Tonight, at 11.45 p.m Central Time, the Turner Classic Movies channel will be showing one of my all-time favorite films: Curse of the Demon (originally released in the UK in 1957 as Night of the Demon), starring Dana Andrews.
Packed with strange and spooky goings-on in the woods, monstrous demons, glowing balls of light traveling through darkened trees, supernatural big cats, witchcraft, and some memorably sinister characters, Demon has a curiously Fortean element to it.
If your idea of a horror film is just seeing a bunch of bland college kids getting hacked to pieces one-by-one by some character in a mask and amid a mass of modern-day special effects, then this most definitely isn't a film for you.
However, if (like me) you are a devotee of atmospheric, black-and-white horror films from decades-past, then Curse of the Demon is one you will definitely want to catch.
If you've never seen it before, you are in for a treat.
I think this will probably be about my tenth time to watch it. But watch it again, I most definitely will. And the fact that it will be broadcast at the witching hour will only make the experience more fun!
Roll on midnight!