Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has released it’s October schedule of horror movies so its time to start cleaning out the DVR/PVR.

If you are new to the classic horror movie genre, these movies rely more on crafting an unsettling tone than delivering buckets of blood and gore.

We suggest that you not miss Nosferatu. It helped pave the way for silent horror films and, ultimately, the entire horror genre.  The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) might not be the scariest film showing in October, but Don Knotts’ comedic talents are as effective today as they were in their prime, allowing audiences to poke fun at horror.

Beginning Monday, October 29th, we get three days of nonstop horror! Don’t miss the Bette Davis triple feature – What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte, and The Nanny showing on the 29th

The rest of our must see movies are marked with **


Watch next week for our #OctHorrorMovieChallenge. 31 days of sharing your favorite horror movies. You can “play” on twitter, on our Facebook page, or on the Challenge article on our site.

Mary Philbin, and Lon Chaney, Sr. in The Phantom of the Opera

Mary Philbin, and Lon Chaney, Sr. in The Phantom of the Opera


Wednesday, October 3rd

8 pm ET – The Unknown (1927)

9 pm ET – The Phantom of the Opera  (1925)

10:45 pm ET – The Monster (1925)


Thursday, October 4th

12:30 am ET – The Penalty (1920)

2:15 am ET – The Unholy Three (1925)**

4 am ET – He Who Gets Slapped (1924)


Saturday, October 6th

2 am ET – Deadly Friend (1986)

3:45 am ET – Demon Seed (1977)


Charles Gray in The Devil Rides Out (1968)

Charles Gray in The Devil Rides Out (1968)


Sunday, October 7th

8 pm ET – The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

9:30 pm ET – The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)

10:45 pm ET – The Mummy’s Curse (1944)


Monday, October 8th

12 am ET – Nosferatu (1922)**


Wednesday, October 10th

8 pm ET – The Devil’s Bride ( AKA The Devil Rides Out) (1968)

10 pm ET – (Horror of) Dracula (1958)

11:30 pm ET – Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1965)


Thursday, October 11th

1:15 am ET – Horror Hotel (aka City Of The Dead) (1960)

2:45 am ET – The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)

4:30 am ET – Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966)


Saturday, October 13th

2:15 pm ET – The Seventh Victim (1943)

8 pm ET – The Fearless Vampire Killers or, Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are In My Neck (aka Dance of the Vampires) (1967)


Ernest Thesiger in The Old Dark House (1932)

Ernest Thesiger in The Old Dark House (1932)


Sunday, October 14th

8 pm ET – Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

9:30 pm ET – Mummy’s Boys (1936)