Sunday, 28 November 2010



With Christmas fast approaching, what better present could there be for a horror movie fan than for the BBC to Bring Back their iconic Horror Double Bills? So we urge you all to go and sign our petition and get all your friends, family and horror fiends to do the same!
We recently spoke to British Scream Queen Emily Booth who had this to say :

"The classic horror campaign is something I support because I have a huge nostalgia and admiration for the films of Hammer. The British film 'industry' used to have distinctive eras that were quintessentially British such as Hammer and Carry On and they are a slice of history that has ceased to exist. Not only are they wonderful films that captured gothic romance and indeed Britain beautifully but important parts of our history.

It is a shame these kind of films will never be made again as they belong to a different time but we can at least keep them alive by showing beautiful and restored versions of them on TV. Horror has never been so popular - especially with young people but it would be great to remind the new generation of its roots - and to lure them away from endless American remakes, so they can see that British horror had a huge influence on the genre and that the films of Hammer are treasures to be savoured.

These films are not just about nostalgia and looking back, but brilliant reminders that some of the best horror films were made during these times when directors relied on atmosphere, tension, story and character over CGI, fast editing and explosions!"

 We couldn't agree with you more Emily. So everyone please sign the petition, Tweet using the hashtag #classichorrorcampaign, join our Facebook page, mention us in internet forums and write about the campaign on your blogs and websites! The BBC are already taking an interest so we are definately heading in the right direction. Next year we intend to organise some classic horror double bill screenings and officially present our petition to the BBC so the more signatures we have, the better!

All photographs of Emily Booth are copyright and are used with kind permission.

Sunday, 24 October 2010


The Classic Horror Campaign gains more signatures and supporters every day and top British horror film publication "Shock Horror Magazine" features us in their brand new issue two, now available to buy from their website and selected specialist stores. "Shock Horror" covers horror both old and new and this latest issue includes a retrospective on Hammer Films' Christopher Lee, UK animated horror "Mark Macready", an in-depth look at Arrow Video distibutors, video nasties, horror tattoos, a comic strip, tons of dvd and book reviews and a whole lot more. Well worth a look I reckon!
We have also received some superb coverage in the Halloween edition of spooky magazine "Haunted", which is available to buy in WH Smith newsagents as well as from the Haunted website. This magazine looks at all the latest happenings in the world of the paranormal, alongside coverage of ghosts, scary events, horror films and more. This could be a good fun purchase to get you through the Halloween weekend! 
BBC4's excellent "History of Horror" documentary series concludes tomorrow night at 9pm and is followed by a screening of George A Romero's zombie classic "Dawn of the Dead". Please email the BBC, Points of View and Radio Times magazine to let them know how much you've enjoyed this horror season and that you would like to see the return of BBC2's iconic horror double bills. Only by letting them know how you feel will we succeed in our campaign so get emailing today!
Don't forget to encourage your friends and families to sign our petition, join our Facebook Page and support us on Twitter!
Monday, 18 October 2010


I think it's time yet again for all us classic horror fans to rejoice as we score another publicity coup! BBC One's popular Sunday afternoon show "Points of View" ran a piece on classic horror film fans and BBC4's excellent "History of Horror" documentary series on Sunday 17th October. The great news is that our Classic Horror Campaign and petition was prominently featured and portrayed in a positive light. For the next few days, the BBC's interview with Cyberschizoid can be viewed on BBC iPlayer
We have also been featured in issue two of brand new UK horror publication "Shock Horror Magazine" and the widely distributed paranormal magazine "Haunted". Not only that, but the amount of blogs, websites and internet forums featuring the classic horror campaign is growing in leaps and bounds every single day!  Check out some of the links below -

Don't forget that BBC4 continues it's horror season over the next couple of weeks with "History of Horror" parts two and three as well as screenings of "Brides of Dracula" (1960), "The Quatermass Xperiment" (1955) and "Dawn of the Dead" (1978). 
Also please take the time to email the BBC to let them know how much you're enjoying their current horror season and tell them that you want to see more - much more! 

