Roses are Red, Violets are Frozen- This is No Valentine Anyone's Chosen! He's "The Invisible Man"!

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Tonight on MeTV, it seems like an appropriate time- with several parts of the country buried in snow, and with people walking around masked- to bring back a truly impressive Universal horror film of the 1930s- based on classic literature and utilizing amazing special effects for its time period, and a real showcase for the acting talent of the great Claude Rains- especially since, at times, it’s his voice alone taking center stage. It’s the horror of the unseen- the original "The Invisible Man"!

Based on the H G Wells novel- this 1933 classic begins with a scene that should definitely hit home with those who have experienced snow and chilling temperatures recently- as a bundled-up stranger struggles against the wintry blasts, and through the snowy countryside of Iping. He eventually makes a dramatic entrance to the Lion's Head Inn that causes the whole place to freeze in stunned silence! The locals, obviously in a time before our current pandemic, find a masked stranger quite disturbing! This wrapped-up fellow demands a room- even though it's not the renting season-and he wants privacy as well as lodging. The innkeeper and his chatty wife end up at odds with this bizarre visitor, who always keeps his face covered with bandages and his eyes covered with dark glasses. His odd behavior and demeanor are the talk of the inn and the source of a variety of rumors- as the landlord, his wife, and the boozy bar patrons speculate about why his face is hidden, and what he’s up to-with all sorts of chemicals and beakers in his room. After a period of time in which the stranger has not been paying his overdue rent, the innkeeper demands the money he is owed- only to have the mysterious man pay him back by assaulting him and tossing him down the stairs! The patrons who frequent the bar call in the police- but a shock is in store for them all, when the man reveals that beneath his bandages and clothing- there is nothing! He is invisible! The villagers flee in panic as he runs amok!

We learn that this unseen menace is actually Jack Griffin- a scientist who has been experimenting with an odd mixture known as monocane, which was used in foreign lands to turn cloth white- but unfortunately, also destroys the cloth in the process. Griffin's employer along with his daughter Flora, who happens to be Griffin’s fiancée, have no idea where he might be- but, in searching his lab, fear the worst when they find a note mentioning monocane. Flora's dad knows only too well that experiments with it on living things have ended in frightening madness and tragedy.

An assistant to Flora's father, one Dr. Kemp, finds himself with a surprise visitor one night- his former co-worker, the invisible Griffin- who threatens Kemp, and forces him to help him retrieve his notebooks located in the inn from which he was forced to flee. Griffin enters the inn undetected as a police inquiry is being held there, and can’t resist getting further revenge on the crowd-as he goes wild, and kills an officer!

Kemp tries to enlist Flora and her father to help reason with Griffin- but soon, betrayal, paranoia, and his increasing madness set Griffin on a mission of more murder- as he terrifies the entire countryside, leaving the baffled authorities to attempt to stop a deadly enemy who can't be seen!

This is definitely one of the best of the original classic horror films- Claude Rains' incredible voice makes his work in this film effective and captivating- and we'll tell a little about him and the other cast members, especially the actress who plays Griffin's fiancee Flora- who you probably know from a role she played in her old age! As I mentioned, for the time, the invisible effects are quite remarkable- and we’ll explain how they were done - along with bringing back a song featuring a duet by Doug Graves AND Anita X. Orcist- and- we again reminisce about the pre-COVID days of horror conventions, bringing back a visit with the lovely actress Amanda Wyss- a dear friend of ours, and Freddy Krueger’s first on- screen victim!

"The Invisible Man" re-appears on MeTV Saturday night at 8pm eastern/pacific,  7 central, or, if you’re unsure of channel or time, check your local listings or at . Remember that MeTV invites you to join the many fans who live-Tweet on Twitter during the program, using the hashtag #svengoolie .In Chicago, viewers get a second look at the "Black Scorpion" on our main local station CW26 at 11 am.

MeTV is winding up the second week of their “#LoveSven” event today, showing some of the great items fans of the show have made- be ready for week three- we’ll be posting on social media the next week’s theme!   Don’t forget, the special 14% discount on select  Sven merchandise items continues, all this month, using the promo code LOVESVEN .You can see the details here on our website. With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, you can order-then, we suggest that you make your own special coupon for your loved one, letting them know they will have a special Sven surprise from you coming soon! Not only that- but the MeTV store has just added some cool Invisible Man shirts in honor of our movie tonight! Check them out here:

We wish you all a happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow, and thank you for showing your love for our show- but tonight- you might want to keep an eye on any remaining snow on the ground in your area- for the sudden appearance of footprints- it sure won’t be Cupid! ( Hmm- he flies, anyway…)

