This holiday says we’re continuing with an already beloved tradition started just last year- our 24 hour marathon of hit short The Doughnuts. Learn to love again with Homer, Uncle Ulysses, and Kabuki Face, and Aunt Aggie all day long on Festivus (December 23rd) starting at 6pm Pacific / 9pm EST.
Happy holidays as we godless heathens say. The next RetroStrange Movie Night: On Location is December 21st, 2021, and will be coming to you live from the Niles Brewing Company in downtown Niles, MI.
This time we’re going all-in on the jolly fat man, Santa Claus, with a dynamic duo of festive features: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and Santa Claus Vs The Devil.
If you’ve never seen the Mexican-produced Santa Claus .vs. The Devil you are in for a real treat. Wikipedia:
On December 24, Santa prepares for his yearly journey at his Toyland castle in space. He plays the organ while his children helpers from all over the world sing. Meanwhile, in Hell, Lucifer instructs his chief demon Pitch to travel to Earth and turn the children of the world against Santa (or else he will, as punishment, eat chocolate ice cream).
We’ll be showing the slightly edited for the US version, simply called Santa Claus. Both of these features will be added to RetroStrange TV for the holiday season then taken down and put back into The RSTV Vault on January 3rd.
As we did last year, RetroStrange has reserved the weekend following US Thanksgiving to shine a light on the video content we don’t normally get to feature. Industrial shorts with odd durations, documentaries from Canada, you know the drill.
This year we’re adding a new series to RetroStrange TV with a special marathon later in the day. What will it be? You’ll just have to tune in and see.
RetroStrange is saddened to hear of the passing of world’s greatest eyebrow actor Dean Stockwell. Mr. Stockwell was a fixture in many formative media experiences for us from the hit TV show Quantum Leap to his roles in classic David Lynch movies such as Blue Velvet.
Strangers will know him best from WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON which we featured on RetroStrange Movie Night. Rest In Peace.
I’ll be back in Michigan for another live RetroStrange Movie Night from The NODE in downtown Niles, MI. We are honoring the great Vincent Price with a double feature of The Last Man on Earth and House on Haunted Hill, starting at 7pm EST. Be there in person or at RetroStrange.tv
RetroStrange producer Phil Nelson (that’s me) was featured on the Craft of Code podcast, by our web host Linode. If you want to learn a little about why we built RetroStrange TV & LOFI SCIFI, and what makes ’em tick, give the episode a listen.