Halloween maybe over, always good to go back to your roots. Later this month Horror Channel will, by celebrating the beginnings of cinema horror with CLASSIC MONSTER MARATHON. On Sunday Afternoon 24th of November, we will be treated to some of the most iconic monster movies of all-time. From Ted Browning and Karl Freund’s DRACULA, starring Bela Lugosi as the infamously seductive Count, James Whale’s genre-defining FRANKENSTEIN, starring Boris Karloff. Be mesmerised Karl Freund’s THE MUMMY, showcasing why Boris Karloff 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.
In this monster marathon, you can run but you can’t hide…
Saturday 24 November @ 13:00 – DRACULA (1931) *Channel Premiere*
This horror classic stands as the most famous and celebrated film version of the popular vampire story. Bela Lugosi delivers a star-making performance as the titular villain – his erudite, refined Dracula is at once alluring and terrifying. While director Tod Browning an effectively and haunting atmosphere. Also stars Edward Van Sloan as Dracula’s arch enemy, vampire-hunter Van Helsing.
Sunday 24 November @ 14:05 – FRANKENSTEIN (1931) *Channel Premiere*
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.
Sunday 24 November @ 16:00 – THE MUMMY (1932) *Channel Premiere*
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 24 Nov @ 17:30 – THE WOLF MAN (1941) *Channel Premiere*
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.
Sunday 24 November @ 19:00 – 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.
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