Monday, June 4, 2012

Horror Movie Marathon - Turner Classic Movie Channel (TCM): Schedule Jun 8 '12

Source: TCM schedulebot [NOTE: TCM schedule subject to change(s)]




08:00 PM The Spiral Staircase

Stellar suspense tale about an insane killer menacing a mute servant (Dorothy McGuire). A serial killer stalks a mute servant girl in a remote mansion. . Superb Hitchcock-like thriller with unforgettable performance by McGuire as mute servant in eerie household which may be harboring a killer. Well scripted by Mel Dinelli, adapting Ethel Lina White's novel Some Must Watch.

Cast includes Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith, Rhonda Fleming, Gordon Oliver, Elsa Lanchester, Rhys Williams, Sara Allgood.


09:30 PM The Innocents

Jack Clayton directed this version of Henry James' ghost story "The Turn of the Screw." A governess convinces herself the children in her charge are haunted.

Cast includes Isla Cameron, Eric Woodburn, Pamela Franklin, Martin Stephens, Deborah Kerr, Clytie Jessop, Megs Jenkins, Peter Wyngarde, Michael Redgrave.


11:15 PM The Black Cat

Devil cultist Hjalmar Poelzig (Boris Karloff) vs. Dr. Vitus Verdegast (Bela Lugosi), in a futuristic mansion atop the ruins of a World War I fort. A Satanist faces off with the vengeful man whose wife and daughter he has stolen. Polished horror film with bizarre sets, even more bizarre plot. Confrontation of architect/devil-worshiper Karloff and doctor Lugosi is still fascinating. The first of Boris and Bela's many teamings. Look fast for John Carradine as an organist at Satanic Mass.

Cast includes Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Jacqueline Wells (Julie Bishop), Lucille Lund, Henry Armetta, Harry Cording.


12:30 AM Gaslight (1940)

Original version of Patrick Hamilton's Victorian melodrama about a fortune hunter's efforts to drive his wife mad. A turn-of-the-century bride moves into the house where her aunt was murdered and begins to fear she's going mad. First version of Patrick Hamilton's play about an insane criminal who drives his wife crazy in order to discover hidden jewels. Electrifying atmosphere, delicious performances, and a succinctly conveyed sense of madness and evil lurking beneath the surface of the ordinary.

Cast includes Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cathleen Cordell, Robert Newton, Jimmy Hanley.


02:00 AM The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Fact-based story of a killer who terrorized a Texas-Arizona border town in the 1940s.

Cast includes Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem, Jim Citty, Charles B. Pierce, Robert Aquino, Cindy Butler, Christine Ellsworth.


03:30 AM In Cold Blood (1967)

Robert Blake and Scott Wilson in Richard Brooks' semidocumentary about two youths who murdered the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kan., in 1959. From Truman Capote's book. Two vagrants try to outrun the police after committing a savage crime in this real-life shocker.

Cast includes Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Jeff Corey, Will Geer.

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