Friday, December 14, 2012

The Dark: A Film So Scary, Only Dick Clark Could Produce It!

Posted by on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 8:56 AM

The fruitcake gets all the press when it comes to ubiquitous, supposedly edible holiday presents, but let us not overlook those prepackaged plastic deli trays for classic gifts of a dubious origin. Those wacky folks at Logue’s Black Raven Emporium are doing more than their part to keep your cheese-and-raw-meat intake at an acceptable level this season with a screening of the notorious 1979 Dick Clark-produced, alien-serial-killer-with-laser-beam-eyes classic The Dark.

Directed by John “Bud” Carlos, the man convicted for inflicting Kingdom of the Spiders on the world, The Dark brings you an all-star 1970s cast with William Devane, Keenan Wynn, Richard Jaeckel, Casey Kasem and the original blond, mini-skirted Wonder Woman herself — Cathy Lee Crosby. Despite a theatrical release and tacked-on “R” rating, The Dark has the look and feel of those classic ’70s made-for-TV movies (remember Killdozer?). It all but guarantees howls of either terror or laughter. If only someone could find a print of Dick Clark’s The Werewolf of Woodstock to show with it!

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