes their stories after picking up who he thinks is a runaway little boy (Cary Guffey of  Close Encounters of the Third Kind).  The boy, H725 by name, produces an alien device that causes a huge fish to jump into the sheriff’s arms and makes a horse speak in English (actually in Italian in the original print).  Of course the military sets out to capture the alien but Sheriff Hall decides to help him get home.  The duo heads to Stone Mountain, but not before several good doses of typical spaghetti western slapstick and brawling.   Directed by Michele Lupo it’s The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid.

EL VATO AWAITS UNCLE PETE’S BELATED ARRIVAL IN THE DARK VAULT

UNCLE PETE is star-gazing in the night air and when he heads down to the Vault, he plucks a couple gems from the universe of public domain short subjects.  First up is the Terry-toon The Talking Magpies from 1949 – the first feature for Heckle and Jeckle.  Then there’s the explosive short Don’t Touch – a safety film about what to do when you find blasting caps and explosives (NO, you don’t put them in your mouth and you sure don’t give them to El Vato…or maybe you do!).

It’s hot summer night filled with stargazing, aliens, southerners, explosives and talking mischievous birds this Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 for the Binghamton, Montrose/Sayre, PA, and Elmira/Corning/Hornell areas, channel 99 around Utica/Rome, channel 30 in the North Country, channel 2 for the tri-lakes area (Champlain, Tupper and Saranac Lakes) and Cortland County and again at midnight on all fronts.  And in the Ithaca area from 9-11PM and again from midnight – 2AM! So, join UNCLE PETE for The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

UNCLE PETE, BRAINS, AND BOLOGNA – SNACK TIME ON THE DARK VAULT!!!

•June 29, 2019 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE CLEANS THE VAULT BUT FOGS HIS BRAIN THIS WEEK

According to UNCLE PETE, brains are sorta like cold cuts – if you don’t take the proper care, they go bad.  And when you spend a lot of time in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, both things can go beyond bad.  But in outer space, sometimes the go just plain evil as the people of Earth find out in this week’s feature –  Evil Brain From Outer Space!!!   And when you’ve got an evil brain from out there, the man to call of course is the Man Of Strongest Steel – Starman!  The brain of the mostly dead Balazar that unleashes all sorts of nasty alien creatures whose touch means instant death to a mere mortal so Starman has his hands full this week.  Starring Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takadi, and of course, Ken Utsui as Starman in the 1964 thriller, Evil Brain From Outer Space.

Meanwhile back at THE VAULT, UNCLE PETE is doing a little cleaning up in one of his secret hiding places.  You never know what you’ll find when you start cleaning up a long forgotten part of the VAULT, and this time, UNCLE PETE uncovers a great sale circular from Fowler’s and, even more tasty, a well aged baloney (pronounced bologna) sandwich.  Maybe it’s not true that baloney gets better with age, and after chomping it down, UNCLE PETE takes a little side trip into a place very few have ever been.  But besides cleaning and discovering and snacking, he also finds time to bring you some music from the High Lows  and a Three Stooges short from 1949.  The trio searches for a priceless gem and serves up some treats at the Cafe Casbahbah in Malice In The Palace.  Even Santa Claus makes an appearance (he does that occasionally in the off-season).

So join UNCLE PETE for fun, action, and some trippy parts this Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in the Binghamton, Corning/Elmira/Corning and northern Pennsylvania viewing areas, channel 99 around  Utica/Rome, channel 30 in the North Country, and channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper and Saranac Lakes and Cortland County with a replay at midnight.  And on channel 13 in Ithaca, NY, the show time is 9PM – 11PM with a replay from midnight  – 2AM.  It’s strange creatures and stranger baloney as we bring you Evil Brain From Outer Space, our next feature presentation on the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

And this week on Beta Max TV on the Roku devices (www.betamaxtv.com) it’s the Classic TV Spectacular – Pt II featuring a grab bag of western shows from the golden age of television.

