Under the Mountain is an eight-part television series based on the novel of the same name written by Maurice Gee that first aired in 1981 and was produced by Television New Zealand. When twins Rachel and Theo Matheson first meet the mysterious Mr. Jones when they are young children lost in the woods near their home. Eight years later they meet Mr. Jones again in Auckland while they are spending their summer holidays with their aunt, uncle and cousin. It is during this time they learn that Mr. Jones is an alien, sent from another world in a battle against another race of slimy, slug-like beasts / monsters / aliens who strip a planet until it is barren then move on to the next to do the same. While in their human form these creatures are known as the evil Mr. Wilberforce family who, despite their slug-like form have a keen sense of sight and smell as they spy on Rachel and Theo from across the lake.
Summery from Wikipedia Summers' character and three young children (friends of his, all of whom seem to play themselves) arrive at a mysterious mansion after they get a flat tire. Within, they find, among other things, heads falling from the ceiling, Burton performing card tricks, and even a bizarre demon-like villain character who engages in a prolonged swordfight with Burton. At the end of this fight, Burton performs another display of his talents, wherein he reveals that the demon character never existed, and that the entire ordeal was, in his words, "just a trick". Afterward, the characters leave the mansion, where they meet another lost traveler, Stan Allen, magician, looking for a phone (he had run out of gas), whom they wryly tell to "help [himself]".
With fall now upon us and the days getting
cooler it’s nice to be able to settle in with a classic film and a hot cup of
tea and this 1960’s thriller starring Doris Day and Rex Harrison certainly
lives up to that scenario.
Picture yourself living on Grosvenor Square in
London and returning home in a dense fog. Then from out of the fog you hear an eerie,
electronic-like voice calling you by name threatening to kill you within the
month, tormenting you as you run to escape!
That’s exactly what happens to newlywed Kit
Preston (Doris Day) one evening on her way home. Terrified she confides in her
husband Tony (Rex Harrison) who tries to convince her that she has been the
victim of a practical joker and suggests they travel to Venice for the
honeymoon they never had.
Do they make it Venice for their honeymoon or
has Kit been murdered by the person with the mysterious voice? Find out in