Saturday, October 30, 2010

Genre Films on TCM (Halloween!)

HALLOWEEN BLOGATHON 2010, HOUR 1

Oh, Horror Hipsters, the good Cthulu has graced us all with another Halloween! And you know what that means, don't you? Heaps and heaps of horror goodness on Turner Classic Movies! Check out the schedule, and find yourself a comfy spot to pop a squat, because you're gonna be watching all day long!

12:45am Mad Love (1935)
A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists.
Cast: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive, Ted Healy Dir: Karl Freund BW-68 mins, TV-PG

2:00am Cat People (1942)
A newlywed fears that an ancient curse will turn her into a bloodthirsty beast.
Cast: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt Dir: Jacques Tourneur BW-73 mins, TV-PG

3:30am Martin Scorsese Presents, Val Lewton: The Man In The Shadows (2007)
This TCM original documentary looks at the imaginative producer who fashioned a lasting body of beautiful and unsettling films on meager budgets.
Cast: Val Lewton, Martin Scorsese BW-77 mins, TV-PG

5:00am Leopard Man, The (1943)
When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.
Cast: Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell Dir: Jacques Tourneur BW-66 mins, TV-PG

6:15am Freaks (1932)
A lady trapeze artist violates the code of the side show when she plots to murder her midget husband.
Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Rosco Ates Dir: Tod Browning BW-62 mins, TV-PG

7:45am Mark Of The Vampire (1935)
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allen, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi Dir: Tod Browning BW-61 mins, TV-PG

9:00am Devil Doll, The (1936)
A Devil's Island escapee shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls.
Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Rafaela Ottiano Dir: Tod Browning BW-78 mins, TV-PG

10:30am Terror, The (1963)
A lost soldier discovers a mysterious beauty haunting a half-deserted castle.
Cast: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight, Richard Miller Dir: Roger Corman C-79 mins, TV-PG

12:15pm Bucket of Blood, A (1959)
A jealous Bohemian wannabe resorts to murder to perpetuate his new-found success as a sculptor.
Cast: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone, Julian Burton Dir: Roger Corman C-65 mins, TV-PG

1:30pm Tower Of London (1962)
A hunchback murders his way to the British throne.
Cast: Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown Dir: Roger Corman BW-80 mins, TV-14

3:00pm Tingler, The (1959)
A scientist discovers an organism that lives on fear.
Cast: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts Dir: William Castle BW-82 mins, TV-PG

4:30pm Mad Magician, The (1954)
Betrayed by his manager, a master magician uses his skills to seek revenge.
Cast: Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor, John Emery Dir: John Brahm BW-73 mins, TV-PG

6:15pm House Of Wax (1953)
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
Cast: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones Dir: Andre DeToth C-88 mins, TV-PG

8:00pm House On Haunted Hill (1959)
A millionaire offers total strangers a fortune to spend the night in a haunted house.
Cast: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal Dir: William Castle BW-75 mins, TV-14

9:30pm Haunting, The (1963)
A team of psychic investigators moves into a haunted house that destroys all who live there.
Cast: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn Dir: Robert Wise BW-112 mins, TV-PG

11:30pm Poltergeist (1982)
Evil spirits abduct a suburban family's daughter causing chaos and havoc.
Cast: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne Dir: Tobe Hooper C-115 mins, TV-MA

1:30am Phantom of the Opera, The (1925)
In this silent film, a hideously deformed man haunts the sewers beneath the Paris Opera.
Cast: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Snitz Edwards Dir: Rupert Julian BW-90 mins, TV-G

3:15am Quiet Place in the Country, A (1969)
A beautiful ghost inspires a painter to commit murder.
Cast: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Géret, Gabriella Grimaldi Dir: Elio Petri C-106 mins, TV-MA

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