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Turner Classic Movies Unveils It's Halloween Movie Schedule

Classic horror film lovers get excited, as Turner Classic Movies just unveiled its movie lineup for the Halloween season. I’d run through and list all the classics that will be popping up throughout the month, but there’s just too many to list. This is Turner Classic Movies after all. Check out the full lineup below, and let us know if you’re excited for any of these! (via Bloody Disgusting)

Wednesday October 3, 2018

8:00 Pm The Unknown (1927) Dir: Tod Browning

9:00 Pm The Phantom of the Opera (1925) Dir: Rupert Julian

10:45 Pm The Monster (1925) Dir: Roland West

Thursday October 4, 2018

12:30 Am The Penalty (1920) Dir: Wallace Worsley

2:15 Am The Unholy Three (1925) Dir: Tod Browning.

4:00 Am He Who Gets Slapped (1924) Dir: Victor Seastrom

Saturday October 6, 2018

2:00 Am Deadly Friend (1986) Dir: Wes Craven

3:45 Am Demon Seed (1977) Dir. Donald Cammell

Sunday October 7, 2018

8:00 Pm The Mummy’s Hand (1940) Dir: Christy
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DVD Review: "100 Years Of Horror" Hosted By Christopher Lee

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By Hank Reineke

The first thing you note when reading the sleeve notes for 100 Years of Horror (Mill Creek Entertainment) is the three-disc set’s staggering running time: ten hours and fifty-five minutes. It’s a somewhat daunting task to review such a monumentally staged effort as this, one at least partially conceived as a labor-of-love. The series makes a noble effort to trace the history and the development of the horror film from the silent era through the slasher films of the 1980s and a bit beyond, not always neatly or logically compartmentalizing sub-genres as “Dinosaurs,” “Aliens” “Gore,” “Mutants,” Scream Queens” etc. along the way. It’s a bit difficult to precisely date when host and horror film icon Christopher Lee’s commentaries and introductory segments were filmed. The set itself carries a 1996 copyright, but Lee makes an off-hand mention of the “new” Dracula film starring Gary Oldman… which
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Turner Classic Movies Is Bringing The Horror In October

(Aotn) Turner Classic Movies is bringing the horror next month. Starting on October 1st the channel will be bringing back movies such as the original Cat People and Dracula. Fan’s of classic movies will surely not want to miss this.

If you have ever wanted to know where the band White Zombie got there name be sure to tune in on Halloween morning at 8:30 Am. The Universal Monster’s are sprinkled throughout this marathon and will hopefully delight old school horror fans.

Complete Schedule Below:

Sunday October 1, 2017

8:00 Pm Dracula (1931) 9:30 Pm Dracula’s Daughter (1936) 11:00 Pm Son Of Dracula (1943)

Monday October 2, 2017

12:30 Am Nosferatu (1922)

Tuesday October 3, 2017

8:00 Pm Frankenstein (1931) 9:30 Pm Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) 11:00 Pm The Mummy (1932)

Wednesday October 4, 2017

12:30 Am The Wolf Man (1941) 2:00 Am Island Of Lost Souls (1933) 3:30 Am The Black Cat (1934) 4:45 Am The Invisible Man (1933)

Sunday October 8, 2017

2:00 Am Night
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The Nine Greatest Horror Film Stars of All Time

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Halloween is almost here. This is the time of year for putting your favorite horror films in the DVD player. When you think of horror movies over the decades, there are certain actors whose names are indelibly linked to the horror genre. In honor of Halloween 2016, Cinelinx looks at the nine greatest horror films stars of all time.

9) Robert Englund: He made a name for himself as the burnt-faced dream demon Freddy Kruger. His body of horror work includes...A Nightmare On Elm Street, Anoes 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Anoes 3: Dream Warriors, Anoes 4: The Dream Master, Anoes 5: The Dream Child, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Freddy Vs. Jason, The Phantom of the Opera, Nightmare Café, Night Terrors, Mortal Fear, The Mangler, Urban Legend, Sanitarium, The Funhouse Massacre, etc.

