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A season of Sci-Fear on Horror in February
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Monday 23rd Jan 2017
Sci-Fear BannerNo one will hear you scream on Saturday nights this February as Horror Channel launches a Sci-Fear Season with four ultimate science-fiction shockers, including the UK TV premiere of William Eubank's inventive and stylish fantasy head-trip The Signal starring Laurence Fishburne. There are also network premieres for Christian Alvart's Lovecraftian survival thriller Pandorum, starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster, and John Bruno's visually stunning chiller Virus, based on the comic book by Chuck Pfarrer. Plus there's another showing of eXistenZ, David Cronenberg's enigmatic body horror, starring Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Willem Dafoe and Ian Holm.

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BOO! A you ready for a Madea Halloween?
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 17th Jan 2017
Boo! A Madea Halloween 2D PackshotIn BOO! A Madea Halloween, multi-talented writer, director and star Tyler Perry returns as Madea to set the neighbourhood straight on Halloween night in this US comedy. While trying to keep an eye on a few misbehaving teens who are planning a wild Halloween night party, she is spooked by ghosts, zombies, killers and frightening spirits. Giving them all a piece of her mind (and fists), Madea must maintain order and sanity as she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween night fighting off goons and goblins. Written, directed by and stars Tyler Perry (Gone Girl, Star Trek) BOO! A Madea Halloween also stars Bella Thorne (The Duff), Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely and Yousef Erakat (aka FouseyTUBE)... »
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Do you recall the night Evelyn came out of the grave?
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 17th Jan 2017
The Nigt Evelyn Came out of the graveAt the height of the Italian giallo boom of the early 1970s, scores of filmmakers turned their hand to crafting their own unique takes on these lurid murder-mystery thrillers. In The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, director Emilio P. Miraglia (The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) melds the giallo's trademark twisty whodunit storytelling with gothic chills, concocting a gripping horror/thriller hybrid.

Troubled aristocrat Alan Cunningham (Anthony Steffen, Django the B*stard), haunted by the death of his first wife Evelyn, tries to move on by marrying the seductive Gladys (Marina Malfatti, All the Colours of the Dark). Marital bliss is short-lived, however, as various relatives meet untimely and gruesome... »

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Booth's Blog: The rise of the 'One Room Horror'
By Emily Booth
Posted in: Booth's Blog, Tuesday 17th Jan 2017
Emily Booth Seat SmallWe all know location, location, location is of paramount importance in Horror. The location of a film often dictates the story and the atmosphere, sometimes even becoming a character in itself (Overlook Hotel, anyone?!) But where do directors look to when every single location from house to windmill to lighthouse has already been done to death? They give themselves an even bigger challenge; contain the horror all inside one room, or one location. Strip away the layers of grand Guignol, impressive sets, and creepy traditional buildings, and place the emphasis of the terror on good script, acting, and tension; the raw ingredients of good horror. I imagine it also helps to cut the budget, too! The 'one room horror' has seen all manner of seemingly mundane locations become tools of terror, such as Elevato... »
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Actress, writer and producer Joanne Mitchell answers 10 scary questions!
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Monday 16th Jan 2017
Joanne Mitchell Image 5 SmallAdult Babies gets an exclusive reveal at FrightFest Glasgow 2017. The film's creator, actress/producer Joanne Mitchell, star of Before Dawn and Bait answers 10 scary questions.

HC: When did your fascination for horror films begin?

JM: I've been interested in horror since being a young kid. I liked to be frightened, whether it be reading a scary book, or watching one of the Hammer House of Horrors. But it wasn't until my 30's that I really became fascinated with the whole genre after making Before Dawn and watching back to back movies at FrightFest!! The fans are so loyal and open minded and really know their stuff.

HC: What was the first horror film you saw... »

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FrightFest favourite My Father Die coming to Digital Download, DVD and VOD
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Sunday 15th Jan 2017
My Father DieIt made quite an impact at Horror Channel FrightFest last Summer and now My Father Die is coming to Digital Download, DVD and VOD.

Asher loses both his speech and hearing at the age of 12, during a vicious attack that leaves his older brother dead. The killer, Ivan, a tattooed monster showing no remorse, is jailed for the assault, but released two decades later due to prison overcrowding. Pumped-up and hungry for retribution, Asher wastes no time in tooling and facing down his nemesis - who also happens to be his father. But his dad's time in prison hasn't been wasted, and he proves a formidable enemy.

Part revenge thriller, part pure horror, writer/director Sean Brosnan's debut is an all-out assault on the senses that might not be for the faint-hearted and stars Gary Stretc... »

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