Friday, March 12, 2010

Genre Films on TCM (03.12.10)

Today is a very busy day for old school genre fans with Turner Classic Movies! Ranging from Freudian suspense yarns (Psyche 59), to big bug flicks (Them!), and, yes, even some William Castle (Shanks, Mr. Sardonicus). I hope you don't have to work today, hipsters!

10:15 AM Psyche 59 (1964)
After being blinded in a mysterious fall, a woman fears her husband is involved with her younger sister.
Cast: Patricia Neal, Curt Jurgens, Samantha Eggar, Ian Bannen Dir: Alexander Singer BW-94 mins, TV-PG

12:00 PM Collector, The (1965)
A disturbed young man kidnaps a woman he's been stalking.
Cast: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore Dir: William Wyler C-119 mins, TV-14

2:15 PM Return From the Ashes (1965)
A gigolo marries a wealthy widow, seduces her stepdaughter and plots to kill them both.
Cast: Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin, Herbert Lom Dir: J. Lee Thompson BW-108 mins, TV-PG

6:15 PM Walking Stick, The (1970)
A beautiful polio victim is seduced into helping with a robbery.
Cast: David Hemmings, Samantha Eggar, Emlyn Williams, Phyllis Calvert Dir: Eric Till C-101 mins, TV-14

8:00 PM Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The (1953)
Nuclear tests set a dormant prehistoric monster on a path of destruction.
Cast: Paul Christian, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey Dir: Eugene Lourié BW-80 mins, TV-PG

9:30 PM It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
A giant octopus attacks San Francisco.
Cast: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Ian Keith Dir: Robert Gordon BW-79 mins, TV-PG

11:00 PM Monster that Challenged the World, The (1957)
An earthquake unleashes a horde of giant prehistoric monsters.
Cast: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Barbara Darrow Dir: Arnold Laven BW-84 mins, TV-PG

12:30 AM Them! (1954)
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
Cast: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness Dir: Gordon Douglas BW-93 mins, TV-PG

2:30 AM Shanks (1974)
A mute puppeteer discovers how to manipulate dead bodies.
Cast: Marcel Marceau, Tsilla Chelton, Philippe Clay, Cindy Eilbacher Dir: William Castle C-93 mins

4:15 AM Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
A man whose face is frozen in a horrible smile forces a doctor to treat him.
Cast: Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe, Oscar Homolka Dir: William Castle BW-90 mins, TV-PG

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