CARRY ON SCREAMING (1966, WIDESCREEN) Kenneth Williams, Fenella Fielding, Harry Corbett, Jim Dale, Angela Douglas. This is a fine British horror comedy much in the same vein as The Addams Family and The Munsters. The evil Dr Watt is abducting young ladies and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, a clueless detective from Scotland Yard is put on the case. Hysterical! Fielding is a terrific Morticia Addams-type and Douglas is the quintessential British starlet cutie: “There IS something in those bushes!” A must for all horror comedy fans. From a beautiful color 35mm anamorphic print.
MONSTERS CRASH THE PAJAMA PARTY (1965) Vic McGee, James Raison, Dave Hewitt. A lovable grade-Z classic. Teenage girls invade a 'haunted house' to find a mad doctor conducting weird experiments. The scientist has a killer gorilla, a lab, a death ray, etc. At a certain point, the scientist sends his henchmen out to seek new victims. They run towards the camera as though they're running into the audience (or in this case, the drive-in parking lot). The screen goes dark. At this point, real live people would emerge from behind the drive-in screen and run up and down the aisles between cars looking for victims. They'd grab a girl from a car (or the snack bar) and carry her screaming back behind the DI screen. Then they would magically reappear with their victim on the screen. Over-the-top schlockiness at its best! Nice color, from 35mm.