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It's New Year- and a New YOU- IF You're the "Leech Woman"!

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Happy New Year- and, as Old Man 2020 has given way to the younger 2021-tonight on MeTV, we’ve got a different story of going from old age to more youthful- as a wife, mistreated by her arrogant husband for the terrible crime of having aged  (!) joins her spouse in an expedition to attain an old African tribal secret that can restore youthful beauty- not realizing that a key ingredient proves lethal for certain individuals! Forget those wrinkle and bag reducing remedies in the commercials we show- now you can look and feel younger by becoming -a "Leech Woman"!

Much like some folks do on New Year’s Eve- we find June- downing copious amounts of alcohol, due to her treatment at the hands of cold uncaring hubby, Dr Paul Talbot. When she drops by his office, he again expresses his disdain for her– god forbid- aging and having her beauty fade. He also chides her for her drinking, revealing that he is at the point of filing for divorce. We discover that Paul has been researching ways of slowing the aging process, but has had little success- which has just strengthened his hatred for his wife. When the heartbroken June makes her way to the office exit, she encounters a wrinkled old woman who makes a cryptic prediction that only upsets June further.

When the old lady is ushered into Paul’s office, she stuns the doctor by revealing she is actually much older than even her looks would reveal. She tells the story of being brought to America as a slave- over a hundred years ago! The secret of her amazing longevity? She demonstrates it, right in the office- using a secret drug from her African homeland, which seems to be as mysterious and hidden from the world as the Black Panther’s Wakanda. Paul is amazed that such a  potion- what he has been searching for-  actually works, and asks about obtaining some of it- but Mala, the old woman, flatly tells him it’s not possible, because it takes a mysterious secondary substance to mix with the longevity drug as the true catalyst to activate the reversal of the aging process. Mala then reveals that she is about to depart  for a final return to her homeland to spend the last of her days among the remaining members of her tribe.

Upon testing the modicum of the powder that Mala left with him, Paul is convinced her story is true -and heads home, where June and the couple's lawyer, Neil are discussing the impending divorce (with June actually three or more sheets to the wind). Divorce, however, is suddenly the furthest thing from Paul’s mind! He now wants June to accompany him on an expedition to Africa- to find Mala, get all the ingredients to the age-reversal cocktail, and restore June’s youth and beauty ( a precursor to Paul then cashing in on the discovery)! June is overjoyed by his attention and at unexpected reunion, as Paul hustles her to prepare for their fact-finding journey.

Once in Africa, Paul hires a guide of questionable integrity to lead their expedition party into a dangerous sector of the continent, where they hope to find Mala and her people. Along the way, Paul reverts to his old ways, again belittling  and mistreating June- but the renewed marital spats are the least of their worries when they end up captured by Mala's tribe, known as the Nandi! They seem destined to become human sacrifices when Mala herself suddenly appears. It is revealed that she is actually the leader of the tribe- who decides that these captives should witness the secret that will now fully restore her own youth. She also reveals one condition of the ritual that has not been mentioned before – that only women can undergo this transformation back to their youth. And- after remaining young for a brief period of time- by tradition-they must commit suicide! Even more shocking –the catalyst ingredient for the mixture is pineal fluid from the brain of a MALE- which, of course, results in the “donor's” death!

When Mala uses the secret formula successfully and is again a beautiful young woman- it dawns on June that her hubby only wanted her to make the trip with him to use HER as a guinea pig to test if the mixture could work with no adverse effects- and not to repair their marriage. At that time of realization, Mala offers June the chance to be young again- and she makes a startling choice- that results in her transformation back into a ravishing youthful beauty !

June escapes the tribe (as well as the traditional fate of suicide) and returns to America. In order to keep all that has happened a secret, she explains her new younger look by pretending to be her own niece, and she even fools family lawyer Neil with this new identity. However ,the clock is ticking, and her temporary youth will begin to fade- unless she heads out to prowl the city streets for unsuspecting male "donors" to renew her youth potion- and end their lives!

This 1960 tale of revenge and rejuvenation  stars lovely Coleen Gray as June- along with Grant “Incredible Shrinking Man” Williams as her lawyer – and other cast members we’ll tell you about. Plenty of Sven fun will be had, including some pointers on prompting the use of stock footage, and – another visit from our friends Bill and Toony the Tuna in preparation for the premiere of “Toon In With Me” this Monday morning on MeTV! ( Watch for a special introduction to this cartoon and comedy showcase an hour before our show tonight)!

