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By James Whittington, Thursday 17th February 2011
Prepare 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 with Alien Fury: Countdown To Invasion (2000) directed by Rob Hedden (writer, director Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan). This sci-fi drama pits aliens against a covert US defence agency and a surveillance satellite retrofitted with a nuclear warhead. Starring Dale Midkiff (Pet Sematary), Dondre Whitfield (Ghost Whisperer) and Stephen Tobolowsky (Deadwood).
Intruders – Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March
Next to invade your living rooms is Intruders. Directed in 1992 by the original Dark Shadows creator Dan Curtis, this alien abduction mini-series features our very own Stephen Berkoff, alongside Richard Crenna (Rambo) and award-winning actress Mare Winningham. Centering on two cases, where both women have experienced similar nightmares involving aliens, a psychiatrist decides to investigate. Split into two parts this is an intelligent take on the classic invasion theme.
The Invaders - Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March
The Invaders (1995) was originally a television series created by Larry Cohen in 1967. This welcome reprise stars Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise) as Nolan Wood, who discovers an alien conspiracy and tries to stop an invasion of the earth by aliens disguised as humans. Roy Thinnes reprises his role of David Vincent, now an old man handing the burden over to Wood. Another two part adventure to thrill lovers of well written drama.
Roswell: The Aliens Attack – Saturday 26th March
In Roswell: The Aliens Attack (1999) a cheesy slice of sci-fi where two aliens John, a male alien and Eve a female alien escape from Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 with intentions to blow up the earth. Eve finds she enjoys sex and likes to seduce soldiers. However, John falls in love with an Earthling and decides to stop Eve from setting off a nuclear weapon the two had developed.
Alien Terminator – Sunday 27th March
Rounding off this inter-galactic season Horror Channel brings you the cult shocker Alien Terminator from 1995. Five miles below the Earth's surface, a group of scientists is working in self-imposed isolation, perfecting a series of DNA experiments that could literally change the world. But when one of those experiments goes awry, it unleashes a nearly immortal organism - one capable of instant regeneration, and with an insatiable appetite for living flesh. Soon, nothing can contain the creature and the scientists grimly prepare for their final battle.
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