Sunday, January 27, 2008

January 27, 1968 schedule: "Beast From 20000 Fathoms" 11:45PM

On this evening, Bob Wilkins shows the Ray Harryhausen Classic, BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS that was shown before on March 25, 1967. This movie is available on DVD from WARNER HOME VIDEO. A must buy!!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

January 20, 1968 Schedule: "Carnival Of Souls" 11:30PM

Bob Wilkins shows the classic, CARNIVAL OF SOULS on this evening. It was shown previously on July 22, 1967. As this that post, I highly recommend everyone to buy the CRITERION COLLECTION DVD and not the numerous P.D. versions floating out there though I heard good things about the LEGEND FILMS DVD version which has both a Colorized Version and a Restored Black And White Version! I still hate colorized movies!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Horror Hostess, VAMPIRA, passes away at 86 years old

Legendary Horror Tv Hostess VAMPIRA (Maila Nurmi) has passed away at the age of 86. In addition to her show on KABC-7 Los Angeles from 1954-55, she also was in movies like the Camp Classic and Golden Turkey itself, PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE as well as in THE MAGIC SWORD.

January 13, 1968 Schedule: "The Mad Executioners" 12:15AM

On this evening, Bob Wilkins shows a West German produced KRIMI (Horror-Crime) made in 1963 which was based on a story by Edgar Wallace dealing with a mad scientist beheading his victims then trying to keep their heads alive. Also known as DER HENKER VON LONDON.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

TRASH FILM ORGY at the CREST THEATRE: "Monster From Bikini Beach".

On Friday, January 11 in Sacramento, California is the Annual TRASH FILM ORGY at the Historic Crest Theatre. The movie being shown is MONSTER FROM BIKINI BEACH which was filmed entirely in the river city of Sacramento. This movie is inspired by those wild 50's monster flicks/70's Drive-In Indie Features that was later shown on Bob Wilkins shows on KCRA, KTVU and KTXL. The movie features tons of bikini-clad go-go babes and one ravenous monster rising from the murky depths to go on a bloody rampage. I wish I can go, but will be too busy. Doors open at 9:30PM for the 10:PM show. Tickets on sale at ,the CREST THEATRE BOX OFFICE, or call 1-800-225-2277. Also visit their site at or check out their My Space at

A New Year

2007 has been an amazing year for me as well as this blog. 2007 was also the year that I finally met my childhood idol, BOB WILKINS himself, unfortunately on his final public appearance due to Alzheimers. Back to my blog, I must apologize for being late on certain posts. With the holidays and a very busy work schedule, that is the reason. As for 2008, on the program schedules that I post (right now of KCRA only), We are now into 1968. A very interesting year for Bob at KCRA that i will post later. Also locally, I survived the big storm of the New Year last Friday, January 4. Stockton had Lots of rain and wind gusts that were close to 60 MPH. My Apartment survived as well as my storage unit with no damage. No power outages at my place either. (My sister in nearby Lockeford wasn't so lucky.) Here is wishing everyone a great 2008!!!

Monday, January 07, 2008

January 6, 1968 schedule: "A Bucket Of Blood" Midnight

Well it is a new year, 2008...errr...I mean 1968 when it comes to Bob Wilkins Seven Arts Theatre On KCRA Channel 3. This time, he shows the Roger Corman Black Comedy Classic, A BUCKET OF BLOOD starring Dick Miller. Speaking of 3 (not KCRA), this is Bob's third time showing this movie. He showed it on October 1, 1966 and then on July 29, 1967. Well just a little more than 5 months, Bob shows it again. This fine movie is in the public domain and is available on different DVD labels, but the best is the MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT version. Now this particular evening of Saturday Night of January 6, 1968 was a special night for monster fiends, oh I mean fans because KCRA Channel 3 had an evening of fright. At 7:PM, KCRA showed DESTINATION INNER SPACE and at 9:PM as part of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, showed the Alfred Hitchcock classic, THE BIRDS. (There was an episode of GET SMART sandwiched between the two)