Horror Channel Articles
Horror Channel brings a true classic plus a quartet of contemporary chillers this July
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 20th Jun 2017
Horror Channel has five prime-time Saturday night film premieres in July including the UK premiere of Brad Parker's chilling disaster horror Chernobyl Diaries. The film is written and produced by Oren Peli, who first terrified audiences with his ground-breaking thriller Paranormal Activity.

There are also network premieres for Todd Lincoln's supernatural spine-tingler The Apparition, starring Tom Felton, Don Coscarelli's surreal cult classic Phantasm, David Jung's paranormal found-footage soul-shaker The Possession of Michael King and Andrew Paquin's murderous home-invasion debut Open House co-starring his s... »

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Guillermo Del Toro "all dayer" coming to Stockport Plaza Cinema
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Sunday 18th Jun 2017
This July, Horror Channel is supporting an event no fan of quality horror cinema will want to miss.

Alongside those lovely Grimmfest people we're having an all-day marathon dedicated to the Mexican master of the macabre, Guillermo Del Toro. Known for his impeccable film making in dark fantasy, gothic horror and crafting cult blockbusters, you are able to view a quartet of his best films on the huge screen at Stockport Plaza on July 2nd.

The line-up consists of one of his earliest pieces Cronos, the superbly chilling fairy tale Pan's Labyrinth, the gothic horror The Devil's Backbone and one of the best comic strip adaptations ever Blade 2.

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New from Dana Fredsti, The Spawn Of Lilith
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Thursday 1st Jun 2017
Written by former stuntwoman, actress and sword-fighter author Dana Fredsti, The Spawn Of Lilith brings her real-life experience to create a fast, fun and action-packed new fantasy series set in the unseen heart of La La Land.

In the glittering heart of Tinseltown lurks a dark secret, one kept out of the spotlight and into the darkest corners of the studio backlots: in a city where money is king, sometimes it pays not to be human.

Vampires, succubae, trolls, elements, goblins... Studios hire anyone - or anything - that can take direction, be discreet, and not eat the extras (oh, and the less you know about your agent, the better). The legendary Katz Stunt Crew are the best in the business, possessing seemingly supe... »

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Evil Dead 2 back on Wax
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Thursday 1st Jun 2017
Waxwork Records has announced the 30th Anniversary soundtrack release of the 1987 horror cult-classic, Evil Dead 2.

Directed by Sam Raimi and featuring Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash Williams, Evil Dead 2 is known not only as the quintessential entry of the Evil Dead Trilogy, but also of 1980's cult-classic horror cinema as a whole. Evil Dead 2 remains the outstanding follow up to 1981's The Evil Dead, picking up where the first film leaves off, with even more blood, possession, dismemberments, deadites, and with generous elements of slapstick comedy.

The music by composer Joseph Loduca (The Evil Dead, Army Of Darkness, <... »

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Lucio Fulci's Don't Torture a Duckling is getting Dual Format release from Arrow Video
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Friday 12th May 2017
From the legend that is Lucio Fulci, comes one of the most powerful and unsettling giallo thrillers ever produced: his 1972 masterpiece Don't Torture a Duckling.

When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the superstitious locals are quick to apportion blame, with the suspects including the local "witch", Maciara. With the bodies piling up and the community gripped by panic and a thirst for bloody vengeance, two outsiders - city journalist Andrea and spoilt rich girl Patrizia - team up to crack the case. But before the mystery is solved, more blood will have been spilled, and not all of it belonging to innocents...

Deemed shocking at the time for its brutal... »

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Get your little black dress ready, Shock Treatment is coming to Blu-ray
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Friday 12th May 2017
"It's not a sequel... it's not a prequel... it's an equal!" Available on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, Arrow Video presents Shock Treatment - the criminally underrated sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Several years on from the events of the original Rocky, Brad and Janet Majors find their strained marriage put to the test on popular Denton TV show Marriage Maze. Poor Brad is heavily sedated and institutionalised, whilst Janet is given a radical makeover and primed for stardom. But what are the real motivations behind the kooky DTV crew and their enigmatic head-honcho, Farley Flavors?

Featuring a host of familiar Rocky faces including Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn, alongside the... »

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Before The Ripper, there was The Limehouse Golem
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 9th May 2017
Directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless) and based on the popular 1994 novel 'Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem' by author Peter Ackroyd, The Limehouse Golem will reach UK cinemas on September 1st.

Early reports are giving it a big thumbs up, not just because the cast includes Bill Nighy, Olivia Cook, Douglas Booth, Sam Reid and Eddie Marsan but also as the screenplay has been written and brought to life by Jane Goldman (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Woman in Black, Kingsman: The Secret Service).

A serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, the terrified population of this squalid district of the East End believe that ... »

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The most famous house in horror is coming to Blu-ray
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Monday 1st May 2017

It's one of the all-time horror greats, it spawned numerous sequels, spin-offs and inspired numerous haunted house copycats. It even became the subject of a top 20 hit single - Lovebug Starski's Amityville (House on the Hill). And now, almost 40 years after it scared homeowners everywhere witless, The Amityville Horror is finally getting its first ever UK Blu-ray release in a limited edition Steelbook courtesy of Second Sight.

Stuart Rosenberg's seminal shocker The Amityville Horror starring James Brolin (Westworld), Margot Kidder (Superman) and Rod Steiger (On the Waterfront), is a genuine horror classic based on terrifying true events (according to the f... »

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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 M... »

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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, the... »

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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.... »

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