This might the scariest week of the year on TCM outside of October as themed nights focus on thieves, killers, monsters, and more. Also, Noir Alley returns next Sunday with Tension.
Monday, March 20 - Psycho Killers
Psycho (1960) at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother. | Review
Peeping Tom (1960) at 10:00 p.m. (ET)
Raised by a sadist, a cinematographer kills young women while filming their fear.
Tuesday, March 21 - Femme Fatales
Double Indemnity (1944) at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
Detour (1946) at 10:00 p.m. (ET)
A hitchhiker takes on a dead man's identity only to face blackmail by an unscrupulous woman.
Wednesday, March 22 - Evil Nature
Little Shop of Horrors (1960) at 4:15 p.m. (ET)
A clumsy young man nurtures a bloodthirsty plant that forces him to kill to feed it.
The Birds (1963) at 5:45 p.m. (ET)
In a California coastal area, flocks of birds unaccountably make deadly attacks on humans.
Thursday, March 23 - Monsters
Godzilla (Gojira) (1956) at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
A 400-foot monster reptile with radioactive breath is revived, thanks to nuclear testing. It goes on a mad rampage, destroying Tokyo - how will they kill it? | Review
King Kong (1933) at 10:00 p.m. (ET)
A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.
Friday, March 24 - Dark Forces
The Wizard of Oz (1939) at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
A Kansas farm girl dreams herself into a magical land where she must fight a wicked witch to escape. | Review
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) at 10:00 p.m. (ET)
The Fellowship of the Ring fights its last desperate battle to save Middle Earth from the forces of evil.
Saturday, March 25 - Gentleman Thieves
The Pink Panther (1964) at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
In the first Inspector Clouseau film, the bumbling French police detective tries to stop a notorious jewel thief from nabbing a princess's diamond.
Arsene Lupin (1932) at 10:15 p.m. (ET)
A gentleman thief risks his life in an attempt to steal the Mona Lisa.
Sunday, March 26 - Noir Alley Programming
Tension (1949) at 10:00 a.m. (ET)
An embittered veteran tracks down a POW camp informer.