The Killer Shrews | Nightmare Theatre | WSRE

The Killer Shrews | Nightmare Theatre | WSRE


– [Announcer] This
original WSRE presentation is made possible by
viewers like you. Thank you. ♪ One day the
devil came to him ♪ ♪ For he was a minor demon ♪ Asked him to
torture some humans ♪ ♪ With his two friends in tow ♪ Mittens and El Sapo ♪ The Baron Mondo Von Doren ♪ On Nightmare Theatre – Listen, I’m
telling you, Mittens, it was a great movie. See, folks in Atlanta
wanted a particular beer, but it was only
available in Texarcana. So they hired this
guy named the Bandit to go get it, and a cop
named Smokey chases him all the way, oh, we’re on. Hello there, and welcome
to another edition of Nightmare Theatre. I am, as always, your host,
the Baron Mondo Von Doren, and I’m here with
Mittens the werewolf. And as usual, we’re
waiting for my manservant, El Sapo di Tompesto to
arrive with tonight’s movie. I’m not sure where he could be. He never seems to be around
when we need him, does he? I just can’t find– – Hello.
– Here we go. – Hey boss, hey Mittens, how
are you fellas doing today? Sorry I’m late, the line
down at the foot doctor was very long today. – The foot doctor? Is there something
wrong with your feet? – No, no, my feet are fine. I was just hanging out, you
know, reading the magazines and looking at the posters. What’s going on with you fellas? – I hesitate to ask, because
I think we know the answer, but while you were
out, did you happen to pick up a movie
for tonight’s show? – No I did not. However, I think I know
where I can get one. In the meantime,
can you use this? I found it propping up a
table leg in the waiting room. Can you show this while
I run and grab something? – (sighing) Let me see. Chapter seven, here we go
again, of The Phantom Creeps. This one’s called
The Menacing Mist. And then of course
it’s gonna be followed by a Popeye cartoon. I can’t say either
of these sound great, but let’s give it a shot. So sit back, relax,
enjoy a great cartoon from almost 100 years ago,
and The Phantom Creeps, here on Nightmare Theatre. (ominous music) (groaning) – He’s got him! One by one, my enemies
will be disposed of, until I’m master
of the universe! – Someone else is coming. – They must not find our robot. – Oh, Bob! Bob! – Close it. – Coming to, is he? Well, my invisible
gas and the z-ray will take care of
him and the others. Get them. – Maybe one of Dr.
Zorka’s spiders bit him. – He’d be in a comatose
state if that were so. – If you kill them, the
police will trace them here. You can escape with your shadow
belt, but I’ll be done for. They’ll send me
back to Alcatraz. – That’s where you belong. You left this condenser loose! Some more of your carelessness! – Bob, Bob! What was it, what happened? – Iron man, he attacked me. – There’s no one here
but us, Lieutenant David. – Captain West must have
dreamed that iron man. – He knew what he was
talking about, all right. – [Monk] I’m free, Dr. Zorka! I’m stronger than you now,
stronger than the police. You’ll never make a
slave out of me again. (laughing) – Wouldn’t surprise
me a bit if Dr. Zorka did have some kind of
mechanical man hidden here. – Well, we’ll find
out soon enough. Let’s get him over to
Dr. Mallory’s right away. – You traitor. You had been sprayed
with my invisible gas. Get up on your feet! You belong to me. You can never escape me. Go! – They’re gone. Do you see what your
treachery has cost me? – They’ll come back. They know what you have here. They’ll ransack the place,
and they’ll find me! – They will not find
you, nor my meteorite. We’re changing
headquarters today. Go and prepare for my
situational materials. – It’s not suspended animation,
only a slight concussion. He’ll be all right
in a little while. – Then I can go on
to headquarters. You fellas stay with Bob,
you’ll hear from me later. – He’s reviving. – We’ll rent an office near the Department of
Military Intelligence. I shall operate as Dr. Zane. – I’m convinced that
Dr. Zorka’s alive, and out at his house. The robot was
manipulated by someone. – I don’t remember Dr.
Zorka ever referring to a robot during the
time we were associated. But there were many things
he kept secret from me. – Well, that’s for
us to find out. Where’s Jim? – Went back to headquarters. – Well, I’ll join him, then
we’ll head to the Zorka house. What that place needs is
a good spring cleaning. – Take it easy, Bob. – Oh, I’m all right. Let’s go. – I found just the kind
of office you want. – Has it a good vault
to protect my meteorite? – Yeah, and it’s on
the floor with the International
School of Languages. – Oh, a language school. A spy’s headquarter, eh? – Yeah.
