When I was growing up in the 1950′s, I was planted in front of the television every Saturday afternoon for Monster Movie Matinee. I get chills just remembering how I loved being scared by those movies. This is where I saw classics like Frankenstein’s Monster, Wolfman, Dracula and a great many ‘B’ movies.
Our church, like most Catholic churches, had a rating system for movies. Children under 14 were advised not to watch B movies, as they might scar the minds of younger children for life with the images portrayed on the screen. Thankfully my Dad didn’t pay much attention to their recommendations.
So, with nothing standing in my way these, and others like them, became my favorite form of entertainment. I’d curl up on the floor with a pillow and blanket in my kind of heaven for 90 minutes. Please enjoy:
1931 Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi.
1931, Frankenstein, starring Bela Lugosi.
1931, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, starring Frederick March. This is the scene when he changes from Jekyll to Hyde.
These are classics. The following were “B” movies, but fun and startling all the same.
1953, IT Came From Outer Space.
AND THEN, there was MOTHRA!
All of these movies will seem pretty corny to those under 40 years old, but I love them. Hubs and I have old movie fests pretty regularly.
What were your favorite movies growing up? Do you still watch them today? I do. These are pretty low-tech, but I love them all the same.
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