We can all agree there are not enough black and white films shown on TV anymore. So it’s even more fantastic that Horror Channel are celebrating the birth of horror cinema with the Classic Monster Marathon.
Comprising of the big five from Universal’s pantheon, Horror Channel will devote November 24th to the true classics.
The marathon starts at 1pm with Tod Browning’s Dracula (1931), starring Bela Lugosi as Bram Stoker’s immortal count. 2.05 sees Boris Karloff as the creation of Frankenstein (1931), based on Mary Shelley’s Victorian shocker. Karloff returns in The Mummy (1932) at 4pm, reaping revenge on those who defiled his tomb while also being obsessed with a woman who looks like his lost love. 5.30 sees Lon Chaney Jr get all hairy in The Wolf Man (1941), with Lugosi returning as the gypsy who curses the poor Chaney to a life of howling at the moon. The marathon concludes at 7pm with Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), in which a humanoid monster from the deep takes a shine to a young woman on an expedition.
You can read more about the films in the new issue of STARBURST, available on Thursday, November 14th.
For more information, head over to the Horror Channel website. You can tune into the channel on Sky 317, Virgin 149, Freeview 70, and Freesat 138.