May 16, 2016
VIDEO: The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)
It’s time for another episode of The Following Special Presentation, where your host Stan Ferguson looks at some of the cheesiest made for TV movies of all time!
In this episode, Stan watches The Horror at 37,000 Feet, a bizarre 1973 airplane disaster/horror hybrid that’s horrifying for all the wrong reasons. Filmed for roughly $500 on a soundstage at CBS Television City, the movie boasts an all-star cast including Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen, Paul Winfield, Russell “The Professor” Johnson, France Nuyen, and Tammy Grimes. Also onboard is William Shatner, chewing up the scenery like never before, and meeting his untimely demise in a truly memorable fashion.
(Random trivia note that didn’t make it into the video: The Horror at 37,000 Feet was directed by David Lowell Rich, who went on to direct the even more hilarious airplane disaster film The Concorde… Airport ‘79.)
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