Turner Classic Movies is getting into the Halloween spirit in October with broadcasts of HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS and NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS.
There's no real rhyme or reason to the schedule, though. NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS is first on the roster, airing Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2 a.m. HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS is set for the following week on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m.
It will be interesting to see what happens with NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS, a film that's long since fallen off the television broadcast cycle. For the longest time, TCM was the only place to see HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS letterboxed. Since the last time either of these films were shown on TCM (is this actually the debut of NIGHT OF DARK SHADOW on TCM?) both movies have been digitally remastered. It seems logical to assume NIGHT will air widescreen; but will these be the films' former transfers, or the shiny new editions available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download?
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