Anytime you have an icon in the horror genre willing to let someone pick his brain, as a horror fan you better make time to get a front row seat to the madness about to be unlocked! This October TCM is presenting “A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King” which will explore movies that terrified him growing up and provided some of the influences that led to him being a best-selling author and one of the most easily recognizable forces in the horror genre:
“Premiering on Monday, October 3, at 8 p.m. (ET), Stephen King discusses how he discovered terror at the movies. The best-selling author and filmmaker takes viewers on a journey through many aspects of the horror genre, including vampires, zombies, demons and ghosts. He also examines the fundamental reasons behind moviegoers’ incessant craving for being frightened. Along the way, he discusses the movies that have had a real impact on his writing, including Freaks (1932), Cat People (1942), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Jaws (1975), Halloween (1978) and The Changeling (1980), to name a few.
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King will kick off an entire month of classic horror on TCM, with each Monday night’s lineup packed with memorable chillers. The offerings include Universal classics like Frankenstein (1931) and The Wolf Man (1941), Val Lewton thrillers like Cat People (1942) and I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Hammer classics like Horror of Dracula (1958) and cult favorites from William Castle and Roger Corman, to name a few.”
TCM continues to be one of the best channels for viewing classic horror films and it looks like starting October 3rd it will be no different in 2011!