You can get attached- or vice versa- to the "Leech Woman" tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central- and, if you are unsure when and where we air in your area, check your local listings (or at www.metv.com ). You can also live-Tweet along with the scores of Sven fans on Twitter during the show- just make sure to add the hashtag #svengoolie  to your Tweets! Our Chicago viewers can travel to a prehistoric world with “Valley of the Dragons”  at 11 am this morning on our main local station, CW26- soon to be the home of “Superman and Lois” coming up in February!

There is still great Sven merchandise available for you, post-holidays, in our store- just click on the “store” tab here on our website to check out everything from the popular Sven mugs to the Sven phone covers- and the perfect for winter Sven knit caps!

Chilly weather remains in most forecasts- so why not live dangerously and spend some time with a newly-restored hottie on MeTV tonight?!

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The1Butler 1 month ago
Mr freeze is on the prowl, its 11° .
Oscar The1Butler 1 month ago
Bundle up.
Catbat The1Butler 1 month ago
Hey Butler how you doing on your Looney Toons game?
MADave 1 month ago
Haha I love Mr Tudball and Mrs Wiggins classic!
The1Butler MADave 1 month ago
Mrs ah.. Wiggins
The1Butler The1Butler 1 month ago
Weather balloons!
MADave 1 month ago
Whoa where is everybody busy getting their five fingers ready for tonight's blog?
The1Butler MADave 1 month ago
I give up on being first , I'll settle for being awake 🖐🏻
Klaatu The1Butler 1 month ago
I always feel that I’m always so far behind, I’m in front. But that’s in my own mind and I’m happy never being first.
MADave The1Butler 1 month ago
I’ve got Taz and Marvin the Martian by my side when I watch cartoons tomorrow morning and one of those days I’m going to try and find more toon friends
The1Butler Klaatu 1 month ago
Not everybody can be a chief , somebody has to be a warrior .
MADave Klaatu 1 month ago
You were first blogger like a few weeks ago right or were you first like a few months?
MADave The1Butler 1 month ago
Exactly! :-)
Aceman2 1 month ago
Aceman2 Aceman2 1 month ago
This is one of 4 specially selected scare stills that WB’s wanted posted in dark corners of the theater lobby, store windows, etc
gabste Aceman2 1 month ago
I love the posters !
Aceman2 gabste 1 month ago
Thanks Gabste. I have been trying to give Svenfans a look at what marketing a movie was like in 1946. Here is the second of the scare stills
The1Butler Aceman2 1 month ago
They didnt have a trailer on utub ? Ha
gabste 1 month ago
Hey my brother sent me a beautiful gift ! It really cheered us up. We loveeeeeeeeeee the old Looney Tunes. Thank you me tv and Sven.
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gabste Lynn 1 month ago
😊😎
gabste MADave 1 month ago
Genius !
Oscar gabste 1 month ago
Very cool gift
Catbat gabste 1 month ago
Most Awesome!
Klaatu 1 month ago
I know Christmas is over but I couldn’t pass this up, because Saturday is “The Beast” on the Svengoolie feast. And I apologize if I’m stepping on someone’s toes, but here goes...

T’was the night before Svengoolie and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. I went for some Joe when much to my dismay, a Hand had my Sven cup and was crawling away. Then all of a sudden there arose such a clatter, when the Hand saw my remote and pressed to see if it would matter. It pressed all the buttons to search all around, and stopped on Me on my big TV. When I saw it had stopped, I grabbed my Sven mug, and I poured in some Joe and filled to the top. I filled it half-way but I didn’t stop. I kept filling and filling until it all spilled out. And now I watch Me on TV, with the Hand helping out, pressing 5-buttons until I can shout.
daleuhlmann Klaatu 1 month ago
Very clever, Klaatu!
1MikeM Klaatu 1 month ago
Awesome!
MADave Klaatu 1 month ago
I have to admit it Klaatu your version is waaaaaay better than mine!
Oscar Klaatu 1 month ago
Love it, can never have too much Christmas or Sven.
Carl_N_Brown 1 month ago
I have re-read the story and I recall seeing the movie at least once.

The plot of W.F. Harvey's 1919 classic short story and the Curt Siodmak movie screenplay based on the story include a decapitated hand running amok.

