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Terrifying tales, mutant beasts and Hammer vamps - January on the Horror Channel
Posted on Thursday 29th December 2011
InseminoidHorror Channel is starting 2012 with a blood-splattered bang with a list of premieres that are guaranteed to thrill as well as chill you. We have more classics from the Hammer studios, a grizzly creature feature and one of the most controversial science fiction movies ever made. Keep checking the online guide for broadcast times. January 4th – And Now The Screaming Starts Peter Cushing, Herbert...

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Human Centipede Director Tom Six Answers Your Questions
Posted on Tuesday 27th December 2011
Tom SixWe asked you via the Horror Channel Facebook feed for questions for Tom Six, director of the most talked about movie of 2011, The Human Centipede II [Full Sequence]. We weren't disappointed and if you go over to our Facebook page you can view Tom alongside THCII star Laurence Harvey being answering your questions with our very own Paul McEvoy. Click the links below to view and to jump to some exclusive onl...

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Merry Christmas From the Horror Channel
Posted on Saturday 24th December 2011
Silent Night Deadly NightAll of us here at the Horror Channel would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Don't miss our Hammer Glamour season which starts tonight at 11.10pm with Dr Jekyll And Sister Hyde, seasonal slaying tomorrow at 10.55pm in the original hack n' slash classic Black Christmas and then on Boxing Day at the same time there's more stalking shocks in Sile...

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More December Delights from The Horror Channel
Posted on Wednesday 7th December 2011
Black ChristmasWe've already highlighted the devilishly good Hammer movies we're showing throughout December, but that' only a small selection of premieres we have this month. Below you'’ll find a cornucopia of classic and contemporary shockers including one that's credited for kicking off the golden age of hack and slash horror, Black Christmas (pictured). Keep checking the online guide for broadc...

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Have A Devil Of A December With The Horror Channel and Hammer
Posted on Thursday 24th November 2011
Hammer Devil SeasonYou may have read about Horror Channel's Hammer Glamour season this December, but that’s not the only Hammer treat we have lined up for you. We also have a pair of devilish titles to chill your blood near the festive period that star legendary actor Christopher Lee and are based on top selling titles from acclaimed author Dennis Wheatly. All films start at 10.55pm. Dec...

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The Horror Channel plays with dead things at 2.8 Hours Later.
Posted on Sunday 20th November 2011
Mall ZombieHorror Channel's Stewart Bridle decided to take on the undead with the ultimate zombie-chase game, 2.8 Hours Later. Here he tells us of his experience. (Photo by James Koch) When it comes to a zombie apocalypse I’m pretty much prepared. I've done my research, studied the Romero's, The Fulci's and even sat through Uwe Boll's House Of The Dead. Like any other genre fan I've thought about my survi...

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Hammer Glamour Coming To the Horror Channel
Posted on Thursday 17th November 2011
Hammer GlamourThe Horror Channel continues its celebration of Hammer cinema with a seasonal menu of blood and barely restrained cleavage in a celebration of those glorious 70s supernatural sirens. Over four weeks, starting December 24th, you can share the Christmas season with Ingrid Pitt, Yutte Stensgaard, Martine Beswick and real-life twins Mary and Madeleine Collinson in a crop of 1971 H...

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Director's Night Thursday 27th October - Jason Eisener
Posted on Monday 24th October 2011
Hobo With A Shotgun PosterDirector's Night with Hobo With A Shotgun director Jason Eisener airs this Thursday from 9pm on the Horror Channel. He's chosen a terrifying trio of terror treats for you to enjoy and will be on hand to introduce them all. Bruce McDonald's acclaimed horror Pontypool kicks off the event in fine style. Based on the book Pontypool Changes Everything by To...

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Season of The Banned - November on The Horror Channel
Posted on Thursday 6th October 2011
Season Of The BannedPrepare to be corrupted and depraved during November as Horror Channel will broadcast a selection of shockers that defined the Video Nasties phenomenon. Season Of The Banned will unleash the most brutal movies into your home and only the bravest should tune in! Headlining this ground-breaking season is the world TV premiere of Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship And...

