ARTICLES

LATEST | FEATURES | INTERVIEWS | NEWS | FRIGHTFEST | REVIEWS

UK TV premieres for Redwood and The Tall Man lead Horror Channel's February line-up
By James Whittington, Monday 21st January 2019

The Nun UK TV premiere

February on Horror Channel sees the UK TV premieres of films by two highly talented directors: Tom Paton brings a fresh spin to creature-in-the-woods mythology with Redwood, a nerve-shredding chiller that will make you think twice about going camping, and The Tall Man, Pascal Laugier's follow-up to his classic Martyrs is another sensational thriller of astonishing depth.

There are also channel premieres for Luls de la Madrid's unholy supernatural shocker The Nun, John Dahl's white-knuckle thriller Joy Ride, the Wachowski Brothers' stylish, neo-noir crime caper Bound, starring Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon, and Alexandra Aja's intensely disturbing Mirrors, starring Keifer Sutherland.

The Nun on the 2nd is from 2005 and set many years ago, where a cruel and merciless nun turned a boarding school into a living hell for her students until they could no longer bear the abuse, causing her undiscovered death. Now, the alumni are being brutally murdered one by one. Feeling a familiar and evil presence, the surviving women regroup to save their lives and lay the nun to rest one final time. Then on the 8th the first of our big UK TV premieres, Nicholas Brendon, Tatjana Nardone, Mike Beckingham, Muzz Khan, Jessica Jane Stafford star in Redwood. After some bad news back at home, musician Josh and his girlfriend Beth head out to a secluded national park in search of some clarity on the situation they'll face when they return. But the couple get more than they bargained for when they ignore the advice of Park Rangers and venture off the trail, coming face to face with The Redwood's legendary wildlife.

Joy Ride

Buckle up on the 9th as we take you on a Joy Ride you'll never forget! It's the summer break, and three college students are ready to embark on a cross-country road trip. But what was supposed to be a vacation turns into a terror-driven nightmare game of cat and mouse when a psychotic trucker decides to stalks them. The following Saturday is a much anticipated UK TV premiere from one of the most creative and envelope pushing directors around, Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man. In the depressed Canadian town of Cold Rock, children are disappearing, Witnesses say they have seen a Tall Man at the scenes of the crimes, When this 'tall man' kidnaps the son of Julia Denning (Jessica Biel), the town nurse, Julia finds herself at the centre of an unravelling legend.

Bound

A true cult classic on the 22nd, Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon star in Bound. Ceasar's a guy who launders money for the mob. Violet's the woman he's been keeping the past five years and Corky is a beautiful ex-con who just got out jail. What's the last thing that would come between them all? Could it be two million dollars in a suitcase on a desk in an apartment in fChicago? Or something else entirely...? The following night a chiller from Alex Aja, the acclaimed director of Switchblade Romance and The Hills Have Eyes, a re-imagination of the South Korean horror hit Into the Mirror, Mirrors. Ben Carson is a troubled ex-cop relegated to security guard duty at a department store. The fashionable store has a tainted past due to a fire that resulted in horrific fatalities and injury. And now some mysterious deaths of employees and customers are occurring beside the floor mirrors. Ben begins to suspect supernatural powers at work and starts to investigate the strange and eerie events...


Related show tags: BOUND, JOY RIDE, MIRRORS, REDWOOD, THE NUN, THE TALL MAN
MORE ARTICLES
From the producer of The Exorcism of Emily Rose comes The Prodigy
Posted in News, Thursday 21st February 2019
The Prodigy Poster

In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Taylor Schilling stars in The Prodigy as Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles' disturbing behaviour signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him.

Fearing for her family's safety, Sarah must choose between her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles and a desperate need to investigate what or who is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality becomes frighteningly blurry.

The Prodigy is the latest film from celebrated horror director Nicholas McCarthy,...

SHARE: READ MORE
Matthew Holness' Possum to be released in March
Posted in News, Tuesday 19th February 2019
Possum Bluray cover

Possum is the debut feature film from writer/director Matthew Holness, co-creator and writer/star of the cult TV series Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Starring Sean Harris and Alun Armstrong, Possum is a distinctive psychological thriller which pays homage to the British horror films of the 70s.

The film's unique and stylish exploration of a man's isolation and abandonment is accompanied by a compelling soundtrack from the legendary electronic BBC music studio The Radiophonic Workshop. Following its release in cinemas to wide critical acclaim, the film will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on 4 March.

The story follows disgraced children's puppeteer Philip (Sean...

