I just checked out the lineup for Turner Classic Movies “48 Hours of Horror” slated to run all day/all night October 30 and 31. I am now planning to take time off of work for one of those days to devote myself to about 18 hours non stop of some of the best, old-fashioned horror films. Titles include:
- Several Val Lewton classics – I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Cat People (1942) and The Body Snatcher (1945)
- Roger Corman’s classic Poe film, The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
- Night of the Demon (1958)
- The Japanese masterpiece Kwaidan (1964)
- An overlooked, nasty gem The Shuttered Room (1967)
Many of these films will be repeated on the schedule in the next few weeks, and there will many other great films shown before Halloween, as well (Peeping Tom, Vampyr, The Haunting) so check your local listings.
Unfortunately, I will be out “tricking and treating” in the local taverns Halloween night, but TCM has a special surprise for all us degenerate revellers: back to back uncut showings of Herschell Gordon Lewis’s gore trailblazers, Blood Feast (1963) and Two Thousand Maniacs (1964) starting at 2:30 a.m. eastern time. From closing time to slaughter time!
Strongly Recommended!Tags: Hershell Gordon Lewis, Kwaidan, Roger Corman, Turner Classic Movies, Val Lewton