Friday, October 1, 2010

Turner Classic Movies Starts October with a Fang Bang - 30 Days till Halloween

You've got to love Turner Classic Movies, the cable channel that gives you the best of the best of classic cinema uncut, commercial free and in its correct aspect ratio.

For horror fans, TCM in October is a playground of thrills and chills as the House That Ted Turner Built let out from the vault an assortment of fantastic flicks, some of which are unavailable in the home video format.

Each Friday in October, TCM will have a mini-marathon of goodies, all leading up to a fantastic, non-stop horror cavalcade the entire Halloween weekend.

October 1st start things off right with four Dracula movies from Hammer Films. Films and times (in Eastern Standard Time) are:

8:00 PM Horror of Dracula (1958) - The legendary count tries to turn his enemies' women into his bloodthirsty brides. Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough. Dir: Terence Fisher. C-82 mins, TV-PG

9:30 PM Brides Of Dracula, The (1960) - A handsome vampire stalks the students at a remote girl's school. Cast: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur. Dir: Terence Fisher. C-85 mins,

11:00 PM Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966) - Four travelers unwittingly revive the bloodsucking count. Cast: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir. Dir: Terence Fisher. C-90 mins, TV-14

12:45 AM Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969) - Dracula goes after the niece of the monsignor who destroyed his castle. Cast: Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson. Dir: Freddie Francis. C-92 mins, TV-14

I'm off to watch HORROR OF DRACULA.  Join me, won't you?

30 days till Halloween...


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