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Islander 1 month ago
Gentlemen ...& ladies. START YOUR ENGINES !
The race is about to begin.
CrazyK Islander 1 month ago
Vroom, vroom! Hahaha!
The1Butler 1 month ago
Whats up doc ? Im a rabbit jim
MADave 1 month ago
Not sure if I’ll make it before the new blog tonight it’s been a rough week at work and I’m doggone tired but I’ll try my best to stay awake otherwise I’ll see some of the easties for cartoons in the morning
MrsG MADave 1 month ago
Me too ~ rapidly pooping out and won’t see which invisible blogger will reach the 3200 mark or start the new blog at midnight. What’s nice is someone’s always here !
CrazyK MrsG 1 month ago
Aw, you’re not gonna make it to midnight. Have a good night if I don’t see you there!
MrsG CrazyK 1 month ago
Peace ~ Love ~ Reggae ~
abc123 1 month ago
Here is a free beverage suggestion for everyone (of the proper age):
The Invisible Man-hatten (Returns).
daDoctah abc123 1 month ago
I've had a few drinks that came back on me, but "returns" is an odd way to put it.
Klaatu daDoctah 1 month ago
Ha! That’s like a submarine sandwich resurfacing
CrazyK daDoctah 1 month ago
Aceman2 abc123 1 month ago
The Invisible Man-hattan (Returns) Recipe
2 oz Bulleit Rye
1 oz Noilly Prat Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Angostura Aromatics Bitters
1 dash Az Bitters Labs Orange Sunshine Bitters

Instructions: Combine all liquid ingredients in a bar mixing glass with ice. Stir. Strain into a coupe and serve up. Garnish with a Maraschino Cherry.
daleuhlmann 1 month ago
One more thing occurred to me about THE INVISIBLE MAN. That scene in which Griffin first visits Kemp, he orders him to "Sit down!" This is reminiscent of Colin Clive's Henry Frankenstein commanding the Monster to sit down in the first scene in which we first see the two together in FRANKENSTEIN.
Aceman2 daleuhlmann 1 month ago
Great point. I can hear them both in my mind.
MADave daleuhlmann 1 month ago
Oh yeah that's a great comparison between the two thanks for that dale
daleuhlmann MADave 1 month ago
Thanks, Dave!
daleuhlmann Aceman2 1 month ago
Thanks, Aceman!
CrazyK 1 month ago
Yeeeeaaaahhhh!!!! I’m going to a concert tonight!!!!! Well not really, we haven’t had any for about a year now, it’s a 311 live stream, a real live stream Not pre-recorded! Still bomb!!!!!
I’m gonna try to be here for the midnight fun! So I’ll leave you w/my favorite 311 lyric from “ All Mixed Up”
Written by my man Nick Hexum:
🎶 You got to trust your instinct
And let go of regret
You got to bet on yourself now Star!
Cuz that’s your Best Bet!!!!—N Hexum
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CrazyK The1Butler 1 month ago
Yes for sure! It’s been driving me crazy having no concerts cuz next to Sven and blogging music is the thing that gets me through! That’s why I so enjoy the music that Sven and Doug and now Anita X do!
They actually bumped riding to third! 😂
CrazyK Mykl 1 month ago
Oh yeah Mykl, their Blue Album is the one they played tonight plus they added 6 extra tracks!!! And announced 3 more new shows one each in March, April and May! 👍
The1Butler CrazyK 1 month ago
I have concert tickets that are on hold, because show was postponed due to the plague. 🙄
CrazyK The1Butler 1 month ago
Aw that sucks! Ozzy?
CrazyK 1 month ago
I like Toon in with Me! 😁
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MrsG CrazyK 1 month ago
I envy you early birds but it gives me a goal ‘cause I love those old-time Toons. Got to see just a tad so far.
CrazyK MADave 1 month ago
I’m not sure but I do! 🙂
CrazyK MrsG 1 month ago
Goals are good!!!! 👍
Katink PatS 1 month ago
Central time here too, and as a retired person, I don't have to be a morning person (unless there is a really good reason to be up that early) ☺
Jack 1 month ago
How cold was it in Texas? or, What if _The Shining _ had been set it Austin?
MrsG Jack 1 month ago
By golly is that a frozen Willie ? !
Islander MrsG 1 month ago
Ha ha that's where I thought he was going with that. The statue has a frozen willy. Before I knew it was a state of Willy.
Islander Islander 1 month ago
Statue of Willy
Jack Islander 1 month ago
We all want to attain a “State of Willie”!
Klaatu 1 month ago
If I use the Invisible Man trick, can I sneak in without being seen and post the first 12am blog post before everyone else?😆
MrsG Klaatu 1 month ago
You are THE MAN with mad skills !
MADave 1 month ago
Only 4 or 500 to beat last week's 3445 we can do it
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Drang Drang 1 month ago
1) Toons.
2) New members
3) Posts talking about the post count.
4) The pandemic lockdown...

