Thursday, May 22, 2008

Black From the Dead + Raw Meat

FYI: There’s an awesome double feature on TCM Friday night, May 23rd. When gangsters kill her boyfriend, a woman enlists a Voodoo queen to raise an army of the dead. Yep, it’s Sugar Hill (’74), followed by Death Line (aka Raw Meat ’72); half human carnivores pick-off lone passengers in an Underground station while a London police detective investigates the mysterious disappearances. Donald Pleasance and Christopher Lee star.

Both films are highly recommended 70’s viewing, so check TCM for more info and show times in your area!*

6 comments:

Karswell said...

*Also remember that unlike crappy channels (like godawful AMC), Turner Movie Classics airs all of their films UNCUT, commerical free, and most of the time presented in it's original / correct aspect ratio. TCM is a TRUE MOVIE LOVERS CHANNEL! Watch films the way they were meant to be seen, and not edited, or time compressed, or loaded with commercials and annoying onscreen pop-ups interrupting the action.

Thus ends my PSA for the day. Enjoy! ---K

Todd Franklin said...

Thanks for the heads-up. Looks like a perfect double-feature!

Anonymous said...

RAW MEAT KICKS ASS! SUGAR HILL I'VE NEVER SEEN SO THIS WILL BE GREAT! PIX I'VE SEEN ONLINE OF THE ZOMBIES LOOK PRETTY SCARY TOO.

Horror pariah said...

Haven't seen either in years.if i remember correctly,RAW MEAT has some very effective moments,gonna tape it.also agree about AMC,used to be great with their Stan Winston"fx feature"show on fridays and "American Pop" on saturday.now the oldest movie i've seen them run is from 2004.

Karswell said...

I don't care so much about the age of a movie, or even the genre, it basically all boils down to what the channel chooses to do with it in it's presentation. I still have stuff on vhs that I taped decades ago from AMC and it's depressing to see what that once great non-commercial channel was then compared to the unwatchable travesty it's now become. Even more insulting is how "hip and current" they try to be, (ever see their website? ugh...) all the while looking no different than useless channels like TBS or TNT.

When Bob Dorian left AMC the whole channel went right down the tubes. And thank the devil we still have TCM which handles movies of all age and genre with total respect.

Anonymous said...

Nice post Karswell. I agree 100% about TCM, it's probably the most important channel out there in preserving film and presenting it the way the filmakers themselves intended their original vision to be seen. Real film afficianados know where to go when they want to see the real deal, AMC on the other hand is for teenage girls. And despite what alot of people think, TCM does show modern classics too, not just "the oldies." AMC is a dump.