Saturday TV: The Wolf Man and The Rest

Face it, Halloween just ain’t the same this year. Best to stay in and keep the horror films coming. On Turner Classic Movies, that means a day that begins with Ted Browning’s “Freaks” (6 a.m.) and continues with “House of Wax” (9 a.m.), “Children of the Damned” (10:45 a.m.), “The Bad Seed” (12:30 p.m.), “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (2:45 p.m.), “The Wolf Man” (4:45 p.m.), pictured above, and “The Haunting” (6 p.m.).

In prime time, they’ve got some nuclear terror with “Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (8 p.m.) and “Them!” (10 p.m.), followed by “The Seventh Victim” (midnight), “I Walked with a Zombie” (1:30 a.m.) and “The Body Snatcher” (3 a.m.). 

It’s the perfect night for “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” (AMC, 10 p.m.), which tonight studies witches. 

Or a better than usual night for a two hour “Ghost Nation” (Travel, 8 p.m.) or “Destination Fear” (Travel, 10 p.m.).

But some networks just don’t know how to celebrate a holiday. Can’t they think of even one Halloween romantic movie? Instead here’s the Christmas themed “One Royal Holiday” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) and “Candy Cane Christmas” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.). 

Here’s an offering with elements of both days; The horror flick “Black Christmas” (HBO, 8 p.m.), making its premium cable debut. 

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