Little Shop of Horrors, a film by Roger Corman, 1960

Little Shop of Horrors, 1960

A film by Roger Corman

A mild-mannered shop assistant struggling with issues of unrequited love nurtures a tiny carnivorous plant into a giant man-killing monster, in this comedy classic. Jack Nicholson makes his screen debut as a young masochistic dental patient. (Browse our Movie Archive)

PM Picnic, an animated short by Chad McKee Grothkopf (as Chad), 1950

PM Picnic, an animated short by Chad McKee Grothkopf (as Chad), 1950

PM Picnic, 1950

An animated short by Chad McKee Grothkopf (as Chad)

“Mr. Bee spreads the word that there is going to be a ‘PM Picnic’ in the barn latter that evening. He tells everyone in the countryside, from Mr. Bear to Mr. Rabbit, although he does not invite Mr. Tortoise because he’s too slow. This was a promotional film made for PM (Pleasant Moments) Whiskey to promote their new ad campaign, that features animated woodland creatures along with the slogan describing PM Whiskey and it’s ‘Clear, Clean Taste’.” (IMDB)

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Have you got any castles, an animated short by Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng (uncredited), 1938

Have you got any castles, an animated short by Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng (uncredited), 1938

Have you got any castles, 1938

An animated short by Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng (uncredited)

“Another entry in the “books come alive” subgenre, with possibly more books coming alive than any other. We begin with some musical numbers, notably the various pages of Green Pastures all joining in on a song, The Thin Man entering The White House Cookbook and exiting much fatter, and The House of Seven (Clark) Gables singing backup to Old King Cole. The Three Musketeers break loose, become Three Men on a Horse, grab the Seven Keys to Baldpate, and set the Prisoner of Zenda free…” (IMDB)

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Doomsday Machine, a film by Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, Herbert J. Leder, 1972

Doomsday Machine, a film by Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, Herbert J. Leder, 1972

Doomsday Machine, 1972

A film by Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, Herbert J. Leder

“Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a “doomsday machine” capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Meanwhile, Project Astra, a manned U.S. space mission to Venus, is in its final hours before launch when it is taken over by the military and nearly half of its all-male crew is replaced by women. The reason for this becomes apparent when, shortly after Astra leaves orbit, the Earth is completely destroyed in a global cataclysm! Is the human race doomed? What dangers and wonders await the crew of the Astra on their journey to Venus?” (IMDB)

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The Most Dangerous Game, starring Fay Wray, 1932

The Most Dangerous Game, 1932

A film by by Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Based on a classic short story, hapless shipwrecked souls, including the beautiful Fay Wray (King Kong), find themselves apparently safe, in a sumptuous castle on a remote island. But could their mysterious benefactor, Count Zaroff, have malevolent intentions?

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