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Atomic Blast Releases Harryhausen's "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms"- Tonight!

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Just in time for hot weather- we have a film that starts out in the frozen north- where an atomic blast releases a prehistoric creature upon the world! It’s more Ray Harryhausen stop- motion artistry as mankind  faces the “Beast from 20,000 Fathoms”!

In this 1953 film,  an experimental crew is up near the Arctic circle to check on the results of a nuclear bomb test. When checking near ground zero, two of the men are amazed to see what looks like a dinosaur lumbering through the snow! This mysterious beast causes an avalanche- and only one of the men survives!

Taken back to civilization, the survivor,  Prof. Tom Nesbitt, can’t convince anyone that what he saw was not a hallucination- but a real creature! However, some unexplained attacks suggest that what he saw does exist- and he finally convinces  a young lady who works with an expert on things prehistoric that something is out there. After corroborating with one other survivor of a mystery attack, Tom finally gets the military  and  expert Prof. Elson to join him in the search for what they believe is a rhedosaurus- a beast long extinct!

Before long, they not only spot the creature, but experience more tragedy thanks to it- and soon must face a full on attack on a major city that has even more deadly sidebar effects!

This film has the amazing stop-motion work that Harryhausen created, along with new techniques to have the monster inserted into live footage. Watch for one of the most famous scenes in this film regarding a policeman! We’ll not only tell you about the actors, but also a lot about the production, thanks to information from Roy P. Webber, author of “The Dinosaur Films of Ray Harryhausen”- a great book that just so happens to be currently on sale at  https://mcfarlandbooks.com/ . And, as usual, there’s a song and more Sven shtick!

“Beast from 20,000 Fathoms” emerges tonight on MeTV at 8pm eastern/pacific, 7 pm central- if you don’t know the time and channel in your area, please check  your local listings or at www.metv.com . MeTV invites you to join the many viewers who live- Tweet during the show on Twitter, using the hashtag #svengoolie  -  make sure you add that hashtag to your posts! Chicago area viewers get an encore of our really big show –“Attack of the 50 Foot Woman”- at 11 am this morning on WCIU, the U!

Please remember you can still take advantage of the big sale in our store, in honor of my 40 year anniversary! Through Sunday, you can get 15% off by using the code SVEN40  on Sven  merchandise and new Universal monster t shirts!  There are a lot more plans for anniversary merchandise and events that we will post as they become available.  There is one HUGE thing we are getting closer to announcing, so keep checking back here at the blog.

Tune in to MeTV tonight for incredible Harryhausen effects that will astound you! The Beast is yet to come!

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daleuhlmann 5 months ago
Neil Hamilton (BATMAN's Commissioner Gordon) Is on yet another PERRY MASON episode.
daleuhlmann 5 months ago
Even scarier than THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL would be THE
TWO CHINS OF JAY LENO.


daleuhlmann 5 months ago
Kenneth Tobey, who was in BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS and IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, also appeared in 1957's THE VAMPIRE, as well as THE HOWLING and STRANGE
INVADERS. His most famous genre role, though, was in the original THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD.








daleuhlmann daleuhlmann 5 months ago
I always thought THE VAMPIRE (AKA MARK OF THE VAMPIRE, not to be confused with the 1935 film of the same name), was an early film warning of the dangers of pill abuse, since the movie is about a doctor (John Beal) who becomes a blood-drinking monster after consuming pills containing vampire bat blood.
Carl_N_Brown daleuhlmann 5 months ago
In "Thing ..." (1951) Tobey's character encountered a flying saucer and an alien.
In "Beast ..." (1953) Tobey's character scoffs at UFO sightings and sea serpent sightings.
Prof Thurgood is not so sure Col Evan is right about UFOs.
I wonder if the screenwriter deliberately wrote that knowing Tobey would be playing Cool Evan.

Carl_N_Brown Carl_N_Brown 5 months ago
Col Evans (autocorrect bad)
MADave daleuhlmann 5 months ago
I met jay years ago when he came for a book signing when he released LEADING WITH MY CHIN I also met Henry Winkler aka THE FONZ both very nice and comical geniuses
1MikeM MADave 5 months ago
Awesome Dave!
CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Have great night🌒
Catbat CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Howdy Carrie! Right now we are watching Beast from 20,000 Phathoms so I can catch up. How's everything? Seems I brought the hot weather with me.Having lighting storm here.
Jack Catbat 5 months ago
Would it be “heat lightning”? Welcome to the Midwest!

[P.S.: I was greatly disappointed to learn there is “no such thing” as heat lightning, that is, lightning caused by heat with no moist air whatsoever involved. It’s only a thunderstorm that you can see from a great distance because you’re living in a flat place.]
RadioGeorge 5 months ago
Evening, all!