– Good. I can keep an eye on them also. We will move in at once. We must insulate our new vault so that my meteorite
shall be just as safe here as it was in my
secret laboratory. Come. Perfect insulation. Enough to protect my
most powerful devices. (typewriters clacking) – Find out anything
about those gadgets in Dr. Mallory’s bag? – A report just came
in from the chemist. This, he says, is a neometer, an instrument that
reacts to the presence of magnetized or
radialized substances. – Say, that’s just
the thing we need to locate Dr. Zorka’s
mysterious box. – Exactly. Now, you take this
back to Zorka’s, and if his box is anywhere
in the neighborhood, you should know it. – Hold on there. This needle’s going
a mile a minute. – It’s pointing to that door. – Monk’s in there. – We better mask
before we go in. – [Zorka] Monk? We must be entirely
moved by morning. – Monk. – What do you want? – It ain’t Monk. – Whoever it is, he’s got
the stuff we’re after. Come on, now, spill it. Where’s that box? – I don’t know what
you’re talking about. – That’s a pretty
good disguise, Monk, but you’re gonna tell us
where the box is hidden. – I don’t know. – You’re lying. Look at this neometer. – Monk! (gasping) Monk! Monk, where are you? – That’s the stuff
we want, all right. Now you get going. I’ll lock this guy
and Monk in the vault til we can get back. – See you upstairs, boys. – Thanks, Jean, you were swell. See ya later. – Oh, but I’m not leaving. – I’m gonna have to ask
you to leave us right here. From now on, things have to
move fast and dangerously. – That suits me. My editor hired me
because I move fast and I’m not easily scared. – Look, if you
really wanna help, suppose you stay down here
and keep your eyes open. Somebody may have followed us. – Okay, Captain. – Take this downstairs
and wait for me. We’ve got to get it to
the chief before he sails. I’ll radio him and
be right with you. – I hope Rankin makes it snappy. The chief wants to
sail in 15 minutes, and Pier 15’s a
long way from here. – Well, the sooner I
get rid of the dynamite in this bag, the
better I’ll feel. – Come on, we might as
well wait in the car. – Bob, look at the way
this neometer’s acting. – Say, that needle’s
hopping all over the place. There must be something around
here that’s attracting it. – Maybe it’s those neon
lights across the street. – Two men just
left that building. They said something about
having dynamite in a bag and going to Pier 15. – So what? I hope they throw all the
dynamite off the pier. – Those fellas look familiar. – All right. – I think you’ve got
something there, Jean, thanks. – I’m going with you. – Now wait a minute. You get back to your
typewriter, Girl Scout. You’ve done your
good deed for today. – Look, if you really
wanna help out, go up to my office and tell them to warn the harbor
police about Pier 15. – Let, let me out! Let me… Doctor, Doctor Zorka! Doctor, Doctor! – My meteorite, where is it? It’s gone. – We’re locked in,
we’ll suffocate! – No, no one’s going to die. Excepting my enemies. Stand back. Science and genius combined. There’s nothing that
can withstand its power. Get out. Who were those men? – They sounded like spies. But their faces were strange. – Masks. How did they find us? – They had the
neometer with them. – They couldn’t have,
unless you gave it to them. – Well, they must’ve
stolen it from Mallory. – In any event, we
can’t remain here. Start packing. (siren blaring) – All right, let’s
hear your story. – Government business, officer. I’m Captain West, DMI. This is Lieutenant Daly. – Hello. – Imperative that we get
to the docks at once. – All right, Captain. (ship’s bell clanging) – Half an hour since
Rankin radioed. – There’s a heavy fog
on shore too, sir. Maybe they got
tangled up in traffic. – Go to the wireless
room, tell Drake to get a message through
to His Highness. Tell him we’ve
got Zorka’s stuff. – Yes, sir. – I’ll park the car and
meet you at the motorboat. – Hey! Just a minute. You can’t go out on the
pier tonight, police orders. – Police orders, huh? – Yeah. – Well, you’re talking
to the police now. – Oh yeah? – Sure. He’s an officer of the DMI. Show him your
credentials, Captain. – What’s wrong? – Who are you? – We’re government
men, talk fast. – Oh yeah? That’s what the guy said
who just slugged me. – Which way did they go? – That way, I heard
them start the boat. – What boat? – The tether for the White Rose. She’s anchored out there. – Thanks. – Get that box
below into the safe. We’ll weigh anchor immediately. – Smith is still ashore,
he had to park the car. – We can’t wait. Luck’s with us. If this fog holds up, we’ll
be well out to sea by morning. – They took the
meteorite to the yacht. If it gets to their
prince, it’ll mean war. – With this fog getting
thicker, we couldn’t fire on ’em even if we did see ’em. – You take a Coast Guard cutter. I’ll get a plane
at the naval base and drop a flare to guide you. – You can’t take a
plane up in this fog. – I’ve got to. We can’t let them get away
with Zorka’s discovery. – I hear a plane. Do you suppose
they’re following us? – How could they? Control your nerves, Rankin. We’re on our way to big
money and world conquest. His Highness knows
how to appreciate the kind of service
we’re giving him. – They are following us! – I believe you’re right. Get the rifles. – Yes, sir. – It’s a flare. They’re coming back. – Come on, Captain,
full speed ahead. They’ve spotted us. (gunshots) – His motor’s dying! (dramatic music) Hello, and welcome back! I know you’re all just dying
to get to that Popeye cartoon, but I thought I’d take
this time to remind you that you can visit us at
Nightmare Theatre dot com. Tell us what you’d like to see
in future episodes. Ask about Mittens’ secret
grooming tips! Find out about El Sapo’s
bowling scores, heck, maybe even his golf handicap!
Who knows? We may even email YOU back! (lighthearted music) (horn tooting) (dramatic music) – Looks, Olive! A ship! (triumphant music) – Oh, Popeye, now I can go
home and watch television! Popeye, where is everybody? – [Popeye] Ahoy! Any swabs aboard? – [Olive] Yoohoo! Anybody home? – Blimey, mateys! We’ve been boarded! – Don’t worry, Olive. I can gets us back
to civilization. – Back to civilization? – After all these years? – They can’t do this to us! – I say, we’ve got
to get rid of them. (playful music) (laughing) – Oh my gosh! (laughing) Whoa! (splashing) – Popeye! (groaning) Help! Popeye! Help, Popeye! (spluttering) – You’re okay now, Olive. I’ll go steers the ship. – There’s something very
fishy about this ship. (screaming) Ghosts! – But Olive, there’s no
such thing as ghosts. (gasping) Ow, ow, ooh, stop! – Popeye! (shouting) – Walk the plank! – Throw them to
the bloomin’ fish! (shouting) – The blighter’s gone! – He’s disappeared, he is! ♪ The ghosts you did finish
’cause you ate your spinach ♪ ♪ I’m Popeye the Sailor Man (horn tooting) – Well, I hope you folks
enjoyed that more than I did. Boy, another plane crash
in The Phantom Creeps. Now, what do you think the
odds are that the man’s gonna somehow miraculously
jump outta the plane just before impact? I wonder. And speaking of wondering,
where’s El Sapo? He should have our movie by now. – Hey fellas, I don’t
want to alarm you, but I heard some weird
sounds down in the basement. I could’ve sworn I heard
something down there, but I think I did
find a good movie, and it fits in with my
morning at the foot doctor. Check it out, it’s
called The Killer Shoes. – Let me see that. Maybe you should’ve gone
to the eye doctor instead. This says The Killer Shrews,
and it is not a good movie. Good gravy, I know this
movie all too well. It was directed by Ray Kellogg. – The cereal guy! – Sure, maybe. Who knows. Ray Kellogg also directed
The Green Berets, starring John Wayne. This film, unfortunately,
stars James Best, who went on to play
Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard,
and the great Ken Curtis, who played Festus on Gunsmoke. – Wow, with a star-studded
cast like that, this movie is gonna be great! – Well, it made a good amount
of money, if that counts. This film was a companion piece
to The Giant Gila Monster, and there’s no real
way to describe what
you’re about to see other than to jump
right in with both feet. So let’s start The
Killer Shrews, here
on Nightmare Theatre. NARRATOR: First
in Alaska and then Invading steadily
southward, there Were reports of a new species. The giant killer shrew. [THUNDER] Sure is a lot of
quiet out there. Almost smell it, can’t you? No, I but I can feel it. That pressure’s dropped so fast
it’s almost made my ears pop. Hurricanes got definite ways
of telling you it’s there. Where is it? Dead ahead. What’s that mean to us? Now boy, that puts our port
right in the middle of it. There’s a cove on
the east side though. We’ll snuggle up close to
the bluff and ride it out. What about the bottom? Well, the chart shows
it’s good holding ground. It’s clay. You know something? If this thing had
an automatic pilot, I wouldn’t have to
put up with you. Then you wouldn’t have
nobody to chew out. We should be there
in a couple of hours. These mills of
yours keep running. Look, automatic pilots
can’t play dixieland jazz On them engines like I can. Hey, Rook. Rook, come here. Take a look. There she is, dead ahead. Man, that sure do look good. Man named Craigis owns
this island, does he? That’s the name on the
crate, Dr. Marlowe Craigis. We’ll unload tomorrow. I don’t want this crap
sitting high in that water When that blow hits. You going to ride stern too
with a lot of water under? That’s right. That sea won’t make
up in that cove. That wind will have her
whipping around like a kite. Slip forward and break out
the heavy weather hook. Check it and make
sure it’s free to run. – I don’t mind, sir.
