Friday TV Picks: The 1963 horror classic ‘The Haunting’
TV picks for Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, include the 1963 film “The Haunting” on TCM, “Undercover Boss” on CBS and “The Neighbors” on ABC.
Tonight in Prime Time
Robert Wise’s 1963 film adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House” is super creepy (beware the awful 1999 remake). No “Saw”-like contraptions or buckets of gore here. It’s simply the tale of a group of people (with Julie Harris a standout) staying in a haunted New England house with some very unsettling results. All filmed in glorious black and white. For maximum effect, watch it at night, with the drapes closed ... and the doors locked. 10 p.m. Friday on TCM (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff
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Also on Friday
“MLB Baseball,” 5 p.m. (TBS): “Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals”: National League Championship Series, Game 1. From Busch Stadium in St. Louis (Live).
“Undercover Boss,” 8 p.m. (CBS): Donato’s Chairwoman Jane Grote Abell goes undercover and discovers that pizza isn’t the only thing getting baked at one store.
“The Neighbors,” 8:31 p.m. (ABC): Jackie and Debbie get makeovers by Shirley (Wendy Williams) at Jackie’s favorite hair salon; Reggie and Amber bond over nature programming; Dick tries to help Marty get in shape.
“Ghost Adventures,” 9 p.m. (Travel): America’s most famous prison, Alcatraz, is investigated during lockdown.
“Elton John in Concert,” 10 p.m. (KCTS): Elton John performs many of his hits, including “Your Song,” “Rocket Man” and “Candle in the Wind.”
“What Not to Wear,” 10 p.m. (TLC): Megumi hopes to find a man and settle down; her wardrobe of animal hats and knee highs is not helping her find the right candidates.
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