UNCLE PETE, OXNARD, AND THE GHOSTS – ALL ON THE LOOSE TO WELCOME SUMMER!!!

•June 22, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE AND OXNARD ENJOY A LITTLE WHITTLIN' FUN

UNCLE PETE AND OXNARD ENJOY A LITTLE WHITTLIN’ FUN

Join UNCLE PETE  in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN this Saturday night as he searches for a rare bird and the East Side Gang searches for ghosts.  UNCLE PETE and his ever faithful Beagle OXNARD are at LAKE DARK VAULT for some summer fun and the 1943 comedy thriller Ghosts On The Loose.  The Boys, Leo Gorcey as Muggs, Huntz Hall as Glimpy, Bobby Jordan as Danny and Sunshine Sammy Morrison as Scruno, are helping with the wedding preparations for Glimpy’s sister Betty (played by Ava Gardner in an early role) and Jack, Betty’s intended, has purchased a little home in the suburbs for which to settle in with his new bride.  The Gang decides to do a little fixin’ up for the happy couple but mistakenly goes to the mansion next door – a place said to be haunted.  Mysterious things have the Gang thinking there are ghosts about, but Emil (Bela Lugosi) and his Nazi bunch hidden in the mansion might not be the ghosts the gang thinks they are.  One of the most classic exchanges in all of filmdom occurs between Scruno and Emil as the Boys explore the secret passages and Scruno utters the immortal “Who Dat!” The film also features Wheeler Oakman as Tony and Stanley Clements as Stash. Clements, here in his only East Side Kids film, would resurface in the 1950’s as Duke, the leader of The Bowery Boys after Leo Gorcey’s retirement.  Plus, make sure to listen for (and watch) Bill Bates as Sleepy who actually plays the organ in his only East Side Kids appearance in this week’s feature Ghosts On The Loose.

UNCLE PETE, OXNARD, Max and Stone Dog are enjoying the great outdoors at LAKE DARK VAULT and getting crafty, whittling with UNCLE PETE’s 47 blade pocket knife – including the Sterling Steel dinner service. There’s also a short from our favorite trio – The Three Stooges. From 1936, it’s Disorder In The Court. Who Dat Say Who Dat When I Say Who Dat? It could be Scruno, it could be Bela Lugosi, it might just be UNCLE PETE!  It’s whittlin, hound dogs, ghosts and a few eye pokes this Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Montrose/Sayre, Elmira/Corning/Hornell, northern PA and southern NY, channel 2 around Champlain, Saranac and Tupper Lakes and for all of Cortland County, channel 30 all around the North Country (Watertown, Massena, Malone, Ogdensburg), and channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area with a replays at midnight.  And in Ithaca, NY, tune to channel 13 from 9PM to 11PM with a replay from midnight – 2AM  Head to the lake with UNCLE PETE and OXNARD for Ghosts On The Loose on the next episode of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

And for a special Summer treat, watch BETA MAX TV on  ROKU devices and TV for The Summer Trailer Spectacular featuring UNCLE PETE not just at, but in, Lake Dark Vault.

CARS FOR CASH WITH UNCLE PETE (JUST DON’T GET CAUGHT)!!!

•June 15, 2019 • Leave a Comment
OXNARD LISTENS INTENTLY AS UNCLE PETE READS VIEWER MAIL THIS WEEK

OXNARD LISTENS INTENTLY AS UNCLE PETE READS VIEWER MAIL THIS WEEK

Warn weather, summer around the corner  a perfect time to hop in a nice car and take it for a spin.  Maybe even if it’s not your car!  At least that’s what the folks in this week’s installment of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN are up to.  And with a whole lotta crashes too as OXNARD and UNCLE PETE take you on a two-hour car chase with the 1977 auto-action thriller Double Nickels.

