Nuns With Guns, Horrorific Heists, Family Fears And A Japanese Ghost - May On The Horror Channel: Part 2 By
James W, Tuesday 8th May 2012
May is here and though the weather isn't exactly what it should be it's perfect for settling down in front of the TV and enjoy some of the best scares around.
Here's the second part of our look at what the month has to offer on the Horror Channel.
May 18th - Nude Nuns With Big Guns
Fans of exploitation and grindhouse genres need to tune in for the UK Television Premiere of Nude Nuns With Big Guns. After taking her vows as a nun, Sister Sarah is drugged and abused to the brink of death. But now she's broken the habit, got herself a gun, and the clergy will pay.
May 19th - Battleground
High octane visceral action is waiting for you in the bloody movie Battleground. When six bank robbers attempt to escape their latest heist through a remote forest they encounter a disturbed and heavily armed Vietnam vet determined to make them pay.
May 25th - The Stepfather
A true classic comes to the Horror Channel in May, Terry O'Quinn gives an outstanding performance in The Stepfather. Jerry Blake seems like an ordinary who is looking for the right family to marry into. But if the family he joins doesn't conform to his rules they will pay the ultimate price.
May 26th - Ju-On: The Grudge
J-Horror fans rejoice as one of the finest examples of the genre comes to the Horror Channel, Ju-On: The Grudge. The plot is very simple but stunningly effective, visitors to a house that harbours a despicable secret become the target of a terrible curse. This terrifying Japanese mystery spawned the popular US remake starring Sarah Michelle Gellar but that doesn't touch the disturbing original.
Horror Channel presents its Haunted Halloween Season this October, taking possession of the nation's TVs for thirteen nights with a supernaturally spooky selection of premieres and classic favourites, including the UK TV premiere of Jesse Thomas Cook's The Hexecutioners, a nerve-shredding American Gothic tale of terror. There are also network premieres for the gripping US-remake of The Grudge starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Carles Torrens's paranormal chiller Apartment 143. Amongst returning channel hits are James Wan's supernatural stunner Insidious, John Carpenter's iconic The Fog, and Lluis Quilez's Colombia-shot suspense thriller Out Of The Dark.
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Fear goes viral in a bold retelling of a George A. Romero's zombie horror classic, Day of the Dead: Bloodline.
Five years after an epidemic nearly wiped out the world's population, Dr. Zoe Parker lives in an underground bunker among a small group of military personnel and survivalists, working on a cure while fighting armies of the undead. When a dangerous patient from Zoe's past infiltrates the bunker, Zoe discovers he just might hold the key to saving humanity... or ending it.
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The 1970s, a time of wood-chip wallpaper, the faded dreams of flower power and industrial change. Britain was experiencing three-day weeks, power shortages and general misery. Cinema reflected this depressing time and none more so than Death Line. This gritty, grimy, gory piece is rightly regarded as a classic and Network have given it a transfer that gives it a new lease of life.
When a philandering politician goes missing on the London Underground, the subsequent police investigation uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden since the 1800s. Who - or what - is turning the Underground tunnels into a Death Line..?
The classic 1981 TV adaption of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will be re-released on the 1st October 2018 on DVD and Blu-ray, remastered and up-scaled and with a wealth of new bonus content for fans to enjoy.
The release comes in two formats, the first a Special Edition in both Blu-ray and DVD, and the second a Collector's Edition Blu-ray that comes in retro VHS-style packaging and includes a collector's art card as well as a 24-page behind-the-scenes booklet written by producer Kevin Jon Davies. Both formats contain a wealth of new bonus content..
In 1978, Douglas Adams united the worlds of science fi...
More collectible, limited edition Doctor Who vinyl will be released in October thanks to Demon Music, Big Finish, HMV and Sainsbury's!
The first to hit shelves is on October 5th, Doctor Who - Cold Vengeance which stars the dream team of David Tennant and Billie Piper as The Doctor and Rose and will be on 180g heavyweight green vinyl and is exclusive to HMV.
The TARDIS arrives on Coldstar, a vast freezer satellite, packed with supplies to feed a colony world. But there are cracks in the ice, and something scuttles under the floors. Soon, Rose and the Doctor encounter robots, space pirates and... refuse collectors. As Coldstar's tunnels begin to melt, an even greater t...
The Monster is a billed as a lean, mean horror with a dynamic building atmosphere of dread aided by strong characterisation and performances from Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine and Scott Speedman and directed by Bryan Bertino.
Kathy (Kazan) and her 10-year-old daughter Lizzy (Ballentine) are trapped and tormented in a pitch-black forest by a screeching creature. It is unlike anything they have heard before. Not human. Not animal. A monster.
With their relationship at breaking point, Kathy is on the edge while Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother but tries to stay brave and fearless. To survive the night, Kathy must summon her most primal instinct to protect herself and her daughter from what's lurking...
Down a Dark Hall is a new supernatural thriller directed by Rodrigo Cortes (Buried) and stars iconic Uma Thurman, AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Victoria Moroles, Noah Silver, Taylor Russell, and Rosie Day.
In an ominous mansion hidden deep within the forest, the Blackwood Boarding School promises to turn rebellious teens into model students by cutting them off from the outside world. Wayward new student Kit Gordy (AnnaSophia Rob) joins four other reluctant teens who are learning to live under the watchful eye of Madame Duret (Uma Thurman). However, the misfit group quickly becomes unsettled by Madame Duret's eccentric and unconventional methods just as inexplica...
As you all know, a couple of weeks back, the Master of Horror, John Carpenter, announced the impending release of the original soundtrack album for Halloween - in which Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
The album arrives on October 19th from Sacred Bones, the same day that the new David Gordon Green-directed film is released in theaters.
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Following its European Premiere at Video FrightFest 2018, STUDIOCANAL announces that Dead Night will be arriving on DVD and Digital Download 8th October, just in time for Halloween!
Everything and anything goes in to this ambitiously quirky delight, oozing eeriness and evil, from the producers of John Dies At The End and Phantasm: Ravager.
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James, his wife Casey, their two kids Jessica and Jason, and sick friend ...