8) Jamie Lee Curtis: The woman who created the trend of females
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Therapy For A Vampire – Review

Summer just officially started just a few days ago, so Halloween is months away. Perhaps a great way to get us cooled off, to put us in a Fall state of mind, would be to pay a visit to one of the oldest horror movie icons: the vampire. Everyone’s aware of how scary those fanged fiends can be, but you may have forgotten how funny they are (intentionally, of course). Movie audiences have emitted nervous laughter ever since Max Schreck emerged from the shadows in the silent classic Nosferatu. And certainly there are bits (and bites) of humor (mostly comic relief supporting players) in 1931’s Dracula and Mark Of The Vampire, both with Bela Lugosi. It wasn’t until 1948 that he was in an all out farce (though the Count is never lampooned) in Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein. After Hammer Studios brought back (in full gory color) the bloodsuckers ten years later,
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June 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Midnight Special, The Crush

Well, genre fans, we only have four home entertainment releases coming our way this Tuesday, but as the saying goes, they are quality over quantity.

Scream Factory is releasing the ’90s thriller The Crush on Blu-ray this week and we also have two great recent films to look forward to as well: The Wave and Midnight Special. Rounding out this Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD offerings is Bayview Entertainment’s DVD release of the ’80s cult classic, Biohazard.

Biohazard (Bayview Entertainment, DVD)

The cult classic returns featuring an all-new 2K 16×9 widescreen film transfer from the original 35mm negative! A group of scientists, army types and a buxom psychic use a variety of methods to suck a bloodthirsty alien out of another dimension. Upon arriving, the little devil blasts his way loose, taking part of a soldiers face along the way. The psychic and her network of friends chase the beast,
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Ten Tod Browning Films Airing on Turner Classics January 25th

Attention classic movie freaks – Set your DVR for this Monday!!!!

Tod Browning (1880-1962) was a pioneering director who helped establish the horror film genre. Born in Louisville Kentucky, Browning ran away to join the circus at an early age which influenced his later career in Hollywood and echoes of those years can be found in many of his films. Though best known as the director of the first sound version of Dracula starring Bela Lugosi in 1931, Browning made his mark on cinema in the silent era with his extraordinary 10-film collaboration with actor Lon Chaney, the ‘Man of a Thousand Faces’. Despite the success of Dracula, and the boost it gave his career, Browning’s chief interest continued to lie not in films dealing with the supernatural but in films that dealt with the grotesque and strange, earning him the reputation as “the Edgar Allan Poe of the cinema”. Browning
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*Updated* Daily Dead’s 2015 Halloween Horrors TV Calendar

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*Updated with new film and TV show listings.* Happy October, everyone! Our favorite month is finally upon us, which means everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit, especially when it comes to upcoming TV programming over the next 31 days. Trying to keep track of everything that’s playing throughout October can be a hellish affair, so once again Daily Dead is here to help make sure you know about everything Halloween-related hitting cable and network airwaves over the coming weeks.

* All Updated & Additional Listings Are In Bold (all times listed are Et/Pt)*

Thursday, October 1st

9:00am – Halloween Crazier (Travel Channel)

10:00am – Halloween Craziest (Travel Channel)

4:00pm – Firestarter (AMC)

6:00pm – The Last Exorcism (Syfy)

6:30pm – Pet Sematary (AMC)

8:00pm – My Babysitter’s a Vampire (Disney)

8:30pm – Stephen King’s Thinner (AMC)

10:00pm – Dominion Season 3 Finale (Syfy)

10:30 pm – Cujo (AMC)

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‘Tales From the Crypt’ Volume 1 The early days of the horror icon crawl back from the grave

Few comics sit at the intersection of “fan beloved,” “industry defining,” and “absolutely impossible to acquire” the way the EC Comics library does. For a while they almost felt like Comics’ very own Holy Grail. On one hand, you’ve got the Tales From The Crypt brand itself, which has left an indelible mark on pop culture with films, cable TV series, Saturday morning cartoons, and a line of revival graphic novels from Papercutz — a proud legacy, to be sure. But on the other hand, you enter into the more nebulous region of pop cultural osmosis, and it’s there that the legend of Bill Gaines’ little comic line that could grows to gargantuan levels. The baby boomers that ate his ghoulish “mags” up in the early ‘50s eventually grew into the genre fiction movers and shakers of the ‘70s and ‘80s — from cult directors like George Romero and Joe Dante,
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The Last Great Horror Icon Is Gone: Where Are the Future Scare Masters?

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With the death of horror film legend Christopher Lee, the last of the legendary honor guard of horror has passed on. He was part of an elite group that created the horror genre. Lee’s passing is a reminder that it’s been a long time since we had a new horror film superstar. Is the day of the horror film specialist gone forever? Where are the big-screen boogie-men for the 21st century?

