“A dead man walks the streets to stalk his prey! So terrifying only screams can describe it!”

The morning is a delight, warm and sunny. Earlier, I stayed outside with Gracie. It was just too nice to go back into the house. I think today is the day for a ride, maybe a stop at a farm stand or the farmer’s market here in Dennis. It’s a small one, but I managed to spend money last time I was there.

This morning’s movie gem was Creature with the Atomic Brain made in 1955. Dead bodies were stolen from the morgue and then reanimated and controlled by a mad man out for revenge. The movie was  unintentionally funny. It had one scene where a man and woman, presumably husband and wife, were sitting in chairs beside each while they were watching a TV newscast. He was smoking. She had a drink. He wore a suit. She wore a dress. Our hero’s wife was making a birthday cake for their daughter. She also wore a dress and had added pearls, the necessary ensemble for any wife in the 50’s. Uncle Dave, the police detective, arrived at our hero’s house but unbeknown to the wife and daughter he had been killed then reanimated. The daughter held his hand and told him it was quite cold. She gave him her doll, Henrietta, to hold and he tore it apart. Something was wrong with Uncle Dave! The hero killed the mad man and destroyed the equipment used to control the reanimated bodies which dropped where they were, including Uncle Dave. The little girl got a new doll for her birthday from, her parents told her, Uncle Dave. She decided to call the doll Dave, despite protestations from her father about the doll getting a boy’s name. The little girl said she’d tell everyone it was a tomboy. The mother and father laughed. End of movie.

After breakfast on Monday, I have an empty dance card until next Saturday. Every day is open. That hasn’t happened in a long while. Good thing I have plenty of books.

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12 Comments on ““A dead man walks the streets to stalk his prey! So terrifying only screams can describe it!””

  1. flyboybob Says:

    It’s a good thing that Hollywood produced so many bad SiFi movies in the 1950s, otherwise what would you do with yourself on a Saturday morning 🙂

    Here we are patiently waiting for the rain to start forecast for just past noon time. It’s become a big event to have rain during this second year of the great Texas drought. The clouds, rain and the cold front will drop our high temperature down into the lower 80s.

    I am sure that you will find something to do during the week to keep you occupied. Your devoted fans eagerly await your blog posts daily.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      You are so right. It is amazing how many bad B&W science fiction movies were made in the 50’s. Some great ones were made too but they aren’t as fun.

      I’m wishing you a wonderful storm filled with rain!

      Thanks for the great blog comment!

      You are right again-I’ll find something to do!

      • Bob Says:

        Of course they made a few good B & W ones, like my favorite “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. That film holds up pretty well today including the famous line uttered by Patricia Neal “Klaatu barada nikto”. Maybe it will have to take an alien policeman from outer space to force we humans to live together in peace.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        Don’t forget Klaatu had to teach her to say it to the giant robot.

        Them is another favorite of mine-darn good monster ants movie.

  2. olof1 Says:

    It has been a so, so day here. Mostly cloudy and a bit chilly but every now and again the sun turned up and made the day rather nice. No frost last night, the clouds fdlew in from north and stopped that. Cold in the morning anway to be honest. No clouds tonight so I guess we’ll have frost tomorrow morning instead.

    No bad movies on any channel today, but I did watch a Bollywood musical earlier today. It was actually quite good every now and again 🙂

    I have a fire burning in the stove and I think I’ll read a good book tonight, I doubt there’s anything I want to see on tv.

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I’m liking today and have been out on the deck watching Gracie and the birds. We ares till too warm at night for frost. I wish you were!

      I can only watch a little bit of Bollywood. When I was in Ghana, I saw a lot of Indian films: it wasn’t called Bollywood back then. In every movie, they sang all the time. I thought they were quite fun to watch.

      Nothing much on TV here either. I’ll probably watch the baseball game.

      Have a great evening!

  3. im6 Says:

    Are you familiar with the blog, Willard’s Wormholes? Each week he posts a new ‘Friday Night Drive-In Movie.’ I think you’d like it, Kat. This week it’s 1955’s ‘Tarantula’ starring Leo G. Carroll. Can’t get much cheesier than that! And stick around for the music. Hope he doesn’t mind my linking it: http://www.willardswormholes.com/

    • katry Says:

      im6,
      I have dropped by there before but not in a while. I hadn’t bookmarked it so I lost its name and consequently its address. Thanks for giving it to me again.

      I, of course, know that movie and Leo G. Carroll becomes one ugly creature.

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I can’t picture Leo G. Carroll as any kind of ugly. To me, he’s always Topper. And I’m pretty sure he was married to Glinda the Good Witch of the North.

    Today was lovely. Rocky and I went for a long walk in the morning and then we went for another long walk in the late afternoon but we went in a different direction.
    I bought some different colored mums to put with the ones I already have. One kind smells very strongly of grapefruit and cinnamon. A second one smells like banana and the third kind smells like wet dog. You can’t win them all, I guess. 🙂

    My dance card next week is filling up again. I hope I have no unexpected additions to what I already have.

    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,

      You would if you saw all the bumps all over his face as he was being transformed into a creature.

      I’ll have to sniff better as I never noticed anything but a mum smell to the flowers. Now I want to buy another one or two for the yard!

      Two weeks ago I had something every day. Last week only Wednesday was free so I don’t mind the empty dance card.

      Have a wonderful evening!

      • Caryn Says:

        The ones that smell like grapefruit are the very dark russet/purple ones. The banana ones are yellow and look more like daisies than mums. The funky doggy smelling ones are yellow and white and look like daisies, too, but they are all mums. There was something at the nursery that smelled very sweet like jasmine but I couldn’t zero in on it. The bees were going crazy for the banana smelling ones, though.

      • katry Says:

        Thanks, Caryn

        Okay, I’ll go hunting tomorrow-thanks for the hints!1


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