Welcome to Day One of the Devilishly Delightful Donald Pleasence Blogathon! My superb co-host Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews and Yours Truly are proud to present this three-day event, celebrating versatile, enigmatic character actor Donald Pleasence. We have a bumper crop of posts for your perusal, featuring select film and television reviews (and even a recipe!).
If you’ve signed up, but your post isn’t quite ready for prime time, don’t panic. We’ll post your link on Day Two or Three (and a little bird told me there could be a bonus fourth day as well). Latecomers are also welcome (as my cohort mentioned in her post, the Halloween movies still haven’t been claimed). Post a comment below, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach me on Twitter (@barry_cinematic). You may also contact Gill by commenting on her post, through her blog’s Contact Me page, or on Twitter (@realweegiemidge).
Here are Day 1’s submissions below, and remember to tune in Saturday and Sunday for recaps of Days Two and Three!
Greg Wilcox from Destroy All Fanboys! invites us to take a ride down to the the Cul-de-Sac (1966).
Join Terence Towles Canote from A Shroud of Thoughts as he looks at Mr. Pleasence’s role on TV’s The Adventures of Robin Hood (1956-1958).
Andrew Wickliffe from The Stop Button sinks his fangs into Dracula (1979).
Listen. Do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell (with profound apologies to Lennon & McCartney)? Angelman tells all in his review of The DarkSecret of Harvest Home (1978).
Hey good lookin’, find out what’s cookin’ with Jenny from Silver Screen Suppers as she serves a heaping helping of Donald Pleasence's "No-Name Curry," along with a look at his appearance in the Columbo episode, “Any Old Port in a Storm” (1973).
With a little help from Rod Serling, Mitchell Hadley from It’s About TV takes you on a journey to a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Your next stop, a look at the Twilight Zone episode “Changing of the Guard.” (1962)
Brian Schuck from Films Beyond the Time Barrier will keep you company with his review of Alone in the Dark (1982).
It would be truly fiendish if you missed Michael Denney’s (from Maniacs and Monsters) review of The Flesh and the Fiends (1962).
Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews answers the call to write about Telefon (1977).