Friday, September 23, 2011

Set your DVR: 'Horrors of Stephen King'

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced it will celebrate Halloween this year with the King - Stephen King. In the documentary A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King, author and filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau will chat with the horror master about the classic scary films that influenced him the most.

Premiering Monday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. (ET), TCM says King will reveal how he discovered "terror at the movies." He will also examine aspects of the horror genre, including vampires, zombies, demons and ghosts. King will also be explore audience's desire to be frightened.

As far as the movies that impacted him the most, look for references to 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).

According to a press release, "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."

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