Thursday, 7 October 2010


Looks like the BBC is finally listening to classic horror fans with BBC4's 3-part "History of Horror" series about to air. The documentary is fronted by "League of Gentlemen's" Mark Gatiss and episode one is being screened Monday October 11th at 9pm, with episodes two and three to follow at the same time on 18th and 25th October. Make sure you tune in!
As well as this excellent documentary, BBC4 are also screening some classic horror movies this month! First up is "The Bride of Frankenstein"(1935) which airs straight after episode one of History of Horror at 10pm.
Next is "Cat People" (1942) on October 13th at 10:45pm. A truly atmospheric exercise in suspense, this is still a genuinely frightening motion picture and if you've never seen it, make sure you watch this rare television screening!
"I Walked With a Zombie" (1943) is being shown at midnight on the 14th October so you may need copious amounts of coffee to stay up for this one!
And that's not all! On Monday 11th October, after the "Bride of Frankenstein" screening, there is a documentary called "Transylvania Babylon", which takes a humorous look at movie vampires!
So show your appreciation for these wonderful documentaries and classic movie screenings! The more people who watch these, the bigger chance we have of the BBC bringing back the Horror Double Bill as a regular Saturday night event! Spread the word and email the Beeb to let them know how much we appreciate their dedication to classic horror! Enjoy!
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Don't Faint! We've Reached Over 1000 Signatures!

More fantastic news for our campaign to Bring Back BBC2's Horror Double Bills! Thanks to everyones hard work and support we have now achieved our target of 1000 signatures in our petition! This is an amazing achievement and we can now set our sights even higher - let's see if we can reach 2000!!! This will really make the BBC realise that we are all fed up with the lack of regular primetime horror programming on British television. Don't forget to keep sending those emails and letters to BBC Points of View and the Radio Times as well as heading to the BBC complaints website to make your feelings known.
More great news on the UK horror TV front! In October, BBC4 will be screening a three part documentary "History of Horror" fronted by Mark Gatiss. The first episode will cover Hollywood's Golden Age of horror of the 30's and 40's. Episode two concentrates on the reinvention of the horror film, with it's greater emphasis on sex and gore as exemplified by Britain's Hammer Films. Finally, the last episode looks at the gritty new wave of horror cinema which began with George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" in 1968. The documentary will be supported by various horror movie screenings which have yet to be anounced. The provisional airdates for "History of Horror" are Monday 11th, 18th and 25th October. 
Emily Booth : "Remember, 'people power' means gold - it's all about numbers in this industry so get on board, show your support for this campaign and they might just listen!"

Friday, 27 August 2010


Horror Fans! We have a challenge for you! Can you help the Bring Classic Horror Back to Television Alliance reach 1000 signatures on our petition by Halloween? We all want the BBC to bring back it's classic Saturday night Horror Double Bills and the more signatures we have, the more of an impact we can make!
So make sure you sign the petition and spread the word to all your friends and fellow horror fiends! Post on your blogs and websites!  Twitter about the campaign using the hashtag #classichorrorcampaign and join our Facebook Page!
More great news for the campaign is that we have had a message of support from Hammer Horror icon Caroline Munro! She says it's a very good campaign, offers her full support and wishes us lots of luck! Thanks Caroline!
So don't forget to keep emailing the BBC, writing to all those fantastic film magazines and posting about us on websites and forums around the world! Thanks again for all your support!
Thursday, 12 August 2010

HALLOWEEN IS COMING! Time to Ramp Up The Classic Horror Campaign!

Halloween is fast approaching and we need to up the ante a little on our campaign to Bring Back BBC2's Horror Double Bills! So we are asking for your help!!
We'd like you to fire off a few emails once again to the BBC and Radio Times and ask them to provide some horror related programming for this coming Halloween weekend which falls on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October!!!
Of course we'd also like you to mention that you want to see a permanent return of Saturday Night Horror Double Bill seasons on the BBC!

  • You can email BBC Points of View :
  • You can email Radio Times :
  • You can also register a complaint that the BBC are not screening classic horror movies at a reasonable hour or Horror Double Bill seasons here :

As top UK horror star Miss Emily Booth says : 
"Remember, 'people power' means gold - it's all about numbers in this industry so get on board, show your support for this campaign and they might just listen!"

Don't forget to sign the petition here!
Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Great Support From the Horror Community Boosts Classic Horror Campaign!

