Desert Danger Proves the Legends are True About the "Gargoyles" - Tonight!

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Tonight on MeTV, we are happy to, once again, show a much-requested  "made for TV" horror movie from the early 70s – the story of a trip to the desert with an anthropologist author and his daughter, in which their skeptical research into so-called mythical creatures becomes a real-life confrontation, as they discover the existence of - "Gargoyles"!

It’s “wheels down” at an airport in the American southwest for Dr. Mercer Boley, writer and investigator/debunker of demonology. He meets up with his lovely daughter Diana, who acts as photographer on his projects, including the latest book he is working on. They drive off to the point of their next research, but seem to have taken the wrong route- and end up at what is obviously a “tourist trap”- a curio shop where they decide to check out the inventory, in case -by some miracle-there are any real artifacts. They meet the grizzled old proprietor, Uncle Willie, who senses that the pair shows little regard for his inventory and definitely are not taking his artifacts seriously- so he tries to impress them by revealing the bona fide items he keeps in the back of the shop. He shows them a big display of a skeleton of –SOME sort of creature- which the doctor thinks is just a combination of various animal bones, kind of like displays of the mythical jackalope. Daughter Diana takes note of Willie’s serious demeanor about the skeleton, and begins to think there's some truth to it all- maybe it isn’t just some ballyhoo to hoax gullible suckers! Willie begins a lengthy history lesson about  the area and what he’s found, but as day gives way to night, and he begins describing some ancient Indian beliefs, a strong windstorm unexplainably rises. But- maybe it isn’t just a windstorm! The ensuing mayhem leads to a huge destructive fire, bad news for Willie and his shop –while dad and daughter barely escape, dragging with them with the skull from that odd display of the creature’s skeleton. The worst is yet to come, because, as they drive away, their car is attacked and battered by shadowy figures!

They finally escape the onslaught, and manage to limp their car to a gas station where the attendant is shocked by the amount of damage their vehicle has sustained. Since it’ll take a while to fix it all up, they head to the adjoining motel, run by a boozy woman who obviously has not just fallen off the wagon, but possibly been run over by it! When day breaks, Dad and Diana head out to report the previous night’s mishaps to the police- who are currently busy apprehending a pack of local young men on motorbikes ( watch for one of the squad cars to miraculously change from a Chevy to a Ford in the proceedings!). The officers believe these same no-good punks are responsible for the tragic conflagration at the old museum, although Doctor Boley and his daughter know better. Unfortunately, they don’t think they can reveal the truth of what they experienced, because they just don't think the cops will buy their story- at least not yet.

Back at the motel that night- Diana and Dad get some unexpected visitors- actual gargoyles, seemingly in search of the skull taken from the museum! After some confrontation, the gargoyles escape, but one is killed- and Doc takes it back to their room ( eww!), suspecting that it was actually the gargoyles that were behind the museum incident- and that the skull may have belonged to one of their ancestors!

The next day, Diana goes by herself to the police department- hoping to convince the cops that the boys they've locked up are not to blame for the destruction of the shop -but the police and even the guys she's trying to help laugh off her story of the odd creatures.

After darkness falls, she returns to the motel- but so do the gargoyles, intent on reclaiming their dead comrade’s body-and perhaps more! Before long,it’s up the doctor- and anyone he can convince that the gargoyles exist- to protect his daughter- and stop the weird creatures before they begin their sinister plans for the human race!

This 1972 movie’s cast includes big screen star Cornell Wilde, the lovely Jennifer Salt, the "Dark Shadows" TV show's Grayson Hall, and a very young Scott Glenn- plus the late Bernie Casey as the head of the gargoyles. Along with information about the movie, its make-up artist, and its cast, we again bring you a visit with lovely actress Brooke Theiss, a veteran of “Nightmare on Elm Street 4” and the sitcom ”Just the Ten of Us”, a takeoff on a popular 80s TV show, a song based on a tune by a friend (a talented musician whose group got its start in- BERWYN!) -and even more!

Again, for those who always seem to think we “just showed” this film- it has been a year since it last ran on our show- and the reason we bring it back is because it’s one of those movies that we are constantly asked to show again- and it always gets a great rating. For more information on why we rerun some films, please click on the FAQ tab here on our website.

"Gargoyles" fly onto your screen tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or check time and channel in your area in local listings or at . You can help us trend nationally as usual on Twitter by live-Tweeting during the program, using the hashtag #svengoolie. Chicago area viewers will get one more eyeful of “The Crawling Eye"- at 11 am on our main local station, CW 26.

Be checking in our store next month- for a new Sven item- one that many of our viewers have asked for!

Join us tonight as darkness falls – and “Gargoyles” again roam the earth- and your TV screen!

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CarrieCastro 15 months ago
Good Morning🌷👻
I have already missed
part of toons ☕
"Yikes" I need those
funny toons too start
my day 🐛😄🐛

Had a nice visit my
sister yesterday our family has not seen
her for a year half
because of COVID🌸
She is in town for
over a week❣

