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High School Horror - February on Horror Part 1
By James Whittington, 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 kicks off with the network premiere of the comedy horror Return To Horror High (1987) (pictured) which marked George Clooney’s film acting debut as Oliver - an ambitious but unrated actor. The cast and crew who are shooting a movie about psychotic slayings at a high school, which is now the set of the film, fall foul of a ruthless killer. Memorable and totally off-the-wall, dare you come with us to Crippen High?

Detention – Saturday 12th February
James Hickox’s gruesome Detention (2010) makes a welcome return to the Horror Channel and stars David Carradine in his last completed film before his untimely death. When their teacher vanishes and they are trapped in after-school detention, a group of students find their punishment is death at the hands of a vengeful spirit.

Satan's School For Girls – Saturday 19th February
This network premiere of a corking contemporary cult classic from 2000 features Beverley Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty. Beth enrols in an all-girls college to investigate her sister's suicide but is lured into dangerous witchcraft by a sinister cult. A remake of a movie from 1973, this version contains just the right balance of chuckles and chills.

Heathers – Saturday 26th February
The major news this month is that one of the biggest cult successes of the 1980s will be getting its Horror Channel premiere. Heathers from 1989 was the debut from Michael (True Blood) Lehmann and made stars of its main cast of Christian Slater and Winona Ryder. While Veronica strives to be accepted by the popular kids at her school, rebellious J.D. shows her another way to get their attention. Look out for Shannon Doherty once again in this masterpiece of dark cinema.


Related show tags: DETENTION, HEATHERS, RETURN TO HORROR HIGH, SATAN'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
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