A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie. Written by
Keith Loh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lawrence Woolsey presents the end of civilization as we know it. Make that... Proudly Presents!
Did You Know?
The character of Lawrence Woolsey is based directly upon the real Hollywood showman William Castle
. The character is introduced in a recreation of Castle's famous trademark of a silhouette of him in a director's chair with his head turned in profile with his cigar. His name is a reference to Lawrence Woolner
, one of the Woolner Brothers whose company, Woolner Brothers Pictures, distributed sci-fi classics like Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
(1958). See more
When Lawrence and Gene are walking out of the Hardware store they encounter a handicap curb cut, which of course did not exist in 1962. See more
Howard, the Theater Manager
The country is on red alert. People are already scared.
Exactly! What a perfect time to open a new horror movie. Think of it, my friend. Millions of people looking over their shoulder, waiting for God's other shoe to drop, never knowing if each kiss, each sunset...
[Woolsey steps on a malted milk ball
...each malted milk ball might be their last.
After the credits are complete, we are treated to a quick snippet from "MANT" with the Cathy Moriarty character pining, "Oh, Bill". See more
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Written by Burt Bacharach
, Hal David
& Gene Pitney
Performed by Gene Pitney
Courtesy of Rhino Records / Highland Music See more