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‘Bring Classic Horror Back To Television’: A Reminder.

The guys over at ‘Bring Classic Horror Back To Television‘ need your help in making sure they have 1000 signatures in time for Halloween when they submit their petition to the Beeb. They are currently at 896 (including Emily Booth and Caroline Munro!) so the target’s within reach so get signing if you want to revel in a return to Saturday night double-bills of Hammer classic, Universal monsters, Amicus terror, Romero zombies etc etc.

For a memory jogger, here’s a list of double-bills between ’75 & ’81 (these pre-date my arrival on this planet, making my grand entrance in ’79), but I clearly remember the Beeb (and C4) showing a multitude of great horror flicks and mondo cinema every Saturday night when I was growing up. Still, just have a look at this outstanding list, which contains some of my favourite movie of all time; including ‘The Quatermass Xperiment‘,  ‘Quatermass 2‘, ‘Dracula, Prince Of Darkness‘, ‘Frankenstein‘ (1931), ‘Plague Of The Zombies‘, ‘Quatermass & The Pit‘, ‘The Devil Rides Out‘ & ‘Theatre Of Blood‘: (click on the images for links to both the official site and my original blog)

FANTASTIC DOUBLE BILL 1975
Saturday 2 August 1975
22.55.00.05 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Decla 1919)
00.05-01.20 Quatermass II (Hammer 1957)

Saturday 9 August 1975
22.45-00.00 The Tell Tale Heart (Danziger 1963)
00.00-01.20 The Premature Burial (AlP 1961 )

Saturday 23 August 1975
22.40-00.05 This Island Earth (Universal I955)
00.05-01.25 Barbarella (US 1968)

Saturday 30 August 1975
22.55-00.05 The Cat and The Canary (Paramount 1939)
00.05-01.25 The Comedy of Terrors (AlP 1963)

Saturday 6 September 1975
22.35-00.00 The Beast With Five Fingers (Warner 1947)
00.00-01.20 The Maze (US 1954)

MASTERS OF TERROR 1976

Saturday 14 August 1976
22.55-00.10 The Phantom of the Opera (Universal 1925)
00.10-01.40 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paramount 1932)

Saturday 21 August 1976
22.00-23.20 Devil Doll (MGM 1932)
23.20-00.50 Frankenstein Created Woman (Hammer 1967)

Saturday 28 August 1976
22.00-00.00 The Hounds of Zaroff (RKO 1932)
00.00-01.25 Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Saturday 5 September 1976
22.55-00.10 The Mad Genius (Warner 1931 )
00.10-01.30 The Pit and The Pendulum (AlP 1961)

Saturday 14 August 1976
22.50.23.55 The Walking Dead (Warner 1936)
23.55.01.20 Dracula Prince of Darkness (Hammer 1966)

DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN AND FRIENDS 1977
Saturday 2 July 1977
23.05-00.25 Dracula (Universal1931)
00.25-01.35 Frankenstein (Universal 1931)

Saturday 9 July 1977
22.50-00.00 Bride of Frankenstein (Universal1935)
00.00-01.25 Brides of Dracula (Hammer 1960)

Saturday 16 July 1977
22.45-00.15 The Mummy (Universal1932)
00.15-01.05 The Wolfman (Universal 1940)

Saturday 23 July 1977
22.10-23.45 Son of Frankenstein (Universal 1938)
23.45-01.10 Kiss of the Vampire (Hammer 1964 )

Saturday 30 July 1977
22.35.00.05 Dracula’s Daughter (Universal1936}
00.05-01.30 Plague of the Zombies (Hammer 1966}

Saturday 6 August 1977
22.50-23.55 The Ghost of Frankenstein (Universal 1942}
22.55-01.10 The Premature Burial (AlP 1961)

Saturday 13 August 1977
23.05-00.05 The Raven (Universal1935}
00.05.01.10 The Black Cat (Universal1933}

Saturday 20 August 1977
22.00-23.15 Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (Univ 1943)
00.05-01.35 The Raven (AlP 1963)

Saturday 27 August 1977
22.20-23.10 House of Frankenstein (Universal 1944)
00.05-01.35 The Reptile (Hammer 1966)

Saturday 3 September 1977
21.55-23-10 Son of Dracula (Universal 1943)
23.45-01.10 Evil of Frankenstein (Hammer 1964)

Saturday 10 September 1977
22.05-23.15 House of Dracula (Universal 1945)
23.20-00.35 Fall of the House of Usher (AlP 1960)

MONSTER DOUBLE BILL 1978

Saturday 8 July 1978
22.55-23.55 Murders in the Rue Morgue (Universal 1933)
23.55.01.25 The Man Who Could Cheat Death (Hammer1959)

Saturday 15 July 1978
22.40-23.55 The Fantastic Disappearing Man (1958)
00.00-01.15 X-The Man With X-Ray Eyes (AlP 1963)

