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By James Whittington, Tuesday 22nd September 2015
All treats and no tricks… Horror Channel celebrates Halloween with a special Haunted Halloween Season, a spectral selection of movies which will take possession of the nation’s TVs every night for two weeks in October - from Saturday 17th to Saturday 31st all starting at 9pm.
Here is the full line-up:
In the Network Premiere of An American Haunting on October 17th the wind whispers ominous warnings of death before a malevolent entity arrives to claim the life of a young girl as director/writer Courtney Solomon brings author Brent Monahan's chilling, fact-based story of supernatural murder to the screen in this tale of terror starring Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek and James D’Arcy. There's a UK TV Premiere on the 18th where we witness a Dark Summer. From Paul Solet, director of the acclaimed hit Grace, comes this suspense thriller that focuses on a 17-year-old boy, Daniel, on house arrest for stalking, Mona, a female classmate online. He thinks he has piggybacked his neighbours' wireless signal but then things start to happen and feels a strange presence in the house.
Then on the 23rd October is the Network premiere of the suspenseful sequel Stir Of Echoes: The Homecoming on October 23rd. This movie stars Rob Lowe as National Guard Captain Ted Cogan, an Iraq War veteran whose past comes back to haunt him. After returning home from the line of duty, Cogan’s notion of his life returning back to normal is scuppered when he has visions of a group of innocent bystanders he inadvertently killed in Iraq. We visit a house that's had more than its fair share of nightmares on the 24th n the Network Premiere of Amityville 3. Investigative reporter John Baxter (Tony Roberts) buys a notorious house in the Long Island suburb of Amityville in an attempt to prove that stories about its being inhabited by demons are fraudulent. But soon his daughter, Susan (Lori Loughlin), and her friend Lisa (Meg Ryan) are experiencing inexplicable terrors, while his estranged wife, Nancy (Tess Harper), and supernatural expert Elliot West (Robert Joy) fear that the evil has begun to spread outside the house's walls.
An unmissable UK TV Premiere for you on Halloween itself in the acclaimed shocker The Possession (pictured). When their youngest daughter, Em (Natasha Calis), becomes strangely obsessed with an antique wooden box, parents Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm. However, Em becomes increasingly unstable, leading the couple to fear the presence of a malevolent force. To their horror, Clyde and Stephanie learn that the box contains a dybbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits, and ultimately devours, a human host.
Monday 19th Grave Encounters
Tuesday 20th Cassadaga
Wednesday 21st The Abandoned
Thursday 22nd - Stir Of Echos
Sunday 25th – Haunted
Monday 26th - Forget Me Not
Tuesday 27th - The Tattooist
Wednesday 28th - The Torment
Thursday 29th – Solstice
Friday 29th – Grave Halloween
There are also a further two UK premieres and five Network premieres, including the network premieres of Nicolas Roeg’s classic Don’t Look Now (Sunday 4th) and John Carpenter’s devilishly original Prince Of Darkness (Friday 9th) and the UK premieres of Blair Erickson’s mind-altering Banshee Chapter (Friday 16th) and Conor McMahon’s evil-fuelled From The Dark (Friday 30th).
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