Posts Tagged ‘Frankenstein’

Until recently the Classic Horror Campaign had always assumed that the iconic BBC2 horror double bill seasons ran from 1975 until 1981 but recent evidence has come to light which proves the existence of a final BBC2 horror double bill taking place in the summer of 1983! Of course, we are being a little tongue-in-cheek here but it just goes to show how our collective memories can become blurred by the mists of time. In my defence, I think the reason why I don’t remember (and possibly didn’t even watch) the 1983 season was because that was the time I started going out underage drinking on Saturday nights (come on, we ALL did it!).

It was also around that time that I was sneaking into my local cinema late on Saturday nights as they had started screening some awesome late-night horror double bills with much more exciting films than some mouldy old horrors from the 30′s and 40′s. At least that’s what my teenage self thought at the time! Cronenberg’s Shivers (1975), Hammer’s Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974) and Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) on the big screen were certainly a lot more tempting to me.  So, here for your perusal are the TV listings for the long-lost 1983 BBC2 Horror Double Bill! A huge thank you to Stephen Jacobs for supplying the information.

9th July 1983 – Dracula (1931) & Frankenstein (1931)
16th July 1983 – The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
23rd July 1983 – Dracula’s Daughter (1936) & Son Of Frankenstein (1939)
30th July 1983 - The Mummy (1932) & Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
6th August 1983 – The Wolfman (1941) & Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)
13th August 1983 – Son Of Dracula (1943) & House Of Frankenstein (1944)
20th August 1983 – The Mummy’s Hand (1940) & House Of Dracula (1945)
3rd September 1983 – The Black Cat (1934), The Raven (1935), & Murders In The Rue Morgue (1932)


Classic Horror Campaign and MoreTvicar are very pleased to announce the winner of our classic horror Frankenstein t-shirt competition!

And the winner is…. Beverley Kerry from Ilkeston in the UK! Kongratulations Kerry – a Frankenstein T-shirt is on its way!

A big thank you to all of you that took part and don’t forget that there are plenty more prizes on offer in our Creepy Competitions!

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