– Good. Ah, she’ll ride like a duck. If she swings too
far to starboard We might have to take
a check line to shore. Hey Rook, take a
slant up that trail. Now that’s a rather strange
set up, wouldn’t you say? Looks like somebody’s getting
rid of somebody, huh captain? Maybe. Hard to tell. I’m Dr. Craigis. Thorne Sherman. I have your supplies aboard. That’s good. Nothing wrong with Captain
Ferguson, I hope? I wouldn’t know. I just bought his run. Oh, I see. Were you able to fill my order? Everything on the list. Here’s the manifest. Missing last week’s supply
has run us a little short, You know. Captain, after
you have unloaded, I have a passenger for you. Ann. Captain Sherman, this is
my daughter, Ann Craigis. Hello. So you’re the passenger. That’s right, Captain. Well, it’s going to be
nice having you aboard. I’m getting a little tired
of looking at Griswold. But we’re, uh, we’re
not leaving today. In fact, we’re not
even unloading. That load will cut
the roll in half. You expecting an invasion? Yes, animals. Game or otherwise? Under certain conditions
it could be dangerous. Hey Rook, you want to shake the
kinks out, limber up a little? Not me, Captain. You go right ahead
and stretch your legs. That ship’s going to be
bucking like a bucking bronco Before long. Besides, I got some
work left to do. If you do come
ashore, wear a gun. Got you, Captain. When I told you
about the hurricane, You acted like you didn’t
know anything about it. What’s the matter? Your set broken down? We have been out of
communication for more than a Week, Captain. Can’t it be fixed? It’s totally out of commission. My assistant, Mr.
Farrell, Jerry Farrell. Father, perhaps the
captain would enjoy a drink. Well of course. Will you join us for a cocktail? Well, I’ve never been known
to turn down a drink yet. I’d be glad to accept. Fine. In that case we’ll
have martinis. Mario. Si, senor? Mix them, please. Right this way, Captain. Come in. You have everything
here you need? We are self sufficient here. We have cows for fresh milk
and chickens for fresh eggs. We even have
saddle horses. Sort of a world all your own. That’s exactly what
I’ve tried to create. Well, to each his own. If you have to be
isolated for your work, You picked a lonely
little island. Excuse me, please,
I think I’ll change. She’s a little
worried because you Aren’t leaving until tomorrow. Well, I can understand that. But there’s something
else bothering her. Radford. Radford. Radford, would you
please step over here? I’d like you to meet someone. Just a second, Doctor. That could go on for hours. Dr. Baines. There’s no need to shout,
Doctor, I’m right here. I’d like you to meet
Captain Thorne Sherman. This is my other
assistant, Radford Baines. How do you do? Two new litters
since lunch, Doctor. Both support GT116. That’s good, but, uh… We can breed them to the 205
group in about three weeks. But I’d prefer to wait and
expose about half of them To the Hoskins factor first. If you agree. Good idea. Do you know there’s
a hurricane coming? Hurricane? Well, I don’t suppose there’s
much we can do about that. Glad to meet you. Sherman, was it? You have to excuse Radford. Anything that does
not concern his Project cannot get
through to him. Brilliant mind. He would starve to
death if someone Didn’t remind him to eat. Must be very interesting work. What’s his field? Biology. He specializes in
genetics, heredity. I’m afraid my interest doesn’t
run in that line, you know. Think what would happen if
you could isolate and identify The inherited trait
in each gene. Now wait a minute. I’m afraid I’m not very
good with pure research. This is practical research. Dealin with mammals, the
smaller the size, the higher The metabolism and
shorter the life span. Is that right. Well, I’m attempting
to decrease the size By maintaining a low
metabolism and result In a longer lifespan. What reason? Overpopulation. Not a problem now, but
it will be in time. Father, may I speak
with you a moment? Will you please
excuse us, Captain? Well, providing you
drop the captain. I prefer Thorne. Tell me something, Doctor. Has a hurricane ever hit this
island before that you know of? I wouldn’t know. We’ve only been here nine
months and this place Has been unoccupied for years. Well have you ever
been through one? Only the fringes. Well, this one’s
building up very fast. Pressure drops very
quickly in the center. I’d advise you to get some doors
and windows open in this place. Ventillators in the roof. And if you’ll freshen Ann’s
drink I’ll go and check them. I’d be happy too. Thank heavens
you arrived today. Why, are rations getting short? No, it’s more than that. Much more. We’ll surely be able to
sail tomorrow, won’t we? Possibly. But not probable. Not until late, anyway. Takes a long time for a sea
like that to quiet down. Well if you’re worrying
about me, you needn’t. I’m a good sailor. Oh, I’m not worried about you. We’ll sail when
the time’s right. Got them opened all right. Oh, Captain, let me
freshen you a drink. One for the road. Not trying to rush you,
but it will be dark soon. I’ve invited Thorne
for dinner, father. Oh? I see. If you’re not worried about
your ship, you are welcome. I’ll take a rain
check on that dinner. If you wish. Father. I’ve asked Thorne to stay. Progress, Doctor. This is the sole
survivor of group 30. 28 months old today. Well that’s equivalent
to 140 years to us. That’s right. Yet it still maintains
low metabolism Without any sluggishness. It’s not a breakthrough, but
it certainly sets our course. Radford, suspend
series 52 through 96 And we’ll concentrate
on the rest. What is that? It’s a sorex soricidae. Looks like a small rat. Smells like a skunk. They have musk
glands in their knees. These little fellas
are our subjects. They have a birth cycle of
10 to 14 days and using them We can establish traits. We can trace the
progressions through a number Of generations over a
short period of time. Well how big do they get? That’s an adult. See, the muzzle is long
and thicker than a rat’s. It extends over the
lower mandible, see? Does he bite? Only when he is hungry. Well, maybe you’d
better take him. He doesn’t know me. All he knows is his next meal. He’s just been fed. He’ll be all right for
another eight hours. [CRASHING] [SCREAMS] A shutter blew open. Radford. I got it, senor. Don’t let that scare you. It’s going to get worse. Storms always frighten her,
ever since she was a child. They are not climbers. They are digging
animals, like the mole. They feed only at night
unless they are starving. And when they are
hungry enough, they’ll Tackle anything
regardless of size. No kidding. If you leave two of them in a
