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By James W, Sunday 27th April 2014
Horror Channel’s film highlights for May include the UK TV premiere of Darren Lynn Bousman’s 2010 hostage horror Mother’s Day starring Rebecca De Mornay. This heads up a Trapped And Tortured Season – a collection of hostage horror films, which also include the network premieres of Roland Joffe’s Captivity, and Sean Bryne’s The Loved Ones. Other titles in the season are Wolf Creek and Inhuman Resourses. Plus there is a UK TV network premiere for Antoine Thomas’ creepy Hidden (AKA Hidden 3D).
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With a screenplay by Larry Cohen, Captivity on the 3rd is a New York based horror and has top-model Jennifer Tree drugged in a night-club and kidnapped. She awakes in a basement cell and is submitted to psychological and physical tortures by her twisted abductor. She meets Gary in the next cell, and when they manage to escape from their imprisonment, Jennifer discovers the truth about her sick kidnapper. The movie stars Elisha Cuthbert and Daniel Gillies.
In Hidden on the 9th scientist Susan Carter (Dawn Ford) dies whilst researching the rehabilitation of addicts using an experimental drug in her rehab centre. Her son, Brian Carter (Sean Clement) and five friends travel to the rehab centre, which he has now inherited. They discover that the centre is formerly an ancient monastery and as they are murdered, one by one, the ghastly truth about the true inhabitants is revealed.
Director Sean Byrne’s hilariously dark and supremely confident mash-up of Misery, Saw and Carrie, The Loved Ones on the 17th sees cute young Brent picked out by classmate Lola to attend her gore-soaked private prom. Kidnapped by her devoted father who will do absolutely anything Lola requests, Brent soon finds himself in the company of the deadliest pair since Burke and Hare. Byrne’s stylish twist on teen horror provides superior scream shocks.
In the smart remake Mother’s Day on the 31st, three distressed and injured brothers flee a botched bank robbery head for home. Except they’ve forgotten their mother’s home was recently sold to a yuppie couple, now celebrating their housewarming. Taking the partygoers hostage in the basement the brothers begin their casual humiliation and torture until mama (played by Rebecca De Mornay) arrives. Only then do the guests realise she’s the family’s most dangerous member. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle star delights and intimidates in a delicious performance of wicked bloodlust and wanton cruelty. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, it also stars Jaime King, Shawn Ashmore, Deborah Ann Woll and Patrick Flueger.
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