Celebrate Easter with Classic Marathon Weekend on Horror Channel
The long bank holiday weekend is finally upon us, and we’ll be spending it the way we always do: making the most of the holiday telly.
Lucky for all of us who enjoy binge watching, Horror Channel is dedicating its weekend schedules to Classic Marathon Weekend: two monstrous movie marathons for the brave-hearted.
Fromn Saturday, April 3 at 1pm, tune in to Classic Horror Day: a marathon of some of the horror genre’s most iconic monster movies of all time. Highlights include Ted Browning and Karl Freund’s Dracula, James Whale’s Frankenstein and Karl Freund’s The Mummy.
From Sunday, April 4 at 1pm, Horror Channel presents Classic Sci-Fi Day, including genre-defining classics such as Earth Vs The Flying Saucers and The Incredible Shrinking Man.
For full schedules, keep reading, or check out the trailer below:
Classic Horror Day (Saturday, April 3): The Line-Up
Tod Browning’s classic interpretation of the Bram Stoker novel, starring Bela Lugosi as the titular villain in a performance that catapulted the character to icon status.
James Whale’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic classic, about a mad scientist obsessed with creating a living being from the corpses of others.
3.55pm The Mummy:
Karl Freund directs this pre-Code horror classic, which tells the story of a team of archeologists who unwittingly bring an ancient Egyptian mummy back to life.
5.25pm The Wolf Man:
The massively influential werewolf movie from George Waggner, The Wolf Man tells the story of a man who returns to his rural family home and is bitten while intervening in what appears to be a simple wolf attack.
6.50pm The Creature from the Black Lagoon:
Amphibious ancient monsters from beneath the sea are the focus of Jack Arnold’s The Creature from the Black Lagoon, which still holds up today as an entertaining and well-made classic of the genre.
Classic Sci-Fi Day (Sunday, April 4): The Line-Up
1.00pm It Came From Beneath The Sea:
The incredibly suspenseful monster flick, about a giant octopus empowered by nearby nuclear testing and heading to the North American Pacific Coast.
2.30pm This Island Earth:
Still a critical and cultural success to this day, This Island Earth tells the story of human scientists unknowingly recruited in an alien plan to take over Earth.
4.10pm Earth Vs The Flying Saucers:
A second collaboration from It Came From Beneath The Sea filmmakers Ray Harryhausen and Charles H. Schneer, this sci-fi classic became a heavy influence of the future flying saucer sub-genre.
5.50pm The Incredible Shrinking Man:
The story of a man who becomes a national sensation when he starts uncontrollably shrinking was a blockbuster hit in the 1950s and remains both imaginative and terrifying.
7.25pm 20 Million Miles To Earth:
The cinematic classic 20 Million Miles To Earth tells the story of a powerful and angry creature that hatches on Earth from eggs found on Venus during a space mission.
Watch the Classic Movies Marathon on Saturday April 3 and Sunday April 4 on Horror Channel (Sky 317, Virgin 149, Freeview 68 and Freesat 138).