cage for 12 hours without food, The stronger will
eat the weaker. Like cannibals. Precisely. You see, their intense
activity requires A tremendous amount of energy. To supply, they must eat three
times their own weight in food Every 24 hours or starve. Radford. Radford, would you
please take this? Take him. Some call them bone eaters. When the flesh is gone, they’ll
eat the bones for marrow. All they leave are
teeth, horns, hooves… I could use another martini. Do you mind? Of course, my dear. I’ll get you one. There you are. Mario? Mario. Mario will show you to the bath And you will freshen up a bit. [SPEAKING SPANISH] [SPEAKING SPANISH] Excuse me. [SPEAKING SPANISH] You got a problem too? Que paso? [SPEAKING SPANISH] But you
will leave on the ship tomorrow. Well, I think that all depends
on the wind and the sea, Don’t you? Si. Si senor. I don’t know. Ah, you make joke. I feel the point. I see. Well, I’m glad to hear that. Now if anybody else is
concerned about my sailing Tomorrow, why, you see they
feel the point too, huh? I don’t like to repeat myself. OK, senor. – Well, hello and welcome back. We hope you’re enjoying
the film so far. We aren’t, but we hope you are. – Boss, before we get to
that, I have a question. What exactly is a shrew? I thought they were tiny
little things like mice. – Well, they are. A normal shrew is
small, like your brain, but these shrews are
big, like my brain. – Well, for this movie,
where on earth did they find shrews that big? – You know, those are just
dogs with wigs on, dummy. Shrews don’t really
get that big. At least not any more. – So you’re saying they
used to get that big? – Well, sure they did. But they haven’t had any
like that around for years. Although I seem to
remember something. Here, let me see. Yeah, the previous
occupant left me this note. Let me read it to you. “The station is almost
killer shrew free. “There are a few
down in the basement, “but they keep to themselves. “They keep the rodent
population down. “They won’t bother
you unless you do “the one thing that they hate.” – Did they say what
that one thing is? – “The killer shrews
cannot stand masks. “If they see a man in a mask, “they will immediately
attack him.” – A mask like mine? – I’m afraid so, Sapo. But you really have
nothing to worry about. You should be fine. Say, while we return
to The Killer Shrews, why don’t you go
down to the basement and get us some snacks? – The basement? Where that man said
the shrews still live? – Sure, yeah. – Okay. – I’m making the whole thing up. He’s so gullible, Mittens. Sit back and enjoy more
of The Killer Shrews here on Nightmare Theatre. I know, but I’m not saying
that you created them, Jerry. I am saying that because
of your drunken stupidity In leaving the
cage door open, you Created the horrible
situation that now exists. Look, Ann, this is a mistake
any one of us might have made. And I’m getting a little
sick of being called An irresponsible drunk,
now believe me I am. Excuse me. Care for a cigarette? Thanks. And thank heavens
you arrived today. You said that before. What’s the strain? If I don’t make sense,
please excuse me. But it seems like everything
is coming to a head at once. Oh? I want to leave, but I want
my father to go with me. Well then, why doesn’t he? We’ve discussed it many
times, but he’s adamant. I’m sure Jerry has a lot
to do with his decision. He tried to convince
me that the crisis Will only last for a few… Well. This is certainly a
cozy little scene. Might even be called intimate. Boy meets girl… Stop it, Jerry. That remark is uncalled for. What I do or have to say
does not concern you. I can’t disagree with
you more, my dear. I’m concerned with
everything you do And I intend to
keep it that way. Now on my book an engagement
isn’t a casual thing. In my book it isn’t either. And last night ended ours. [SHREWS CHATTERING] [GUNSHOTS] [THUNDER] [THUNDER] [SHREWS CHATTERING] Help! Help! Captain Thorne! Somebody help! Help, Captain Thorne! [THUNDER] Be reasonable. Everybody in the world is
scared to death of something. That’s evident. When they came at
us last night you Knocked me down getting
inside the fence. It’s just that I
can’t stand them. And I’ve discovered
something I can’t stand. All right. But I advise you not to
mention it to anyone. I’m going to complete these
experiments with your father Regardless of anything,
do you understand that? Nobody is going to take
this chance away from me. Where’s Captain Sherman? Checking the weather. I’ll get him. Captain? Time for dinner. [SHREWS CHATTERING] Help! Somebody! Help! Help me! No! Somebody! Help! [GUNSHOTS] Help! Somebody help me! Help me! [SCREAMS] [SCREAMING] [THUNDER] Well, a miss as good
as a mile, I always say. And if one of those
trees crashes through It might just knock the whole… Look, any tree on
this side of the house Will fall away from
us, so just relax. But I think I’d
better go back aboard. Don’t think I’m not grateful
for your hospitality. I am. I’ll see you tomorrow. Thorne. Your ship is safe. Please, stay here with me. Why? You scared or lonesome? Both. I’ll take a rain check on it. Thorne. You can’t leave. No one opens that
gate after dark. Well, who’s going to stop me? You? With this. No one opens that gate at night. [SHREWS CHATTERING] Look, I don’t ask
questions because it’s Against my principles. But wouldn’t you
like to explain that? All right. Sit down and I will. Give me the gun. Not very becoming, anyway. Do you believe in fairy tales? Well, I’m a little old
for that sort of thing, But what did you have in mind? Well I’ll tell you about one. A true fairy tale, and you’re
right in the middle of it. Oh? Have you ever heard of a shrew? As in “Taming of the”… No, the animal. Radford called them
sorex soricidae When he showed you one. Well, then shrew must
be the common name For those cute little animals. Cute? That’s the last word
you can use to describe Those little monsters. They’re the most
horrible animals On the face of the earth. As father told you, they breed
within three weeks after birth. Their lifespan is one year. Yeah, I know what
your father told me. But what’s that got to do
with me opening that gate? There are 200 or 300
giant shrews out there. Monsters weighing between
50 and 100 pounds. 50 to 100… wait a minute. You must be kidding. I’m definitely not kidding. That’s as big as
a full grown wolf. And what’s more, they
are beginning to starve. No wonder you didn’t
want me to go out there. Thanks for saving my skin. And I’m sorry I had to
threaten you with a gun. But I didn’t know
how else to stop you. It was very effective. But all you had to do
was tell me about them. I hoped I wouldn’t have to. But you changed everything
