Schlock Cinema

Calamitous Intent This fall Schlock Cinema sweeps all common sense from the table to deliver some terrific tales of wonder and woe. First up: Murder! (1930) an early Alfred Hitchcock thriller about a juror who starts his own murder investigation when a female defendant is given a death sentence. Talk about your Unreasonable Doubt. Next, we’ll get wound up in a Mummy double-feature: The Mummy’s Hand (1940) and The Mummy’s Tomb (1942) with Lon Chaney, Jr. Universal’s Mummy flicks of the 1940’s are some of the best Creature Features they ever made and contain loads shocks, suspense and sand in all the wrong places. Former teen star, and fallen Hollywood aristocracy, Tori Spelling (Beverly Hills, 90210), stars in Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (1996) as a rich, spoiled college kid who falls for a charming but obsessive boyfriend who becomes dangerously clingy after she dumps him. Before Jock Mahoney (born in Bremerton, WA) replaced Johnny Weismuller as Tarzan, King of the Jungle he shrugged on a monkey suit for Three Blondes in His Life (1961) to portray a suave insurance agent tasked with investigating the disappearance of a colleague. His only clue? The colleague had a thing for blondes. Classy. We take our bow for the quarter with Black Dragons (1942). Bela Lugosi squares off with The Lone Ranger himself, Clayton Moore for a bizarre World War II melodrama in which Lugosi portrays a fiendish plastic surgeon who transforms foreign spies into American businessmen. Now that’s what you call Imposter Syndrome, folks!

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  • Oct 17, 2019 to Nov 21, 2019
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Session(s): 5; Thursday
  • Location : On Campus: LB Bldg, Room 1131
    9600 College Way North,Seattle,98103

  • Fee: $79
  • Item #: 7135
  • No class on 10/31/19 due to Halloween.
  • Fall 2019

What I like best about the class is Fred's knowledge and passion about the subject. Fred makes you feel like you are at home with a bunch of your friends.

- Eric