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Sunday, January 13, 2008

TCM Pays Tribute to a Master

Fans of vintage horror would do well to plant themselves in front of the tube--or at least have their TiVos set--tomorrow night. That's because the always-excellent Turner Classic Movies has a night of Val Lewton in store.
To kick it off at 8p.m., Martin Scorsese presents Val Lewton - The Man in the Shadows, a new documentary on the man who produced the finest fright films of the 1940s. The doc will be followed by a marathon that includes eight of Lewton's nine horror pics: Cat People (1942), I Walked with a Zombie (1943), The Leopard Man (1943), The Seventh Victim (1943), The Curse of the Cat People (1944), The Body Snatcher (1945, starring Boris Karloff, pictured), Isle of the Dead (1945) and Bedlam (1946).
Strangely, the marathon skips over 1943's The Ghost Ship. But it does include two of Lewton's non-horror productions: period picture Mademoiselle Fifi (1944) and Youth Runs Wild (1944), one of the earliest entries in the low-budget juvenile delinquency genre.
For more information, including TV listings, check out TCM's Val Lewton sub-site here.


Mr. Karswell said...

Ha ha, our posts are seriously beginning to overlap.

Anonymous said...

This was absolutely incredible.

Thanks for the heads up on it. I would've never even caught this if it wasn't for your post.

B-Sol said...

Thanks a lot man, it's good to know I was able to successfully get the word out on this thing! I wound up taping almost the whole damn marathon. TCM rules.

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