100 Years of Horror Season 1
S01 E01Dec 12, 1996
Dracula And His Disciples Dec 12, 1996 There's more to Dracula than just Bela Lugosi, as the cinema's various incarnations of the carnal count are examined.
S01 E02Dec 19, 1996
Blood-Drinking Beings Dec 19, 1996 Dracula wasn't the only blood-sucker immortalized on film. Here is some of his "competition."
S01 E03Dec 26, 1996
Frankenstein And His Friends Dec 26, 1996 Karloff's career was defined by his sympathetic portrayal of "the monster," but others took on this challenging role over the years. This fascinating installment tells the story behind Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's timeless tale.
S01 E04Jan 2, 1997
Baron Frankenstein Jan 2, 1997 Hammer Films "reanimated" the Frankenstein franchise in the 1950s with its terrifying teaming of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee as doctor and "patient." Take a look at how this classic story changed in the '50s, '60s - and beyond.
S01 E05Jan 9, 1997
Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde Jan 9, 1997 Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of good and evil has been a film favorite since early silent days. Various portrayals of the dual doctor are examined.
S01 E06Jan 16, 1997
Werewolves Jan 16, 1997 Of course there's Lon Chaney Jr. as The Wolf Man, but other films have featured werewolves in surprising ways over the years.
S01 E07Jan 23, 1997
Bela Lugosi Jan 23, 1997 Lugosi was much more than Count Dracula, as you'll see in this fascinating salute to this complex Hungarian actor.
S01 E08Jan 30, 1997
Boris Karloff Jan 30, 1997 Perhaps horror's greatest star, Karloff, of course, played the Frankenstein monster. But there's so much more to tell. Here's an affectionate look at this cultured Englishman.
S01 E09Mar 6, 1997
The Evil Unseeable Mar 6, 1997 Nothing like a good ghost story - except a century's worth of films filled with more ghost stories!
S01 E10Mar 13, 1997
Phantoms Mar 13, 1997 Lon Chaney Sr. was the original Phantom of the Opera, but there have been other notable portrayals - and other notable phantoms!
S01 E11Mar 20, 1997
Witches Mar 20, 1997 Witches have been a favorite of fairy tales - and fright films - for centuries. Here's a wicked look at a coven's worth of portrayals.
S01 E12Mar 27, 1997
Demons Mar 27, 1997 More than just the Devil (although The Prince of Darkness has certainly figured into quite a few motion pictures), demons have been a mainstay of horror films since the silent days.
S01 E13Apr 3, 1997
Mutants Apr 3, 1997 Abominable snowmen, mole people, creatures from black lagoons. All these half-human/half-beast "hybrids" are here - and more!
S01 E14Apr 10, 1997
Freaks Apr 10, 1997 Horror films have been peppered with people who didn't need makeup and were actually born disfigured, most notably in the film Freaks. Take a look at those who managed to turn their misfortune into something of a career.
S01 E15Apr 17, 1997
Scream Queens Apr 17, 1997 King Kong's Fay Wray is probably the most famous scream queen of the horror genre, but you'll be surprised to see who else made the list!
S01 E16Apr 24, 1997
Girl Ghouls Apr 24, 1997 Men didn't have a lock on the horror movie. There were plenty of frightful females to go around, as you'll see in this salute to demonic dames.
S01 E17May 1, 1997
Maniacs May 1, 1997 Ax-murderers, chainsaw-wielding madmen, serial killers, cannibals - they're all here - and more!
S01 E18May 8, 1997
Gory Gimmicks May 8, 1997 An affectionate salute to the great showmen of yesteryear who figured out all sorts of gory gimmicks to keep audiences glued to their seats - and away from their TV sets!
S01 E19May 15, 1997
Sorcerers May 15, 1997 A holdover from ancient tales, sorcerers have long fascinated movie audiences with their powerful use of black magic to achieve their evil goals.
S01 E20May 22, 1997
Aliens May 22, 1997 Creatures from "out there" have captured the imagination of everyone from H.G. Wells to Steven Spielberg. Here's a look at some out-of-this-world intergalactic beings.
S01 E21May 29, 1997
Mummies May 29, 1997 Karloff's parchment-skin portrayal of Imhotep set the standard for mummy movies, but many others have gotten "wrapped up" in their work over the years, as you'll see.
S01 E22Jun 5, 1997
Zombies Jun 5, 1997 The walking dead have been a mainstay of horror films for decades. Although usually confined to the West Indies, Hollywood has made sure audiences will fear zombies anywhere and everywhere.
S01 E23Jun 12, 1997
Mad Doctors Jun 12, 1997 How many times did Karloff and Lugosi play mad doctors? (And what were they mad at?) Many horror legends have taken their turn playing sinister scientists and frightful physicians, as you'll see.
S01 E24Jun 19, 1997
Man-Made Monsters Jun 19, 1997 Frankenstein is probably the most famous example of a man-made monster, but a great many other creepy creations have been fashioned by men, either by accident or on purpose, as this fun-filled episode illustrates.
S01 E25Jun 26, 1997
Giants Jun 26, 1997 Giant monster pictures have been thrilling audiences since The Lost World was released in 1925. Since then there have been films such as: The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, King Kong, Godzilla, and Jurassic Park.
S01 E26Jul 3, 1997
Dinosaurs Jul 3, 1997 Long before Jurassic Park, dinosaurs roamed thru a variety of horror films, going all the way back to The Lost World in 1925.