The horror! The horror!

Today's TV

October 31, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF

Have a heaping helping of Halloween horror -- a new movie that resurrects the Munster family, Tim Burton's haunting "Edward Scissorhands," a profile of Edgar Allan Poe and even "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on cable.

* "Here Come the Munsters" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Look for Yvonne "Lily" DeCarlo, Al "Grandpa" Lewis, Butch "Eddie" Patrick and Pat "Marilyn" Priest from the original 1964-1966 CBS series in cameo appearances. In the new film reviving the ghoulish but lovable characters, Edward Herrmann is, appropriately enough, Herman Munster; Veronica Hamel plays Lily, and Robert Morse is Grandpa. Fox.

* "Roseanne" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Oh tell us, magic Ouija board, will Roseanne end up in the hospital when, in the traditional Halloween episode, she tries to contact the Other Side? And is a Halloween baby in the picture? ABC.

* "Edward Scissorhands" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- It may be difficult with commercial breaks, but this dreamy 1990 fantasy film from director Tim Burton is something special. Johnny Depp is the strangely vulnerable boy with an unusual skill and Winona Ryder is the girl who tries to understand him. CBS.

* "Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul -- An American Masters Special" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Treat Williams, John Heard and Rene Auberjonois perform vignettes from the author's works. PBS.

Cable

* "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (8 p.m.-10:30 p.m., VH1) It's been a cult classic for 20 years, but this screening marks the first time the film has been seen on cable TV. (Its broadcast premiere was two years ago, on Fox.) Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf are in the cast, and rock performer Meat Loaf also is the host of the cable channel's presentation. A special edition of the series "VH1 to One" follows, featuring -- who else? -- Meat Loaf.

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