Wednesday, November 14, 2007


The polls are in and enough people seem interested in this idea to give it a shot. That being said, welcome to the introductory episode of the B-Movie Catechism's monthly film club. I've chosen this month's movie at random, but as always, suggestions are welcome. Without further ado, we present for your (possible) viewing pleasure...

CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA (1961) "When a Caribbean Island is engulfed by a revolution, one unscrupulous American mobster, Renzo Capeto plans to clean up with a get-rich-quick scheme. His diabolical plan is to provide refuge for the loyalists, and the contents of the government coffers, on his boat. He would then murder his passenger and escape with a fortune. Planning to blame their deaths on a mythical sea monster, no one is more surprised than Renzo, when the real monster appears with its own agenda."

The guidelines for participating are simple:

1. Watch the movie (at least as much of it as you can take). The entire film can be viewed in it's entirety above or you can watch it at Google Video which has a full screen option. The movie can also be downloaded for free from The Internet Archive in a number of formats. (Don't worry, it's in the public domain, so Thou Shalt Not Steal doesn't come into play.) If at all possible, try to keep any future movie suggestions limited to what's available through these same sources.

2. Sometime before the end of the month send me an email at with a short paragraph or two commenting on the film, preferably including any ideas it may have brought to mind regarding religion or a related topic.

3. By the end of the third week I'll assemble all the comments, along with the usual plot synopsis and such, and post the results. Everybody is welcome to cross-post any and all comments on their own blogs, just remember to kindly link back to whomever's comments you use. (A link back here would be nice also.)

4. And please remember this is an exercise of your God given free will. No one is to hold The B-Movie Catechism responsible for any mental anguish resulting from viewing the selection of the month.

That's all there is to it. So grab some popcorn, lower the lights, and enjoy this month's film club selection.


Episcopollyanna said...

Oh wow, I love this movie!

I saw your avatar on Aussie Coffee Shop's blog and thought, "WHO is this person with the Zuni Fetish Doll picture?!?!?" I must visit this blog!!!

Greatest. Blog. Idea. Ever! Count me in. :D

D. G. D. Davidson said...

Awesome. Weekend movie, here I come...oh rats, Beowulf is already out.

EegahInc said...


Anyone who recognizes the Zuni is more than welcome to make themselves at home here :)

I popped over to your blog and couldn't help but notice your love for The Black Cat. There's a quote from that movie I almost added as an audio file which would play any time my blog opened. You probably remember it. It's where one guy says, "Sounds like a lot of supernatural baloney to me," to which Bela Lugosi responds, "Supernatural, perhaps. Baloney, perhaps not." I may still do it one day.

EegahInc said...

D. G. D.

Beowulf vs. The Creature From The Haunted Sea? It'll be interesting to see which one you like better.