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A complete listing of the Saturday night Horror Double Bill screenings on BBC2.

This list was compiled and originally posted by Paul Durkan on the Yahoo group MastersofHorror. We have taken the liberty of sharing it here because we like it and, for a particular age group, the horror double bill was an education. If memory serves us right, the horror double bill season would play at the end of the football season, thereby avoiding a clash with Match of the Day on BBC1. Says Paul:

The BBC 2 Saturday night HORROR DOUBLE BILLS ran each summer from 1975 to 1981.

Sometimes the films ran immediately after one another, sometimes they were seperated by programmes such as cricket. One of the great thrills for me was to hear what was being shown the following week.

Remember this was a time when you had to stay up late to catch these films or wait years later to see them again—video recorders belonged to the realms of science-fiction back then. As for the internet…

What are your memories of the BBC2 horror double bill?


The Beast with Five Fingers 

1975 – FANTASTIC DOUBLE BILL

2 August

22.55-00.05 THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1919)

00.05-01.20 QUATERMASS II

9 August

22.45-00.00 THE TELL TALE HEART (1960)

00.00-01.20 THE PREMATURE BURIAL

23 August

22.40-00.05 THIS ISLAND EARTH

00.05-01.35 BARBARELLA

30 August

22.55-00.05 THE CAT AND THE CANARY(1939)

00.05-01.25 THE COMEDY OF TERRORS

6 September

22.35-00.00 THE BEAST WITH 5 FINGERS

00.00-01.20 THE MAZE

The Hounds of Zaroff/The Most Dangerous Game

1976 – MASTERS OF TERROR

14 August

22.55-00.10 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)

00.10-01.40 DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1932)

21 August

22.00-23.20 THE DEVIL DOLL (1936)

23.20-00.50 FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN

28 August

23.00-00.00 THE HOUNDS OF ZAROFF (aka THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME)

00.00-01.25 THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1939)

5 September

22.55-00.10 THE MAD GENIUS

00.10-01.30 THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961)

14 September

22.50-23.55 THE WALKING DEAD

23.55-01.20 DRACULA – PRINCE OF DARKNESS

Plague of the Zombies

1977 – DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN AND FRIENDS

2 July

22.05-00.25 DRACULA (1931)

00.25-01.35 FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

9 July

22.50-00.00 BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

00.00-01.25 BRIDES OF DRACULA

16 July

22.45-00.05 THE MUMMY (1932)

00.05-01.15 THE WOLF MAN

23 July

22.10-23.45 SON OF FRANKENSTEIN

23.45-01.10 KISS OF THE VAMPIRE

30 July

22.35-00.05 DRACULA’S DAUGHTER

00.05-01.30 PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES

6 August

22.50-23.55 THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN

23.55-01.10 THE PREMATURE BURIAL

13 August

23.05-00.05 THE RAVEN (1935)

00.05-01.10 THE BLACK CAT (1934)

20 August

22.00-23.15 FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN

00.05-01.35 THE RAVEN (1963)

27 August

22.00-23.10 HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN

00.05-01.35 THE REPTILE

3 September

21.55-23.10 SON OF DRACULA (1943)

23.45-01.10 EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN

10 September

22.05-23.15 HOUSE OF DRACULA

23.20-00.35 FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1960)

The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

1978 – MONSTER DOUBLE BILL

8 July

22.55-23.55 MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932)

23.55-01.25 THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH

15 July

22.40-23.55 THE FANTASTIC DISAPPEARING MAN (aka THE RETURN OF DRACULA)

00.00-01.15 THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES

22 July

22.00-23.20 THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT

23.50-01.35 THE CRAZIES

29 July

Superbeast

23.15-00.15 MAN-MADE MONSTER

00.15-01.15 THE MUMMY’S CURSE

5 August

22.40-23.55 WHITE ZOMBIE

00.00-01.25 HOUSE OF WAX

12 August

21.40-23.10 THEM

23.45-01.05 THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

19 August

22.00-23.15 VOODOO ISLAND

23.20-00.45 PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE

26 August

22.00-23.35 KING KONG (1933)

23.40-01.10 SUPERBEAST

Doctor X

1979 – MASTERS OF TERROR

14 July

22.35-23.50 DOCTOR X

23.55-01.20 THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN

21 July

22.30-23.30 SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SPIDER WOMAN

00.00-01.30 THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1959)

28 July

22.15-23.25 NIGHT MONSTER

23.30-01.10 THE DEVIL RIDES OUT

4 August

23.00-00.05 BLACK FRIDAY

00.05-01.35 THE MUMMY (1959)

11 August

22.05-23.25 THE STRANGE DOOR

23.25-01.00 BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY’S TOMB

18 August

22.35-23.40 THE MUMMY’S HAND

00.10-01.35 THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA

25 August

22.00-23.20 IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE

23.25-01.05 QUATERMASS AND THE PIT

From Beyond the Grave

1980 – HORROR DOUBLE BILL

28 June

This Double Bill featured on the cover of that week’s Radio Times.

22.30-00.00 NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1957)

00.00-01.35 THE GHOUL (1975)

5 July

22.10-23.35 THE BEAST WITH 5 FINGERS

23.50-01.30 CHAMBER OF HORRORS

12 July

22.40-23.45 THE MAD GHOUL

23.50-01.30 DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS

19 July

22.35-23.50 THE DEVIL DOLL (1936)

23.55-01.25 DAUGHTERS OF SATAN

26 July

22.15-23.45 THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF

23.55-01.35 FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

2 August

22.35-23.50 PARANOIAC

00.00-01.35 CAPTAIN KRONOS – VAMPIRE HUNTER

9 August

22.40-00.00 TOWER OF LONDON (1939)

00.00-01.35 THE BEAST MUST DIE

16 August

22.35-23.55 THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS

00.00-01.20 NIGHT OF THE LEPUS

23 August

22.20-23.40 THE BAT (1959)

23.45-01.20 LEGEND OF THE WEREWOLF

30 August

00.00-01.20 THE SKULL – Shown on its own to end the season

The Crazies

1981 – HORROR DOUBLE BILL

4 July

22.35-23.10 I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE

00.10-01.10 ZOLTAN – HOUND OF DRACULA

11 July

23.05-00.15 CAT PEOPLE (1942)

00.15-01.35 MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM

18 July

22.55-00.05 THE SEVENTH VICTIM

00.05-01.35 RACE WITH THE DEVIL

25 July

21.20-22.30 ISLE OF THE DEAD

23.40-01.25 THE CRAZIES

1 August

22.30-23.45 BEDLAM

23.45-01.30 BUG

8 August

22.50-23.55 THE LEOPARD MAN

23.55-01.35 THE SHUTTERED ROOM

15 August

22.35-23.40 THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE

23.40-01.10 EYE OF THE CAT

20 August

22.30-23.40 THE BODY SNATCHER

23.40-01.25 THEATRE OF BLOOD

Ends

2 Responses

  1. Great to see this list and shows how murky my memory is. I thought I recalled seeing all the Christopher Lee Dracula films as the second part of the double bill one week after another… I am almost certain I also saw Twins of Evil and Countess Dracula as part of these double bills – essential part of my ‘growth’ as a red-blooded male.
    I am sure The Haunting was also shown really late as I remember my Dad thumping on my bedroom door, walking past on his way to bed. Sod. Hid beneath my hardback copy of Dennis Gifford.
    Still creeped out by the thought of The Man With The X Ray Eyes which I hope gets the Arrow Blu Ray treatment one day…
    Welcome to your new home, Headpress.
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