JANUARY 17: COMMANDO CODY AND ANOTHER HUGH HERBERT COMEDY SHORT ON THIS WEEK’S DON’S BREAKFAST SERIAL!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!
JANUARY 14: CREATURES AND CHOMPIN’ AND FUN TV ON THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE – SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS!!!
JANUARY 12: DEMENTIA 13 AND ARACHNA – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!
JANUARY 10: COMMANDO CODY PART 2 ON DON’S BREAKFAST SERIAL!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!
JANUARY 7: LOTSA GREAT STUFF ON THE FIRST FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE OF 2022 – SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS!!!
JANUARY 5: MEXICAN WRESTLING, MONSTERS, AND DR. DRECK – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!
JANUARY 3: COMMANDO CODY SOARS INTO ACTION TO START THE YEAR ON DON’S BREAKFAST SERIAL!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!
DECEMBER 31: IT’S A NEW YEAR’S EVE FILLED FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! – SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS!!!
DECEMBER 29: MURDER ON BEWARE THEATER AND SOME NEW YEAR’S EVIL – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!
DECEMBER 27: EXTRA PRESENTS FROM THE NELSONS AND DON’S BREAKFAST SERIAL – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!
DECEMBER 24: THE CHRISTMAS EVE FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! – SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS!!!
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021
WATCHING TV WITH CREATURES AND GHOULS ON THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!!
We’ve got beasites, flesh-eating, and some interesting TV shows stuffed into this week’s Beta Max TV FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!
Uncle Pete in the Vault and Vito Gold drops in with some advice for The Dark Vault Of Public Domain presentation of MESSIAH OF EVIL. A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult. (1973)
Cinnamon and Diamond are felling the heat on Beaucoup Askew‘s Fashion Trashin TWO HOT TOO HOT LADIES 2. It’s too hot outside so Cinnamon and Diamond decide to stay in, keep cool and see what’s on the toob!
It’s not Grandma who has the big feet on The Midnight Movie presentation of RETURN TO BOGGY CREEK. Triv and Ritch get boggy for this 1977 creature feature about 2 men who head to the swamp to find the Bigfoot-like creature seen there while 3 kids get lost in the swamp in a hurricane and meet the beast Starring Dawn Wells and Dana Plato.
There’s lots of chompin’ on the Spoopy Movie Time presentation of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Allistar and Rafflesia present the George Romero classic about people trapped in a farmhouse surrounded by flesh-eating ghouls. Music by the HooDooPhonix house band.
And there’s some old-time chompin’ – reeeeally old time as in prehistoric – on the Formerly Crappics presentation of IT’S ALIVE! Freezer Mortis has an obscure 1969 monster film about a crazy farmer who finds a prehistoric beast in a cave on his land and kidnaps people to use as food for the creature. Starring Tommy Kirk.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021
B-MOVIES GALORE ON THE FIRST FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE OF 2022 – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!!
A creep, a cult, a creature, a counselor, and some weird thing from Venus bring us the first FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE of the new year on Beta Max TV!
Uncle Pete heads to the clone factory by the tracks to see about making a few more assistants on The Dark Vault Of Public Domain. While he’s there, he also presents THE PHANTOM FROM SOHO, a German murder noir about a creepy killer plaguing the area near a seedy underground night club that’s the hangout of some interesting people.
Deke, Morty and Grim show some Philippines horror on Tennessee Macabre with BEAST OF THE YELLOW NIGHT (1971). A man sells his soul to the Devil to avoid certain death and is condemned to turn into a horrible creature and gather souls but tries to find a way to undue the curse.
Ritch, Triv, and the gang get all interplanetary on The Midnight Movie with FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS (1960). When an alien flight recorder with evidence of a Venusian invasion is found in the Gobi Desert, a spaceship is sent to Venus to further investigate
You might not want to try the advice of the counselor in KEYHOLES ARE FOR PEEPING (1972). Mondopiece Theatre (Your Final Answer) reviews this Doris Wishman directed adult film spoof about a mail-order marriage counselor (Sammy Petrillo – the Jerry Lewis clone from Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla) and his attempts to help couples with their problems.