UNCLE PETE GETS THE FEATURE FROM HIS TRUNK

UNCLE PETE GETS THE FEATURE FROM HIS TRUNK

To pick up a little cash on the side, two buddies from the California Highway Police decide to get involved with a some repo work.  But things start to seem a little suspicious and get them wondering if it it really is repo work.  It stars stunt man Jack Vacek as Smokey, George Cole as George, Ed Abrams as Ed and Heidi Schubert as Tami.  Jack also produced, directed, and setup the car stunts.  And look for the real Ma and Pa Vacek as Mercedes owners in the movie.  UNCLE PETE also has a short, strange, and very mod film starring Laugh-In’s Judy Carne and Arte Johnson called Freeze In all about the Sears Coldspot Time Bank freezers.

OXNARD HEADS FOR A COOL BEVERAGE

OXNARD HEADS FOR A COOL BEVERAGE

Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE and OXNARD are wandering through various locations in the general proximity of The Dark Vault. And with the repo theme in the feature, be sure to look for UNCLE PETE’s not so subtle tips of the hat to the classic (but non-public domain) movie Repo Man with a rare bit of melodic vocalizin’ too.  So join us this Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton, northern Pennsylvania, and the Elmira/Corning/Hornell area and channel 99 in Utica/Rome, channel 2 for Saranac, Champlain, and Tupper Lakes and Plattsburgh and all of Cortland County, and of course channel 30 for The North Country, with a replay at midnight.  And don’t forget for our Ithaca viewers, the channel is 13 with show times of 9PM – 11PM and midnight – 2AM.  It’s Double Nickels, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And on Beta Max TV this week you can see some sword and sandal action with Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops, available on all Roku devices and Roku TVs)

UNCLE PETE AND OXNARD GET SWAMPED THIS WEEK!!!

•June 7, 2019 • Leave a Comment

OXNARD IS RIVETED BY UNCLE PETE’S TALE ON THIS WEEK’S EPISODE

Don’t ever lose a monster, especially in a swamp.  They get cranky…and mean…and hungry.  Just ask UNCLE PETE this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  He’s been there and done thatand even has s movie about it as he brings you Swamp Of The Lost Monster.  It’s almost routine when bodies and villagers disappear in the village near a swamp, but when the body disappears from a coffin at a family funeral, Gaston (Gaston Santos), well-known bullfighter, cowboy, and all-around good guy, gets involved.  Astride his mighty steed Rayo de Plata (Moonlight, or Silver Ray or something like that), he heads out after the alleged culprit – an evil, foul-smelling, gilled monster.  Also starring Manola Saavedra as Julietta, from 1957 it’s Swamp Of The Lost Monster.

AN EXHAUSTED OXNARD HELPS UNCLE PETE FIGURE OUT THE DIRECTIONS ON THE VAULT KIT

     UNCLE PETE and OXNARD are hanging around Lake Dark Vault recounting scary aquatic anecdotes about the Wreck of the Ella Fitzgerald, a Lake Dark Vault party boat lost with all hands on board during a routine keg-heavy evening cruise.  OXNARD is also right on the case as UNCLE PETE tries to figure out a pre-fab Dark Vault kit to build a back-up for the oft destroyed DARK VAULTUNCLE PETE even finds time to present a rarely seen episode of  The Veil, a series presenting strange and unexplained tales, hosted by Boris Karloff.

ELECTRICITY CAN BE TRICKY

It’s spookiness and monsters and some home improvement tips with Swamp Of The Lost Monster this Saturday night, June 8, 2019 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 around Binghamton, Montrose/Sayre), Elmira/Corning/Hornell and southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 around Utica/Rome, channel 30 in Malone/Massena/Watertown/Ogdensburg and the North Country, and channel 2 for the Champlain, Saranac, and Tupper Lakes area and Cortland County.  And there’s a replay at midnight.  And in Ithaca, NY, we’re on channel 13 from 9PM – 11PM and midnight to 2AM.  You’re in for a real shocker with OXNARD and UNCLE PETE (as he tries his hand at wiring up the Vault) on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And for all you Roku viewers who watch us on Beta Max TV, this week it’s Abby, a blaxploitation thriller chiller about demonic possession!)

 
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