when you started to leave. And I had to stop you some way. You say there’s 200
or 300 out there? Ann. That’s right, Captain Thorne. And if you’d stuck
with your row boat And played captain instead
of trying to play detective, You wouldn’t have to worry
about how many are out there, Would you? That’s enough, Jerry. What’s wrong, Ann? Thorne decided to leave. To dissuade him I started to
tell him about the shrews. He might as well know the
whole story as half of it. I guess we’re all a
little jumpy, captain. I’m sorry. Six months ago we
managed to isolate The path to controlling size. Two litters were born. Six individuals kept for study. They were about the size
of buckshot at birth. But the rate of
growth was abnormal. They continued to grow and grow. They were mutants. But they inherited all the
negative characteristics Of their breed. Somehow they managed to escape. About a month later we saw
one of their offspring. They were multiplying. We did everything in the
world to exterminate them, But no apparent luck. Then we haven’t seen any since
daylight blinds them and they Forage only at night
unless starving. But the fact that two of
them charged Ann and Jerry At the gate last
evening indicates That their available food on
the island is nearing depletion. Then what, Doctor? They will exterminate
each other. It will take a couple days. And what do we do
during that time? Stay indoors and
wait until it’s over. I guess some wires blew
down on the transformer. I’m sorry. I’ll get some lamps. Mario. Mario. Si, senor? There’s a lantern
in the pantry. Light it and bring it in here. Radford, light all the
candles you can find. All right, I will. Where’s the generator? Outside. Can’t get at it at night. Here, let me help. A lantern will give you
all the light you need. I will join you shortly, Jerry. [THUNDER] (energetic spooky music) So all I’m saying is
if your kid gets sucked into the TV, just
move out of the house. – Get a new TV. – Forget it, get a new kid. Oh, hello, welcome again. Welcome, everyone. We’re back here, down in the,
I’m gonna count it again. Sub, sub, sub, sub basement,
here at the TV studio, with our friend the curator, and of course he’s
got another item from the Merrill Movie
Museum that we’re gonna be highlighting tonight. So without further
ado, take it away, sir. – So this is one of the
many Vogons that appear in the movie version
of Hitchhiker’s
Guide to the Galaxy. This in particular
is Counselor Warts. But they made
individual Vogon heads for each of the
Vogon characters. These were made by the
Jim Henson Creature Shop, in fact, the last major
project they worked on in the London shop
before it was closed. – And of course everyone
knows the Jim Henson Company, because Henson, of
course, The Muppets, I think we’re all
familiar with them. But they did a lot
of other work as well out in the special effects
and props and makeup world and all of that. – Yeah, some of the
most detailed puppets
you’ll ever see. And this is, if you can
call a Vogon beautiful, this is one of the
most beautiful things. – And look at how
articulated this is. This is just beautiful. – Why thank you, El Sapo. – Oh, I’m sorry, it came
off in my hand, I’m sorry. – I was kidding the whole time, that was a little joke
there, a little joke. – But the Henson company
worked on a lot of different sci fi
properties, didn’t they? Because they made films like
Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, the series Farscape,
and so this was just a natural progression for
them, and they kept building more and more elaborate
things as they went along. – Yes, yes, and this is, as
you can see, very detailed. We can show the workings
inside, actually, as you’ve seen the eyes
and the mouth moving, but they’re all works inside
there to make all that happen. So on screen, an actor would
be holding it in front of him. – It’s kind of an improvement,
you know what I’m saying? – You should put
it on permanently. That looks a lot better,
I gotta tell you. It really does. – But The Hitchiker’s
Guide to the Galaxy, a long history as well. Written by the
great Douglas Adams, first adapted as a radio
play in the United Kingdom. Consistently ranked as
one of the most-read books by teenagers in the
world, and then of course there was a television
series in the 80s that was based on the books, and
then of course this film, which was really a big-budget
Hollywood kind of production. Much different than what
they had done on television, with no budget, before. – Yes, film starring Martin
Freeman and Zooey Deschanel, most off, and Academy Award
winner whose name I just, oh, Sam Rockwell. – Yeah, Sam Rockwell,
from a lot of movies and everything, from the crazy
stuff like Charlie’s Angels to a solo performance like
Moon, that was unbelievable. So yeah, and just amazing stuff. So when they do
something like this, who performs these
kind of things? Is it somebody who’s
kind of a puppeteer, is it somebody who’s kind
of an actor, what are they? – You may have
both, in some cases. You may have a puppeteer
that’s operating the puppet and an actor that’s
doing the voice. You may have, in some
cases, like in Hitchhiker’s, a great example is Marvin
the Paranoid Android. The figure was performed
onscreen by Warwick Davis, who you of course know
from Star Wars and Willow, and a great number of things. But they actually
used Alan Rickman for the voice of the character. So you may have one
actor providing the voice and another actor or a puppeteer
operating the character. – So it’s pretty
amazing the way it all comes together onscreen. You never know, it’s
completely seamless. – [Curator] Sometimes multiple
puppeteers are necessary, depending on the character. – Right, right. Well, that’s a
fascinating thing. Thank you again for bringing
us such a wonderful piece, and why don’t you folks
get back to the movie here on Nightmare Theatre. [SHREWS CHATTERING] [HORSE NEIGHING] I love an open fire, don’t you? Mm-hmm. The wind has a lonesome
sound, doesn’t it? Sure does. Back in Sweden we don’t
have a wind this strong. You’re a strange man, Thorne. I never met anyone like you. Oh? You seem so disinterested
in everything. Aren’t you the
least bit curious? Don’t you wonder about the
unusual things around here? The guns, the fence, shattered
windows, my accent, anything? I’ll tell you something. I’m only interested in
anything that concerns me, Then I do something about it. [HORSE NEIGHING] You’re going to sail with me
tomorrow whether your father Intends to or not. [HORSE NEIGHING] Thorne, no! Father! Rad! Out there. I don’t think he
was going out, Jerry. I couldn’t take a chance. He’s fool enough to. Don’t be stupid. I had no intentions of
