From vampires, Japanese horror, to some of the oldest Halloween cartoon shorts and films to EVER grace the halls of the streaming library, Filmstruck is going vintage hard this Halloween and I’m loving them for it.
This year along with Filmstruck’s October lineup of monster movies, you’ll be transported back in time to the silent era with Halloween cartoons and comedies as early as 1907! And in case you need a reminder of just how creepy that decade was for Halloween, let me refresh that memory of yours…
How’d you like that knocking on your door asking for candy, eh?
Select highlights in Filmstruck October also include director of the week Terence Fisher (The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula and 1959’s The Mummy), written by Robert Louis Stevenson (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Body Snatcher), and Japanese Horror Classics (Kwaidan, Onibaba and House).
- Star of the Week Lon Chaney – begins streaming Oct. 12: See 16 of Lon Chaney’s silent spooks including his classics The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame as well as a FilmStruck Extra about his career, makeup, and prosthetics.
- Director of the Week Terence Fisher – begins streaming Oct. 19: Check out the first full-color gothic horror films from British director Terence Fisher, featuring The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula and 1959’s The Mummy.
- Cartoon Roots: Halloween Haunts – begins streaming Oct. 19: Discover some of the earliest Halloween cartoons and comedies in this collection featuring the oldest films to hit FilmStruck, 1907’s The Pumpkin Race and 1908’s The Haunted Hotel.
- Japanese Horror Classics – begins streaming Oct. 19: Fans can stream one of the most popular genres of scary movies including Kwaidan, Onibaba, and House.
- Written by Robert Louis Stevenson – begins streaming Oct. 26: Indulge in three versions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as well as The Body Snatcher.