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Soska Sisters head up Slasher Season on Horror Channel
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Tuesday 21st Mar 2017
Soska Sisters-1Get ready for hooks, surgical knives and power saws as Horror Channel adds a cutting edge to April's schedule as the UK TV premiere of the Soska Sisters' See No Evil 2 heads up a season of contemporary slasher films.

The season also has the network premieres of Stewart Hendler's sadistically slick Sorority Row with Carrie Fisher, the darkly deranged Girlhouse, and Nelson McCormick's axe-crazy re-imagning of a stalk and slash classic, Prom Night.

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Bad Milo! and The Cottage amongst Horror Channel premieres for March.
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Wednesday 22nd Feb 2017
The Cottage-WEB3Another amazing month of premieres awaits you in March as Horror has 9 fear-filled frighteners that will have you laughing and hiding in equal measure.

Dark laughs await on Friday 3rd at 10.55pm with the network premiere of Paul Andrew Williams' blood-drenched hostage thriller The Cottage, starring Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith and Jennifer Ellison. Feuding brothers David (Serkis) and Peter (Shearsmith) abduct a young woman (Ellison) and hole up in a remote rural cottage, But their hostage turns the tables and soon it's all for one when they find that the deranged farmer next door is the real threat. Hellraiser's Doug Bradley makes a cameo in this terror treat. There are also network premiere for Irish hit Shrooms on March 10th. This stylish psych... »

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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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Horror Channel to become the new exclusive UK TV home of the re-mastered "Star Trek: The Original Series"
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Monday 19th Dec 2016
Star Trek Image 4Horror Channel, owned by CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International, today announced that it will become the exclusive UK television broadcaster of Star Trek: The Original Series as of Wednesday, 4th January 2017.

Star Trek has aired on CBS Action, another member of the CBS UK channels portfolio since 2009, and its move to Horror Channel in 2017 comes as Horror Channel reinforces itself as the cult TV destination for the lovers of expertly curated horror and science-fiction. Star Trek will be played out every weeknight at 6:00pm with a following weekday repeat at 9:00am.

Mike Moriarty, President, AMC Networks International UK and Central Europe, said... »
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January is filled with premieres on Horror
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Tuesday 13th Dec 2016
We Are Still HereThere are seven fearful film premieres on Horror Channel in January 2017, including the UK TV premiere of Ted Geoghegan's terrifyingly taut ghost story We Are Still Here, starring horror icon Barbara Crampton. There are also network premieres for Roman Polanski's supernatural biblical puzzler The Ninth Gate, starring Johnny Depp and Daniel Stamm's possession nightmare The Last Exorcism, produced by Eli Roth.

Horror Channel are also giving a UK TV premiere to Daniel Stamm's intriguing remake of 13 Beloved, 13 Sins, starring Ron Perlman. Other UK TV firsts include Quilez's Colombia-shot supernatural suspensor Out Of The Dark and Steve W... »

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Gallowwalkers and Matinee arrive on Horror this December
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Saturday 26th Nov 2016
GallowwalkersAndrew Goth's ambitious and disaster beset zombie cowboy feature (it started production in 2009) finally gets an outing on UK TV on Friday 16 December at 9pm, courtesy of Horror Channel.

Starring Wesley Snipes (who served a prison sentence soon after the film was completed) Gallowwalkers is a heady mix of Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns, and Alejandro Jodorowsky's mystical cult classic El Topo. Set in a vast foreboding desert, we follow a cursed gunfighter Aman (Snipes) as he attempts to allude justice whilst killing the 'undead'. Prepare for surreal true grit, a shock bonanza, and a fistful of corpses. It also stars fellow hard-nuts Kevin Howarth and Patrick Bergin.

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November contains even more surprises for you!
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Tuesday 8th Nov 2016
HouseWe've already told you about the UK TV premiers for November but we've also a sheldload of Network Premieres for you too.

There's Wes Craven's demented classic The Hills Have Eyes, Leigh Janiak's acclaimed Honeymoon starring Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie, John Grissmer's gloriously gruesome slice of '80s slasher, Blood Rage and Steve Miner's hilarious cult favourite House.