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The Hammer House Of Horror Comes To The Horror Channel This October
Posted on Monday 19th September 2011
Peter Cushing from The Hammer House of HorrorThe Horror Channel is proud to announce that double-bills of the cult television series, Hammer House Of Horror will be showing on the channel starting October 1st. All thirteen spine-chilling episodes of mystery, suspense and the occult from the classic Hammer House Of Horror series, which made ...

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Hammer comes to the Horror Channel this October.
Posted on Saturday 10th September 2011
Scars Of Dracula 2The name Hammer is synonymous with quality, bloody and very British horror and during October the Horror Channel is celebrating its legacy with a season of its finest movies all with exclusive introductions from Kim Newman. You'll find Dracula, Baron Frankenstein, a Mummy, the walking dead and a sinister curse. All movies start at 11.10pm and keep checking the site as there...

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Horror Horreur! - Extreme French Cinema Hits Horror In September
Posted on Wednesday 31st August 2011
Switchblade RomanceHorror Channel will be adding a touch of Gallic spice to its schedules during September with the premieres of three of the most important French genre releases of recent years under the title Horror Horreur! This is a vintage decade for French horror cinema - as a new wave of filmmakers such as Gasper Hoe, Alexandre Aja, Xavier Gens and Pascal Laugier hit upon a blend of 'c...

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DVD Of The Month - Hatchet 2
Posted on Saturday 27th August 2011
Hatchet 2 DVD CoverWhen Adam Green unleashed Hatchet at FrightFest 2006, I wager he couldn't have dreamt of the amazing reception the movie got from the audience. This old-school horror was just what hack n' slash movie fans had been waiting for and Victor Crowley, the psycho of the piece become an overnight anti-hero. Green brought Crowley back to FrightFest last year with the anticipated s...

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Horror Channel Celebrates Frightfest With A Special Season - The Best Of The Fest
Posted on Saturday 6th August 2011
FrightFest 2011 Small PosterTo celebrate this year's FrightFest event, Horror Channel is screening a selection of some of the best movies from previous years. Every night at 10.55pm from August 15th to August 31st (apart from our Director's Night on the 25th) you can see such gruesome masterpieces as Rob Zombie's House Of 1000 Corpses, Pontypool, Miike Takashi's shocking A...

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Grindhouse thrills, manic kills and paranormal chills - August on the Horror Channel
Posted on Tuesday 26th July 2011
Emily Booth Green DressThe year is hotting up so the Horror Channel is preparing a list of movie premieres to chill your blood all introduced by Emily Booth. Yes, Emily is back in The Horror Booth with a block-bursting run of fast, funny and fear-filled intros. The month is overflowing with Grindhouse promos, a torture classic and blood-splashed comedy, here's a quick look...

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Interview With Hobo With A Shotgun Star Rutger Hauer
Posted on Wednesday 13th July 2011
Rutger HauerIt began as an award winning "fake" Grindhouse trailer that embodied the genre and became an internet sensation via YouTube. Now, Hobo With A Shotgun, director Jason Eisener's affectionate and remarkably authentic tribute to the exploitation movies of the 1970s and 80s, is a full-on, no-holds-barred, kick-ass movie and due in selected UK cinemas on July 15th. Here Hollywood legend Rutger Hauer ...

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Nasty Nazis Invade The Horror Channel In July
Posted on Wednesday 6th July 2011
Nasty Nazis GraphicThe Horror Channel is invaded by those archetypal screen baddies - the nasty Nazis in July with two titles receiving their UK TV premieres. Puppet Master: Axis Of Evil – Friday 15th Puppet Master: Axis Of Evil is wartime installment of the long-running and much loved horror series that started way back 1989. Made in 2010 it concerns a man who is desperate to j...

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Who Needs Jason? Friday The 13th - The Series On Horror
Posted on Wednesday 29th June 2011
friday_the_13thDuring the original run of the hit slasher series Friday The 13th, a television show bearing its name was unleashed onto an unsuspecting public. Cleverly entitled Friday The 13th - The Series, it was designed to be an anthology show that would be able to stand by itself and not be connected or confused with the movies that shared its name. A mad idea you might think, but when...

