Wednesday, 26 May 2010

DO YOU REMEMBER THESE CLASSIC HORROR DOUBLE BILLS?

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Today, we thought you might enjoy this memory jogger of all the original horror double bill seasons! Can you find YOUR favourite amongst all these classic films?




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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5 comments:

Mark Hodgson, said...

I've never recovered from that 1975 showing of THIS ISLAND EARTH and BARBARELLA! I was lucky to stay up so late that night (till 2am), way past bedtime. I'd been unable watch BARBARELLA'S previous BBC1 showing, when it was a Monday film, when it went out at 9.25pm.

Matthew Coniam said...

1983 for me! Universal horror double-bills all through that wonderful summer...

Douglas said...

I remember them all with such dewy eyed affection; the long hot summer holidays and being able to stay up late and watch a great ( and sometimes bizarre ) mix of films.....I liked the concept of having a Hammer or Amicus film paired with a Universal black and white classic. However can anyone recall any of the seasons that ITV did in the 1970s? Appointment with Fear was the one I remember mostly ( these were single film transmissions that appeared after the News at Ten )....

Sarah from Scare Sarah said...

This is such a great idea. Halloween isn't even a great telly event anymore. I'd even watch more Tales of the Unexpected!

Cyberschizoid said...

Douglas, I think the various local ITV stations used to show their own seasons of horror movies under different umbrella titles during the 70's and 80's. Where I lived, Anglia Television tended to run late night horror movies on Friday nights I think. I remember watching such "classics" as Food of the Gods, The Incredible Melting Man and Madhouse amongst various others!

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