Tonight on MeTV- as sultry weather moves into many of our viewing areas, a sultry young woman moves into the neighborhood of a group of buddies - veterans who have returned home after witnessing the secret reptilian ritual of a mysterious cult- which has sent a slinky she-serpent to get revenge for the "Cult of the Cobra"!
In this 1955 chiller, the servicemen mentioned above are about to be shipped home, and decide to do the tourist thing before leaving the mysterious East. Hoping for something special, off the beaten path that most visitors never experience for their final outing, they get some info from a contact at the local bazaar- and soon arrive, in disguise, at a secret location to witness a cult of snake worshipers conducting a ritualistic ceremony. Unfortunately, not having the sense to remember flash photography is forbidden, one of the servicemen ignorantly snaps a photo, revealing the presence of the strangers to the cult members! A reptilian riot breaks out, as the boys try to make their escape- but, in the process, one of the high priests places a curse on them! Just as they seem to have escaped, a member of the fleeing G.I. group is somehow injured, while a mystery woman is briefly seen in the shadows. Later, at the hospital, our soon-to-be recipient of a purple heart seems well on the road to recovery- and ready for the trip home- BUT-a bizarre occurrence ends up reversing his condition-permanently!
Heartbroken, his comrades return to the states and their civilian lives. Tom and Paul, two of the boys, resume their previous competition for the heart of the lovely Julia. She makes her choice between the men- accepting the proposal of Paul, and "Dear Johnn-ing" Tom. As he sulks later, he hears a nerve-chilling scream! Investigating, he discovers it's a beautiful new neighbor, who claims she has encountered an intruder in her apartment- who is now gone without a trace. Tom, primed for a rebound from his loss of Julia, is immediately attracted to the mysterious Lisa- who runs hot and cold(blooded), confusing him as things progress, as to how she feels about him. The following days bring more sadness, as more GI buddies seem to be getting picked off, one by one. The remaining returnees recall that curse placed upon them at the hidden temple- never realizing that there is someone in their midst with the power to become a deadly serpent- whose mission is not only to destroy them- but also someone they love!
We have dug up this vintage Sven show, since it's a big favorite of some viewers- and one that newer viewers haven’t seen. It’s got a roster of many familiar stars from classic shows seen on MeTV,and also includes femme fatale Faith Domergue, an actress who's shown up in several of our horror flicks, and is often cited for her history with billionaire Howard Hughes. Most people, even from our promo, realize that the high priest who curses the unwanted visitors to the temple is another MeTV show’s supporting character- really! I'm not just talking through my shoe! (Ahem...) You will see our old coffin and set, which now reside in Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications, and some dated references- along with traditional Sven snake shtick, and some classic Sven bits!
"Cult of the Cobra" slithers onto your screen tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central- please check for channel and time in your area - in your local listings or at www.metv.com . Remember that MeTV invites you to live-Tweet during the program, using the hashtag #svengoolie- as usual lately, we've been trending among the most-Tweeted topics every weekend ! In Chicago, our viewers get a special encore of Peter Cushing’s “Island of Terror" ( due to Universal’s only allowing us to show last week’s MeTV offering, “Frozen Ghost” during the May “window” of availability) on our main local station, CW26, at 11 am.
The inventory of the new Sven mesh baseball cap is shipping out briskly! We’ve heard about sightings of folks wearing them from fans all over the country, asking where they can get one- and, of course, the place is the store here on our site, or at www.metv.com . If you want one as a Father’s Day gift, a word to the wise- order now to get it in time!
And join us tonight on MeTV for reptilian romance and vengeance with venom!