going out there and opening That gate unless
somebody needed it. Did you hear it, Doctor? Sounded like a human voice. I was thinking of Rook. It was the livestock. The shrews got into the barn. What was it, father? The livestock. Did Mario forget
to bar those doors? No. I put them in the barn myself. They couldn’t get
through the wood doors. They dug through the dirt floor. Let me ask you
something, Doctor. How could you expose all our
lives, yourself included, With those things out there? All you had to do was get
the Coast Guard or the Navy To come in here
and burn them out. Those things got loose… Any unusual experiment can
produce unusual results. That’s why I chose this island. It’s isolated. Miles of open water
in any direction. Our project is
privately financed. It’s not a product for the
government or military. And the world is no danger. This species does not swim. And as far as the
shrews are concerned, This island is their world. Very soon, right
here on this island, There’s going to be a
miniature reproduction Of an overpopulated world. And you’ll see the importance
of what we’re working to avoid. I’m not concerned
about all this theory. What I’m concerned
about is our lives. There’ll be ample time to
panic when they run out of food And go on a 24 hour forage. How do you know
they haven’t already? That’s possible. Their main diet has been
small animals on the island. That source could have been
depleted 18 or 20 hours ago. And that’s why they went
after the livestock. There’s still some
food on this island Before they reach the crisis. Where? No worry about them
digging in here. The floors are tile. But the walls aren’t, Doctor. They’re adobe. Our safest bet would
be on that boat. You may be right. You can reach your
boat in daylight. The shrews will gorge
themselves on livestock. That will keep them
lethargic for several hours. There’s no sense
looking at the dark side. And there’s no sense
minimizing a serious situation. It leaves you completely
unprepared to cope with it. Now we certainly
can’t make it tonight. That’s out of the question. Maybe tomorrow. I have it. We’ll get some sleep
tonight, but we’ll Have a watch, an hour
and a half apiece. Doctor, you go first, and
then Radford, Mario, Jerry, And then me. Shutter all the windows. Make sure they’re
locked good and tight. Check all these walls. Come now. No, I think I’ll
stay here by the fire. I feel safer. I couldn’t stand it
in that room alone. All right. As you wish. But try to get some sleep. I will. [KNOCKING ON DOOR] Senor Farrell, it is Mario. You are next to
make the patrol, no? (SLURRING) Sure,
Mario, come on in. Been waiting for you to finish. I must have dozed off. You kind of startled me. Sit down. Here. Have a drink. It’ll help you to relax. Gracias, senor. Sit down. Rest a while. You just checked every room
in the house, didn’t you? Si. Fine. You’re a good man, Mario. A man that can be trusted. You know what I’ve been
thinking about, Mario? Ann and that captain. You and me. Imagine an intelligent
girl like her going For a common sea tramp like him. I know why. You do too. In case anything
goes wrong she’s Looking out for her own hide. That’s why I keep
thinking about you and me. Anything goes wrong, we’re
going to outlast them all. [THUNDER] I’m going to trust
you to take my turn At patrolling the house. But when you finish,
don’t wake the captain. Come back here and get me. I’ll probably feel good enough
by then to take his turn. OK, Mario? Si. OK. [SHREWS SQUEAKING] Senor, it is Mario. Mario. Come on in. What is it? [SPEAKING SPANISH] A shrew in the cellar? Si. I hear him singing
down there. Well how did he get in? The storm break out
the kitchen window. But I close it off. He went down there. Why should he go down there? The food for the livestock. I put it out for them. They love it. Well did you tell Jerry? No, senor. It is your turn next. Here is the flashlight. We kill him, no? Yeah. Ann. Ann, wake up. A shrew got in. It’s all right. He’s down in the cellar. Now, we’re going down after him. But I don’t want
you to let anybody Open that door
until I tell you to. You understand? Good girl. OK. Open it just a crack. Open it. Hold on to it. OK. Take that side. Mario? [SPEAKING SPANISH] You see anything? I see where he was. I do not see where he is. [SPEAKING SPANISH] Si, senor. I will be careful. [GUNSHOT] [SPEAKING SPANISH] Here, let me fix that. [SHREW SQUEAKING] [GUNSHOT] You all right down there? Doctor, get down here quick. Mario! He… he’s dead. Dead? I got this on him right away. He couldn’t have bled to death. Might as well let go of it. Won’t do him any good now. What could have killed him? I’m not certain. Until the autopsy. Hemotoxic syndrome. I’m afraid so. We’ll know after pathology. Doctor, that’s not the
same animal you showed me. That’s a monster. As I said, they are mutants. In controlling the
size factor, we Seem to have crossed some of
the other characteristics. Well, you certainly
did a good job of it. I’ve known that for
some time, Captain. Would you please give
me a hand with Mario? Radford, bring up the animal. Extremely high poison
content in the shrew’s saliva. Mm-hmm. Now compare it with this. Careful count isn’t necessary. Any indication the same
poison in Mario’s blood Will give you the answer. Yes, you’re right. Look, Ann. Brooding about it’s not
going to do any good. Now why don’t you try to
think of something else? Tell me, what do
you do around here? Are you a scientist? I’m a zoologist. Oh? That’s the study of
animal life, isn’t it? Well, do you specialize? What do you specialize in? Their diet. I had a hand in this too. I’m partly to blame. [SHUTTERS RATTLING] [SPEAKING SWEDISH]. If we ever get off
this island, I’ll never have anything
to do with it again. What will you do? Live normally, like
normal women do. May seem a little dull after
the life I’ve been living. But I’d rather dull and
alive than excited and… I’d take a dull alive
woman every time. Say, Thorne. The autopsy has proved
what we suspected. Several weeks ago I concocted
the most virulent poison I could with the
materials I had at hand. I put it out as bait. Mario was killed by poison. Doctor, I wonder if you thought
the system of the sorex Enabled them to
assimilate that poison. It remained in the salivary
glands of their jaws. Isn’t that wonderful? I am sorry. Of course I always speak from
the clinical point of view. Well, don’t you have something
to counteract that poison? Once Mario was bitten I’m
afraid there’s nothing anyone Could have done. This indicates that we cannot
afford to get even so much As a scratch from these animals. They’re more
