Thursday, March 25, 2010


RIP to Robert Culp, who has passed on at 79. I always thought he was underrated. The star of I Spy & Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice & PT 109 & the great Outer Limits episode “Demon with a Glass Hand” had a light, humorous, naturalistic style that I think much more might have been done with.

Monster-of-the-Week: In anticipation of How to Train Your Dragon, opening tomorrow, this week let’s acknowledge a less spectacular Hollywood dragon, the title character from The Flying Serpent (1946).

This 58-minute-long poverty-row programmer, a loose remake of the Bela Lugosi vehicle The Devil Bat, stars the redoubtable George Zucco as the mad scientist & a really unimpressive string-tethered puppet as the winged serpent...

...sicced by Zucco on his enemies. It may be viewed in its entirety, here.

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