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Horror Channel to celebrate the films of John Carpenter in June
Posted in Features, Wednesday 23rd May 2018

From horrific hauntings and supernatural sorcery to alien invasions and blood-sucking battles, Saturday nights on Horror Channel at 9pm in June will be devoted to John Carpenter, one of the true Masters of Horror.

The celebratory season is highlighted by the network premieres of Carpenter's classic car-rage chiller Christine, with the superb Harry Dean Stanton, and John Carpenter's Vampires, a horror Western starring James Woods, as a vengeful, stake-wielding bloodsucker hunter. It also includes iconic favourite The Fog, the high-kicking fantasy thriller Big Trouble in Little China and his timely sci-fi political thriller They Live.

The Fog on the 2nd is set in a Northern California fishing town, built 100 years...

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Interview with Steeve Leonard co-director of Radius
Posted in Interviews, Monday 21st May 2018

In the chilling movie, Radius, a man wakes from a car crash with amnesia and what's more anyone who comes into contact with him instantly dies. This FrightFest favourite is receiving its UK TV premiere on Friday 25th of May so we chatted to its co-director and co-writer Steeve Leonard about this celebrated and cerebral movie.

HC: How long did Radius take to write?

SL: Radius took about 4 years to write, on and off. We had the radius of death idea first but we didn't know what to do with it, and so we shelved it for a while. Later we came up with the more interpersonal twist we have now and we weaved it together with the radius idea.

HC: Was it written with a cast in mind?

SL: No....

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13 reasons why you need to watch The Evil Dead
Posted in Features, Sunday 20th May 2018

Sam Raimi's horror masterpiece, The Evil Dead is rightly regarded as a true horror classic.

So, it's weird to think then that there are still some viewers have yet to enjoy this ultimate experience in gruelling Horror.

Here's 13 reasons why you need to see The Evil Dead when it's shown on Horror Saturday May 26th.

1: The film spawned a cult hero in star Bruce Campbell and gave the world Ash Williams.
2: The BBFC deemed it to be placed on the Video Nasties list in 1983 even in cut form and not released uncut until 2001.
3: Stephen King liked it saying in 1972 that it was "The most ferociously original horror film".
4: The cover art for the VHS was the first...

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Umberto Lenzi's Cannibal Ferox gets 2K restoration release thanks to Shameless
Posted in News, Thursday 17th May 2018

Nearly a decade after initiating the genre with Man From Deep River, director Umberto Lenzi gives the final word on the Italian gut-muncher with his ferocious flesh-feasting masterpiece Cannibal Ferox.

To lay to rest the 'myth' of tribal cannibalism, PhD student Gloria (Lorraine De Selle) journeys to the Amazon jungle but things soon go awry when her party encounters sadistic cocaine cowboy Mike (Giovanni Lombardo Radice). Mike is on the run from the hungry locals but all is not what it seems - as the travellers venture into the heart of darkness, they soon discover what it means to be hunted.

Cannibal Ferox questions the nature of human atrocity, pulling no punches with its visceral depiction...

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Dare you journey to The Mountain of the Cannibal God?
Posted in News, Wednesday 16th May 2018

Shameless invites you on the trip of a lifetime - journey to The Mountain of the Cannibal God for sun, wildlife and... gut-munching natives! You might just never come home...

Ursula Andress (The 10th Victim) goes under attack from the Green Inferno as she travels to the jungles of New Guinea in search of her husband, a scientist who's vanished in the untamed wilderness. Soon the poisonous spiders and deadly snakes bare their teeth, as her exploration party journeys towards the sacred mountain of Ra Ra Me, where death awaits. Erupting in an insane climax of frenzied flesh-eating, Sergio Martino's (All the Colours of the Dark) deranged vision of horror will have you wincing until the credits r...

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A Habit worth getting into
Posted in News, Tuesday 15th May 2018

From director Simeon Halligan (White Settlers, Splintered) and based on the cult novel by Stephen McGeagh, Habit is a blood-drenched and intense claustrophobic film set in the underbelly of Manchester starring Jessica Barden from the hit Netflix show The End of the F****ing World and Showtime's horror drama series Penny Dreadful.

This shocking, visceral and, very often, twisted tale also stars Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul), William Ash (The Tunnel), Sally Carman (Shameless), Joanne Mitchell (Attack of the Adult Babies) and Roxanne Pallett (Wrong Turn 6).

Habit centres around Michael (Langridge) who as a young boy, along with his sister, witnesses the suicide of his mother. Now...

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Craven's Mind Ripper getting HD release from 88 Films
Posted in News, Monday 14th May 2018

Every horror fan that is worth a pint of blood knows very well that Wesley Earl Craven created one of the all-time greatest fright films in 1977's timeless terror-piece The Hills Have Eyes.

Following up his trendsetting The Last House On The Left (1972), Craven crafted a chiller that is largely seen as a gore game-changer - channelling cannibalism, family conflict and bone-crunching jump-scares. However what few viewers know is that, after the official sequel The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 in 1985, Craven himself would begin badgering away at an attempt to continue his classic desert-set mythology and expand its already fantastical scope into an even more supernatural-themed direction... The result wa...

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First ever Fractured Visions Film Festival unveils poster and dates
Posted in News, Friday 11th May 2018

Fractured Visions Film Festival is headed up by filmmaker Phil Escott (Cruel Summer) and genre academic Dr. Mikel J. Koven (La Dolce Morte), and is a celebration of all things horror. The festival has been designed to help spotlight both emerging talent within the horror genre and those who have helped build it. Over two days, Fractured Visions will be showing eight new feature films and two classics along with ten new short films. The goal is to source the best in today's independent horror cinema. The festival will be offering awards in a number of categories, and the line-up of judges includes filmmakers, distributors and sales agents. The winning filmmakers will then be provided with...

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Laura Vandervoort will lead the cast for remake of Cronenberg's classic, Rabid
Posted in News, Friday 11th May 2018

Clay Epstein's Film Mode Entertainment has announced that Laura Vandervoort (JIGSAW) will lead the cast on their newest feature, Rabid, a remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg film of the same name. Horror fans already know that the "Twisted Twins" aka, the Soska Sisters (American Mary, Dead Hooker In A Trunk) are directing.

Rabid, written by Jen and Sylvia Soska and John Serge will have a modern and relevant spin from the woman's perspective, and the addition of Laura Vandervoort, this new Rabid promises to be a uniquely chilling, and captivating film whilst drawing influences from the original movie. It follows Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical ...

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Johnny Mnemonic
JOHNNY MNEMONIC
Thursday 31st May
9.00 PM
Where The Devil Hides
WHERE THE DEVIL HIDES
Wednesday 30th May
9.00 PM
Eden Lake
EDEN LAKE
Sunday 27th May
10.55 PM