I haven't written one of these in a long time. It's not that I haven't watched the B movies, I have. When you don't have satellite or cable, you tend to watch whatever is on. It's just our couple of stations changed the line up, so there aren't as many movies on now.
Currently, the 1973 cult classic Sssssss is on. Yes, that is the actual title of the film.
The movie stars Dirk Benedict (you might remember him from the tv show The A Team) Heather Menzies, Reb Brown (known as Captain America from the old films) and Strother Martin. It's basically the mad scientist experimenting on his assistants and turning them to snake creatures. During the transformation of David to the cobra, the make up special effects were way ahead of their time. The film has developed a small cult reputation and is acclaimed by many horror fans. It received a nomination for Best Science Fiction Film in 1975 by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA.
The venomous snakes in the movie were not defanged during production. Five King Cobras were imported fromÂ Thailand for this feature, they ranged from 10-15' in length. They were recently wild caught and in good health with full venom capabilities. The "Snake Park" milking scenes were real and meant to mimic what Bill Haast did at his Serpentarium in Florida daily. About one ounce of venom was collected during each take with no harm to the snakes. A different cobra was used for each take. The filming of this part of the movie took most of a day, as the cobras spent most of their time trying to escape the fenced enclosure rather than raising up in the traditional cobra attack mode. (from Wikipedia)
Now if you are afraid of snakes, then this movie is definitely not one for you.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is on one of the channels. This 2004 comedy stars Will Farrell as Ron Burgundy. Though there are quite a few actors in this film that have now become big name stars (Jack Black, Seth Rogan, Steve Carrell, etc), I have NO desire to watch it. Elf is the only Will Farrell movie that I actually sorta' liked. I find most of his movies very stupid.
The traditional Easter movie The Ten Commandments is also on tonight. It's been years since I've seen this one all the way through. This 1956 Cecil B. DeMille classic has an all star cast too numerous to list. At 210 minutes, it's a LONG movie....especially once the commercials are added in. Here it's on from 7 pm until midnight...yes, 5 hrs.
Ah, they just don't make epic films like this one anymore.
I'm flipping back and forth between The Tenb Commandments and Sssssss.