MAY 27: SEE SOME SIGHTS NOT ON MOST TOURS – ON THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! (see below for details)
MAY 25: A RAMPAGING GIANT UNDEAD 400 YEAR OLD CONQUISTADOR – ON THIS WEEK’S DR. DRECK!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!
MAY 23: SPECIAL FUN FROM THE BIRTHDAY DUO – ARTIE SHAW AND BETTY GARRETT – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!
MAY 20: TAKE A TRIP TO SOME INTERESTING PLACES – ON THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! (see below for details)
MAY 18: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD WITH ARACHNA AND DEADLY!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!
MAY 16: THE PERILS CONCLUDE FOR PAULINE AND IT’S ACTION TIME IN THE BOWERY ON DON’S BREAKFAST SERIAL THIS WEEK!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!
MAY 13: FROM FUNNY TO FAUST – ON THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! (see below for details)
JANUARY 30: GOODBYE TEST PATTERNS! WE HAVE PICTURES AGAIN!!!
You may have noticed the colorbar-type test patterns that invaded Beta Max TV‘s home page a few months ago are gone. It took a reeeally long time for the tech folks responsible to come up with a solution to this problem (that they caused) but it seems to be working. We’ve had to fix every one of them individually by hand but it’s great to see actual thumbnail pictures of our hosts and movies again instead of test patterns. And if any more pop up, we can fix them too! Thanks for sticking with us through the “test pattern” problem! And thanks for watching Beta Max TV!!!
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FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022
SEE SOME SIGHTS NOT ON MOST TOURS – ON THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!!
A cave, a cavern, a swamp, a pet park, and Columbus, Ohio. We take a peek behind the scenes at these unusual sights on this week’s Beta Max TV FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!
Things get swampy on The Dark Vault OF Public Domain for the Mexican monster-fest SWAMP OF THE LOST MONSTER. After some of the villagers disappear, a disappearing body at a funeral leads a detective and his sidekick into an encounter with a gill man. Uncle Pete also has an episode of The Veil, tells the tale of the Wreck of the Ella Fitzgerald and does electrical work at Lake Dark Vault.
There’s a nice farm with a cave you might want to explore in The Midnight Movie presentation of IT’S ALIVE! The gang presents this 1968 Larry Buchanan directed film about a crazy farmer who discovers a dinosaur-like creature in a cave on his land and kidnaps lost travelers to feed to his beast.
How about a stroll in the park with a cute little doggie – or whatever it is on Beaucoup Askew’s Fashion Trashin presentation of PET SITTERS. Friend, competitive eater and camera woman Cherry ‘Chubs’ Chingle is going on a trip she won so Cinnamon and Diamond agree to pet sit her dog Blarf.
We’re not even sure this place is on the map – Columbus, Ohio – but there’s a tribute to their most famous movie host on The Weirdness Really Bad Movie presentation of THE BLACK RAVEN. It’s a 1943 mystery starring George Zucco about a group of people on the lam to Canada stuck in a creepy house with a murderer! Dave interviews and shares clips of Fritz the Night Owl, well-known Ohio horror host for 17 yrs.
And caverns can be interesting but this one you definitely want to pass on. Join Lee Turner for the After Hours Cinema presentation of MEATHOOK MASSACRE II. It’s the 2017 sequel to Dustin Ferguson’s 2015 indie horror film. When, 10 yrs. later, meathook murders again take place, a man familiar with the case tracks the murderer to an underground cavern where he discovers a whole family of killers.
Catch the highlights – and lowlights – of these special places and special people in the FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE on your home for B-movies… and places to walk past really fast! Beta Max TV!!!
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022
VISITING ALL KINDS OF PLACES ON THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!!
From the country to the desert to the basement to who knows where – we visit lots of interesting places this week on the Beta Max TV FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!!
Head up to the country with Uncle Pete and the gang for BOYS IN THE CITY on The Dark Vault Of Public Domain. Muggs and the gang get in a little trouble in the city so they agree to head up to a country mansion to help out and take in some nature but they wind up getting tangled up in a pending mob trial, murder, and maybe even a ghost. Uncle Pete takes in a little nature of his own and also shows bits from Betty Boop and Burns and Allen.
Next head to those dark places where the Old Ones dwell for AN EVENING WITH H.P. LOVECRAFT on Tennessee Macabre. Deke, Morty, and Grim present a selection of short films based on H.P. Lovecraft stories. Meanwhile, Grim is trying to get his hands on a copy of the Necronomicon.
How about a trip closer to home – like the cellar – for DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT on The Midnight Movie. Triv and Ritch head down to the basement for this 1973 horror film about a nurse who goes to work at an asylum filled with homicidal maniacs and many missing staff and visitors.
Maybe a little trip to Palm Springs? Bring your own club for EEGAH on Lord Blood-Rah’s Nerve Wrackin’ Theatre. Lord Blood-Rah presents the 1962 Arch Hall movie about teenagers discover a prehistoric man living in the desert who goes on a rampage after being brought to civilization. also starring Richard Kiel.
And to cap off the tour, a trip to a secret government installation as The Cinema Snob reviews FIRESTARTER. The Snob reviews the 1984 version of the Stephen King novel about a girl with psychokinetic powers and the secret government group that wants to control her.
A whirlwind tour with murders, creatures, and laughs is yours on this week’s FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE from your home for B-movies… and road trips! Beta Max TV!!!
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022
FROM FUNNY TO FAUST – AND A BUNCH OF SCARY STUFF IN BETWEEN – ON THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!!
Happy Friday The 13th!!! We’ve got classic comedians, creepy killers, and the Devil himself wondering around this week on the Beta Max TV FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!
Uncle Pete takes a trip down comedy’s memory lane of the cathode ray tube with The Dark Vault Of Public Domain TV SPECTACULAR – Part II. Uncle Pete takes a look at some of the comedy shows from the Golden Age Of TV including Burns & Allen, Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, & Dusty’s Trail.
The “eyes” don’t have it cuz these walking dead don’t have any eyes in TOMB OF THE BLIND DEAD on this week’s edition of The Midnight Movie. Triv and the gang have another installment in the Knights Templar trilogy with vacationers in Portugal stumbling on the cursed, blood-drinking knghts tomb and accidentally reviving them (1972)
When this killer “hangs” it up, you don’t want to be around. Join Lee Turner for MEATHOOK MASSACRE on After Hours Cinema. It’s an indie film from Dustin Ferguson about 3 women on their way to a rock concert who have car trouble and are attacked my a masked maniac who hangs his victims on a meathook. (2015)
There’s not second banana demons on The Horror Of It All’s – Silent Screams. Marquis DeBlood goes straight for the head guy as he unearths FAUST – A GERMAN FOLKTALE, the F.W. Murnau version of Goethe’s classic story of a man’s encounter with the Devil. Starring Emil Jannings (1926)
And they’re not clowning around – or maybe they are – at the Mansion Of Mystery for TWISTED NERVE. A disturbed man acts mentally impaired to get close to a girl he likes while killing anyone who threatens his plans. (1968) Evil Baby Demon Clown is nice to Scarlett after she welcomes him to the Mansion but he’s a terror to everyone else!
You laugh so hard an eyeless zombie will want to drink your blood (or something like that) for this week’s FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE on your home for B-movies… and evil laughs! Beta Max TV!!!