Once upon a time there were a group of actors, known as the ‘screen boogiemen’ who created the horror film/monster movie genre (starting in Universal Studios and later in Hammer Studios.) They were specialists who understood the psychology and performance style of horror cinema and became legends in the industry. The first was silent film star Lon Chaney Sr. (Phantom of the Opera, London After Midnight, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Unholy Three, the Monster,
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Daily Dead’s 2014 Halloween Horrors TV Calendar

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One of my fondest memories growing up as a young horrorphile was catching as many scary movies and fright-filled specials as I could during the month of October in order to prepare for Halloween night. With the hundreds of channel options out there for viewers these days, I thought it might be fun to break down where genre fans can catch various movies, specials and even Halloween-themed cartoons over the next 31 days so that you can start planning out your viewings in advance.

Here are some of the thrills and chills coming to your televisions this October. Please keep in mind that full schedules have not been announced everywhere yet, so we’ll be sure to update you guys with any additions to the calendar. All times listed are Et/Pt:

Wednesday, October 1st

2:00pm – The Dead (SyFy)

4:30pm – Dead Season (SyFy)

6:30pm – Halloween II (2009) (SyFy)

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Your 2014 Halloween Season TV Preview with Schedules

The craft stores know something you don’t know. That’s right. It’s time for the 2014 Halloween Season TV Preview! This is where we let you know about the time and channel for everything we can find on TV having to do with Halloween or Horror for the month of October and sometimes late September. This will include holiday specials, horror movies, TV show premier dates and Halloween episodes of your favorite series as well as documentaries that might be considered scary. Anything and everything that might get your ghost good.

I always start with TCM because you can tell they take such care in developing their lineup. Be sure to check out their Thursday nights. This is truly a unique year for that station.

A quick note: We are not going to be able to get it all. So many different markets and channels and providers… it’s
See full article at The Liberal Dead » Hookup: 24-Hour Horror Film Festival Passes to Music Box of Horrors

Chicago – Can you brave 24 hours of non-stop classic horror films? In the latest Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have for our most fearless readers two pairs of 24-hour horror film festival passes (priced at $40 each) up for grabs to the Music Box of Horrors with 14 horror films in a row! Stars Sybil Danning and Jeff Lieberman are scheduled to appear at this 24-hour horror festival!

The Music Box of Horrors shows at the Music Box Theatre at 3733 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 starting at noon until Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 with the last horror film starting at 11 a.m. Brave moviegoers will be treated to the following classic horror films!

“The Golem”: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at noon “Mark of the Vampire”: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:45 p.m. “The Invisible Man”: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 3 p.m. “Dr. Terror’s House of Terrors”: Saturday,
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Tune in to TCM's A Night at the Movies: Horror with Stephen King on October 3rd

TCM is airing "A Night at the Movies: Horror" with Stephen King on Monday, October 3rd, which features King talking about the genre of horror films from early days to the present day, including some of his own. In addition, the network is showing seven classic horror films in conjunction with the show.

TCM’s "A Night at the Movies" specials are written, produced and directed by Laurent Bouzereau, an award-winning filmmaker and author. Bouzereau has created many documentaries on the making of films by some of the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers, including Peter Bogdanovich, Brian De Palma, William Friedkin, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, George Lucas, Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg and many others. His most recent books include The Art of Bond and Alfred Hitchcock: Piece by Piece.

Here are a few of King's quotes from "A Night at the Movies: Horror":

"The horror genre is an extremely delicate thing.
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Blood of the Vines: Mark Of The Vampire

Randy asks lots of questions, but only has the answer for one: which wine shall I drink next?

Do vampires really stalk the world after dark? To quote Robert Preston from Blake Edwards’ “S.O.B.,” “Is Batman a transvestite? Who knows?” Don’t look for any definitive answers in The Mark of the Vampire. After the movie is over, your questions will remain and a few new new ones will appear. You’ll wonder “How’d they ever fall for that?” You’ll marvel, “How do they grow those bats so huge in South America?” You’ll cry aloud, “Who shot Bela Lugosi?”

Thanks to some heavy-handed editing, the wound in Lugosi’s head raises more bullet questions than the Zapruder film did. We don’t see how that bullet hole got there or how many gunmen may have been involved. We don’t even know if the man with the umbrella was in the shot.
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Remember The Wolf Man vs. Dracula?

