Posts

Showing posts from October, 2020

TheArchive's Archivist: Harry Eskin Discovers Ted Danson/Kim Cattrall Pilot

Image
One of the most exciting experiences for a motion picture archivist is to discover a movie or TV show that audiences haven’t seen in a long time, or have never seen at all, and to make that discovery newly available to viewers. At TheArchive, one title that gave us archivists that exhilarating opportunity for discovery is the early 1980s TV show Tucker’s Witch. And what better time than Halloween to roll it out....
Tucker’s Witch aired for only one season, from 1982 to 1983. The show is about a married couple, Amanda and Rick Tucker, played by Catherine Hicks and Tim Matheson, who run a detective agency, with the notable twist that Amanda is a witch who uses her psychic powers to help solve the crimes.



The first episode of the show features a young Ted Danson as the villain, a serial killer. That episode aired only six days after audiences saw Danson in a very different role, on the premiere episode of Cheers, the show that made him a household name.

There is an interesting production h…

A Guide to Classic Horror Movies To Watch This Month: Part 1

Image
From vampires and werewolves to witches and demons, here's a rundown of movie ideas to keep you watching all Halloween 100 Years of Horror chronicles the history of movie horror from the earliest experimental chillers through to the unforgettable "golden age of movie monsters," and on to the graphic horror films of today.
To get some good ideas on what to watch this month (or just learn more about how this genre emerged), start here with these 13 docs:Dracula and his Disciples: Cinematic portrayals of Bram Stoker's Count Dracula, including those of Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, and Christopher Lee.Blood Drinking Beginnings: Blood-drinking beings, most notably inspired by Bram Stoker's novel and how different filmmakers found new ways of reinventing the concept of the vampire.Frankenstein's Friends: Classic films based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein focuses on portrayals of the monster by Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, and Glenn Strange.Baron Franken…

The Horror Restorer: TheArchive Presents Three Weeks of 4K Scares

Image
Feel like you're living a nightmare? Want your hope restored? 


This is the wrong place because here you'll get three weeks of HORROR...restored.




As a lead up to Halloween, TheArchive has curated our best 4K insanity!


Tune in to TheArchive each day for creatures, cryptids, and monsters galore. Surprises will be streaming at midnight all month.




What better way to kick off #spookyseason2020 than with daily and weekly blocks of killer titles to make this unusual time even stranger.






Go to TheArchive now and get scared.


TheArchive channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and restored films and classic TV. From indies and series, to Oscar winning documentaries, unearthed MOWs, and a killer horror library, TheArchive delivers forgotten, never-before-seen gems for free and many in 4K. MarilynKarloff, and Orson Welles stream alongside ReeseKeanu, and Samuel L. Jackson. Find true stories of QueenHendrix, and Sinatra, a…