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JANUARY 30: HE’S A BEAVER’S DAD AND NOT A GROUNDHOG BUT HE’S A SINISTER CHARACTER NO MATTER WHAT FOR THIS WEEK’S MONDAY NOIR – TODAY ON Beta Max TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!

JANUARY 27: TAKE A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD WITH THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!! (see below for details)

JANUARY 25: THE SEA IS HAUNTED AND THE MONSTER IS CHEEZY IN THIS WEEK’S BEWARE THEATER – TODAY ON Beta Max TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!

JANUARY 23: IT’S THE CONCLUSION OF LON CHANEY JR.’S WESTERN ADVENTURE FROM DON’S BREAKFAST SERIAL – TODAY ON Beta Max TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!

JANUARY 20: UNWANTED VISITORS AND DANCING IN THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!! (see below for details)

JANUARY 18: THERE ARE BIG FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW (AND A BIG CREATURE MAKING THEM) ON THE DUNGEON OF DR. DRECK – TODAY ON Beta Max TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!

JANUARY 16: LON CHANEY JR. IS THE BLACK GHOST ON OUR LATEST ADVENTURE FROM DON’S BREAKFAST SERIAL – TODAY ON Beta Max TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!

JANUARY 13: BLOOD, GORE, AND GAMES FOR THE FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!! (see below for details)

JANUARY 11: BOTH SIDES OF THE MOON – IN AND OUT – WITH ARACHNA AND DEADLY ON THIS WEEK’S BEWARE THEATER – TODAY ON Beta Max TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!

JANUARY 09: TAILSPINNING WITH TOMMY AS THE GREAT AIR MYSTERY CONCLUDES ON DON’S BREAKFAST SERIAL – TODAY ON Beta Max TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!

JANUARY 06: VAMPIRES, PIRATES, AND SOME TOUGH GUYS FOR 2023’S FIRST FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!! (see below for details)

JANUARY 04: A CREEPY CASTLE – WITH VAMPIRE – AND A ZOMBIE LESSON FROM DR. DRECK AND MOANER – TODAY ON Beta Max TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!

JANUARY 02: A DEADLY NEW YEAR’S COACH RIDE AND AN AIRBORNE ADVENTURE ON OUR FIRST DOUBLE FEATURE OF THE YEAR – TODAY ON Beta Max TV!!! Check out the News tab‘s top story for more details!

DECEMBER 30: A PARADE, PARTIES, A PLAY, AND A RESOLUTION OR TWO TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!! (see below for details)

SEPTEMBER 28 – BETA MAX TV UPDATE – WELCOME CANADA!!!First, because of some system modifications and updates, the Wednesday feature will not appear today. But…Beta Max TV is proud to announce that we are now available on Roku TVs and devices all over Canada!!! Simply search for BetaMaxTV in the channel store or on your Roku device and choose “add channel”

Now all our friends north of the border can enjoy the hundreds of hosted programs, and classic, cult, and forgotten movies, TV shows, animation and independent programs viewers all over the U.S.A have access to – and just in time for our Spooky Scary Month programming that kicks off this Friday! And to celebrate, we’ll be adding a brand new episode of Beware Theater on Thursday! Tell all your Canadian friends the good news!

WELCOME CANADA!!!

Thanks for watching and supporting Beta Max TV!!!

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2022

TAKE A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD WITH THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!!

We’ve got exotic locations, wild adventures, and weird beasties as we take you around the world and beyond in this week’s Beta Max TV FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!

Uncle Pete starts the journey off with a double feature of fun with AFRICA SCREAMS and THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER on the Dark Vault OF Public Domain.  W.C. Fields takes us to the frozen Yukon where it’s not a fit night for man or beast as he relates the sad (but funny) tale of his son’s downfall in the sicked big city. Then it’s off to the steamy and wacky jungle with Abbott and Costello classic leading a search for lost diamonds (also featuring Stooges Shemp Howard and Joe Besser).

Next we blast off for a space bird’s-eye view of the world in SPACE PILOT on The Midnight Movie.  Triv, Ritch, and the gang show a 1966 Italian sci-fi about an alien ship crashing on Sardinia and kidnapping scientists to fix their ship as they head back to their home planet. But the captors rebel.