Saturday 22 July 1978
22.00-23.20 The Quatermass Xperiment (Hammer 1955)
23.50-01.35 The Crazies (Cambist 1973 )

Saturday 29 July 1978
23.15-00.15 Man Made Monster (Universal 1940)
00.15-01.15 The Mummy’s Curse (Universal 1945)

Saturday 5 August 1978
22.40-23.55 White Zombie (Halperin 1932)
00.00-01.25 House of Wax (Warner 1953)

Saturday 12 August 1978
21.40-23.10 Them (UniversalI954)
23.45-01.05 The Incredible Shrinking Man (Univ 1957)

Saturday 19 August 1978
22.00-23.15 Voodoo Island (Bel Air 1957
23.20-00.45 Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1953)

Saturday 26 August 1978
22.00.23.35 King Kong (RKO 1933)
23.40-01.10 Superbeast (1972)

MASTERS OF TERROR 1979
Saturday 14 July 1979
22.35-23.50 Doctor X (1932)
23.55-01.20 The Curse of Frankenstein (Hammer 1956)

Saturday 21 July 1979
22.30-23.30 Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman (1944)
00.00-01.30 The Hound of the Baskervilles (Hammer 1959)

Saturday 28 July 1979
22.15-23.25 Night Monster (UniversalI942)
23.30.01.10 The Devil Rides Out (Hammer 1968)

Saturday 4 August 1979
23.00.00.05 Black Friday (Universal I940)
00.05.01.35 The Mummy (Hammer 1959)

Saturday 11 August 1979
22.05.23.25 The Strange Door (US 1951)
23.25-01.00 Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb (Hammer 1971)

Saturday 18 August 1979
22.35-23.40 The Mummy’s Hand (Universal1944)
00.10-01.35 The Satanic Rites of Dracula (Hammer 1973 )

Saturday 25 August 1979
22.00-23.20 It Came From Outer Space (Universal1953)
23.25-01.05 Quatermass and the Pit (Hammer 1967)

HORROR DOUBLE BILL 1980

Saturday 28 June 1980
22.30.00.00 Night of the Demon (Sabre 1957)
00.02-01.35 The Ghoul (Tyburn 1975)

Saturday 5 July 1980
10.10-11.35 The Beast With Five Fingers (Warner 1947)
23.50-01.30 Chamber of Horrors (Warner 1966)

Saturday 12 July 1980
22.40-23.45 The Mad Ghoul (Universal1943)
23.50-01.30 Dr. Terrors House of Horrors (Amicus 1964)

Saturday 19 July 1980
22.35-23.50 The Devil Doll (MGM 1936)
23.55-01.25 Daughters of Satan (UA 1972)

Saturday 26 July 1980
22.10-23.40 Curse of the Werewolf (Hammer 1961)
23.55-01.35 From Beyond The Grave (Amicus 1974)

Saturday 2 August 1980
22.35-23.50 Paranoiac (Hammer 1963)
12.00-01.35 Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter (Hammer 1973)

Saturday 9 August 1980
22.35-23.55 The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
00.00-01.20 Night of the Lepus (1972)

Saturday 16 August 1980
22.20-23.40 The Bat (UA 1959)
Vincent Price and Agnes Moomead.
23.45-01.20 Legend of the Werewolf (Tybum 1974)

Saturday 23 August 1980
22.40.00.00 Tower of London (Universal 1939)
00.00-01.20 The Skull (Amicus 1965)

Saturday 30 August 1980
00.00-01.35 The Beast Must Die (Amicus 1974)

HORROR DOUBLE BILL 1981
Saturday 4 July 1981
22.35-23.10 I Walked With A Zombie (RKO 1943)
00.10.01.10 Zoltan Hound of Dracula (US 1976)

Saturday 11 July 1981
23.05-00.15 Cat People (RKO 1945)
00.15-01.35 Mystery of the Wax Museum (Warner 1933)

Saturday 18 July 1981
22.55-00.05 The Seventh Victim (RKO 1943 )
00.05-01.35 Race With The Devil (Saber 1970)

Saturday 25 July 1981
21.20-22.30 Isle of the Dead (RKO 1940)
23.40-01.25 The Crazies (1973)

Saturday 1 August 1981
22.30-23.45 Bedlam (RKO 1946)
23.45-01.30 Bug (Paramount 1975)

Saturday 8 August 1981
22.50-23.55 The Leopard Man (RKO 1943)
23.55-01.35 The Shuttered Room (Warner 1966)

Saturday 15 August 1981
22.35-23.40 The Curse of the Cat People (RKO 1943)
23.40-01.10 The Eye of the Cat (UniversalI969)

Saturday 22 August 1981
22.30-23.40 The Body Snatchers (RKO 1945)
23.40-01.25 Theatre of Blood (AlP 1973)

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September 6, 2010 - Posted by | Film

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