Friday, September 26, 2008

TCM Weekend Frights

Some choice cheese and a SciFi classic this weekend on Turner Classic Movies

Saturday Sept 27 (all times eastern)
Descriptions courtesy

2:00 am Night Of The Lepus (1972) (view trailer)
Husband-and-wife scientists unwittingly unleash a horde of giant man-eating rabbits.
Cast: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun. Dir: William F. Claxton. C-89 mins, TV-14

3:30 am Giant Claw, The (1957)
A giant anti-matter bird invades the Earth's atmosphere.
Cast: Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum. Dir: Fred F. Sears. BW-74 mins, TV-PG

5:00 am Watch the Skies! (2005)
This TCM original documentary explores the history of the science fiction genre beginning in the 1950s. Features interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Ridley Scott. Dir: Richard Schickel. BW-56 mins, TV-PG

2:00 pm Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Aliens bring the dead to life to conquer the Earth.
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Vampira. Dir: Edward D. Wood, Jr. BW-78 mins, TV-PG

3:30 pm Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) (view trailer)
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man.
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr. Dir: Steven Spielberg. C-137 mins, TV-MA