Here's the full skinny, as they say!

The Hills Have EyesWes Craven's superior shocker The Hills Have Eyes defi... »

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A coffin load of UK TV premieres this November on Horror
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Tuesday 1st Nov 2016
AntiviralHorror Channel will be screening eleven weekend film premieres this month, including the UK TV premieres of Brandon Cronenberg's darkly disturbing skin crawler Antiviral, Tommy Wirkola's crowd-pleasing, carnage-driven Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead, Jon Knautz's demonic gem The Shrine, Tyler Shields's stylish mash-up of Scream and La Femme Nikita, Final Girl, and Ben Kital's underground possession thriller Beneath.

There are also network premieres for Matthias Hoene's ultra-splatter comedy horror Cockneys Vs Zombies starring Michelle Ryan, Wes Craven's demented classic The Hills Have Eyes, Leigh Janiak's acclaimed »

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Horror Channel Celebrates Halloween With A Mammoth Frightfest Weekend
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Frightfest, Thursday 6th Oct 2016
Frankenstein's ArmyTo celebrate Halloween, there is a FrightFest Weekend special, a marathon of cinematic scares featuring sixteen of the best films from previous FrightFest events - including the UK TV premieres of V/H/S, a terrifying anthology pushing the genre in a fresh direction and Vincenzo Natali's Haunter, where 'Groundhog Day' meets 'The Others' in a chilling reverse-ghost story. Also included are the network premieres of Tomas Alfredison's remarkably moving and genuinely frightening vampire tale Let The Right One In and Frankenstein's Army, Richard Raaphorst's inventive freak show of gore, guts and gunplay.

Here's the full info on this quartet of terror that you... »

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Horror Channel To Premiere Hobo With A Shotgun, Triangle And The Wicker Man
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Tuesday 6th Sep 2016

Triangle-300x199There are a magnificent seven premieres on the Horror Channel this month, including the UK TV premiere of Renny Harlin's icy horror mystery The Dyatlov Pass Incident and the network premieres of Christopher Smith's compelling psychological thriller Triangle and Jason Eisener's rampaging Hobo With A Shotgun, starring a pistol-packing Rutger Hauer.

Also enjoying their network premieres are Darren Lynn Bousman's wince-inducing Saw III, Phil Claydon's sharply-toothed Lesbian Vampire Killers, with James Cordon and Matthew Horne, the late Robin Hardy's all-time classic The Wicker Man and the Pang Brother's creepy family drama The Messengers.

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Horror Channel Plans Home Invasion Of FrightFest Movies
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Frightfest, Saturday 6th Aug 2016

The SandCan’t make it to the Vue Cinema in Shepherd’s Bush for this year’s FrightFest event? Never fear! Horror Channel will be bringing the UK’s biggest, boldest and bloodiest festival to your screens during August, dedicating thirteen nights to past festival favourites, including seven monstrous UK TV premieres from the 2015 event. These are  Isaac Gabaeff’s rewarding monster mash-up The Sand, Adam Levin’s spell-binding family frightener Estranged, starring James Cosmo, Eugene McGing’s genuinely terrifying haunted house tale, The Unfolding, Kyle Rankin’s touching rom-zom-com delight Night Of The Living Deb, Levan Bakhia’s extremely explosive Landmine Goes Click, Benjamin R. Moody’s pe... »

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Horror Channel FrightFest Announces Line-Up!
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Frightfest, Friday 1st Jul 2016

FF Poster 2016 SmallFrom grindhouse to art-house, feel-good to squeal-good, blockbuster to ghostbuster FrightFest returns in all its gory glory, now housed at the 12-screen Vue Cinema at Shepherd’s Bush, West London, from August 25th - August 29th.

In its 17th year, the world renowned genre film festival will present 62 new feature films, embracing sixteen countries and bringing together established filmmakers, British first-timers and emerging international visionaries from six continents

The opening night attraction is the European Premiere of My Father Die, Sean Brosnan’s brutal and beautiful feature debut – an ultra-stylish, uber violent revenge thriller that’s a calling card for Brosnan’s brilliant talents.  And our closing night film is another breaknec... »

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