And on Mistress Peace Theatre, there’s a kind of bed and breakfast that won’t get 5 stars but it might get 5 fingers! Mistress Malicious presents MANOS, HANDS OF FATE, the terrifically awful 1966 film about a family traveling on vacation who decide to stop at a lodge not knowing it is inhabited by a strange pagan cult.
We welcome the new year with a handful of features with a classic bunch of B’s for the FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE on your home for B-movies… and more! Beta Max TV!!!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021
MURDER AND PARTYING – RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR THE BETA MAX TV WAY WITH THE FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!!
We’re wrapping up 2021 and kicking off 2022 with murders, mysteries, mirth, and merriment with the last FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE of the year!
Uncle Pete has been named the Grand Marshal of the Stockton, CA New Year’s Eve festivities and he’s scheduled to broadcast it all live via satellite on The Dark Vault Of Public Domain. That should be fun, but sometimes things don’t go as planned. He’s also got the Little Rascals, the 3 Stooges and the East Side Kids in PRIDE OF THE BOWERY!
Then it’s right into the thick of all the New Year’s Eve party action on Beaucoup Askew‘s Fashion Trashin NEW YEAR’S EVE JAMBOREE! It’s the New Year’s Eve Jamboree from Moment’s Circle hosted by Cinnamon and Diamond and featuring special guests George Puma Melonball, Brieyonce, and more! Now it’s a party!!!
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new around New Year’s Eve might get you all choked up. In THE BRIGHTON STRANGLER (1945), some New Year’s Eve revelers get all choked up literally! An actor, struck in the head by debris during a bombing raid in WWII London, wakes to believe he’s the deranged strangler he’s been portraying and sets off on a New Year’s Eve killing spree.
Crime never takes a vacation (as Spongebob once said). And in Dragnet – THE BIG NEW YEAR (1954), LA’s finest detectives can attest to that. On New Year’s Eve, Sgt. Friday and Officer Smith encounter an assortment of partiers and then must investigate a murder.
And being 39 forever doesn’t mean you don’t celebrate the New Year! On The Jack Benny Show – NEW YEAR’S EVE (1961), Jack relates the tale of a New Year’s Eve when his grand plans didn’t go quite as he had hoped.
It’s perfect timing for you to make us a part of your New Year’s Eve celebration with the New Year’s filled FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE on your home for B-movies… and year-end fun! Beta Max TV!!!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2021
SANTA’S GOT FIVE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SHOWS FOR THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!!
We’ve got just the stuff to watch while you’re waiting for the big guy from the North Pole on our Christmas Eve edition of the Beta Max TV FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!
There’s a potpourri of Christmassy stuff packed into THE BETA MAX TV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2021! There’s a slew of holiday greetings from our hosts, Christmas music from Xposed 4Heads, Bat Hearse, Arachna, and Mondopiece Theatre’s Brian Barnes (Your Final Answer), assorted Xmas shorts and the 1935 version of Scrooge!
It’s a festive flashback on Beaucoup Askew‘s Fashion Trashin episode WINTRY MIX. Cinnamon and Diamond watch an all new Beyond These Tunes featuring a behind the scenes look at Lola Lamour’s festive seasonal album, Wintry Mix. Visions Of The Future looks at Elf Helpers! With special guests Erik Conn and Uncle Pete.
Sergeant Joe Friday is on the case this Christmas in the Dragnet episode THE BIG LITTLE JESUS (1953). Someone has stolen the baby Jesus figure from a church’s nativity scene and Sgt. Joe Friday and Officer Smith are called in to investigate
Then it’s all Christmas red and green – hair and skin , that is – with My Gal the Zombie’s HOLIDAY SPECIAL. My Gal has assorted Christmas shorts including Christmas Comes But Once A Year and Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen, cartoons and trailers, and the Vincent Price hosted TV version of A Christmas Carol. Musical guest Grave Robber performs the holiday favorite Grandma Got Half Eaten By A Zombie.
And it’s Christmas, fun, and the usual chaos at Mistress Peace Theatre for the X-MESS SPECIAL 2021. Mistress and the gang get festive with several holiday themed horror shorts, music from Psychostick and their special version of Married With Children.
