COWBOYS, MONSTERS, ATOM BOMBS, AND UNCLE PETE – AN ALL AMERICAN LINE-UP!!!
Independence Day is Monday and that gives a lot of folks a three day weekend. So, to celebrate the good ol’ U.S.of A.’s birthday, we’ll match that triple this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN with UNCLE PETE and a double feature. From The Dark Vault Crypt deep beneath the Cinema Graveyard, we’ll have fireworks galore in the form of six-gun shootin’ and atom bomb blastin’.
First up, from 1961, it’s Beast Of Yucca Flats starring Mr. Sexy himself, Tor Johnson, as a Russian defector who wanders into the blast zone of an atomic bomb test. He gets a little mutated and croaks a few of the locals. Directed by Coleman Francis, this movie used the groundbreaking technique of being filmed entirely without a soundtrack. They used to call those films silent movies, but in this case we just call it low-budget. All sounds and dialogue were added afterwards (you may notice that you never actually see anyone talking). Also starring Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis and Bing Stafford, it’s Beast Of Yucca Flats.
Our second movie features a man who was an Olympic swimmer, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Tarzan, and numerous B western heroes – Buster Crabbe. He’s joined by sidekick Al “Fuzzy” St. John in Fugitive Of The Plains. There’s a gang doing crimes and pointing the finger square at Buster (in his frequent role as Billy the Kid), 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 wandering in the Dark Vault Crypt and with all its unexplored passages – some that appear to have been excavated from below – this always proves for an interesting stroll. So tune in this Saturday, July 2, 2016 on channel 4 in Binghamton,channel 17 in Sayre/Montrose and channel 99 in Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome from 10PM to midnight (replays at midnight and 2AM as UNCLE PETE brings you an explosive double feature to help wish America a Happy Birthday! It’s Beast Of Yucca Flats and Fugitive Of The Plains on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!
(And for our Beta Max TV viewers on the Roku system – THE DARK VAULT will be off this Saturday and will have a special 4th Of July showing of Bruce Lee – The Man/The Myth, Monday at 7PM. Uncle Pete and The DVOPD will return to Saturday night on July 9th at 10PM with Night Of The Living Dead.)