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What to Watch for Halloween on Turner Classic Movies

By October 29, 2012

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The GhoulAs they do every year, Turner Classic Movies will air a day full of classic horror movies on Halloween. Here's the full schedule for this Wednesday, Oct. 31st.

The day starts off rather quietly with Tod Browning's silent era London After Midnight (1927), starring Lon Chaney, and moves on to the little known Boris Karloff film, The Ghoul (1933), which remained lost for over 30 years before being fully restored in 2003.

Next up is the gothic horror House of Dark Shadows (1970), an off-shoot of the camp classic TV show from the previous decade. That's followed by Roman Polanski's English-language debut, Repulsion (1965), starring Catherine Deneuve, and Francis Ford Coppola's moody Dementia 13 (1963), his ultra-low budget film debut for schlock producer Roger Corman.

After watching Vincent Price play a scientist battling a virus that turns people into ghouls in The Last Man on Earth (1964), TCM lines up three Bela Lugosi classics, The Devil Bat (1940), White Zombie (1932) and The Body Snatcher (1945), which co-starred Boris Karloff.

FrankensteinOf course, no Halloween would be complete without James Whales' Frankenstein (1931), which airs in the heart of prime time. That's followed by Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Wolf Man (1941) starring Claude Rains and another Karloff classic, The Mummy (1932).

Night owls can check out The Mummy's Hand (1940) starring Peggy Moran, Island of Lost Souls (1933) with Charles Laughton, and Whales' pioneering adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man (1933).

Boris Karloff in 'The Ghoul' (1933)/MGM Home Entertainment

James Whales' 'Frankenstein' (1931)/Universal Studios

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October 29, 2012 at 7:07 pm
(1) Jeff Fleischmann says:

If you’re a Classic Horror Movie fan, I suggest you check out The Nitrate Diva’s “Horror Blogathon 2012″ – http://j.mp/PhtciM – and follow her on Twitter: @NitrateDiva. Her posts are always smart and incisive, and never boring. You can also tweet with other Classic film fans on Twitter while watching movies on the Turner Classic Movie Channel, using this hashtag: #TCMParty. So check out The Diva and crash a TCM Party. You can find more info on Twitter: @TCM_Party. “C’mon down!” :)

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