With September rapidly approaching it is time that Halloween specials, programming blocks, and marathons are announced. In this case, however, Daily Dead did the Lord’s work and combed through Turner Classic Movies’ schedule to uncover what spectacularly spooky programming will be available. Consider this a public service announcement.

All Hail the King of the Monsters

As a special treat and to pay reverence to the King of the Monsters on his 65th anniversary year, it seems TCM has seen fit to make Godzilla the Monster of the Month. So kaiju fanatics are covered this October with a great number of classic Godzilla films including Godzilla (1954), Mothra, Godzilla Raids Again, and Son of Godzilla, among many others.

It’s good to be the king.

Does this not inspire joy?

A Month of Classic Frights

There is a lot to see on TCM from September 27th to November 2nd. Here is a full listing of classic horror films, dates, and times. All listings are Eastern-standard time. We’ve also marked some Haunted MTL favorites in bold. So, happy hunting. We’ve broken up the list week by week as well. It isn’t 31 nights of horror content, but there is roughly 5 weeks of horror goodness to enjoy.

Just what is “It” though?

Week 1

Friday, September 27th

3:15pm – The Mummy’s Shroud

6:30pm – The Mummy (1959)

Saturday, September 28th

2:00am – Belladonna of Sadness

3:30am – House (1977)

Sunday, September 29th

2:00am – It Came From Outer Space

3:30am – Riders to the Stars

Monday, September 30th

6:15am – I See A Dark Stranger

Thursday, October 3rd

8:00pm – Bell Book and Candle

9:45pm – Horror Hotel

11:15pm – The Devil’s Own (1966)

Friday, October 4th

1:00am – Suspiria (1977)

2:45am – Night of Dark Shadows

4:30am – Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages

8:00pm – Godzilla (1954)

9:30pm – Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)

11:00pm – Godzilla Raids Again

12:30am – Mothra vs. Godzilla

If this does not end up in The Last Drive-In we have failed as a society.

Week 2

Saturday, October 5th

2:15am – Mothra

4:00am – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1977)

Thursday, October 10th

8:00pm – The Black Cat (1934)

9:15pm – Curse of the Demon

10:45pm – The Seventh Victim

12:15am – The Devil’s Bride

Friday, October 11th

2:00am – The Blood on Satan’s Claw

3:45am – Dracula A.D. 1972

5:30am – Eye of the Devil

8:00pm – Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

9:45pm – Invasion of Astro-Monster

11:30pm – Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

Alas, not a Destroyah to be had…

Week 3

Saturday, October 12th

1:00am – Son of Godzilla

2:45am – Destroy All Monsters

4:30am – Ghoulies

Sunday, October 13th

12:00pm – The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

Thursday, October 17th

8:00pm – The Uninvited (1944)

10:00pm – The Haunting (1963)

12:00am – The Fog (1980)

Friday, October 18th

1:45am – Poltergeist (1982)

3:45am – Kuroneko

5:30am – The Phantom Carriage

8:00pm – All Monsters Attack

9:30pm – Godzilla vs. Hedorah

11:15pm – Godzilla vs. Gigan

We’re just talkin’ about Blacula, ya dig?

Week 4

Saturday, October 19th

1:00am – Rodan

2:30am – Sugar Hill (1974)

4:15am – Blacula

2:00pm – White Zombie

Sunday, October 20th

3:45pm – The Nanny

12:00am – The Phantom Carriage

Thursday, October 24th

1:00pm – Jason and the Argonauts

6:00pm – Clash of the Titans (1981)

8:00pm – Horror of Dracula

9:30pm – The Gorgon

11:15pm – The Plague of the Zombies

Friday, October 25th

1:00am – Night of the Living Dead (1968)

3:00am – The Hunger

4:45am – Nosferatu (1922)

8:00pm – Godzilla vs. Megalon

9:30pm – Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

12:30am – The War of the Gargantuas

… and he was SO slow.

Week 5

Sunday, October 27th

6:00am – King Kong (1933)

8:00am – The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

1:30pm – A Kiss Before Dying

3:30pm – Cape Fear (1962)

5:30pm – Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Monday, October 28th

3:30am – Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell

Tuesday, October 29th

3:00pm – The Seventh Victim

4:15pm – The Night Visitor

6:00pm – Dead Ringer (1964)

Wednesday, October 30th

8:00pm – Mad Love (1935)

9:15pm – The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

10:30pm – Cat People (1942)

11:45pm – I Walked With A Zombie

Thursday, October 31st

1:00am – The Walking Dead (1936)

2:15am – Mark of the Vampire

3:30am – Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

4:45am – A Bucket of Blood

6:45am – Freaks (1932)

8:00am – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

9:45am – The Bat (1959)

11:15am – House on Haunted Hill (1958)

1:00pm – From Beyond the Grave

2:45pm – Black Sabbath (1963)

4:30pm – Chamber of Horrors

6:15pm – House of Wax (1953)

8:00pm – Bride of Frankenstein

9:30pm – The Devil-Doll

11:00pm – House of Usher

12:30am – Pit and the Pendulum

Friday, November 1st

2:00am – The Haunted Palace (1963)

3:45am – Die, Monster, Die!

5:15am – The Curse of Frankenstein

6:45am – Dracula, Prince of Darkness

11:15pm – Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Saturday, November 2nd

1:45pm – The Uninvited (1944)

Some Classic Horror Highlights

While any one of the classic movies on the schedule are worth your attention, a few standouts are worth setting your DVR for. A couple of standouts are Suspiria on October 4th, and Little Shop of Horrors on October 31st. In any case, most nights in October should give you some fine options.

Do you have a favorite film that showed up on the list? Please let us know. Keep up with Haunted MTL as well for ongoing coverage of all things creepy as we move into the Witching season.

About the Author

David Davis is a writer, cartoonist, and educator in Southern California with an M.A. in literature and writing studies.

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