Gore goes global during September as Horror Channel serves up three slices of sinful celluloid shocks in its World SINema Season.
Here you'll discover three premieres that highlight taboo, terror and blasphemy at their core and deliver unforgettable film experiences.
For three Fridays at 10.55pm experience what the world has to offer in the world of horror.
Friday 7th - The Devil's Backbone
The Devil's Backbone (pictured), released in 2001 from Spain's Guillermo Del Torro, is a beautifully shot and immensely creepy film from the Pan's Labyrinth director that explores two different types of horror - the very real horror of war and the exploration of horror experienced through a child's eyes (Carlos), one of ghost's and the supernatural. Guillermo has stated this is his favourite work so far, and was a 16 year labour of love. It was influenced by early memories of seeing his uncle come back as a ghost and the creepy spectre that appears to Carlos was based on the pale faced ghosts in Japanese horrors like The Ring.
Friday 14th - The Antichrist
We delve dangerously deep into the blasphemous aspects of demonic possession with our next film in the World SINema season. The Antichrist from 1974 concerns Ippolita, a young woman who is wheelchair-bound and sexually frustrated who finds herself under the spell of Satan himself when she becomes victim to an ancestral curse of witchcraft and possession. She starts seducing local men, only to kill them and an exorcism seems to be the only solution to stop the madness. The controversial Satanic orgy scene will certainly have a few tongues wagging with its implication of bestiality
Friday 21st - Baby Blood
One of the most absurd, gruesome French horrors ever made, Baby Blood from 1990 is an unforgettable experience. Yanka, a young circus performer, is pregnant but morning sickness and fat ankles are the least of her problems when a new leopard from Africa is delivered to the circus - a beautiful beast hiding a hideous creature within. And as the months progress, Yanka suffers from an overpowering appetite... for blood. Or rather, her unborn baby is screaming for it. And she is forced to kill and kill again...