Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en

I LOVE All Hallows Eve! Hallowe'en used to be such fun for me as a child. Sometimes I miss dressing up and being silly. Aw, well, can't remain a child forever ... :) So, to soothe the kid in me that wants to have a little harmless escapism and be 'terrified', Turner Classic Movies is having back-to-back old horror classics (and not so classic) all day tomorrow!

I.am.in.heaven.

Here's the lineup for that day per their website:

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

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

9:00 AM 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. Dir: Tod Browning. BW-78 mins, TV-PG, CC

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

12:15 PM 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. Dir: Roger Corman. C-65 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:30 AM 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. Dir: Rupert Julian. BW-90 mins, TV-G

3:15 AM Quiet Place in the Country, A (1969)
A beautiful ghost inspires a painter to commit murder. Cast: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, George Geret. Dir: Elio Petri. C-106 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format


Cool beans, huh? Well, go make some popcorn, turn down the lights. Let's all curl up on our favorite chairs and hold your guy or gal tight. We're all in for a day of good old fashioned fun!

Oh, and here's a cute Hallowe'en card for everyone. Don't worry, it's kid safe.

Happy Hallowe'en!! :)

3 comments:

Mildred said...

TRICK OR TREAT SPARKY! I LOVED THE ECARD. REMINDS ME OF SOME OF THE HAUNTED HOUSES I VISITED WHEN I WAS MUCH YOUNGER!!!
I REMEMBER A FEW OF THE MOVIES YOU LISTED. LOOKS LIKE A GOOD LINE UP FOR SURE.
ENJOY!

Iva said...

There are three movies on your list that I've seen the remakes of. Somehow, I think the originals might be the best. No time to sit and watch movies all day, although I might turn it on and listen to it while I clean my scary house - LOL!

Tina Leigh said...

OH I love it tooooo! I went to help Mama in Screven last night w/the trick-or-treaters...so much fun!!
Hallmark had a couple new movies on that were really cute called "The Good Witch, & The Good Witches Garden".

I love Vincet Price!!!!!!!