Horror Channel Articles
Look out Jack, Chucky's back! Everyone's "friend till the end" on Horror in May
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Monday 24th Apr 2017
Horror Channel has eight prime-time weekend film premieres this May including the network premieres for Don Mancini's killer-dolls spin-off Seed Of Chucky (pictured), starring Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly and Billy Boyd, Xavier Gen's unsettling post-apocalyptic horror The Divide and the epic vampire-battling Daybreakers, starring Eithan Hawke and Willem Dafoe.

There are also UK premieres of Jose Manuel Cravioto's pulse-pounding thriller Bound To Vengeance and Mary Lambert's evil-spirited gripper Urban Legends: Bloody Mary. Other highlights are first channel showings for Stephen Kay's monster in the clo... »

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Booth's Blog: Make a beeline for your wasp spray!
By Emily Booth
Posted in: Booth's Blog, Monday 24th Apr 2017
Ah, the 1950's creature features, from atomic bugs to swamp monsters, it pretty much all began in the '50s as fears of nuclear bomb testing and the notion of outer space began to pervade the public consciousness, giving rise to a slew of creepy crawly horror movies. There are so many, but notably Them (1954), Tarantula (1955) and Wasp Woman (1959) with their exciting special effects were no doubt part of the inspiration for this week's Horror Channel premiere.

In the middle of hot and humid rural America, a gathering of wealthy privileged white Americans including the town's mayor (Lance Henriksen) come together for a rich old lady's annual summer party. But as the festivities get going, ... »

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Booth's Blog: If only The Apprentice was this brutal!
By Emily Booth
Posted in: Booth's Blog, Wednesday 19th Apr 2017
The job market is fierce, brutal and unfair to say the least in these uncertain socioeconomic times, which is a feeling that's been picked up in various horror films echoing a certain social commentary.

The Hong Kong flick Dream Home tells of a girl who'll kill just to get on the property ladder and become 'mobile! Things are so competitive people bare all on national TV to land that lucrative business opportunity, though in this week's Horror Channel premiere there is no wise-cracking, pint-sized mogul blurting out 'You're Fired' when the going gets tough.

The 'one room horror' reminiscent of Cube and The Killing Room forces a group of (usually) strangers into one space, where clashing perso... »

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XX finally comes to the UK
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 18th Apr 2017
XX is a much anticipated horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by four fiercely talented women: Annie Clark, Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin and Jovanka Vuckovic.

The four stories are, The Birthday Party, Her Only Living Son, Don't Fall and The Box. Award-winning animator Sofia Carrillo (La Casa Triste) wraps together these four suspenseful stories of terror which feature a cast including Natalie Brown, Malanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.

XX will be released onto DVD on May 8th.

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Watch out for The Void
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 18th Apr 2017
Shocking, haunting and boasting mind-blowing practical special effects, The Void is a new horror starring Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim vs the World), Kathleen Munroe (Alphas), Aaron Poole (Forsaken) Kenneth Welsh (The Aviator) and Daniel Fathers. Written and directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski.

Encountering a blood-soaked man on a dark deserted road, a police officer rushes the victim to the local hospital. Soon the staff and patients are trapped by a terrifying, otherworldly threat and forced on a hellish voyage into the depths of the building to escape the nightmare.

The Void will be unleashed on Blu-Ray and DVD featuring lots of quality extras on Monda... »

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More RSD 2017 news and the Pescatons are back on Vinyl!
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 18th Apr 2017
After the success of last year's Record Store Day Exclusive, Doctor Who: Genesis Of The Daleks, Demon Records have announced that for this year's event there will be a vinyl reissue of Doctor Who & The Pescatons on 180g heavy weight Pescaton green coloured vinyl.

