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Schlock Cinema   NEW!

Bad to the Bone This summer, Professor Fred tutors us with a series of oddball films focused on a stratum of society’s remorseless and recitative. First up, Door-to-Door Maniac! (AKA Five Minutes to Live) (1961) features the “Man in Black” himself, Johnny Cash alongside Hollywood aristocrat Ronnie Howard in a thriller about a psycho (Cash) using his musical talents to terrorize a dysfunctional family while his accomplice (Vic Tayback) robs a nearby bank. Next, we will attempt to resist Revolt of the Zombies (1936). Dean Jagger (Twelve O’Clock High) is a research scientist who, upon being jilted by his girlfriend, uses his knowledge of voodoo to create “a ravaging army of zombies!” Talk about your fragile male egos. Then we explore an early film by renowned auteur Alfred Hitchcock, Sabotage (AKA The Woman Alone) (1936). Oskar Homolka stars as a terrorist hiding his secret life behind the façade of a mild-mannered movie theatre owner. With a Rotten Tomatoes aggregate score of 100%, Sabotage is ranked as the 44th best British film ever made. Yes, but is it Schlock? Bomb’s the word. Then comes The Damned Don’t Cry! (1950) Thanks to a wealthy mobster, impoverished Joan Crawford breaks into high society. Alas, a “free lunch” is never free and she winds up pinned with a murder rap. Things go very, very bad for Joan after that. Made at the height of Crawford’s fame, this film is joyless, nasty, mean-spirited and sure to be a kick. Finally, Christopher Lee stars as the world’s greatest detective in Sherlock Holmes and The Deadly Necklace (1962). A German/French/Italian co-production, the film was shot in English and poorly re-dubbed in English with American actors as cost-cutting effort. Clearly, something was lost in translation.


  • Schlock Cinema • SUMMER


  • Item: 7038

    Fee: $79.00

    Instructor: Fred Hopkins

  • Times: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Dates: 7/11/2019 - 8/8/2019

    Sessions: 5 Th

    10 hours

  • Location: 9600 College Way North Seattle, WA 98103

    Building: On Campus: LB Bldg

    Room: Room 1131


  • CE classes are intended for adults 18 and up unless otherwise noted. Please see Continuing Education Policies to learn more about our underage waiver, refund, and cancellation policies.

    Summer Quarter registration opens May 20.