Today in Halloween: TCM movie schedule

vincent price pit and the pendulum

A few days back I noted that AMC has concentrated on more modern movies, including the “Halloween” and “Friday the 13th” series, for its Halloween fare.

The classics are left to TCM (Turner Classic Movies), which has an interesting mix of films set to air on Oct. 31.

Much of the morning and early afternoon hours are devoted to classic Hammer films of the 1950s and 1960s, including “Curse of Frankenstein,” “The Mummy” and “Dracula, Prince of Darkness.”

The evening hours are devoted to Vincent Price, starring in “Pit and the Pendulum,” “Masque of the Red Death” and “Haunted Palace.”

There are some offbeat choices mixed in through the day. “Horror Express,” a 1972 “missing link” movie starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and … Telly Savalas is a good example of that.

It’s a little disappointing that the old Universal horror classics aren’t included this year. But maybe TCM decided those were played out.

Anyway, here’s the schedule for Oct. 31:

31 Thursday
6:00 AM CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (1957)
  A scientist’s attempts to create life unleash a bloodthirsty monster.

DirTerence Fisher CastPeter Cushing , Hazel Court , Robert Urquhart .

C-83 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

7:30 AM MUMMY, THE (1959)
  A resurrected mummy stalks the archaeologists who defiled his tomb.

DirTerence Fisher CastPeter Cushing , Christopher Lee , Yvonne Furneaux .

C-88 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

9:00 AM HORROR CASTLE (1963)
  A Holocaust survivor tortures women in the dungeons of an ancient castle.

DirAnthony Dawson CastRossana Podestà , Georges Rivière , Christopher Lee .

C-84 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

10:30 AM CASTLE OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE (1964)
  A traveling circus entertains a medieval count who uses them in his bizarre experiments.

DirMichael Reeves CastChristopher Lee , Donald Sutherland ,

BW-90 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

12:15 PM DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1965)
  Four travelers unwittingly revive the bloodsucking count.

DirTerence Fisher CastChristopher Lee , Barbara Shelley , Andrew Keir .

C-90 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

1:45 PM DEVIL’S BRIDE, THE (1968)
  Small town Satanists lure an innocent brother and sister into their coven.

DirTerence Fisher CastChristopher Lee , Charles Gray , Nike Arrighi .

C-96 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

3:45 PM DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1969)
  Dracula goes after the niece of the monsignor who destroyed his castle.

DirFreddie Francis CastChristopher Lee , Rupert Davies , Veronica Carlson .

C-92 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

5:30 PM HORROR EXPRESS (1972)
  An anthropologist discovers a frozen monster which he believes may be the Missing Link.

DirEugenio Martin CastChristopher Lee , Peter Cushing , Telly Savalas .

C-88 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

7:15 PM NOW PLAYING NOVEMBER (2013) (2013)
   

 

BW-21 mins, TV-PG, CC,

8:00 PM PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961)
  A young man investigates his sister’s death in a mysterious castle.

DirRoger Corman CastVincent Price , John Kerr , Barbara Steele .

C-80 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

9:30 PM HAUNTED PALACE, THE (1963)
  After inheriting a decaying estate, a man discovers his family’s deadly secret.

DirRoger Corman CastVincent Price , Debra Paget , Lon Chaney [Jr.] .

C-87 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

11:15 PM MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, THE (1964)
  A sadistic nobleman isolates his court from a world stricken with the plague.

DirRoger Corman CastVincent Price , Hazel Court , Jane Asher .

C-89 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

1:00 AM ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, THE (1971)
  A madman uses the plagues of ancient Egypt to avenge his wife’s death.

DirRobert Fuest CastVincent Price , Joseph Cotten , Virginia North .

C-95 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

2:45 AM TWICE-TOLD TALES (1963)
  A poisonous young beauty, the secrets of eternal life and a haunted house chill this collection of Nathaniel Hawthorne stories.

DirSidney Salkow CastVincent Price , Sebastian Cabot , Mari Blanchard .

C-120 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

5:00 AM TOMB OF LIGEIA, THE (1964)
  A man’s obsession with his dead wife leads to trouble for his new bride.

DirRoger Corman CastVincent Price , Elizabeth Shepherd , John Westbrook .

C-82 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

 

 

 

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