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By James Whittington, Tuesday 1st March 2016
Horror Channel presents a Laugh Or Die Season this March, with a collection of extremely bloody and funny films spearheaded by the UK TV premiere of Jon Wright’s Grabbers, a Father Ted Vs Aliens monster romp from Ireland and the network premiere of Jake West’s gore-ridden, exuberant zom-com Doghouse, starring Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke and Horror Channel’s Emily Booth.
The season also includes the network premiere of Idle Hands - Rodman Flender’s stoner comedy horror starring Jessica Alba and the network premiere of Jay Lee’s Zombie Strippers starring Robert Englund and Jenna Jameson.
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The sensational comedy/horror Grabbers gets its UK TV Premiere on the 5th and is an outstanding monster movie with a superb cast and a super script. The day after a meteor lands in the ocean and a group of fisherman go missing, Garda Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley) and Garda Ciarán O'Shea (Richard Coyle) start investigating strange occurrences happening around the remote fishing community. Pretty soon it becomes clear their quiet enclave is under attack by an alien invasion and all the space monsters need to survive is blood and water. Then it’s discovered that a high blood alcohol level will kill the nasty intergalactic creatures. Realising their only weapon is booze, the entire village gathers in the pub to get smashed and prepare for battle.
A slacker gets a rude awakening on the 12th in the Network Premiere of Idle Hands. Seventeen year old layabout Anton Tobias (Devon Sawa) wakes up one Halloween morning to discover that both of his parents have been turned into two headless Halloween decorations. After speaking to his equally irresponsible friends, Mick (Seth Green) and Pnub (Elden Henson), he discovers that his right hand has a blood-thirsty mind of its own and is hell-bent on wreaking havoc whether he likes it or not. Now the hand has its sights on Molly (Jessica Alba), the punk rock girl of Anton's dreams.
Horror legend Robert Englund delivers gruesomely great performance in the cult shocker Zombie Strippers on the 19th. When a secret government agency lets out a deadly chemo virus causing the reanimation of the dead, the first place to get hit is Rhino's, a hot underground strip club run by Ian Eskko (Robert Englund). When one of the strippers, Kat (Jenna Jameson), gets the virus, she turns into a supernatural, flesh-eating zombie stripper, making her the hit of the club. Do the rest of the girls fight the temptation to be like the star stripper, even if there is no turning back? Also featuring Roxy Saint (of the Goth band Roxy Saint and the Blackouts) and Ultimate Fighting Champion Tito Ortiz.
The season ends with another Network Premiere, Jake West's Doghouse. Vince (Stephen Graham) is handling his divorce badly. He’s depressed, gone to pieces. But his mates aren’t giving up on him. Struggling with their own women troubles, they drag him off for an ultimate lads drinking weekend in the country. Arriving in the village of Moodley where the women outnumber the men 3:1, the boys find themselves holidaying in a location overrun by psychotic, homicidal ‘Zombirds’ with a thirst for male flesh!. The all-star cast includes Noel Clarke, Danny Dyer, Neil Maskell, Adele Silva, Billy Murray and our very own Emily Booth!
Below the rather tasty trailer below.
Be warned, the Laugh Or Die Season trailer contains flashes of brutal gore and violence and should not be viewed by those of a nervous disposition.
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