$2 Terror Tuesdays on CALS Ron Robinson Theater screen – HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL

House on Haunted Hill PosterAhhhh, the mellifluous voice of Vincent Price.  Is there anyone more closely affiliated with mid-century horror films?  (Ok, you could say Hitchcock – but his were not really horror movies in the truest sense of the word.)

$2 Terror Tuesdays continue tonight (7/23) at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater with 1959’s HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL starring the aforementioned Price.  The trailer asks, “Do you dare enter” but since it uses no question mark I don’t know if it is more a declarative statement. (But then, the trailer also refers to it as “THE” House on Haunted Hill.)

Directed by William Castle, the film was written by Robb White and stars Vincent Price and Carol Ohmart. Price plays an eccentric millionaire, Frederick Loren, who, along with his wife Annabelle, has invited five people to the house for a “haunted house” party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000. As the night progresses, the guests are trapped within the house with an assortment of terrors.

The showing starts at 7pm.  Cost is $2.

$2 Terror Tuesdays at CALS Ron Robinson Theater – Tonight is 1959’s THE WASP WOMAN

The Wasp Woman Poster$2 Terror Tuesdays continue tonight (7/16) at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater with 1959’s THE WASP WOMAN.

“If I be waspish, best beware my sting.” – The Taming of the Shrew

No, tonight’s film is not a re-telling of Shakespeare’s classic battle of the sexes.  Would that it were.

The Wasp Woman is a 1959 American science fiction horror film, produced and directed by Roger Corman. A cosmetics queen is transformed into a murderous monster after she uses an insect chemical to preserve her beauty.  (But parts of the current version appear to have been filmed sometime in the early 1960s given some of the vehicles clearly visible.)

The showing starts at 7pm.  Cost is $2.

$2 Terror Tuesdays at CALS Ron Robinson Theater – Tonight is 1959’s TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE

Teenagers from Outer Space Poster$2 Terror Tuesdays continue tonight (7/9) at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater with 1959’s TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE.  Now while most parents may feel their teens are from another planet at times, this movie is about some teens who really were.

Teenagers from Outer Space is a 1959 independently made American black-and-white science fiction film released by Warner Bros. The film was produced, written, and directed by Tom Graeff. In the film, alien teenager Derek abandons his crew to search for a new life on Earth, while one of his crewmates is sent to kill him while they attempt to eradicate human life in order to farm Earth with giant lobster-like livestock they call Gargons.

For this film, all the dialogue was recorded first and the actors lip synced to it. This is the reverse of where actors usually record sound while filming and may have to go back into a sound stage to re-record dialogue and match the mouth movements on film.

The film was picked up by Warner Brothers for release because the studio needed a second film to be part of a double feature with a Godzilla sequel.

The showing starts at 7pm.  Cost is $2.

HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND is tonight’s $2 Terror Tuesdays film on CALS Ron Robinson Theater screen

The Spider's Web Poster$2 Terror Tuesdays continue tonight (6/25) at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater with 1960’s HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND

Horrors of Spider Island is a 1960 West German horror film directed by Fritz Böttger from his screenplay, and produced by Gaston Hakim and Wolf C. Hartwig. T

he film stars Alexander D’Arcy as a talent agent who invites several girls to a club in Singapore. Their plane ride ends abruptly when they crash-land into the ocean. D’Arcy and the women make their way to an island where they find a larger spider web, and chaos ensues!

The film (also known as The Spider’s Web, and in German as Ein Toter hing im Netz – which translates to A Dead Man Hung in the Net) was first released in the United States in 1962, as an Adults-Only movie titled “It’s Hot in Paradise.” Three years later, trimmed of its nude scenes, it was re-released in the U.S. as a horror/sci-fi monster film, “Horrors of Spider Island”.

The showing starts at 7pm.  Cost is $2.

Tonight’s $2 Terror Tuesday feature at CALS Ron Robinson – THE BRAIN THAT WOULD NOT DIE

The Brain That Wouldn't Die Poster$2 Terror Tuesdays continue tonight (6/18) at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater with 1962’s THE BRAIN THAT WOULD NOT DIE.

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die is a 1962 American science fiction horror film directed by Joseph Green and written by Green and Rex Carlton and focuses upon a mad doctor who develops a means to keep human body parts alive. He keeps his fiancé’s severed head alive for days, and also keeps a lumbering, misshapened brute (one of his earlier failed experiments) imprisoned in a closet.

The film starred Jason Evers (billed as Herb Evers), Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont, Paula Morris, Bruce Brighton, and Lola Mason.

The showing starts at 7pm.  Cost is $2.

Terror Tuesdays Film Series at CALS Ron Robinson Theater – DEAD MEN WALK

The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater continues the $2 horror movies tonight with the 1943 film DEAD MEN WALK as part of the Terror Tuesday Summer Series. All showings are open to the public and start at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at ronrobinsontheater.org.  They cost $2.00.

Shot in only six days, DEAD MEN WALK tells the story of twin brothers.  One a kindly physician, the other a sinister, Satanic-worshiper.  Concerned about his brother’s impact on society, the physician kills him.  But the dead brother returns from the dead to avenge his death and terrorize the town.

Terror Tuesdays Film Series at CALS: DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater continues the $2 horror movies tonight with Adolph Zukor’s 1920 DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE as part of the Terror Tuesday Summer Series. All showings are open to the public and start at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at ronrobinsontheater.org.

Tonight you pay $1 for Dr. Jekyll and $1 for Mr. Hyde.

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.  John Barrymore was acclaimed for his dual performance in this film. Among the taglines used to promote the film was: The world’s greatest actor in a tremendous story of man at his best and worst!