Other immortal classics featured are Ted Browning and Karl Freund’s DRACULA, starring Bela Lugosi as the infamously seductive Count, James Whale’s genre-defining FRANKENSTEIN, starring Boris Karloff, Karl Freund’s mesmerising THE MUMMY, with Boris Karloff further establishing himself as one of the great horror stars in film history, THE WOLF MAN, with Lon Chaney, Jr. as the original werewolf and the pulp horror classic CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON.
Full film details in transmission order:
Sat 30 October @ 13:00 – DRACULA (1931)
Sat 30 Oct @ 14:30 – FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
Considered by many to be the greatest horror film of all time, director James Whale’s masterpiece tells the story of a maniacal scientist whose obsession with creating a living being from dead body parts leads to a tragic and shocking end. Adapted from the gothic novel by Mary Shelley, the film made Karloff a star and ushered in a new era of horror. It’s been selected by many critics as one of the top hundred films of all time.
Sat 30 Oct @ 15:55 – BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) *Channel Premiere
Sat 30 Oct @ 17:25 – THE WOLF MAN (1941)
Lon Chaney, Jr. is the original Wolf Man, forever cursed to roam the countryside as a werewolf. The atmospheric direction and moody soundtrack make "The Wolf Man" as frightening today as it was when it was released. This chilling film introduces another iconic character into the pantheon of classic horror film monsters and villains.
Sat 30 Oct @ 18:50 – FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN (1943) *Channel Premiere
Sun 31 Oct @ 13:00 – THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) *Channel Premiere
Sun 31 Oct @ 14:25 – THE MUMMY (1932)
Boris Karloff solidifies his status as one of the greatest horror stars in film history with his terrifying yet surprisingly poignant performance as high priest as Imhotep, a 3,700 year old mummy who wreaks havoc upon the members of the British field expedition that disturbed his tomb. Featuring ground-breaking innovations in make-up that are used to chilling effects, the film earns its place in the canon of classic horror cinema.
Sun 31 Oct @ 15:55 – THE MUMMY’S HAND (1940) *Channel Premiere
Sun 31 Oct @ 17:15 CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)
American scientists get more than they bargained for on an amazon expedition when a dark tributary turns up a prehistoric man with gills. The half man/half amphibian breaks free after being captured, stealing away the only woman on the crew. This well-crafted creature feature introduces us to one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time.
Sun 31 Oct @ 18:50 REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1954) * Channel Premiere