A SURE SIGN OF SPRING – THE FIRST GIANT TURTLE!!!

•March 24, 2017 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE WATCHES THE RESULTS OF HIS LASTEST EXPERIMENT

UNCLE PETE WATCHES THE RESULTS OF HIS LATEST EXPERIMENT

Forget those red-breasted bird things – they don’t make the winter cold go away.  But our first sign of Spring brings the heat with him!   Join UNCLE PETE in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN for the 1965 big screen debut of our favorite giant turtle in Gammera The Invincible (a.k.a. – Daikaiju Gammera).

GAMERA HAS SOME FUN IN THE WATER

GAMMERA HAS SOME FUN IN THE WATER

Normally a pretty sound sleeper, our hero, awakened by a bomb blast, gets up a little cranky and takes a walk through some of Tokyo’s hot spots (at least they are after he gets through with them).  Gammera The Invincible is the only film in the original crop of Gammera movies that was released in American theaters – and the only one entirely in living black and white!  Re-edited and longer than the original Japanese release, the U.S. version added several scenes and American actors (including Brian Donlevy and Albert Dekker) to the original line-up starring Eiji Funakoshi and Harumi Kintachi.  Directed by Noriaki Yuasa.  From 1965, it’s Gammera The Invincible.

THE DARK VAULT EMERGENCY ROBOT GETS A LITTLE OUT OF HAND THIS WEEK

THE DARK VAULT EMERGENCY ROBOT GETS A LITTLE OUT OF HAND THIS WEEK

Back in The Dark Vault Laboratory, UNCLE PETE is mixing up some stuff.  No, not Spring tonic, but a secret size enhancement formula for an unnamed commercial concern.  The enlarging fluid does more than expected as it turns a robot into a rampaging, stomping, flying, giant pain in the neck and UNCLE PETE sends El Vato out to clean things up.  Business as usual in The Dark Vault.  But UNCLE PETE finds time between robot attacks to bring you some music, including a video by the Plastics, and a cartoon about a meanie up north called  The Snowman that just might actually document an event that may or may not have happened during last week’s snow storm.  And it all takes place this Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Montrose/Sayre, PA), channel 30 in the North Country (Watertown/Ogdensburg/Malone/Massena/Champlain), and channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome) with replays at midnight and 2AM.  Stomp into the first Saturday of Spring with UNCLE PETE, EL Vato, a rampaging robot and Gammera The Invincible on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

(And this week on Beta Max TV on the Roku system it’s rubber burning, rock and rollin’, high-speed action with Hot Rod Girl this Saturday at 7PM.)

ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE UNCLE PETE BIRTHDAYS!!!

•March 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE IN THE DEN - 2cake

If you happen to be in one of the unusual places or dark recesses that UNCLE PETE passes through this Thursday (March 23), be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday and a hep-dee-doodley-dee!!!  He’ll probably be hanging out with Frankie and Drac and The Cool Ghoul and a few other denizens of the dark.  We’re not sure which birthday this is, but by best figgerin’, we make it to be somewhere around the 293rd (going by some of the photos and scrolls we’ve found down in the crypt).  We may have to cut him in half and count the rings.  So Happy Birthday UNCLE PETE!!!

SNOW AND A GORILLA THIS WEEK IN THE DARK VAULT (BRAND NEW EPISODE)!!!

•March 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE BRAVES THE ELEMENTS THIS WEEK!

This past week, we here in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN got so much snow (a new record in fact!) that it darn near buried us up to our fez tassels!  So, since many folks haven’t been able to get out and about very easily this week, we decided to present a tour of some exotic locales this week.  Join UNCLE PETE this Saturday as he takes you from the frozen north to the steamy jungle and throws in some extras like a gorilla and beer.  We start our odyssey in the frozen Yukon with The Fatal Glass Of Beer.  Written by and starring genius W.C. Fields (as Mr. Snavely) it chronicles – with song and flashback –  the sad story of son Chester Snavely (George Chandler) who left his rural, snowbound home for the big city where he succumbs to the evils of hard drink and runs afoul of the law.  Filled with intentionally overly dramatic acting, a legendary gloved zither performance, and non-stop gags – especially involving the words “not a fit night out for man or beast” – it’s The Fatal Glass Of Beer (released this month in 1933)!

Next, to warm up our frozen viewers, it’s off to deepest, darkest Africa for our feature from 1949, Abbott and Costello in Africa Screams!  When Buzz Johnson (Bud Abbott) overhears Diana Emerson (played by gorgeous Hillary Brooke) say she will pay big bucks for a lost map created by a legendary African explorer, he decides to pass off his friend Stanley Livington (Lou Costello) as an explorer who accompanied the creator of the map.  But once in Africa, Buzz discovers that the real goal of the expedition is to find a fortune in diamonds.  Buzz and Stanley stumble onto the diamonds and a village of hungry cannibals along the way and Stanley also rescues a gorilla who becomes fast friends with Stanley after that.  This film has a very famous – in a non-film way – cast including champion professional boxers Max and Buddy Baer and two guys who were no strangers to Africa or wild beasties – hunter/collector Frank Buck and legendary animal trainer Clyde Beatty.  There are also a couple other comedy legends found here, namely two of the Three Stooges – Shemp Howard and Joe Besser – in their only appearance together.  Also the first time Abbott and Costello appeared with Joe Besser and Hillary Brooke (later regulars on their TV show), it’s Africa Screams!

NO MERE STORM CAN STOP THE DARK VAULT!