poisonous than snakes. What, do you think
they’re all effected? Best way to find
out is let them all Bite you and see which
bites you die after. We might just all get
that chance, Jerry. You included. Doctor, I’ve closed all
the doors in the house. I suggest we do the same thing
with this hall and this lab. It’ll cut down the
chances of getting In the front of the house. I think if we keep a close
watch on those walls and windows In there, we might
make it until daybreak. The walls are two feet thick. Do you think they have
a chance to dig in? Of course there’s a chance. Anywhere that plaster’s off,
that adobe’s as soft as mush Where that rain hit it. [SHREW SQUEAKING] Welcome back. We hope you’re somehow
enjoying The Killer Shrews. El Sapo is down in the
basement getting some snacks, and Mittens and I
were just discussing hurricanes as plot
devices in movies. The best example was
probably Key Largo. The worst example is probably what you’re watching right now. The advantage of using a
hurricane as a plot device is that it lets you
confine all of the action into one place. Speaking of something
that should be confined, where is El Sapo? – Oh my gosh. – What, what happened to you? – Wait a minute. Something got me when
I was down there, boss. I was, something
jumped out and got me. I don’t know what it was,
but it was big and ugly, like, well, it was big and ugly. – Well, what did
it look like, Sapo? – It was so dark I
can’t say for sure. But I think it was one
of them killer shrews. – Oh, really? Well, did you at least
come back with some snacks? – I got half a bag of
Baron’s Cheesy Curls, and the shrews got all the rest. – So basically you
came back with nothing. – I came back with my life, and I was lucky to
escape with that. I am not going back
down into that basement until we get all
of this resolved. – Look, Sapo, I
was making it up. There are no killer shrews. – Well, something got me
while I was down there. – Put what passes for
your mind at ease, and let’s talk about the movies. Hurricanes are a serious matter, and your survival
depends on you. After a hurricane, you might
not be able to leave for days, and you’ll need
something to eat. That’s why I’m offering the
Baron’s Bucket of Nutrition. Each bucket comes with
enough freeze-dried nutrition to keep a family of
four alive for weeks. All you do is add water. – Where can they get water? – Well, after a
hurricane, there’s liable to be water all over the place. – Wow. What flavors does
this food come in? – I never said it was food. I said it was nutrition. The lawyers were very
clear on that score. But it comes in just one flavor. It’s nutrition, and
that’s good enough when you’re hungry enough. It’s high-protein
and low calories. – Yes, but is there
a vegan option? – Yes. The vegan option is hunger,
eventual starvation, and death. So when hurricane
season approaches, be sure to order
the Baron’s Bucket. At only $150 per
bucket, it comes out to just pennies per serving. But right now, let’s return
to the thrilling conclusion of The Killer Shrews,
here on Nightmare Theatre. It’s not a bad idea, Doctor. But here’s another
possibility, Doctor. It’s very light out. It’s going to be daylight soon. We take the shrew
that killed Mario And throw it over the
fence and use it for bait. If they show up for it, of
course the run for the boat’s Out. But if they don’t,
then I’ll go down And have Rook lay
too with the lighter. Then I’ll return to
the bend in the trail And give you the
all clear signal. Sounds fine, Captain. Good, then you
explain it to the rest. Yes, I will. Well, the bait’s been
out there 20 minutes. Nothing’s touched it. Even the wind has gone down. Isn’t that wonderful? I’m afraid it’s
not over, my dear. It’s just a lull. There’ll be a lot more. He’s right. I’ll be back at
the bend shortly. Now you watch for my signal. You can’t go alone. I’ll go with him. Not you, father. You haven’t even fired a gun. Take Rad or Jerry. Sure, I’ll go. And you’ll be sure
of getting a signal. Don’t shoot that gun
unless you have to. We’ve only got 20
rounds all together. I know that as well as you do. Sherman. You stay away from her. Do you have that
gun pointed at me? Right at the
middle of your back. Look, we got enough problems
without worrying about Ann. I’m telling you,
stay away from her Or when the shrews
get through with you, They won’t even find a buckshot. [SHREWS CHATTERING] Hey, Rook! Hey, Rook! Rook! [WHISTLES] Where’s the skiff? I’ll follow that check line. I’ve got to find him. Since last night you
won’t find much of him. Would you shut up? I’m not going back. You what? I’m staying here. All right. You suit yourself. But if I were you, I’d
swim out to that boat. Can’t swim. Then stay here. Wait a minute. You’ve got to give me a gun. Give you a gun? Sherman, wait! This is the gun
we had on the boat. They don’t leave much, do they? Sherman, we’ve got
to make a deal for… [SHREWS SQUEAKING] What is it? Shh. They’ve been trailing
us on both sides. Where? I didn’t see anything. Look, Sherman, you’ve
got to give me a gun. All right. Whatever you do, don’t you run. And you stay in front of me
because I don’t trust you. [SHREWS CHATTERING] They’re coming! Open the gate! Open it! [GUNSHOT] Open the gate! Open the gate! Open up! Let him in! Jerry, open the door! [GUNSHOT] You’ve got to let him in! Sherman! The shrews were out there! I couldn’t take a chance! [MEN YELLING] For heaven’s sakes. Doctor, stop him! All right, didn’t he have
it coming or didn’t he? What happened out there? Oh, nothing much. Jerry just tried to kill me
twice in the last five minutes. Rook came ashore last night. He’s dead. This is all that was left. Won’t do us any good. It’s got no ammo. I’m deeply sorry, Captain. I wish he had
followed your orders. Look, Doctor, you
casually mentioned animals. You didn’t explain to us what
we were facing out there. You have every right to
feel the way that you do. My mistake was only mine. It was one of judgment. I didn’t know about
the hurricane. I didn’t anticipate the effect
it would have on the shrews. I thought the house would
be safe through the crisis. How could you expose
your own daughter? How could you
expose Ann to that? She was going to leave last
week, but the boat didn’t come. I need a drink. Anybody else care for one? I could use some coffee. I’ll make some. Thank you, Ann. Cream and sugar? [SHREW CHATTERING] Oh, my leg! [GUNSHOTS] Slam the door! You all right, Doctor? He just ripped my
trousers, that’s all. Are you sure that’s all? I’m completely
aware of it, Doctor. I’ll kill them! [GUNSHOTS] That was a stupid
waste of ammunition. Every one of them a clean miss. There’s still four
