Svengoolie Schedule for May 2023

You shall pay, black prince. I shall place a curse of suffering on you that will doom you to a living hell. I curse you with my name. You shall be… Blacula!
MAY 13
Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Atta boy, Luther!
MAY 20
Thing with Two Heads
Philip, get me another body.
MAY 27
Killer Shrews
Just ripped my trousers, that’s all.


Blacula is a horror film that was released in 1972. It follows the story of an African prince named Mamuwalde, who is turned into a vampire by Count Dracula after seeking his help to end the slave trade. Mamuwalde is then sealed in a coffin and transported to the United States, where he is discovered by two antique collectors.

Upon his awakening, Mamuwalde, now known as “Blacula,” begins a quest for love and vengeance. He meets a woman named Tina and falls in love with her, but his thirst for blood and his desire for revenge against those who have wronged him threaten to tear them apart.

Blacula was a groundbreaking film for its time, as it was one of the first horror films to feature an African American lead. The film has since become a cult classic and is considered an important piece of black cinema. Its success spawned a sequel, Scream Blacula Scream, which was released in 1973.

Ghost and Mr. Chicken

“Ghost and Mr. Chicken” is a classic comedy film that was released in 1966. It tells the story of Luther Heggs, a newspaper typesetter who dreams of becoming a reporter. He gets his chance to prove his worth when he is sent to spend a night in the Simmons mansion, where a murder took place years ago. Heggs soon discovers that the house is haunted by the ghost of the murdered man. He must use his wits to solve the mystery and write a great story for the newspaper.

The film features the legendary comedian Don Knotts in the lead role, who delivers a hilarious performance as the bumbling but determined Luther Heggs. The movie is filled with slapstick humor, witty one-liners, and an engaging mystery that keeps the audience guessing until the end. “Ghost and Mr. Chicken” has become a cult classic over the years and is still beloved by audiences today.

Overall, “Ghost and Mr. Chicken” is a charming and funny film that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Its blend of humor and mystery makes it a unique and enjoyable experience that stands the test of time.

Thing with Two Heads

“Thing with Two Heads” is a 1972 science fiction comedy film directed by Lee Frost. The film tells the story of a wealthy and racist white man who, on the verge of death, undergoes a head transplant and wakes up to find that his head has been attached to the body of a black man. The two-headed man is then forced to navigate through a series of challenges, including escaping from the hospital and avoiding capture by the police.

The film was notable for its commentary on racial tensions and stereotypes during the era in which it was released. However, it was also criticized for perpetuating negative racial caricatures and stereotypes. Despite this, “Thing with Two Heads” has gained a cult following over the years and is still enjoyed by fans of the genre.

Killer Shews

Killer Shrews is a 1959 horror film that has gained a cult following for its low-budget charm and outrageous premise. The movie is set on a remote island where a group of people find themselves trapped with a scientist who has been conducting experiments on shrews, causing them to grow to the size of dogs and become voracious predators. The characters must fend off the killer shrews while also dealing with their own personal dramas and tensions. Despite its flaws, Killer Shrews has become a beloved classic of the genre and a testament to the creativity and resourcefulness of filmmakers working with limited resources. Fans of campy horror movies are sure to enjoy this entertaining and unforgettable film.

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