August 11, 2011 1:21pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Stephen King, Christmas Specials Set at TCM
Turner Classic Movies has set a pair of specials to its A Night at the Movies documentary series revolving around Stephen King and … Christmas.
The Horrors of Stephen Kingwill kick off a month of classic horror on TCM starting Monday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. and will feature the horror master discussing how he discovered terror at the movies. King will take viewers on a journey through several aspects of the genre, including vampires, zombies, demons and ghosts as well as exploring reasons behind moviegoers’ crave for fright.
Features set to be part of the Halloween celebration include 1931’s Frankenstein, 1941’s The Wolf Man and 1943’s I Walked With a Zombie.
TCM will shift to a month holiday-themed special starting Tuesday, Dec. 6, with Merry Christmas! a look at the most iconic holiday films of all time, including It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. The documentary will explore variations within the genre, including holiday romances and family movies. The monthlong celebration will include screenings of A Christmas Carol and Meet Me in St. Louis.
Both specials will be produced by DreamWorks Television and Laurent Bouzereau.