Greetings, Friends and Fiends!
Ye Olde Dragon here, bringing you the latest schedule for Imagi-Movies being aired by the good folks at Turner Classic Movies!
Hate to tell you Hatchlings, but we got spoiled with May’s AIP Spotlight. As we all know, for some reason, TCM lobs Sci-Fi films into their Horror category on their daily/weekly schedules. I also peruse the other categories to double check for any other films that use special effects or have fantasy elements, as many tend to fall into the Epic or Adventure lists. Occasionally there’s even a Musical or two included. Well, for the month of June, there were only a paltry EIGHTEEN films in the Horror/Sci-Fi column. Tsk tsk. C’mon TCM programming, you can give us a LITTLE more, no? Are we losing out because you started adding more films from the 1970s and 1980s to your lineups? If so, I cry FOUL! At any rate, here are this month’s offerings of Imagi-Movies being shown on TCM.
Please note that all times listed are Eastern Daylight Time and that the schedule is subject to change at TCM’s discretion.
Sorry folks. No real highlights to speak of this month.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
3:45 AM – Cabin in the Sky (1943) note: God and Satan battle for the soul of a gambler
Saturday, June 4, 2016
12:00 AM – 2010 (1984) note: excellent sequel 2001
2:15 AM – The Church (1989)
4:00 AM – The Devil’s Bride (1968)
Sunday, June 5, 2016
10:00 AM – Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Thursday, June 9, 2016
11:45 AM – The Next Voice You Hear… (1950) note: the voice of God is heard on the radio
10:30 PM – Carousel (1956) note: a carousel barker looks in on his family from Heaven
Friday, June 10, 2016
2:00 PM – The Black Scorpion (1957) note: special-effects by Willis O’Brien
3:45 PM – The Killer Shrews (1959)
5:00 PM – Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)
6:15 PM – The Reptile (1966) note: Hammer Films classic
Saturday, June 11, 2016
6:45 AM – The Wasp Woman (1960)
8:00 AM – Queen of Outer Space (1958) note: you’ll go gaga over Zsa Zsa!
Monday, June 13, 2016
4:00 PM – The Black Sleep (1956)
5:30 PM – Hillbillies in a Haunted House (1967)
Thursday, June 16, 2016
3:00 AM – Camelot (1967) note: musical version of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Saturday, June 18, 2016
2:45 AM – The Hunger (1983) note: starring David Bowie
Thursday, June 23, 2016
5:45 AM – Finian’s Rainbow (1968)
Saturday, June 25, 2016
2:15 AM – Alice, Sweet Alice (1977)
4:00 AM – Bloody Birthday (1980)
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
8:00 PM – Macbeth (1948) note: directed by, and starring, Orson Welles
12:45 AM – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)
Thursday, June 30, 2016
6:15 PM – Cabin in the Sky (1943)
4:45 AM – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982)
Total = 23* different films on 13 dates
*– Cabin in the Sky airs twice this month
There you have it, Guys and Ghouls. A rather trifling offering this month. I’m not sure yet how July is going to shape up, as not too much of the schedule has been posted. I’m not too enthusiastic unfortunately, because it seems like they have a rather abundant offering of Westerns next month. Keep in mind as well, that August will be the annual TCM Summer Under the Stars Festival which ordinarily means very little in the way of offerings.
In the meantime enjoy the beginning of summer, and congratulations to all the newest graduates.
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