Chaney, Lee, Karloff, Price: TCM sets wonderfully horrific lineup for October

Horror fans rejoice! Turner Classic Movies has once again packed a horrific lineup for October programming including a creature of the month, a night devoted to ghostly encounters and 200 years of Frankenstein.

Plus, there’s  not one star of the month but four as TCM showcases four greats of the horror genre. Lon Chaney, Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff and Vincent Price will each have a Wednesday night devoted to them in October. The series starts at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 with Chaney and includes five of his silent films.

The misunderstood Mummy is the designated creature of the month, earning a slot every Sunday night starting at 8 p.m. The schedule includes some cool Universal films in the “Kharis” series on Oct. 7 and a trio of mummy films with a sense of humor on Oct. 14.

The Bowery Boys even get in on the action with a night of horror films starting at 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

Here’s a look at the schedule broken down by topics with some descriptions:

The Mummy

Oct. 7

8 p.m. “The Mummy’s Hand” (1940). Depending on your point of view, this may or may not be a sequel to the Universal original. It is the first in a series with a mummy named Kharis.

9:30 p.m. “The Mummy’s Ghost” (1944). Lon Chaney Jr. stars as Kharis in this sequel to “Mummy’s Tomb.”

10:45 p.m. “The Mummy’s Curse” (1944). Chaney returns in the final of the Kharis films.

Oct. 14

8 p.m. “Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy” (1955). The sixth in Universal’s Mummy franchise comes with laughs.

9:30 p.m. “Mummy’s Boys” (1936)

10:45 p.m. “The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy” (1958)

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