Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Great Movie Filmed In Texas

Product Capsule: Poster for 'The Killer Shrews'

7 comments:

  1. One of my all time favorite cheesy movies.

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  2. Also a classic episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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  3. Anonymous1:09 PM

    Absolutely. I forgot it was filmed in Texas.

    Look, the name alone would have made it a classic but the execution made it great.

    Jeff

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  4. Anonymous1:12 PM

    News you can use:

    The TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000 showed the movie in an episode during their 4th season. The cast focused their gags on the main flaws of the film: the lack of conflict in the first hour of the film (which mostly focused on the living room of the island house and the characters talking to each other), the silly appearance of the shrews (dogs dressed to appear like them) and how most of the dialogue was hard to understand due to the accents of the characters. The MST3K version of the film was released by Rhino Home Video as part of the 'Collection, Volume 7' box set.


    Jeff

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  5. Accents? What accents?

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  6. I actually saw this in the theater as a kid, on a double bill withTHE GIANT GILA MONSTER, also filmed in Texas.

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  7. These were produce (I think) by Gordon McClendon, "The Old Scotchman," who owned the best radio stations in Texas at the time (KLIF in Dallas, KTSA in San Antonio, and KILT in Houston. Earlier he achieved fame by his delayed "live" broadcasts of baseball games.

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