TWICE THE FUN IN THE CRYPT THIS WEEK!
We’re heading out west for bombs and buckaroos this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN. Join UNCLE PETE for a double feature from The Dark Vault Crypt deep beneath the Cinema Graveyard in an evening of radioactive rowdies and six-gun slingin’ sidewinders.
First up, from 1961, it’s Beast Of Yucca Flats starring big bald scary guy Tor Johnson as a Russian defector who wanders into the blast zone of an atomic bomb test. He gets a little mutated, and, as mutated atomic monsters often do, croaks a few of the locals. Directed by Coleman Francis, this movie used the groundbreaking technique of being filmed entirely without a soundtrack. All sounds and dialog were added afterwards (notice how you never actually see anyone talking). Also starring Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis and Bing Stafford, it’s Beast Of Yucca Flats.
Our second feature takes us to the old west with a man who was not only an Olympic swimmer, but also played Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Tarzan, and numerous B western heroes. It’s Buster Crabbe along with his sidekick Al “Fuzzy” St. John in Fugitive Of The Plains. Buster once again reprises his role as Billy the Kid. There’s a gang doing crimes and pointing the finger square at him, so he and Fuzzy set out to clear their names. Directed by Sam Newfield, it also stars Maxine Leslie and features seasoned western side men Kermit Maynard (Ken’s brother) as Spence and George Cheesbro as Baxter. It’s the 1943 horse opera, Fugitive Of The Plains.
UNCLE PETE and Sammy are still wandering in the Dark Vault Crypt. With all the unexplored passages – some that appear to have been excavated from below – this always proves for an interesting stroll. So tune in this Saturday, April 12, 2014 on channel 4 (channel 17 in Sayre and channel 99 in Elmira/Corning) from 10PM to midnight as UNCLE PETE brings you a brand new double feature: Beast Of Yucca Flats and Fugitive Of The Plains on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!