Have a great Christmas and make the FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE a part of it on your home for B-movies… and all kinds of great Christmas programming!!! Beta Max TV!!!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021
CHRISTMAS TREES, PRESENTS, GHOSTS, SPIDERS, AND SQUIRRELS – OUR CHRISTMAS LIST FOR TODAY’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!!
Magic, monsters, and money flow freely in the features on this week’s Beta Max TV FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE
Uncle Pete is as festive as can be in UNCLE PETE’S DARK VAULT CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! He hard at work trying to figure out how to put together his new Christmas tree while showing GOOD CHEER (Our Gang, 1926), POISONED IVORY (Edgar Kennedy, 1934), and the feature THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS TREE (1964) about about a boy who helps a witch and receives a magic talking Christmas tree and 3 wishes as a reward.
Still trying to find that perfect present? Get some help from the HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE on Beaucoup Askew‘s Fashion Trashin. Cinnamon and Diamond’s guest is Roxxy Quattro who shares some interesting Christmas gift ideas. Santa pops in unexpectedly and gets a little frisky!
Feeling like you need some more giant spider in your life this holiday season? Triv and Ritch got ya covered with THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION on The Midnight Movie. The gang visits a Dark Xmas convention and presents the Volkswagen-in-a-giant-spider-costume monster film from 1975. A black hole hits Wisconsin freeing giant man-eating spiders from another dimension to run wild Alan Hale, Jr., Barbara Hale, Steve Brodie
And what’s Christmas without a few ghosts! Marquis DeBlood is always up for more ghosts and he has a few in SCROOGE on The Horror Of It All’s Silent Screams. It’s the 1913 British version of the Charles Dickens Christmas ghost story starring Sir Seymour Hicks.
And it’s shopping and more shopping – but don’t misplace your car keys like Dave on The WeiRdNeSs Really Bad Movie. Dave shops and shares Xmas memories and shows the 1950 Jimmy Durante movie THE GREAT RUPERT about a struggling show biz family who gets help from a Christmas angel in the form of a squirrel and some mystery money from above. Special effects by George Pal.
We’re loaded with great Christmas fare in this week’s FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE on your home for B-movies… and shopping! Beta Max TV!!!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021
THE FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE RETURNS FILLED WITH CHRISTMAS CHEER (OR SOMETHIN’)!!!
Now that Beta Max TV can add new show any day of the week again, how about a FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE on Friday again! And it’s full of holiday goodies!
Uncle Pete and his trusty Beagle sidekick Oxnard are full of the Christmas spirit in The Dark Vault Of Public Domain presentation of SANTA CLAUS. In this 1959 Mexican classic imported by K. Gordon Murray, Santa, with the aid of Merlin the Magician, must defeat the evil machinations of the devil Pitch who has come to Earth to try to ruin Christmas. Uncle Pete and Oxnard start out reading Christmas stories by the tree but then have quite an adventure as they try to find a party!
Cinnamon and Diamond are all excited about Christmas on Beaucoup Askew’s Fashion Trashin episode A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS SPESH. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Cinnamon and Diamond attempt to create a positively perfect holiday season in this very special Christmas Spesh!
The room is all aglow as Triv and Ritch and the gang present THE BLACK SCORPION on The Midnight Movie. With Christmas tree at hand, the gang presents this 1957 made in Mexico movie about giant scorpions on a destructive path towards Mexico City after they’re freed when a volcano erupts.
There’s eggnog, festive lights, and strange things on Tennessee Macabre for the snow-filled HORROR EXPRESS. A prehistoric monster possessed by an ancient evil force comes alive while being transported on a trans-Siberian train. (1972) Deke and the gang read some mail and get a little festive.
And on Mondopiece Theatre, it’s a review of a little know Santa adventure, SANTA AND THE FAIRY SNOW QUEEN, the shrillest Christmas short ever. Sure to make you believe jack-in-the-boxes are spawns of a dark elder god, it all ends with a rocking Christmas carol!
The FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE returns to Friday with a serving of Christmas fare on your home for B-movies… and a fruitcake of fun films! Beta Max TV!!!