Then we’re off to Scandinavian waters for a cruise with VIKING WOMEN AND THE SEA SERPENT on Mistress Peace Theatre. Viking women build a ship and cross the sea to rescue their men from barbarians but encounter a giant sea serpent on the trip. (1957) Mistress Malicious and the gang take a fun ride on a paddlewheel riverboat.

Since we’re already on the water, next we’ll head to an uncharted tropical island for SHE DEMONS on Tennessee Macabre. Deke and Grim have a tiki party for this 1958 film about survivors of a shipwreck finding an island inhabited by a mad Nazi doctor turning captured women into hideously deformed beasts while trying to make a serum to restore his wife.

And we wind up in the old west (via Spain) with a look at CUT-THROATS NINE on The Cinema Snob. The Snob reviews this 1972 Spanish western about a caravan of prisoners attacked by bandits leaving only a sergeant 7 brutal convicts to prison while protecting his daughter and finding which prisoner murdered his wife.

Take a fantasticly fun and frightening trip around the world without ever leaving your seat on your home for B-movies… and trips of all sorts!  Beta Max TV!!!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022

UNWANTED VISITORS AND DANCING IN THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!!

There are people and “things” just dropping by and buccaneer choreography on the high seas in this week’s Beta Max TV FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!

It’s double feature time with all sorts of unwanted visitors – human and non – on The Dark Vault Of Public Domain as Uncle Pete presents HERCULES AND THE PRINCESS OF TROY and 1984. It’s Hercules battling a giant sea monster and the Westinghouse Studio One presentation of George Orwell novel 1984.

An unexpected – and maybe dangerous – visitor drops in on YESTERDAY’S CHILD on the Mansion Of Mystery.  A wealthy family’s 3 yr old girl goes missing. 14 years, a girl shows up on their doorstep claiming to be their daughter – but is she?. A woman shows up at the Mansion claiming to be Evil baby Demon Clown’s mother.

Then there’s the visitor that shows up when you least expect them in BIGFOOT: MAN OR BEAST on The Midnight Movie.  Triv and the gang visit another documentary about the search for Bigfoot with actual footage- this one from 1975.

Whose that knocking at my window?  You may not want to know in THE FACE AT THE WINDOW on The Weirdness Really Bad Movie.  Dave and Holly head to a window store for this horror thriller about a series of murders said to be committed by a wolf man. When a bank teller is accused, he sets out to find the real killer.

And then it pirates, shanghai-ing and dancing in THE DANCING PIRATE on Formerly Crappics. Freezer Mortis presents this pirate musical film about a 1820s Boston dance teacher who is shanghaied by pirates and escapes into a small southern California city. Pirates AND dancing! (1936)

Dance with Bigfoot but watch out for sea monsters and werewolves in this week’s FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE on your home for B-movies… and unexpected guests!  Beta Max TV!!!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2022

BLOOD, GORE, AND GAMES FOR THE FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!!

We’ve got slashin’ and stabbin’ and bleedin’ and death and sports (of sorts) for our special FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE  this week on Beta Max TV!!!

Combine a sorority initiation with a reunion and a bunch of murders and you’ve got SISTERS OF DEATH with Uncle Pete on The Dark Vault Of Public Domain.  During an all-girl secret society initiation, one of the new members is killed playing Russian Roulette. Years later the survivors are invited for a reunion at a lavish estate, where they begin to get eliminated one by one. (1976)

Then it’s competition at its highest level – or some level anyway – in THE WINTER NOLIMPIAD GAMES on Beaucoup Askew’s Fashion Trashin.  It’s time for the every couple of years Separated Provinces Winter NoLimpiad Games! Watch as Cinnamon and Diamond take you to The Learning Harbor for all the action!

And since it’s Friday the 13th, we had to come up with something named for the day so here’s the 1933 edition of FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH!  An instant before a bus crash, a flashback looks at the varied sometimes dark stories of the passengers then returns to the present and the aftermath of the crash in this sometimes creepy sometimes funny British film.