This classic story starts with the TARDIS's arrival on a lonely stretch of beach at night, which is closely followed by a slithering sound and a chilling roar - marking the beginning of a terrifying adventure on present day Earth for the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith. The deadly Pescatons have arrived! Refugees from their own dying planet, these to... »

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Booth's Blog - Deadly girls
By Emily Booth
Posted in: Booth's Blog, Thursday 13th Apr 2017
Girlworld is a frightening place at the best of times, even for a seasoned gal like me, so a concentrated microcosm of 'girlworld hell' where you need popularity, princess good looks and sexual voracity just to become a member is even more eye-poppingly terrifying! This week's slasher season premiere sees an exclusive sisterhood of bitchy back-stabbing babes caught up in a tragedy that refuses to stay dead and buried in the 2009 slasher Sorority Row.

The Sorority or Fraternity House (where students live in strict, single sex, sometimes exclusive accommodation) is something we in the UK are of course familiar with (thanks to American teen comedies), but which nevertheless remains a bit of a mystery. It's noth... »

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Don't Look Now - Original Title Theme 7" Single RSD exclusive
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 11th Apr 2017
Nicolas Roeg's 1973 horror film Don't Look Now still retains the power to shock 44 years after its release and over that time has established itself as a seminal work in that genre. It is also a firm favourite with Horror Channel viewers. For Record Store Day 2017, Silva Screen Records will be releasing a very limited edition (only 1,000 made) 7" Single in transparent red.

Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland are a married couple mourning the death of their young daughter, clinging on to her memory through a meeting with a mysterious psychic in Venice.

Native Venetian composer Pino Donaggio was discovered by a producer on the film and his music appealed to director Roeg. It ... »

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Rock 'n Roll legends meet horror comics icon in KISS/Vampirella
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Monday 10th Apr 2017
Dynamite Entertainment has brought together two of its bestselling brands for a horror/music extravaganza in KISS/Vampirella #1, the debut issue in a new comic book series uniting the legendary rock 'n' roll band with the comic industry's iconic mistress of the macabre! Written by Chris Sebela (Alien vs. Predator) and illustrated by Annapaola Martello (Scarlet Witch), KISS/Vampirella will be a miniseries event launching in June 2017.

Los Angeles is a strange town on the best of days, but in the summer of 1974, the City of Angels feels especially demonic. As temperatures soar and wildfires burn, all sorts of strange creatures are drawn to town... including Vampirella. While Va... »

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Add that little bit of "something" to your horror themed party with the ultimate disc!
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Monday 10th Apr 2017
Ever been to a horror themed party and thought to yourself, "You know what, this horror themed part could do with a little more atmosphere".

Well think no more as Demon Records has re-released a classic from the BBC vaults onto a smart looking piece of vinyl.

BBC Sound Effects: Death & Horror is a compilation of noises and sounds that go to create one of the most bizarre listening experiences ever. Culled mainly from the BBC Effects Library (which also means you can't use any of these tracks for professional use) the effects are split into six sections across the ... »

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Will you be tuning in to see Samara one more time?
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Monday 10th Apr 2017
The legend of Samara returns in a new chapter of the hit Ring franchise, Rings, which comes calling on blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital on 29th May from Paramount Home Media Distribution and Universal Pictures (UK).

When a radical college professor (Johnny Galecki) finds the mysterious video rumoured to kill viewers seven days after watching, he enlists his students in a dangerous experiment to uncover the secrets behind the Samara legend. When the deadly video goes viral, they must figure out a way to break the curse and defeat Samara before her evil is unleashed upon the world. But, how do you stop her when she's everywhere?

The blu-ray features over 45 minutes of bonus content including deleted and extended scenes and a... »

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5 Things You Need to Know About 'Raw'
By Jemal Polson
Posted in: Features, Friday 7th Apr 2017

Director Julia Ducournau's first-full length outing, Raw is a must-see.

The film, which centres on a young vegetarian university student who develops a taste for human flesh, is unlike anything you've seen in recent years. We caught up with Ducournau to discuss what you need to know about the ultra-realistic flick that has everyone talking.

1. It may not be as gory as you think
Its debut at the Toronto Film Festival last year garnered a wealth of media coverage, due to the films' seemingly graphic content resulting in paramedics reportedly being called after cinemagoers had fainted. When Julia heard the news, she was shocked. "I love mixing genres and I love balancing everything that I do, but I do not like gratuitous violence because... »

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