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TCM’s October Schedule is Loaded With Incredible Classic Horror

If you want to catch up on classic horror this October, TCM has you covered.

You may be disappointed that AMC’s FearFest is only running for one week this Halloween season, but Turner Classic Movies is celebrating the season proper with an entire month of classic horror that kicks off October 1st and runs through the big day.

This year’s TCM October schedule is loaded with gems that span several decades, including Nosferatu, Bride of Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, White Zombie, House of Dracula, The Bad Seed, Children of the Damned, Thirteen Ghosts, Psycho, Poltergeist, Curse of Frankenstein, I Walked With a Zombie and Onibaba!

Check out the full schedule on TCM’s website and find some highlights below via Reddit.

Sunday October 1, 2017

  1. 8:00 PM Dracula (1931)
  2. 9:30 PM Dracula’s Daughter (1936)
  3. 11:00 PM Son Of Dracula (1943)

Monday October 2, 2017

  1. 12:30 AM Nosferatu (1922)

Tuesday October 3, 2017

  1. 8:00 PM Frankenstein (1931)
  2. 9:30 PM Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
  3. 11:00 PM The Mummy (1932)

Wednesday October 4, 2017

  1. 12:30 AM The Wolf Man (1941)
  2. 2:00 AM Island Of Lost Souls (1933)
  3. 3:30 AM The Black Cat (1934)
  4. 4:45 AM The Invisible Man (1933)

Sunday October 8, 2017

  1. 2:00 AM Night Of The Strangler (1975)
  2. 2:15: PM My Blood Runs Cold (1965)
  3. 8:00 PM The Return Of Dracula (1958)
  4. 9:30 PM House Of Dracula (1945)
  5. 10:45 PM Billy The Kid vs. Dracula (1966)

Monday October 9, 2017

  1. 12:15 Am The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  2. 2:00 AM Jigoku (Hell) (1960)
  3. 4:00 AM Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan (1959)

Tuesday October 10, 2017

  1. 8:00 PM Cat People (1942)
  2. 9:30 PM The Body Snatcher (1945)
  3. 11:00 Martin Scorsese presents: Val Lewton – The Man In The Shadows (2007)

Wednesday October 11, 2017

  1. 12:30 AM I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
  2. 2:00 AM The Seventh Victim (1943)
  3. 3:30 AM Bedlam (1946)
  4. 5:00 AM The Leopard Man (1943)
  5. 6:15 AM The Ghost Ship (1943)
  6. 7:30 AM Isle Of The Dead (1945)

Thursday October 12, 2017

  1. 5:00 AM The Power (1968)

Friday October 13, 2017

  1. 6:30 AM Kiss Of The Tarantula (1976)
  2. 8:00 AM Snake Woman (1961)
  3. 9:30 AM Village Of The Damned (1961)
  4. 11:00 AM The Nanny (1965)
  5. 1:00 PM The Innocents (1961)
  6. 2:45 PM A Place Of One’s Own (1945)
  7. 4:30 PM The Bad Seed (1956)
  8. 6:45 PM The Curse Of The Cat People (1944)

Sunday October 15, 2017

  1. 2:15 AM Blacula (1972)
  2. 4:00 AM Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
  3. 8:00 PM Horror Of Dracula (1958)
  4. 9:45 PM The Brides Of Dracula (1960)
  5. 11:30 PM Black Cats And Broomsticks (1955)

Monday October 16, 2017

  1. 12:00 AM The Phantom Carriage (1922)
  2. 2:00 AM Diabolique (1955)
  3. 4:15 AM Gaslight (1944)

Tuesday October 17, 2017

  1. 8:00 PM The Devil’s Bride (1968)
  2. 9:45 PM The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)
  3. 11:15 PM The Mummy (1959)

Wednesday October 18, 2017

  1. 1:00 AM The Curse Of The Werewolf (1961)
  2. 2:45 AM The Plague Of The Zombies (1966)
  3. 4:30 AM The Reptile (1966)

Sunday October 22, 2017

  1. 2:00 AM Willard (1971)
  2. 3:45 AM Ben (1972)
  3. 8:00 PM Dracula, Prince Of Darkness (1965)
  4. 10:00 PM Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969)

Monday October 23, 2017

  1. 12:00 AM The Monster (1925)
  2. 2:00 AM Eyes Without A Face (1960)
  3. 3:45 AM Kwaidan (1965)

Tuesday October 24, 2017

  1. 8:00 PM The Innocents (1961)
  2. 10:00 PM Diary Of A Madman (1963)

Wednesday October 25, 2017

  1. 12:00 Curse Of The Demon (1958)
  2. 2:00 AM Carnival Of Souls (1962)
  3. 3:30 AM From Beyond The Grave (1973)
  4. 10:00 AM The Devil’s Own (1966)

Thursday October 26, 2017

  1. 5:30 AM Rasputin, The Mad Monk (1966)

