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Killer Serials - King of the Rocket Men (1949)

On Killer Serials, we showcase the pulpy short films that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s.

Today, we're blasting off into the stratosphere with Republic Films' King of the Rocket Men.

What you need to know about King of the Rocket Men

Originally released in 1949, King of the Rocket Men is a twelve chapter serial that introduced us to the "Rocketman."

The plot itself is rather pulpy.…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 10, 2011 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

Killer Serials - The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938)

On Killer Serials, we showcase the pulpy short films that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s.

Today, we're watching chapter one from Republic Films' The Fighting Devil Dogs.

What you need to know about The Fighting Devil Dogs

Released in 1938, The Fighting Devil Dogs is a twelve chapter serial where two Marines are charged with saving the world from "The Lightning," a costumed super villain…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 3, 2011 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943)

The Adventures of Smilin' Jack was an aviation comic strip that first appeared October 1, 1933 in the Chicago Tribune and ended April 1, 1973. After a run of 40 years, it was the longest running aviation comic strip, with the main character "Smilin' Jack" being described as "the Dick Tracy of the skies."

The strip was created by 27-year-old cartoonist and aviation enthusiast Zack Mosley, who had previously worked on the Buck Rogers and Skyroads…

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Added by Tome Wilson on November 13, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - Dick Tracy Detective (1945)

On Killer Serials, we showcase the episodic adventure films that were popular in the days before television.  Serials were typically short (20 minutes was average), about 10 - 15 chapters long, packed with as much action as possible, and almost always had a cliffhanger ending so the audience would return for the next installment.

This week, we're showing the diesel era's most famous private detective, Dick Tracy.  Based on the comic strip by Chester…

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Added by Tome Wilson on July 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - Bela Lugosi in Whispering Shadow (1933)

Welcome to Killer Serials on Dieselpunks.

Killer Serials is our chance to spotlight the pre-television days of cliffhanger entertainment.  Whether it's secret agents, pulp heroes, or master magicians, you can guarantee there will be action, suspense, and plenty of cheesy props.

This week, we have the scene chewing star of Dracula, Bela Lugosi in Whispering Shadow, a 12 Chapter Serial made in 1933 by Nat Levine for Mascot Pictures Corporation. It's a take on the popular…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 30, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - Les Vampires #10 - Bloody Wedding

Welcome to the Killer Serials on Dieselpunks.

Killer Serials is our segment on Dieselpunks for showcasing cliffhangers and serial thrillers from Hollywood's golden age.

Les Vampires In November 1915, the walls of Paris were plastered with street posters that depicted three masked faces with a question mark as a noose, and the questions "who, what, when, where?". The morning newspapers printed the following poem:

Of the moonless nights…

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Added by Tome Wilson on January 29, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - Les Vampires #9 - The Poisoner

Welcome to the Killer Serials on Dieselpunks.

Killer Serials is our segment on Dieselpunks for showcasing cliffhangers and serial thrillers from Hollywood's golden age.

Les Vampires In November 1915, the walls of Paris were plastered with street posters that depicted three masked faces with a question mark as a noose, and the questions "who, what, when, where?". The morning newspapers printed the following poem:

Of the moonless nights…

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Added by Tome Wilson on January 22, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - Les Vampires #7 - Satanas

Welcome to the Killer Serials on Dieselpunks.

Killer Serials is our segment on Dieselpunks for showcasing cliffhangers and serial thrillers from Hollywood's golden age.

Les Vampires In November 1915, the walls of Paris were plastered with street posters that depicted three masked faces with a question mark as a noose, and the questions "who, what, when, where?". The morning newspapers printed the following poem:

Of the moonless nights…

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Added by Tome Wilson on January 8, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - Les Vampires #6 - The Hypnotic Gaze

Welcome to the Killer Serials on Dieselpunks.

Killer Serials is our segment on Dieselpunks for showcasing cliffhangers and serial thrillers from Hollywood's golden age.

Les Vampires In November 1915, the walls of Paris were plastered with street posters that depicted three masked faces with a question mark as a noose, and the questions "who, what, when, where?". The morning newspapers printed the following poem:

Of the moonless nights…

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Added by Tome Wilson on January 1, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - Les Vampires #5 - The Escaping Dead Man

Welcome to the Killer Serials on Dieselpunks.

Killer Serials is our segment on Dieselpunks for showcasing cliffhangers and serial thrillers from Hollywood's golden age.