Our campaign to Bring Classic Horror Films Back to the BBC continues to gather support amongst film fans and the horror community! You can read an exclusive interview with British horror star Emily Booth over on the Cyberschizoid blog and find out why she strongly supports our campaign!
Horror blogs and websites across the planet have been featuring our campaign to Bring Back BBC2's Horror Double Bills! Check out the following links below to read what they have to say.

If I've missed out any blogs, websites or links that feature the campaign to Bring Classic Horror Back to Television then feel free to comment or contact us at 
You can also post comments on our Facebook Page
Don't forget to sign our petition and email the BBC!

Friday, 16 July 2010


We have fantastic news for all supporters of the Bring Classic Horror Back to Television Alliance! Top British Horror Icon Emily Booth has agreed to support our campaign to bring BBC2's Horror Double Bills and classic horror movies back to British television!

Emily has carved out an impressive career for herself starring in a number of horror and cult films including "Pervirella", "Evil Aliens", Doghouse" and "Cradle of Fear". She is also a presenter on The Horror Channel and has her own monthly column in GoreZone, Britain's premiere horror film magazine.
Coming soon: An exclusive interview with Emily Booth where she discusses her career, her love of Hammer Horror and why she supports our campaign.
So join Emily in signing our petition to Bring Back BBC2's Horror Double Bills and don't forget to email the BBC to let them know how you feel. Click here if you're not sure what to write!
All photographs courtesy of Beck Photographic and Gorezone magazine.
Monday, 28 June 2010


Our campaign to bring back BBC2's Horror Double Bills and get classic horror films back on our TV screens continues apace, thanks to everyones hard work, dedication and support. But we need to do more to get the BBC to sit up and take notice of our request. Hopefully, you have already signed our petition and joined the Facebook page. If not, why not?

Your next step is to email the BBC and "Radio Times" to ask that they bring back BBC2's Horror Double Bill seasons. If you're not sure what to say or how to word it, you could use the email template kindly provided by those lovely folks at the Film Rant website. Just click on this link to take you there! Please let us know if you get any response.
BBC Points of View -
Radio Times -

You could also try emailing the following magazines to make them aware of our campaign and try to get them to support us.
DVD & Blu-Ray World magazine -
SFX magazine -
Gorezone magazine -
If you can think of any other relevant magazines please email them. Let us know how you get on!
Don't forget to mention the campaign on any forums, blogs, websites, Facebook pages and other social networking sites that you use.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Thanks again all of you for your fantastic support in our ongoing campaign to get BBC television to bring back the classic Horror Double Bill seasons!
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?


Saturday 2 August 1975 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)


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 The Walking Dead (Warner 1936) Dracula Prince of Darkness (Hammer 1966)


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 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} 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)


Saturday 8 July 1978

22.55-23.55 Murders in the Rue Morgue (Universal 1933) 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 King Kong (RKO 1933)
23.40-01.10 Superbeast (1972)


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) The Devil Rides Out (Hammer 1968)

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

Saturday 11 August 1979 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)


Saturday 28 June 1980 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 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)


Saturday 4 July 1981

22.35-23.10 I Walked With A Zombie (RKO 1943) 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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All comments gratefully received! 
Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Thanks to all of you who have signed our petition so far! We have now set up a new Facebook group, Bring Classic Horror Back to Television Alliance to promote our campaign further!

Please go and join this group and invite all your friends!
And don't forget to sign the petition if you haven't done so already and email it to all your friends and fellow horror fans!

You can also email the Radio Times at to request that the BBC brings the Horror Double Bills back to television! 

Thanks once again for your support and please contact us if you have any more ideas of how we can promote this classic horror campaign!!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Bring Classic Horror Films Back To Television


Television has become so bland in the last decade that it has become impossible to find any of the classic old horror films being screened anywhere, even on the BBC. Years ago, BBC2 would screen regular horror double bills on Saturday nights which featured cult movies from Universal, RKO, Hammer Films and beyond.

If you'd like to see these films back on the box, please follow the steps below!


  • Please save the banner below to your server and place it on your website or blog and link to this page. If you need help with this, please get in touch.

  • Most importantly, please sign our petition and email it to all your friends:
  • Twitter about us by copying and pasting the text below: -
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  • Copy the text above and add it to your email signature and forum signature.

With YOUR help, let's see if we can relive those scary Summer nights of late-night Horror Double Bills on British television!


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