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Beasts, Nazis And Dead Hookers - July On The Horror Channel
Posted on Wednesday 15th June 2011
Emily Booth Green DressJuly is an incredibly busy month here at the Horror Channel and we have a shed-load of premieres for you, all with one thing in common, Emily Booth is introducing them! Yes folks Emily will be in The Horror Booth for a block-bursting run of fast, funny and fear-filled intros. The month is overflowing with movie legends, buckets of blood and lashings of...

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Horror Channel Celebrates The Best Of Jess Franco With Eurotica Season In June
Posted on Saturday 14th May 2011
The Bloody JudgeScreen legend Christopher Lee stars in The Bloody Judge (left) and Eugenie: The Story Of Her Journey Into Perversion which are showing as part of the Eurotica Season coming to the Horror Channel in June. Jesus Franco, now a physically frail Octogenarian living in Spain, is regarded as one of the world's best exploitation auteur directors and the Horror Channel is dedicating the mon...

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Sexy Killers Season Continues Tonight With Zombie Women Of Satan
Posted on Saturday 14th May 2011
Zombie Women Of SatanEmily Booth is back on Horror tonight to introduce Zombie Women Of Satan another movie in our Sexy Shockers season. She is joined by Victoria Broom and Victoria Hopkins, two of the stars of tonight's movie. In the blood-soaked British horror/comedy Zombie Women Of Satan is chock full or guts, guns and girls! A group of nightclub performers fall foul of a sinister rur...

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Sexy Killers Season On Horror
Posted on Friday 6th May 2011
Life BloodThings are hotting up on Horror during May with a short season of shockers that will have you hot under the collar whilst chilling your blood. Each of these steamy fright flicks (three of which are premieres) will be introduced by our Diva of the Dark Side Emily Booth who is joined by two of the stars from Zombie Women Of Satan, Victoria Broom and Victoria Hopkins. All movies start at 22:55. Bad Bio...

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Viewers' Choice: Freesat Channel Of The Year Award 2011 - Vote Horror!
Posted on Wednesday 4th May 2011
Horror Channel LogoFreesat viewers have been invited to vote for their Channel Of The Year and Horror Channel is once again in the running. By registering your vote in this esteemed category you will be entered into a prize draw to win a Spa Day for you and a friend as well as a stunning new Echostar freesat+ box. At last years ceremony Horror Channel won the prestigious award for Best Themed...

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Deadly Spring Delights - May On the Horror Channel
Posted on Monday 25th April 2011
Bad BiologyWe've already mentioned that respected journalist Alan Jones is back on the Horror Channel introducing more of Dario Argento's finest pieces of cinema during May. "But what else do you have for us fright fans?" I hear you ask. Well let me tell you, we have brutal relationship disintegration, messy orgasmic terror, beautiful burlesque undead, deadly charming chills and lashings of ghostly gruesomen...

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Alan Jones To Host Second Argento Season On The Horror Channel
Posted on Thursday 14th April 2011
Alan Jones by Steven HurstWhen renowned horror journalist, author and broadcaster Alan Jones met Dario Argento for the first time in 1982 on Tenebrae he had no idea he would become a permanent fixture in Dario's life, visiting all his subsequent film sets and writing the best-selling book Profondo Argento about his career and the enigma he still presents to the world. As Alan ...

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Xena: Warrior Princess - Coming To Horror
Posted on Thursday 31st March 2011
Xena Warrior PrincessThe small screen's most enduring female super hero is back! Smash hit comedy fantasy adventure series, Xena: Warrior Princess will be returning to British TV screens and will begin airing on the Horror Channel on weekdays from Monday 25th April. On our screens for the first time since 2008, the show is a spin-off from cult favourite series Hercules: The Legendary J...

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Cruel Britannia: The Cutting Edge of British Horror - April On Horror
Posted on Tuesday 8th March 2011
Cruel Britannia Picture 2During April the Horror Channel celebrates the best of contemporary British horror with a special season of UK TV premieres which showcases some of the finest home-grown directorial talent around. You'll find sadistic killers, destroyed families, violent paranoia and self-destruction. Each movie is accompanied by a filmed introduction with the directors ...