Personally I don't think they spoil each other. They are different, in plot and in tone, and I found them different AND enjoyable for different reasons.
Jack Carl_N_Brown 1 month ago
Technically, hands aren’t decapitated.
JohnBlair Jack 1 month ago
Unhandmeitated
Aceman2 1 month ago
Final teaser ad appeared on the fourth day leading up to the opening night at the theater. It’s 1946 and two GI’s decided to grab a couple of Rheingold Extra Drys and their dates and go to the movie.
PatS Aceman2 1 month ago
Right hand again? And that ain't no piano player's hand; nails are waaaay too long.
Klaatu PatS 1 month ago
Maybe the hand was crawling in front of a mirror?😆
Aceman2 PatS 1 month ago
The artwork on the teaser ads is intentionally misleading. The long nails, scaly looking skin, and disregard for left or right suggest a “Beast” will appear in the movie. WB’s had this suggestion to theaters:
“EMPTY CAGE SPELLS DANGER!”


Jack Aceman2 1 month ago
Mebbe this is a spoiler, but the spacing on those bars isn’t gonna stop a disembodied hand!
The1Butler 1 month ago
Old Andy did it again, he would make Perry Mason proud .
CarrieCastro 1 month ago
Good Morning 🙋‍♀️
Catbat and Dale☕🥐 hope your having a
nice morning ⛄

Scottie O stop by for
a few minutes 🏡 to
say hello 🚗...

See you later 🤓
CarrieCastro 1 month ago
Good morning☕👻
Sven friends hope
all is well 🎩

Yahoo it's Friday 😱
It went by quick!

Well the movie for tomorrow sounds
good to me 🍿📺

Foggy morning 🌫
staying home too
chilly 🐧

Have a nice day and
see you later 🤖



Lucyc 1 month ago
Good morning, glories!
Wow, is it really Friday already?
In the discussion about last week's feature, did anyone mention the movie, The Wasp Woman? It's very similar to The Leech Woman, and also The Fly.
About the subject matter of this week's feature, here is a list of other movies about disembodied hands.
Evil Dead 2(1987)
Dr. Terror,s House of Horrors (1965) I watched this over the past year, and it's very good. IMO. It has Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and Michael Gough. All three starred together in the famed Horror of Dracula several years before.
Demonoid: Messenger of Death (1981)
The Hand(1981)
Idle Hands(1999)
The Crawling Hand(1963)
And Now The Screaming Starts(1973)
Bride of Reanimator(1990)
Waxworks II: Lost In Time
Return of the Living Dead
Splinter
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
Severed Ties
Pirates of the Caribbean
Invasion of the Saucermen
Quicksilver Highway

Of course, Thing from The Addams family must be included-it's last incarnation being in the movies based on the famous comic strip/tv show.




The1Butler Lucyc 1 month ago
To have all those hands , we would need Dr Frankenstein.
Klaatu Lucyc 1 month ago
Last week I certainly could have used one or two of those “hands” to help me replace my bathroom sink faucet and squeeze into the very tight spot to unscrew the oil filter on my old car. With so many dismembered hands, are there any for rent? 🖐
Carl_N_Brown Lucyc 1 month ago
A big hand for all these old movie hands.
daleuhlmann Lucyc 1 month ago
Another one is 1963's THE CRAWLING HAND. And don't forget the original DARK SHADOWS' magical hand of Count Petofi, which the infamous former werewolf was able to reattach to his wrist.
MADave 1 month ago
Good Friday morning have a great day
Catbat 1 month ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve Morning All!
Up for cartoons. Can't wait for new Sven tomorrow night.
MADave Catbat 1 month ago
Hi Catbat I'm at work having my breakfast so no toons for me until tomorrow is this toon in with me anything like the old bozo show?
The1Butler 1 month ago
Svengoolie eve yes ! I really didn't want to take down the tree . We must keep the spirit with us !
CarrieCastro The1Butler 1 month ago
Good morning ⛄The1Butler have a nice day 🌞
I also took down my 🎄🎅Christmas deco's down took
me 2 days 🤷‍♀️
Catbat 1 month ago
This is a must have to brush up on Sven's next movie
The1Butler Catbat 1 month ago
69 was a good year 😀
Catbat 1 month ago
Sven's header for Leech Woman with a bit added by me.

It's New Year -and a new you-if you're the "Leech Woman"!
You might say she got a new "leech "on life
daleuhlmann Catbat 1 month ago
Good one, dear!😆
TheKodakKid Catbat 1 month ago
A rubber chicken. A rubber chicken. My kingdom for a rubber chicken.
Carl_N_Brown Catbat 1 month ago
That pun deserves a like.
Katink Catbat 1 month ago
Ha!😆😆😆
MADave 1 month ago
Goodnight y’all be good to yourselves
Klaatu 1 month ago
Here’s something that will make the Five Finger Beast crawl away in a panic:
MADave Klaatu 1 month ago
If that won’t scare them what will?
Catbat Klaatu 1 month ago
We have some of those.
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