Have a great day everyone 💙🤖💙
See you later 🎩
1MikeM 15 months ago
....and dat was da Gargoyles...and dat's da name of dat tune
KeithJ 15 months ago
Gentlemen (and ladies) start your engines! 6 minutes to a clean, pretty and shiney new blog!
Mikeyyy KeithJ 15 months ago
I'm ready! two mice and a trackpad ready and charged! ;)
KeithJ Mikeyyy 15 months ago
Won't matter, someone with a dissertation will beat us LOL
Katink KeithJ 15 months ago
How do they type so fast???😉😆😆
Klaatu 15 months ago
Are there any acknowledgments for being the last poster of the current blog before the new one opens?🤔
Mikeyyy Klaatu 15 months ago
Bragging rights perhaps??
Aceman2 15 months ago
So glad this week is over. 4 Doc appointments ...
Katink Aceman2 15 months ago
Maybe if it were fresh spinach instead of canned. . . .
The1Butler Katink 15 months ago
Popeye the sailor likes seaweed !
CrazyK 15 months ago
I left to watch Godzilla vs Kong again (just in case anyone was wondering hahaha 😂) cuz today was the last day for a re-watch! What a good movie!
See ya on the new TGAMC blog!!!
CarrieCastro CrazyK 15 months ago
Good morning 🐦
CrazyK. It was a really good loved
it 🐊vs🦍

Have a nice day🐛
abc123 15 months ago

I hope I don't regret going for this...
The1Butler abc123 15 months ago
No pain No gain
KeithJ abc123 15 months ago
The ghost pepper and Mr chicken wing?
CrazyK abc123 15 months ago
It’s all in the wrist! 😂
Katink abc123 15 months ago
Maybe eating ice cream afterwards will help?🍨
The1Butler 15 months ago
Im testing a new klinking juice for tomorrow Yukon Jack Wicked Hot 🔥made salmon Patty's also , like fillet o fish on steriods !
Catbat 15 months ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve Evening All!
Kickin it here in sunny California ☀️
I see that while the Catbat is away the mice will play 😂
Will miss toons tomorrow morning but hope to be to Carrie's fairly early! So Eggcited!!!
Hopefully be to the twins house for toons on Monday morning.
Islander Catbat 15 months ago
Hi Catbat, glad your having a good time
MADave Catbat 15 months ago
Hi Catbat we will miss you but gave fun anyway ❤️
The1Butler Catbat 15 months ago
Hi 😼🦇
Aceman2 Catbat 15 months ago
Glad to hear you havin fun!
negri 15 months ago
Love all the old movies but would love to see, The Day The Earth stood still and Forbidden Planet, they are favors with my family and friends.
Islander negri 15 months ago
The Day The Earth Stood Still would be a welcome addition. Sven showed Forbidden Planet last year , I think, but it would be nice to have it come around again.
Jack negri 15 months ago
That you, Pola?
Aceman2 negri 15 months ago
“Count” me in!
Kergooliewyn 15 months ago
I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night. Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."
Mikeyyy Kergooliewyn 15 months ago
Goodnight Goodnight,,
The1Butler Kergooliewyn 15 months ago
See you Saturday 👁
Aceman2 The1Butler 15 months ago
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night's alright
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night's alright
daleuhlmann 15 months ago
I know Sven mentioned blast Saturday that Grayson Hall was a major member of the DARK SHADOWS cast, primarily known for her role as Dr. Julia Hoffman, but she played other roles as well. Her favorite part was as Magda the gypsy in the 1897 storyline involving Barnabas Collins and Quentin Collins. She was also in the initial big screen adaptations of the serial, HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS and NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS, both of which were directed by the show's creator and producer, Dan Curtis.
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MADave daleuhlmann 15 months ago
Blast Saturday? was it that good?
Catbat MADave 15 months ago
Yes Dear 🤓
CrazyK 15 months ago
MrsG, here is the super-easy donut directions I promised in case you and Katink want to try it. You’ll know why they’re so easy when I tell you the first ingredient 😂 They went just great with Toon In With Me when I made them one morning. They were the best I’ve had, fresh and hot! Get some Pillsbury Grands Biscuits haha, pop them open and get a bottle cap (if you’re like me you should have plenty around 😂)
Press a hole in the middle of the biscuit w/the bottle cap, heat up canola oil in a pan, about a 1/2” worth to med. (375° approx.), 2 to 3 minutes each side, set on paper towel and sprinkle w/powdered sugar (using a sifter or a strainer) or you can make a maple glaze w/powdered sugar, maple syrup and vanilla or whatever you want, even sprinkles haha!
Whole process takes about 10-12 minutes, hope you guys try it and hope you like ‘em. Like I said, they go great w/Toons! 😁
Don’t forget to cook the donut 🍩 holes and you can use the leftover canola oil to make taco shells or tortilla chips, that’s what I do! 🙂
CrazyK CrazyK 15 months ago
Oh, I forgot to mention that they’re also fun to make!
Mikeyyy CrazyK 15 months ago
Sounds great! Nothing like a warm donut right outa the frier. My dad worked for Dunkin donuts in the 60's and 70's and sometime I'd go in with him at night (third shift)
CrazyK Mikeyyy 15 months ago
You’re sure right about that, they’re extra good when they’re warm! That’s so cool Mikeyyy that you got to go into work with your dad! 😎 👍
Katink CrazyK 15 months ago
That sounds good, CrazyK! I've done something similar with the air fryer. (Probably not as tasty as real oil though!)
CrazyK Katink 15 months ago
Cool, I was actually thinking of trying them in the air fryer next time but I think they will probably taste more like biscuits like that way but we’ll see! 🙂
Klaatu 15 months ago
1-Adam 12, 1-Adam 12, We have a sighting of another Addam approaching, arriving Monday. Call in all backup to watch. (And wouldn’t it be great if MeTV started with Episode 1?).
FKrueger Klaatu 15 months ago
According to the tv guide the Addams Family on Monday is Season 1 Episode 1
MADave 15 months ago
I'm watching the original Hawaii Five-0 and I think Jack Lord looked good in any color suit and the only time I didn't care for him was when he dressed in those hawaii shirts and ascots
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