Four! Four things...!
Islander MrsG 1 month ago
It's a good thing. It does make for a more fast & furious Sat night on the blog though.
MrsG Islander 1 month ago
Oh I could never keep up with you pro’s on Saturday. I can hardly follow the posts and movie but last week I did put 2 cents in. I liven up during the week though when it’s more my speed .
10-Q though for your welcoming ways ~ it means a lot !
Islander MrsG 1 month ago
Re-runs make for easier blogging. Any new movies and I put the phone down.
daleuhlmann 1 month ago
Well, group, here's a real horror story to cap a truly terrible week for many of our bloggers, dating all the way back to the last weekend and continuing with the weather catastrophes and power outages in Texas. This is the topper. Ready? Drum roll please . . . Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially divorcing!
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Horror stars?
I was introduced to the Universal horror stars through Shock Theater, Roger Corman's crew through AIP, Lee and Cushing through Hammer. Kardashians? Who? Musta been with Monogram or Crown or another studio not on my radar.
daDoctah Jack 1 month ago
These are Cardassians:

Jack daDoctah 1 month ago
That was a Cardassian officer in the _TNG_ episode, “Preemptive Strike,” played by Roberta Jean Oppenheimer, AKA Cameron []. The blue color in the frontal “spoon” is typical for females.
daDoctah Jack 1 month ago
A few years ago when "Jersey Shore" was also a thing, someone made a comment about "Snooki and the Kardashians". I tried to put together a meme of Gul Dukat and Snookie Lanson from the old "Your Hit Parade" but my Photoshop wasn't up to the task.
MADave 1 month ago
Happy Svengoolie Saturday Eve Eve all just popped in some Tex Avery screwball classics to get me in the mood for tomorrow morning
Saturn3 1 month ago
Invisible so...

You Won't See Me...

Here, There, and Everywhere
1MikeM Saturn3 1 month ago
Fab! Well I guess Ringo would rather ride an exercise bike than play the drums…..well good for him!
MrsG Saturn3 1 month ago
10-Q , 10-Q , 10-Q Saturn3 !
Me heart skipped a beat when this popped up , reviving the inner Beatlemaniac ! Love it , and very appropo ~
Do you really have these on vinyl ? I have a lot but not sure about these ~ gotta go look STAT !
Jack MrsG 1 month ago
You mean your “heart went boom”?
MrsG Jack 1 month ago
OMG Now it’s playing in me head too !
daDoctah Saturn3 1 month ago
"You Won't See Me" by the Invisible Beatles.

b/w "I'm Looking Through You".
Lucyc 1 month ago
Hi, gang.
Well, things have taken a nosedive around here. I won't elaborate, as I'm sure the admin's eyes are glazing over-no pun intended-reading about Texas troubles. I will probably watch the show, but have to admit I am not in much of a mindset to joke around, so might not post.
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PatS Lucyc 1 month ago
Try to get a gander at the first 200 posts or so Saturday. My new satire has a shout-out for you and Katink!
Katink PatS 1 month ago
Well, I'm intrigued! 😊
Katink Katink 1 month ago
PatS, I wanted you to know that I've been singing "My Funny Valentine" all week, and I blame that on you and last week's parody. 😃🎶🎶
Jack Katink 1 month ago
It was just that good!
MrsG 1 month ago
Never heard of ‘em trying to hang a woman but looks like they’re aiming to on WAGON TRAIN later today. Likely one of ‘em will rescue her ‘eh ?
Lucyc MrsG 1 month ago
Would that be an episode with Bradford Dilman?
MrsG Lucyc 1 month ago
Hmmmm I dunno, did not see that name listed ~ will see ~ ~
Just sure hoping you find some relief in MeTV and a good dose of Sven tomorrow ~
And as you mentioned , may I speak for the masses to thank Admin for such grace and benevolence lately in granting us much needed group therapy !
Jack MrsG 1 month ago
I hope the quiet on the Admin’s end doesn’t mean that Anita’s frozen!
MrsG Jack 1 month ago
Uh-oh , sure hope not ~
Group hugs and warm vibes to Sven , Admin and Crew ~
We need You !
abc123 1 month ago
Three straight week of 3000 posts. Welcome to all the new viewers!
MrsG abc123 1 month ago
I am a newbie and very grateful to all you OG’s for showing me the ropes ~ I am really getting quite a diversified and enjoyable education !
CarrieCastro 1 month ago
Hi everyone🌼🎩🌼
Hope everyone in
the bad weather is
doing better ⛅💙⛅

Enjoyed all the post
this morning ☕ good reading 🤓 thanks❣

Hope your having a
Happy Friday🌼👻🌼

Good movie on Sven
📺🍿🙄 I'm ready 😄
This week went by
😨 quick wow it's a
good thing 😉

See you later 🤖
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