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It’s Halloween this weekend which, in TV?terms, usually means a weekend of nothing in particular with a semi-horror film hidden among the dregs on ITV2 at 4am. I have long lamented the television schedulers for ignoring Halloween as an opportunity for getting out and dusting off those old screamers. It shouldn’t cost too much, they used to show them all the time, but for some reason the last weekend in October would go unmolested by screams, machetes and killers that just refuse to die. Hurrah for 2011 Halloween!
Saturday’s TV starts off pretty softy with Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past (Channel 4, 9pm), a romantic comedy turning Dickens’ Christmas Carol onto a rom-com tilt. For something more trash-embracing switch over to the much-abused Lesbian Vampire Killers (BBC4) for some Brit vamp camp com. Really quite recent and with a release date of 2009, this was absolutely trashed by the critics so perhaps perfect for those wanting something on in the background to set the mood while they get ready for an evening’s trick or treating. Read the rest of this article »