Les Vampires In November 1915, the walls of Paris were plastered with street posters that depicted three masked faces with a question mark as a noose, and the questions "who, what, when, where?". The morning newspapers printed the following poem:

Of the moonless nights…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 25, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - Les Vampires #4 - The Ghost

Welcome to the Killer Serials on Dieselpunks.

Killer Serials is our segment on Dieselpunks for showcasing cliffhangers and serial thrillers from Hollywood's golden age.

Les Vampires In November 1915, the walls of Paris were plastered with street posters that depicted three masked faces with a question mark as a noose, and the questions "who, what, when, where?". The morning newspapers printed the following poem:

Of the moonless nights…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - Les Vampires #3 - The Red Cypher

Welcome to the Killer Serials on Dieselpunks.

Killer Serials is our segment on Dieselpunks for showcasing cliffhangers and serial thrillers from Hollywood's golden age.

Les Vampires In November 1915, the walls of Paris were plastered with street posters that depicted three masked faces with a question mark as a noose, and the questions "who, what, when, where?". The morning newspapers printed the following poem:

Of the moonless nights…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - Les Vampires #2 - The Killer Ring

Welcome to the Killer Serials on Dieselpunks.

Killer Serials is our segment on Dieselpunks for showcasing cliffhangers and serial thrillers from Hollywood's golden age.

Les Vampires In November 1915, the walls of Paris were plastered with street posters that depicted three masked faces with a question mark as a noose, and the questions "who, what, when, where?"

The morning newspapers printed the following poem:

Of the moonless…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 4, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Killer Serials - Les Vampires #1 - The Severed Head

Welcome to the Killer Serials on Dieselpunks.

Killer Serials is our segment on Dieselpunks for showcasing cliffhangers and serial thrillers from Hollywood's golden age.

Les Vampires In November 1915, the walls of Paris were plastered with street posters that depicted three masked faces with a question mark as a noose, and the questions "who, what, when, where?"

The morning newspapers printed the following poem:

Of the moonless…

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Added by Tome Wilson on November 27, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Danger Element - Episode 2

Battle Jitni has escaped the clutches of Doctor Elymas with the Danger Element, but a new party has taken interest. Persued by mister Saltzman and his mysterious employer, Carlotto, Battle Jitni finds unexpected help.





Starring: John Soares, Cassie Meder, Ben Page, Carlos Vasquez, and Shaun Finney



Music by: Glen Gabriel



Written and Directed by: John… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on August 25, 2010 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Guardians of the Constitution: The Legacy of Atlantis (2010)

Werewolves, Atlantis, Airplanes, Airships, Carchases, Evil masterminds, Secret agents, Epic fight scenes, Pulp, Cliffhangers, Action, Comedy and crappy special effects!



Norwegian cliffhanger serial, subtitled for your pleasure by… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on August 2, 2010 at 11:28pm — 5 Comments

The Danger Element - Episode 1

Doctor Trevor Elymas (Doug Jones) is only one step away from completing a diabolical plan. Battle Jitni (John Soares), member of a secret order of vigilantes, must wrench The Danger Element from Doctor Elymas' grasp before it can be stabilized and installed in his machine.



The first in a series of exciting action adventure shorts produced on a shoestring budget by Westhavenbrook Productions.





Directed by: John… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 16, 2010 at 11:48am — 4 Comments

Killer Serials - Spy Smasher (1943)

Alan Armstrong, aka Spy Smasher, battles a Nazi villain known as The Mask, who heads a gang of saboteurs determined to spread destruction across America.…







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Added by Tome Wilson on May 2, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Killer Serials - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Welcome back to Killer Serials, our weekly series that highlights the episodic adventures of dieselpunks greatest heroes. We started Killer Serials in October of '09 with the exploits of legendary escape artist Harry Houdini.



We watched Houdini's fantastic adventures against the mob, mad scientists, evil robots, and even the police. Now we change gears to something a little more cerebral.



Sherlock Holmes In honor of the new Sherlock Holmes movie (released on December 25,…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 30, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

How did you like Killer Serials?

Our first Killer Serials showing is over now.



Tell me, how did you like it?



Did you watch it every day? Did you catch up with it when you could? Or, were you simply not interested?



If you didn't like it, please let me know why. Was it the story, or are you just not a fan of serials?



If you did like it, let me know how we can improve Killer Serials for next…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 20, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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