The 27th Day (1957) – Friday Night At The Home Drive-In

Poster for The 27th Day (1957)The 27th Day (1957) by #WilliamAsher
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An alien hoping to take over Earth gives five different nations a powerful weapon and tells them if they resist using it for 27 days, Earth will be spared.

“Five people given the power to destroy nations! What will they do? What would you do?”
“Mightiest shocker the screen ever had the guts to make!”


The 27th Day (1957) opens on a beach, as a woman in a bathing suit comes out of the water and approaches a man who is painting a picture. They are both British characters, judging by their accents. The woman’s name is Eve, and she goes to sit by herself and dry off while the man continues to paint. Suddenly, a shadow falls over Eve and a voice asks her to come with him… She looks up and is horrified by what she sees… Continue reading

Friday Night At The Home Drive-In: The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)

Poster for The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) by #EdwardLCahn

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A family fights against a voodoo curse that marks each member for death.

“A Terrifying Case of SKULL-DUGGERY!”

“Your money NOT refunded if you faint!”


The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) is a film in which you expect to see Boris Karloff, or some other aging icon of horror. The image on the poster almost looks like Vincent Price if you squint at it just right. But I didn’t recognize any of the major players the first time I watched this film (or even the last time, truth be told).  Continue reading