There’s lots more blood and a whole lotta fightin’ in The Midnight Movie presentation of WILD BLOOD.  Triv and the gang present this Turkish Rambo knock-off film about a war hero on the run battling a vicious biker gang who won’t leave him alone in their town. (1983)

And it’s no Crystal Lake and it’s not Jason but it is a camp and there is psychotic murderer as The Cinema Snob checks out BLOODY MURDER 2 – CLOSING CAMP.  The Snob reviews this direct to video sequel about a woman and her friends closing up a camp 5 years after her brother was one of several people killed there by a manic who suddenly makes a reappearance (2003)

It’s a Friday the 13th celebration with all the killings on your home for B-movies… and lucky 13’s!  Beta Max TV!!!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 06, 2022

VAMPIRES, PIRATES, AND SOME TOUGH GUYS FOR 2023’S FIRST FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!!

Pirates, vampires, a vampire who’s not a vampire, and assorted tough guys make for an exciting start to 2023’s first Beta Max TV FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!

Uncle Pete brings out the Official Dark Vault Viewer for two, count ’em, two features on The Dark Vault Of Public Domain presentation of POSTAL INSPECTOR and BULLETS AND SADDLES.  In the first, not-a-vampire-here Bela Lugosi stars in this action-music-crime-drama about a postal inspector who searches for money stolen from a railroad car, A in the second, a 1943 western classic, the Range Busters are called in to help a man framed for murder

This guy is not only tough but too tough to die (at least just once) in INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN on After Hours Cinema.  Lee has Lon Chaney Jr, in this 1956 sci-fi film about a killer, executed in prison, who’s brought back to life by a scientist seeking a cancer cure. He becomes indestructible and seeks revenge on his gang who double crossed him.

Then, it’s not R rated but it might be Aaarrrr rated as pirates take to the seas in LEGEND OF SEA WOLF on The Midnight Movie. Triv and the gang present Chuck Connors as brutal sea captain Wolf Larsen in an Italian made film adaptation of the Jack London novel. (1975)

It’s all about family – a vampire family – for the Mondopiece Theatre review of THE BODY BENEATH.  It’s a look at a 1970 Andy Milligan sexploitation horror film. With their line weakened by inbreeding, a family of vampires seeks new “blood” to strengthen their lineage.

And there’s even more vampire family fun on Mansion Of Mystery with UNCLE WAS A VAMPIRE.  In this 1959 Italian comedy, a man, forced to sell his family castle to a hotel concern, stays on as bellboy and discovers his visiting uncle is a vampire! The Mansion has a new neighbor-and several new mysterious disappearances – all aspiring actors!

From the high seas to a hotel lobby, there’s excitement to be had in 2023’s first FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE on your home for B-movies… and lots of action!  Beta Max TV!!!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2022

A PARADE, PARTIES, A PLAY, AND A RESOLUTION OR TWO TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR’S FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!!! – TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!!

There’s a festival with all the fixins, partiers all over the place, a play (and a couple murders) and that old tradition of making (and breaking) resolutions to help ring out the old and ring in the new on the New Year’s Beta Max TV FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE!

Lights, competitions, parades – it’s all here for the annual Dark Vault New Year’s Eve SpecialUncle Pete is the Grand Marshal of the Stockton New Year celebration with a LIVE broadcast of all the festivities (but you know that won’t go smoothly)! And while he’s on location he’ll be featuring Little Rascals, 3 Stooges and East Side Kids in PRIDE OF THE BOWERY!

Are you thinking about some New Year’s resolutions?  Well join Cinnamon and Diamond in the brand new Beaucoup Askew Fashion Trashin episode NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION BLUES!  In search of a healthier lifestyle, Cinnamon makes a few New Year’s resolutions so she and Diamond embark on a self-improvement binge. But how long will it last? Find out on this New Year’s celebration episode!

How about taking a show for New Year’s Eve – but don’t let the show take YOU in like in THE BRIGHTON STRANGLER!  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 nightly and he sets off on a New Year’s Eve killing spree. (1945)

Maybe you’d like just the facts – and a party or two…and a murder just for good measure.  We’ve got all that in Dragnet – THE BIG NEW YEAR.  On New Year’s Eve, Sgt. Friday and Officer Smith encounter an assortment of partiers and then must investigate a murder. (1955)

But how about just a bunch of New Year’s Eve fun from The Jack Benny Program – NEW YEAR’S EVE EPISODE!   Jack relates the tale of a New Year’s Eve when his grand plans didn’t go quite as he had hoped. (1961)

There’s ringing in and out of old and new with lots of fun and drama in the New Year’s Beta Max TV FRIDAY FUN-TIME FIVE on your home for B-movies… and a Happy New Year!  Beta Max TV!!!