Did you somehow miss this amazing sequel to Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man? Who could ever forget The Wolf Man vs. Dracula, the Technicolor square-off between Bela Lugosi’s villainous vampire and Lon Chaney, Jr.’s, hirsute antihero? You don’t remember it? Of course not, because it never existed. But, it almost did!

Welcome to “An Alternate History for Classic Film Monsters,” a wonderful series of previously unpublished screenplays from the Universal Monsters era. Curated by Philip J. Riley (Count Dracula Society Award winner and inductee into the Universal Horror Hall of Fame), this collection of newly dug up scripts offers any devoted monster fan who’s “seen ‘em all” a special opportunity indeed of seeing some classic chiller movies that might have been.

Published in the same style as Riley’s earlier screenplays of the ‘30s thriller greats put out by MagicImage, these BearManor Media volumes include a
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Cats Have Nine Lives But Forry Had Sixteen

Whether he was calling himself Forry, Fojak, Sgt. Ack-Ack or any other of his many noms de plume, Forrest J Ackerman delighted in spinning pseudonyms. As previously noted, he transformed his wife from Matlide Porjes into Wendayne Mondele Ackerman. This ability went all the way back to his high school days, as Fja himself related…

“The earliest pseudonym I recall having created appeared in my high school newspaper. It was at the beginning of a kind of gossip column and I used the name Ion Lee Hurd. Then when the first amateur science fiction was created, The Time Travellers had two Ls. I used Allisvillette and later the same first name but the last name of Kerlay. Soon I added Weaver Wright, Spencer Strong, Jack Ermine, Jacque de Foresterman. Once upon a time I actually dreamed a pen name which upon waking I liked so much that I adopted it; it was Dr.
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Bela Lugosi And Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story Of A Haunting Collaboration (Book Review)

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Their names are synonymous with classic horror films. Together, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff presented an unbeatable tag team of terror. For over 25 years they dueled for horror superiority with films such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, White Zombie, The Bride Of Frankenstein, Mark Of The Vampire, and dozens of others. Film historian Greg Mank, the foremost expert on classic horror of the 1930s and 1940s, takes horror fans on an incredible journey through the lives of these two icons of the silver screen in Bela Lugosi And Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story Of A Haunting Collaboration.

In a volume nearly 700 pages long, Mank looks at their films both individually and together, as well as their personal and private lives and relationships. Over the years Mank has conducted interviews with hundreds of personalities related to classic horror including many surviving stars, crewmembers, and the families of the stars. With Mank’s work,
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Starblog: Liner Notes: At the Freaks Show

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Hey, it’s time for another installment of the science fiction universe’s favorite entertainment journalism game of strategy and error, Freelance Writers Say The Darnedest Things! Yes, it’s true—editors, publishers and publicists do, too. We’ll get to them at other times. Plenty of embarrassment to go around!

This, in fact, is a Sequel to an earlier entry. You might recall a freelancer who interviewed a writer in his late 50s and cluelessly asked if he had ever met his just-revealed influences (all authors dead long before his birth). See here for the sad tale.

As I said, that freelancer never sold us another story. But he Tried. In fact, he called my colleague Tony Timpone, Editor of Fangoria, in the late 1980s to pitch an interview he had in mind. Tony related this incident to me and I detailed it in print once somewhere years ago.
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Lots of horrific screenings around the U.S. and UK!

Horror cinephiles, take notice: Fango has the news on a host of upcoming genre-film screenings, premieres and festivals, in both various United States and Britain, to keep you out of the sunlight this summer. The films range from silent classics to contemporary favorites and brand new indie fare.

• New York City’s Film Forum (209 West Houston Street) is presenting Tod Browning Monday Evenings starting next week. Every Monday from May 11-June 8 will see a different silent-movie double feature, spotlighting the work of pioneering horror director Browning and actor Lon Chaney, with select shows featuring live piano accompaniment. Better yet, each presentation boasts a two-for-one admission price.

May 11

Freaks (1932): 6 and 9 p.m.

The Unholy Three (1925): 7:35 p.m.

May 18

The Devil Doll (1936): 6:35 and 9:35 p.m.

Where East Is East (1929): 8:10 p.m.

May 25

The Unknown (1927): 7 and 9:40 p.m.

Fast Workers (1933): 8 p.m.
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