Watch V-Day Marathons

Whether you love vampires, classic romantic movies or dating shows, there’s a free Valentine’s Day marathon for you on Friday, February 14!

The vampires come courtesy of Comet’s “Love Bites Marathon,” starting at noon ET. The 10-hour event will feature the following five films: Cowboys vs. Vampires, Scream Blacula Scream (with Pam Grier), The Return of Count Yorga, The Last Man on Earth (starring Vincent Price) and the silent classic Nosferatu.

(The legendary Price and The Last Man on Earth, incidentally, will return Monday, February 17, in Comet’s Presidents Day “Pricedents Day” marathon, starting at 10 am. The 18-hour, nine-film event dedicated to Price will also include The Conqueror Worm, The Raven, Master of the World, Madhouse, House on Haunted Hill, Pit and the Pendulum, The Bat and Tales of Terror.)

The romantic movies will reign for 24 hours over The Film Detective, with titles including My Man Godfrey and The Last Time I Saw Paris (trailer below) in primetime, plus Cyrano de Bergerac, The Snows of Kilimanjaro (featured GIF above), and 13 other classics. For the full schedule, visit thefilmdetective.com/schedule.

The dating show is Bubbies Know Best, where three “yentas” judge potential relationships. (Bubbies and yentas are, respectively, the Yiddish words for grandmothers and busybodies.) JLTV will run all 12 episodes of the half-hour show twice during a 12-hour marathon starting at 2 pm.

Here, the Bubbies meet Zach Galifianakis (NSFW):

How to watch the V-day marathons

Comet streams live at comettv.com, on Stirr, or via Roku and Apple TV apps. You can also watch Comet over the air via antenna, or on cable, in many markets. Check availability in your area by visiting comettv.com and entering your zip code.

The Film Detective’s linear 24/7 channel is available on SlingStirr and DistroTV. You can also program your own classic romance movie festival by perusing the streamer’s 78-film, on-demand romance library.

JLTV streams live at jltv.tv/watchjltv.php in addition to availability on DirecTV and some cable systems.

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About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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