of them in there. How did they get in? Through that kitchen window. That rope must be rotten. It’s got him! Radford! He’s dead. Oh, no! He recorded every
symptom and reaction. Right up to the
moment of his death. Jerry, tear down one of
those drapes and cover him up. Sure. Sure. Craigis will cover Ann
and I’ll cover him. You’ll cover me. But who’ll cover you? Shut up. We can get on the mantles,
swing from the ch – I told you to shut up. Now you stop
snivelling and think. It’d take a tank to
get us out of here. Thorne! There! [SHREW SQUEAKING] Won’t take them long
to dig around this. You’re right. No telling where else
they’re digging too. [GUNSHOTS] Come on! There’s not enough stuff here
to barricade those walls. I’ll tell you what, pile some
of those crates up over there. That roof’s our last chance. Help me, Doctor. Find something light. All right. Here, help the Doctor. Jerry, see if you
can find some rope. Doctor. Yes? Use these chemical
drums as tanks. Individual tanks. Here, I’ll show you. Set it down now. Slow. All right. All right? Yeah. It’ll work. It’ll work. But these drums are
too tall for the base. If the shrews don’t push
us over, the wind will. Not if we lash them together. Are there any more around here? Only that one over there. Have any cold chisels
or hammers or anything I could knock a hole in here
and make side pieces? There are some tools
over there in the corner. Hey, here’s another one. Get that out there. Hey, even better. Give me a little more slack. Get some rope and put it on
that latch so we can rig
from the ground. [SCREAMS] [SHREW SHRIEKING] Now hold this in. All right. All right. We’re all set. Look, it’s going
to be rough, but we Should be able to duck
walk to the beach. Where’s Jerry? There’s a lot of
them out there. I can see them. I’m not going. Look, come down here! That wind will blow you
right off that roof. I told you, I’m not going. I’m staying here. We’ve got to get him
down here somehow. Ann, see if you can
coax him down here. Jerry, Jerry please
come down with us! No. Ann, they’ll get you
if you go out there. Come down here, you fool! Poor devil. I hope he makes it. We can’t leave. He’s not responsible
for himself. We have to go now. All right, Doctor. Now hold it up. Everybody ready? I’m going to open that gate. Ready. Ready. OK, here they come. Hold on. Hold on. [SCREAMS] Ann, what’s the matter? Your side’s dragging. You want to rest? You tired? [SPEAKING SWEDISH] What’d you say? She says she’s all right. She’s keeping her eyes closed. All right. Keep your eyes closed. They can’t get at
you through the slit. This empty drum is
too heavy for her. I can barely hold up my side. I’ll be all right in a minute. All right. You walk. I’ll drag for a while. Listen. Don’t let their head get under. They’ll flip us over. [GUNSHOTS] [SCREAMING] [SCREAMS] He got my foot! Check your foot! No, my foot is free
but he got my boot. Is there a scratch? No. Not a mark. [GUNSHOT] Keep moving. Let’s go. Let’s go. Thorne, I don’t think I… What? Sand! We’re at sand! Sand, we’re close! We’ll hit the water soon. Doesn’t sound like they’re
following us anymore. We’d better walk deeper. I’m about drowned out. OK, let’s swim for it. OK. [SPEAKING SWEDISH] We are safe, aren’t we? WI mean, the storm. we? I mean, the storm. Oh, sure. She rode out the
first half all right, And that’s always the roughest. Anyway, riding an anchor
out will give me a chance To learn a little bit more
about that Swedish accent. In 24 hours, there’ll be
one shrew left on the island. And he’ll be dead of starvation. An excellent example
of overpopulation. Well, you know
something, Doctor? What’s that? I’m not going to worry about
overpopulation just yet. Welcome back to
Nightmare Theatre. We sure hope you
enjoyed the film, but Mittens, where’s El Sapo? He’s been gone for
quite a bit now. – Here I am, boss. I went down into
the basement and I caught me a killer shrew. They’re really not so bad
once you get to know them. I think I’m gonna
keep her as a pet. – Sapo, that’s just a
dog with a stupid wig on its head, isn’t it. You used this movie as
a ruse to make me think there were really killer
shrews in the basement so you could get a dog. That’s a dog, isn’t it? – No, no, it’s a killer shrew! But don’t worry, I’ve tamed her. – Sapo, you know we
can’t have a dog. I’ve explained this to
you time and time again. Now, Mittens here,
he’s a great pet, but we just can’t have a dog. So why don’t you take
that wig off of that dog and take it back to
where you got it. – Okay, boss, I’ll
take her back. – Listen, I know you’re sad. Would a cartoon pep you up? Why don’t you and Mittens
enjoy this cartoon. You folks at home can
try to enjoy it too. It’s from 1928, and it
features Felix the Cat, and it’s about not
letting our imaginations get the better of us. (ominous music) Well, that was quite a
unique cartoon, wasn’t it? – Yes, Mittens and I loved it. But one question. What was all that
writing on the screen? – Well, you see, cartoons
were silent back then. Folks had to read what
was on the screen. – What if people like
me who couldn’t read, what were we supposed to do? – Look, I don’t know. I wasn’t there, I
didn’t make the cartoon. I just wanted to
show you a cartoon to get you over the fact that
you had to give that dog up. – I appreciate that, boss. – Good. Say, what do we have
on tap for next week? – We have this! (dramatic music) – [Announcer] Have
you ever been kissed by a woman like this? This is the story
of an adventure so
fantastic and horrible as to make a man of
science doubt his senses. See the dance of destruction, as Tarantula entices
men to a strange fate. Lost women, lost
because they were born without human souls. Children of abominable
deviltry and twisted science, unleashed by insanity. – She has human beauty
and intelligence, but still possesses the
capacities and instincts of the giant spider. – Who could have shot him? – Nobody shot him. Look. These are not bullet wounds. – What could have killed him? – I don’t know. I hope we won’t
have to find out. – Aren’t you afraid, Grant? – Scared stiff. – If you’re frightened,
what do you call him? – I’m getting out of here! – [Announcer] The
terror of mortal man, paralyzed with fear,
bereft of reason, facing the horror of
the giant hexapod! – No, no, anything
but that movie! That’s the worst
movie ever made. Seriously, you
folks have no idea what you’re in
store for next week. Nothing you’ve seen
so far can prepare you for the absolute confusion
of The Mesa of Lost Women. (sighing) In the meantime, may all
your dreams be nightmares. (energetic spooky music)

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