UNCLE PETE and Max are deep in the Control Room of THE DARK VAULT, safe from the raging snow storm – or so they think until a bit of a blizzard kicks up.  But despite the Arctic conditions, UNCLE PETE still manages to dig up a drift of trailers and fun bits.  So tune in this Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 4 (Binghamton), 17 (Montrose/Sayre), 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome) and 30 in the North Country (Watertown/Champlain/Ogdensburg/Malone/Massena).  From tundra to the jungle, it’s The Fatal Glass Of Beer and Africa Screams – a brand new episode – on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And for all you Roku users, don’t forget to tune in to The DVOPD on Beta Max TV this weekend for some ground shakin’, big beastie action with Attack Of The Monsters.  It happens this Saturday at 7PM!)

HERE COMES ANOTHER NEW EPISODE!!!

•March 13, 2017 • Leave a Comment
COMING SOON...

COMING SOON…

Get those eyeballs all dusted off.  They’ll be another BRAND NEW EPISODE this Saturday on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!  (And we might even have a gorilla!)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUCKWHEAT!!!

•March 12, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Happy Birthday Buckwheat (whose little known nickname was William Thomas)!!!  Born March 12, 1931.

From UNCLE PETE and our gang here in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

HITTIN’ THE HIGH LAKES FOR A DOUBLE FEATURE!!!

•March 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE PREPARES TO DO BATTLE WITH THE LAKE DARK VAULT MONSTER

For the last two weeks, we had two beasts.  So this week, how ’bout two features!  the plains, the high seas, and  this week in  as UNCLE PETE hits the uncharted weirdness of Lake Dark Vault to bring you action on the plains and terror on the high seas when he sets row in the SS PETE on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.

CHEYENE AND MANNY DISCUSS MUSIC AND SIDEWINDERS

Up first, it’s four-legged horsepower with the riproarin’ action packed western The Cheyene Kid.  The Kid (Jack Randall), a  gamblin’ ne’er-do-well kinda buckaroo, decides it’s time he and sidekick Manny (Frank Yaconelli) become square shootin’ honest cowpokes.  He gets a cowhand job and after becoming foreman, gets sent off with $1000 to pick up a few doggies (that’s cattle to all you dudes).  But a former ranch hand who wanted to be foreman teams up with the evil saloon owner to frame our hero for stealing and murder too.

UNCLE PETE ARMS HIMSELF IN A LAKE DARK VAULT PILLBOX

There’s a necktie party waiting for our hero unless he and Manny can set things straight.  Directed by Bernard B. Ray and also starring Louise Stanley as Ruth and George Chesbro as Davis, from 1940, it’s The Cheyene Kid.  (And make sure to catch Manny’s great musical number, Cross-eyed Son Of A Gun).

Next up, it’s Torture Ship.  The evil Dr. Herbert Stander (Irving Pichel) has a theory that criminal behavior is a gland problem and can be modified with his treatments.  He lures seven hard cases onto a ship claiming he’ll take them to a place safe from the law.  But as evil scientists frequently do, he lied.  It’s bizarre treatments, fights, terror, and suspense instead.  But Lieut. Bob Bennet (Lyle Talbot) might have something to say about this.  With Jacqueline Wells as Joan, and Wheeler Oakman as Ritter, from writer Jack London and director Victor Halperin, it’s 1939’s Torture Ship.

A SALVO FROM THE SS PETE

And for our fearless host, UNCLE PETE, it’s double danger too!!!  The mysterious Lake Dark Vault Monster – Lakie –  is on the prowl again.  Several lake-goers have already turned up mostly missing  (Lakie is a sloppy eater).  UNCLE PETE has brought the SS PETE out of dry dock, and the ship (and probably UNCLE PETE) are loaded to the gills for battle!

So join UNCLE PETE, aboard the official DARK VAULT hot rod of the sea, the SS PETE, and maybe catch a rare daylight glimpse of a prehistoric behemoth, this Saturday night, March 11, 2017 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre and nearby areas in PA), channel 30 in the North Country (from Watertown to Champlain and all around there), and channel 99 (Corning/Hornell/Corning and Utica/Rome) with replays at midnight and 2AM.  It’s double feature night with The Cheyene Kid and Torture Ship on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

(And for all you Roku users, don’t forget to tune in to The DVOPD on Beta Max TV this weekend for some ground shakin’, big beastie action with Attack Of The Monsters.  It happens this Saturday at 7PM!)

IT’S DARK VAULT AND A CHAT TIME AGAIN!

•March 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE MIXES UP SOME TROUBLE IN THE CHEMICAL CLOSET

Once again, you won’t have to wait 7 days this week for your next dose of UNCLE PETE and THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN and you’ll get a chance to make your very own comments about your favorite cult movie show too!  It’s live streaming UNCLE PETE with Sluggo and our friends at The Vortexx at 9PM this Thursday, March 9, 2017 at http://www.horrorhost.net.  This week UNCLE PETE will be will taking you on a tour of some rarely seen parts of THE DARK VAULT and filling the screen with The Dark Vault Trailer Spectacular!  Remember, every night, Sluggo and The Vortexx gang show a special feature that also includes live chat while the show is on.  And it all happens at www.horrorhost.net

So get the best parts of dozens and dozens of movies, an in depth tour of THE DARK VAULT and an extra helping of UNCLE PETE with Sluggo and The Vortexx gang from 9PM – 11PM this Thursday at www.horrorhost.net for The Dark Vault Trailer Spectacular!  It’s the newest place to watch THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

 
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