Friday October 27, 2017

  1. 8:00 PM Psycho (1960)
  2. 10:15 Pretty Poison (1968)

Saturday October 28, 2017

  1. 6:15 AM Mark Of The Vampire (1935)
  2. 7:30 AM The Devil-Doll (1936)
  3. 9:00 AM What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
  4. 11:30 AM Little Shop Of Horrors (1960)
  5. 1:00 PM Village Of The Damned (1961)
  6. 2:30 PM Children Of The Damned (1964)
  7. 4:15 PM House Of Dark Shadows (1970)
  8. 6:00 PM Night Of Dark Shadows (1971)

Sunday October 29, 2017

  1. 12:00 AM “M” (1951)
  2. 2:00 AM The Brood (1979)
  3. 3:45 AM Repulsion (1965)
  4. 8:00 PM Taste The Blood Of Dracula (1970)
  5. 10:00 PM Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

Monday October 30, 2017

  1. 12:00 AM Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)
  2. 2:15 AM Onibaba (1964)
  3. 4:15 AM Ugetsu (1953)

Tuesday October 31, 2017

  1. 8:30 AM White Zombie (1932)
  2. 10:00 AM Mad Love (1935)
  3. 11:30 AM Dementia 13 (1963)
  4. 1:00 PM 13 Ghosts (1960)
  5. 2:30 PM The Fearless Vampire Killers (1966)
  6. 4:30 PM House Of Wax (1953)
  7. 6:00 PM Poltergeist (1982)
  8. 8:00 PM The Old Dark House (1932)
  9. 9:30 PM The Haunting (1963)
  10. 11:30 PM House On Haunted Hill (1958)



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COMMENTS

21 Comments
  • Aslinn McIntyre

    They are playing all my personal faves at midnight!!!! Haxan, M, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Too late at night, too late at night!!!!

    • Evan3

      Been wanting to see M for some time. What makes you love it so much? And what is Haxan? I love and own Dr. Caligari, so no need to sell me on that one.

      • Aslinn McIntyre

        M was made by the director Fritz Lang and starred Peter Lorre. It is black and white and German language and it was made just before World War II. Lorre plays a child murderer. It is not particularly violent, you never see the actual murders, but the film deals with ideas that we think of as “modern” issues about crime and justice and it is beautifully photographed. Just a really great and intense film that has some scary moments. Haxan is also called Witchcraft through the Ages. It is Swedish made, silent, black and white with some tinted scenes, exploring the witch experience from early times to modern times (well, the 1920’s). There are some early special effects, mostly stop motion and that sort of thing. Looks primitive for modern times with CGI, but a moody and atmospheric and like M talks about things that are considered modern issues which is surprising for the time the film was made in. There is modern version with William Burroughs doing the narration, but TCM usually does the original version with the original score. If you like foreign film and you like vintage film, you will really like these films.

        • Evan3

          Thanks for refreshing my memory on M. Nosferatu is one of my all time favorite horror films and I also own Lon Cheney’s Phantom of the Opera as well as Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, so no bias against silent films on my end. I’ll have to try and check these out.

  • Munchie

    House on Haunted Hill is one of the greatest movies ever made. I’d take Carol Ohmart over any of these disposable actresses today.

  • Patrick Urrutia

    The Brood isn’t that the one David cronenburg movie about those monster children or whatever?

    • PetCactus

      Yes

  • Not a bad selection, though I already own many of them on DVD (particularly the Universal ones, White Zombie, Psycho, Nosferatu and a few others).

    • Meisha’s Taint

      These movies are 80 years old……..we ALL own them on DVD by now

  • Kyle Cole

    Awesome!!!!

  • Matthew

    Awesome line up of atmospheric classics!

  • The Night King

    If there is a HELL, the only thing that ever plays on tv is a never ending TWD marathon.

  • Don Furr

    Loving the classics. Much better schedule than AMC.

  • Grimphantom

    TCM never disappoints when it comes to horror in october

  • tesseracht

    Oh wow, Jigoku. I have that on a bootleg VHS somewhere. Such a weird obscure movie. It’s a shame they are putting it on a 2:00AM on a Monday.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    AMC is a joke anyways. They have played the same 20 movies every year for decades. TCM is legit and I will watch every year till I die. I hope they play the Halloween themed Disney classics this year I didn’t bother to check

  • Elizabeth

    My DVR is going to explode.

  • Batcat

    This is Halloween. As an added bonus, they are even playing the classic Disney Legend of Sleepy Hollow along with added shorts from the 30s. This is an incredible lineup. All the kings of horror are represented along with some rarities, including classics from Japan and the little seen remake of M(1951)!

    It’s heaven for the horror fan.

    I wonder if that print of The Old Dark House is the one that just got the 4k restoration?

    That could be a very delightful Halloween treat.

  • Seal Clubber

    This is fantastic !!

  • Lord Trigon

    They’re even playing silent films? I wish I had this channel.

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