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Tobe Hooper - Director's Night Special Edition
Posted on Monday 7th March 2011
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre ScreamThe Horror Channel celebrates the films of iconic director Tobe Hooper with an exclusive interview plus screenings of some of his most famous cinematic work; The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Eaten Alive and The Toolbox Murders. Horror Channel is also showing his critically acclaimed TV series Salem's Lot and the Freddy's Nightmar...

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Bloody Women on Horror Channel
Posted on Tuesday 1st March 2011
Birds Eye ViewFrom March 8th – 17th the Birds Eye View 2011 Film Festival will take place at BFI Southbank, ICA & Southbank Centre. Part of this celebrated event includes a special horror retrospective entitled Bloody Women which looks at women's contribution to horror, from gothic origins to modern vampires. Horror Channel is proud to be associated with this event and our very own Emily Booth will b...

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We Have Such Sights To Show You - March On Horror Part 2
Posted on Friday 25th February 2011
Hellraiser PinheadMarch is an incredibly busy month on Horror. Apart from the Alien Invasion season we have a raft of premiers to tempt you with, plus some controversial contemporary shockers and it also sees the return of an old favourite. All start at 22:55 but do check the online guide for any last minute changes. The Dark Lurking – Wednesday 2nd March The action-packed survival horror ...

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Aliens invade the Horror Channel in March
Posted on Thursday 17th February 2011
Blue Alien FacePrepare yourself for close encounters of the intense kind this March as the Horror Channel introduces you to extra terrestrials that don’t want to phone home but to cause catastrophe. We have other choice premieres during March too so look out for details of those next week. Alien Fury: Countdown To Invasion – Friday 5th March The invasion begins on Saturday 5th March...

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Stuff, Swords And Storage - February On Horror Part 2
Posted on Thursday 27th January 2011
The StuffIt's another busy month on Horror, what with our special High School Horror season of movies and the action packed series Highlander starting on Friday February 11th. But there's more to this month than corridors packed with wayward witches and streets heaving with sword-wielding immortals, there's a plethora of thrilling and shocking premiere's and fan favourites to keep your blood chilled and your n...

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - See Before You Die January 29th 22:55
Posted on Wednesday 26th January 2011
Leatherface ImageReleased in 1974, Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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Mirrors 2 - DVD Review
Posted on Friday 21st January 2011
Mirrors 2 Pack ShotDarker, bloodier and more intense, Mirrors 2 takes the premise seen in the first instalment and ratchets up the gore score but also hits the viewer with an unexpected emotional level too. Mirrors 2 stars Emmanuelle Vaughier (Saw II) and Nick Stahl (Terminator 3), and follows the story of Max, a recovering addict struggling to come to terms with the car crash which killed...

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High School Horror - February on Horror Part 1
Posted on Tuesday 18th January 2011
Return To Horror HighIt's High School Horror all the way during the shortest month as we visit classes filled with wayward witches and wander corridors packed with lost souls in a season of movies all set in dubious places of education. We have other choice premieres this month too so look out for details of those next week. Return To Horror High – Saturday 5th February The season ...

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The Evil Dead - See Before You Die! January 15th 22:55
Posted on Thursday 13th January 2011
The Evil Dead Screaming HeadOf all the films to be caught up in the Video Nasty phenomenon of the early 80s, one title stands above all others, Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead. Completed in 1981 and originally released in the UK (simultaneously in cinema and on video) in 1982 with 49 seconds of cuts, the film hit the Video Nasty list soon after and remained there for sometime. Ev...

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Watch out for Horror Bites!
Posted on Thursday 13th January 2011
Horror Channel LogoTrivia enthisiasts should make sure they’re fans of our Facebook and Twitter feeds as each week we’re bringing you Horror Bites, short bursts of trivia about must see films showing soon on Horror. No two Horror Bites will be the same and will not be repeated on the feeds so be sure not to miss a single slice of fear-filled fun! To become a Fan of the Horror Channel on F...

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PICK OF THE WEEK
Secret Window
SECRET WINDOW
Saturday 23rd December
6.40 PM
Lake Placid 2
LAKE PLACID 2
Thursday 14th December
9.00 PM
Ravenous
RAVENOUS
Wednesday 13th December
10.40 PM