As we continue to campaign tirelessly for the return of the BBC’s legendary horror double bill seasons to our TV screens, we started thinking about what films we’d like them to screen. It also got us thinking about what two films together would make the greatest classic horror double bill!
So we thought we’d ask YOU our fangtastic supporters : What would be your ultimate classic horror double bill?
Which two films scheduled together would make you stay up past your bedtime or sneak out to your local cinema in the dead of night (or on a Sunday afternoon if it’s the Roxy Bar & Screen in London!) ? Would it be a Universal black and white classic followed by a gory Hammer Horror? Or an atmospheric Val Lewton production with a George Romero zombie chaser?
Put your thinking caps on and put your choice of horror double bill films (and your reasons why) in our “comments” box below and we will get our team of horror experts to choose the best, weirdest, funniest or scariest double bill and then create a special poster based on the winner!
We will also email the BBC with all your suggestions along with a link to our petition!
And talking of our petition, here are just some of the awesome comments you guys have been writing :
Emilia Jokinen on Apr 30, 2012 : ” Since there’s such a huge catalogue of horror it can be a very expensive task to track down films on DVD, and can also be a deterrent to newcomers to the genre who don’t know where to start. Television double bills would therefore be the ideal solution for both fans and those with a casual interest, and would surely be very popular. “
Peter Benassi on Apr 29, 2012 : ” The return of this series is a must!! And there is most certainly an audience for it! It would be perfect timing too considering the BBC is running 70s based programmes on right now. “
Brittney-Jade Colangelo on Mar 2, 2012 : ” Allow future generations to experience the classic fear of the horror films of yesteryear! “
Liz Petrie on Mar 4, 2012 : ” i grew up with the double bill horror films on a sat nite on bbc2. i loved them.! because of them, i have been a horror fan alll my life. i would love to see them again. it would be the perfect weekend for me if i knew i had that to look forward to. bela lugosi, christopher lee, peter cushing…please please bring them back!!! xx “
Andrew M Bark on Jan 27, 2012 : ” A great heritage of great film making is being forgotten, it’s a bout time the tradition of horror double bills on a Saturday night was reinstated for future generations. “
Add your name and comments to our petition and let the BBC know how much we love and miss these classic horror double bills and want them back on our screens – now! Help us reach 3000 signatures! Sign today – it’s free!!!