I came across your website by accident, I woke up this morning for some odd
reason, thinking about an old horror flick I had seen during the sixties
called "Caltiki, the immortal monster" so for reasons unknown to myself, I thought I
would look it up in the Google search engine, and...... hot damn! ... There
I remember that little flick the same way Beth Rust tells it, only my Mom and I
at night alone, huddled around a little black & white TV, our house was at
the end of a long,.....long,......long, dirt driveway, and all around our
property were apple orchards, so we were pretty much on our own until my dad
got home from his meeting night at the town's firehouse, it was a dark night,
and I remember looking out
through the screen door on our front porch after watching the movie, just
knowing that "Caltiki", would get us, along with "The Crawling Eye" and "The
Thing" (all three were on that night). I sat there, in the still of the night,
with my hands tightly wrapped around my BB-gun version of the military M1
carbine, which was cocked and loaded, waiting for my father to come home.
Needless to say, I dozed off, and as my father got home, trying to gently
open the squeaky screen door with one hand (as not to wake my mother) and a
can of Carling Black Label in the other, the door opened with a sudden
shudder, as the old rusty spring which held it closed snapped off the hinge
and flew across the room breaking the window to the bedroom where my Mom was
asleep. The next thing I heard was a loud "POP," my old man stood there for a
second, dropped the can of beer, and fell to the ground, yelling words still
to this day, I have never heard again. So, I would like to thank you for
helping me remember
one of those "cherished" childhood millennium moments.
ps. I never saw the movie again
Copyright to contributed work and quoted correspondence remains with the original authors.
Public domain work remains in the public domain.
All other material: Copyright 2015 Ray Davis.