Tonight on MeTV- though most parts of the country have had weather way too hot for a fur coat,we meet a young woman who is frightened by the fact that she may have inherited one as part of a family curse-when London is terrorized by what many believe could be a werewolf! MeTV favorite June Lockhart – who celebrated her 96th birthday this past week- does anything but celebrate the possibility that she has become the "She-Wolf of London"!
June plays young Phyllis Allenby, for whom life seems fairly sunny- she will soon marry Barry, a handsome young lawyer, and she also stands to inherit her family’s sizeable fortune. Phyllis resides in the Allenby Manor, along with her Aunt Martha and cousin Carol, with their servant Hannah. There are worries expressed ( by, who else?-some men) that the ladies are live without the protection of any male in the house, when word comes that a rash of brutal murders have been committed very nearby. All the victims have had their throats torn out in a vicious manner- and some of the local police, familiar with such things, seem to think that the culprit has to be- a werewolf!
Phyllis immediately worries that the murders may be connected to the legendary "curse of the Allenbys"- that involves family members making a deadly transformation. After finding certain clues that she feels she can only attribute to such an affliction, Phyllis nobly fears for her dear fiancé Barry - and begins to avoid him for his own safety! Barry fights to maintain his relationship as well as his beloved Phyllis' sanity- as more murders occur- and it becomes apparent that the suspect is - a woman!
This 1946 Universal chiller stars, as mentioned above, someone we see every week during "Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night"- June Lockhart, forgoing the "futuristic" universe of "Lost in Space" for early 20th century London. We'll introduce the various other cast members, plus- hear a pitch for a British TV show combining werewolfery and sci fi, find out if June's connections to "Lassie" might present a secondary curse, relive the very first time we learned that Boddy Sorrell, the grinning skull on the front of my coffin, could TALK, and more!
"She-Wolf of London" prowls the MeTV airwaves tonight at 8pm eastern/pacific, 7 central- if unsure of the time or channel where you are, please check local listings or www.metv.com for that information. MeTV invites you to join in the live-Tweeting during the show on Twitter using the hashtag #svengoolie. Last weekend we were among the top ten trending topics for the entire two hours! This morning, Chicago viewers get another chance to watch “Time Walker" on our main local station CW26 at 11 am.
We hope all our viewers will enjoy a happy and safe 4th of July weekend, and remember to honor the founding of our nation- but tune in tonight when hirsute howling brings on a different kind of fireworks in jolly old England!