Be prepared- tonight’s Sven show is ready to roll, equipped with all the extras- including Svensurround- as we bring you the vengeful vehicle known as –“The Car”!
Let me explain for those unfamiliar- we used to regularly show some movies that were SO awful- we had to shore them up with the amazing process we call “Svensurround”- the addition of sound effects, visuals, etc.- to keep our audience interested. These days, we have many fine Universal flicks, and many of the classics, which we obviously wouldn’t mess with- unless it’s as a segment separate from the actual run of the movie. Yes, we will understand if some of you don’t like what we’ve done with “The Car”- but bear with us…it’s just for this week’s show-and, a majority of our fans do find it entertaining!
The story is a bizarre one- out in the Utah desert, and in a small town nearby, people are being picked off by a mysterious black car, which appears out of nowhere, and begins a spree of hit-and-run terror. The car- with customized styling and no visible identification, like a license plate- finally takes out a member of the police force- and a police captain must find and apprehend the killer. The only problem is- one witness is claiming that the car had no driver!
The police captain, a single parent with two daughters and a wise-cracking school teacher for a girlfriend, sets up roadblocks and police cordons in various areas around the town and its outskirts-but the vehicle constantly eludes them, and keeps adding to its roadkill count. When the car targets the school marching band, and then murders more of the police force, the suspicion that the car may just have a supernatural connection gets stronger- and is supported when it seems that bullets have no effect on the car’s body, tires, or windshield!
The targets become more personal, and the police captain must race against time to stop the car- before it stops him! This 70s flick, reminiscent of (but not as good as) Steven Spielberg’s famous “Duel” TV movie, was panned by the critics, and has some pretty awful scenes and dialogue- the late Gene Siskel named it the “cinematic turkey of 1977”-which was why, when we first produced this show, we decided the Svensurround treatment could only help.
James Brolin stars as the police captain- and his daughters are Kim and Kyle Richards. We didn’t get to mention in the show that both these Richards gals are now part of the TV reality show “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, with Kim recently entering a rehab facility. We will tell you what else the gals appeared in as kids- and who they are related to! You’ll also see John Marley and R.G. Armstrong, two character actors you’ll remember- and, if not, we’ll tell you why you remember them- plus –a young Ronny Cox!
“The Car” parks itself in the Sven time slot tonight at 9 pm central (please check your local listings across the U.S. and in Canada) on our Me-TV network- a perfect companion for wrapping holiday gifts. Please note- our show will NOT be on next Saturday night on Me-TV on Christmas Eve, but will return New Year’s Eve.
For additional Sven , in the Chicago area, you can tune in at 11 am on WCIU for Bob Hope in ”Ghost Breakers”- featuring some classic Sven bits; and, at 3 pm on U Too for “The Bat”- a thriller with Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, and even Darla Hood, of “The Little Rascals”- all grown up!