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Old September 30 2012, 09:33 PM   #365
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

Could I request that this thread be pinned? It seems to have become a pretty regular feature, and it's a bit hard to track down when it falls off the main page (since the natural search term would be "TCM" but the board's search engine can't handle anything shorter than four characters).

Tonight at 8 Eastern is the 1932 The Mummy with Boris Karloff. It's the kickoff of an "Egyptian Antiquities" night and is followed by Charlie Chan in Egypt (which isn't really genre, unless you count the mystery genre) at 9:30 and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy at 11.

Otherwise for the week, we've got Fail Safe (1964) at noon Monday, and then a horror marathon Wednesday night:

8 PM: The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
9:30 PM: Doctor X (1932)
11 PM: Mark of the Vampire (1935)
12:15 AM: House of Dracula (1945)
1:30 AM: Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)
2:45 AM: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
4:30 AM: I Walked With a Zombie (1943)

Then more horror/supernatural stuff on Friday (gee, must be October):

9 AM: The Reptile 1966
10:30 AM: The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
11:45 AM: The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)
1:15 PM: I Married a Witch (1942) (this one's a comedy)
2:45 PM: Curse of the Demon (1958)
4:30 PM: The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)

And on Friday at 6 PM we get Harryhausen's last Sinbad movie, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger from 1977.

Saturday night at 8 PM, also from '77 but representing a different generation of genre filmmakers and FX artists, is Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which for some reason TCM's schedule classifies as horror.

The following week, we have two versions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on consecutive days: the 1932 Fredric March version on Monday 10/8 at 6 AM and the 1941 Spencer Tracy version on Tuesday 10/9 at 9:45 AM.

Then on Wednesday 10/10 it's another horror marathon (I guess we'll get one per week):

8 PM: The Haunting ('63)
10 PM: The Uninvited ('44)
Midnight: House on Haunted Hill ('59)
1:30 AM: Dead of Night ('45)
3:30 AM: The Innocents ('61)
5:15 AM: 13 Ghosts ('60) (not the Scooby-Doo version)

And on Saturday 10/13:

10:15 AM: Prehistoric Women ('67)
Noon: Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land ('52)
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