Just a quick note to say that this week's funnies will be unveiled early afternoon tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing everyone who will be at BB4 this year, which I will be at with some special pre-movie goodies for you!
Catbat RadioGeorge 5 months ago
Thanks much Radio George.I'm running a little slow right now anyway. So it should work out fine.Haha
daleuhlmann RadioGeorge 5 months ago
Looking forward to them, Radio George.
MADave 5 months ago
Only 3 1/2 hours until the new blog
Catbat MADave 5 months ago
You gonna make it this time?
MADave Catbat 5 months ago
I hope so!
daleuhlmann 5 months ago
An appropriate song for tomorrow's movie.
MADave 5 months ago
Catbat as soon as you are well rested go to the grocery store and pick up Batman Dark Knight Brownie Bites ice cream and tell them Bruce Wayne sent you!
Catbat MADave 5 months ago
Absolutely!
Catbat MADave 5 months ago
Remind me ,which store?
MADave Catbat 5 months ago
Actually anywhere ice cream is sold I goy mine at Market Basket
MADave MADave 5 months ago
They also have other superheroes Google super hero ice cream to see the other flavors
JournalJeff2 5 months ago
You know how I like to combine Sven`s movies:
What if the 50-foot Woman had two faces?
Can you imagine how much make-up she would need!
How long would it take her to get ready to go out?
I, know, I have a strange mind, but just one face. If I had two faces I surely would use the other one, because this one is getting old.
MADave JournalJeff2 5 months ago
Try seeing Frankenstein Dracula or even the wolf man with 2 faces?
Jack JournalJeff2 5 months ago
Would that be a two-headed anatomy, or two faces on one head?
JournalJeff2 5 months ago
Do you know what disturbs me most about two-faced people?
I do not know which face to slap first.
Just a joke, I do not slap people.
scottieO JournalJeff2 5 months ago
Glad to hear that Jeff. Otherwise that would just be rude!
JournalJeff2 scottieO 5 months ago
That is a good one!
scottieO JournalJeff2 5 months ago
They really know how to go "overboard."
1MikeM 5 months ago
Happy Friday y'all! I would like to drink a toast to John Dorie (FTWD) "Dorie like the fish, except it's ie no y."
JournalJeff2 5 months ago
Good Morning & Happy Friday!
A good movie tomorrow. I am letting some of my two-faced friends know that it is on. A little hint for them. (nobody on the blog)
Have a Great Day & Take Care!
abc123 5 months ago
Happy Friday! Looking forward to the movie tomorrow. My snack still has not been chosen, but am leaning towards stuffed jalapenos.
daDoctah abc123 5 months ago
Shouldn't it be something with a face, like sardines?
abc123 daDoctah 5 months ago
Another idea still on the table, a mild dip, and a hot one. Alternate by which is on screen.
JournalJeff2 abc123 5 months ago
GoldFish they smile back! (the snack)
scottieO daDoctah 5 months ago
'Fish Slapping'
TheKodakKid 5 months ago
A celebrity birthday of note.

The great Mel Brooks is 93 today.

He turned Frankenstein on its ear in a way that put Abbott and Costello to shame. “Young Frankenstein” parodied all the Frankenstein movies we love in wonderful way.

How many times has “Young Frankenstein” been referenced on this blog? Probably enough that if you had a dime for every time it was, you could buy out Svengoolie’s store. (He has a store?)
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Jack JournalJeff2 5 months ago
Yogurt kinda looks like a dwarf version of a second season _Star Trek: Discovery_ Klingon.
Catbat TheKodakKid 5 months ago
Happy Birthday Mel! I can't imagine what my world would have been like without you. Thanks and keep em coming
daleuhlmann Jack 5 months ago
I thought it was always so great that he and Anne Bancroft were happily married for many years until her death.
daleuhlmann Jack 5 months ago
Looks like a little like Rondo Hatton, Jack.
scottieO 5 months ago
We made it to Friday.
Just one more day until #Svenhappiness !
Lynn scottieO 5 months ago
Oooh, "Svenhappiness"! I like that, Scottie!
scottieO Lynn 5 months ago
There's no time like #Svengoolietime !
CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Well I see some of my
Post are still vanishing
and no way of stopping
it 😞
Trolls you do not win so childish and rude 🤡

Not to say nothing 😱 and let it go is hard to
do! So posting anything
hoping it stays long🤗 enough for it can be read well it's going to the "Corn🌽Fields" and does not have a chance
disappears to no where!

How unkind these trolls are to want to take 🤡someone's fun I know don't let them!
Keep on posting I guess
and hope it stay's 👻
I will keep on trying but it sure is getting annoying 😝

So Trolls go way and let us be if you are unhappy maybe you need to be nicer to others👫👬👭

I guess that's it on this subject 😱 if nothing can
be done about it too bad
for us!

Sven administration I know your trying to
take care of this 🎩 thanks for trying.
1MikeM CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Hi Carrie, I hear ya. My one comment I posted yesterday has vanished. I guess someone was not amused by it. It's best just to get rid of the flag option this way there is no entertainment for those persons who have an axe to grind. It would be best to just let the Sven Adminstrator decide which comments should be removed.
MADave CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Carrie I also had 2 posts vanish one about the new theatrical movie of Charlie's angels and the second was an update regarding two of my coworkers
CarrieLynnCastro MADave 5 months ago
Trolls strike again
🤡 Sorry for your post being gone!
PatS MADave 5 months ago
Dave -- If it's just the trolls, we just have to out-endure them. Please re-post about your co-workers (and if it disappears, re-post again). I for one want to know the latest.
CarrieLynnCastro 1MikeM 5 months ago
I agree take the power away from the trolls 🤡 Leave the Flagging to the higher
power 🎩
Sorry for your lost post 🤤
Will this change I hope so 🤖 Mike.
CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Catbat 😁 there you
are🎉 So happy you have arrived safe and sound
and pets too 💝

Hope your getting all your rest that way you can blog 🤖 on Sven!
But I can understand your wipe out 🤤

Have a great weekend
and Hi Dale 🙋‍♀️
CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Good morning Lynn
Glad to hear you are
feeling better 🍃🌼🍃
Have a nice weekend
see you on the blog🤖
Take care!
Lynn CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Thank you, Carrie! And an excellent weekend to you as well. So thankful to have "Svengoolie" to look forward to!
CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Happy Friday 🏖
We are finally here
It's Friday🤖
With Sven just around the corner🎩yay!

Ooo Dr. Jekyll well I'm
ready to watch this 🍿 moody man 😱 turning evil! Maybe his wine was spiked🍷

All clear to watch Saturday night my cell is in check and popcorn
ready to pop 📺🍿🤗

Have a great day 🐝
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