Saturday, May 11, 2013

MMM: Horror Nostalgia 1950s

I learned to love Horror when I watched TV and movies as a child.  Even if you weren't alive when these came out, you've probably seen reruns of them like me.  Join my celebration of Horror Nostalgia!


Horror TV Shows of the 1950s:


“Alfred Hitchcock Presents” (1955-1965)
Opening Music Theme: “Funeral March for a Marionette”
Guest Stars: Ed Asner, Barbara Bel Geddes, Charles Bronson, James Caan, Bette Davis, Peter Falk, Jack Klugman, Jayne Mansfield, Steve McQueen, Bob Newhart, Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, Gloria Swanson, Dick Van Dyke and Fay Wray.


“The Twilight Zone” (1959-1964)
“You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead—your next stop, the Twilight Zone.”
Narrator: Rod Serling
Guest Stars: Joan Blondell, Ann Blyth, Buster Keaton, Burgess Meredith, Ed Wynn, Veronica Cartwright, Bill Bixby, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Carol Burnett, Julie Newmar, Dennis Hopper, and Robert Redford.
“Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” 
The episode where William Shatner spots 
a monster on the wing of the plane.


“H.G. Wells’ Invisible Man” (UK 1958-1959)
Dr. Peter Brady (the Invisible Man): Tim Turner (voice over) and Johnny Scripps (a little person who played the costumed-but-headless doctor, moving by peeking out through the button holes.)


“One Step Beyond” (1959-1961)
Narrator: John Newland
Guest Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Charles Bronson, Yvette Mimieux, Warren Beatty, Christopher Lee, Beverly Washburn, Robert Blake, Patrick Macnee, Cloris Leachman, Mike Connors, William Shatner, and Pernell Roberts.

Horror Films of the 1950s

House of Wax (1953)
War of the Worlds (1953)
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
The Bad Seed (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Frankenstein (1958)
The Blob (1958)
The Fly (1958)
The Mummy (1959)
Turn of the Screw (1959)

Do you remember any of these shows or films? Which 1950s shows or films were your favorites (even if they're not Horror)?

Come back tomorrow for 1960s nostalgia!




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