SHARE: READ MORE
Everything you ever wanted to know about FrightFest... but were afraid to ask!
Posted in Frightfest, News, Tuesday 19th February 2019
FrightFest Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema

Central City Media have announced that the documentary FrightFest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema will be released on 4th March. It will be available digitally via iTunes, Amazon, Virgin Media, Google Play and YouTube.

Featuring a mix of newly recorded interviews, archive and behind the scenes footage, the critically-acclaimed documentary casts an unflinching eye over the history of one of the world's leading genre festivals. Follow the trials and tribulations of four unlikely partners, thrown together into a high-pressure festival environment, forging horror history that's been nineteen years in the making.

The organis...

SHARE: READ MORE
New trailer and poster for The Curse of La Llorona have been released
Posted in News, Tuesday 19th February 2019

The atmospheric and truly creepy trailer for New Line Cinema's latest horror, The Curse of La Llorona has just been released.

La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centurie...

SHARE: READ MORE
Get to know the order of Slaughterhouse Rulez in March
Posted in News, Tuesday 19th February 2019
Slaughterhouse Rulez Blu-ray cover

Asa Butterfield (Sex Education, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders), Hermione Corfield (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) star alongside Michael Sheen, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the dark comedy, Slaughterhouse Rulez which is debuting on Digital February 23 and on DVD and Blu-ray March 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The movie is set at an elite boarding school where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness... and they're about to meet their match. This ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations - literally - when a controversial frack site on prized school woo...

SHARE: READ MORE
New Brit zombie flick, Hobbes House has entered production
Posted in News, Tuesday 19th February 2019
Hobbes House Poster

Zombie Project Ltd has joined forces with producer/director Juliane Block (8 Remains, 3 Lives) on a Brit Indie zombie action thriller, Hobbes House.

Starring Mhairi Calvey (Abduct, Eden Grey), Kevin Leslie (Rise and Fall of the Krays), Makenna Guyler (King of Crime) and Waleed Elgadi (A Hologram for a King), the three-week shoot commenced on February 17 in locations around Bristol.

Hobbes House concerns down-on-her-luck Jane Dormant (Mhairi Calvey) who learns about the death of her Grandmother, and travels to a remote estate to attend the reading of the will. She's expecting a life-saving inheritance, but the trouble is, so is Jennifer (Makenna Guyler), her estranged a...

SHARE: READ MORE
Classic Dalek stories finally make it to print!
Posted in News, Tuesday 19th February 2019
Resurrection of the Daleks Book Cover

After the success of the new-era Target novelisations in 2018, which included books by Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat, BBC Books have announced the publication of Resurrection of the Daleks and Revelation of the Daleks, novelisations of two iconic Doctor Who adventures by Eric Saward, one of the show's longest serving script editors.

Resurrection of the Daleks has the universe is at war. Action takes courage... The TARDIS is ensnared in a time corridor, catapulting it into derelict docklands on 20th century Earth. The Doctor and his companions, Tegan and Turlough, stumble on a warehouse harbouring fugitives from the future at the far end of the corridor - and a...

SHARE: READ MORE
Swamp Thing to rise in HD
Posted in News, Monday 18th February 2019
Swamp Thing 3D Packshot Slipcase

Long before superhero movies were packing out multiplex cinemas, Freddy Krueger creator Wes Craven followed-up the success of Richard Donner's Superman with this fondly remembered DC adaptation that brings a comic book favourite to life!

Following the success of The Hills Have Eyes, Swamp Thing shows Craven adapting his style from less rough 'n' ready thrills and spills - and the result is an adventure thriller featuring a mutant-monster with good intentions, and a supporting cast of fan-favourites including Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Escape from New York), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) and David Hess (The Last House On The Left) in one of his ...

SHARE: READ MORE
Evil Dead 2 - 4K trailer released
Posted in News, Monday 18th February 2019

With a 98% score on Rotten Tomatoes, the cult classic Evil Dead 2 - directed by Sam Raimi - has been newly restored and will release for the first on 4K Ultra HD!

This thrill-packed, gore-led rollercoaster ride is a must-see for all horror fans and comes packed with over four hours of special features - including the new one-hour bonus feature BLOODY AND GROOVY, BABY!

After the shocking and notorious cult classic The Evil Dead impaled its way into the minds of a whole generation, visionary maverick director Sam Raimi decided to elaborate on its twisted scenario. Featuring B-movie legend Bruce Campbell in his most iconic role, Evil Dead 2 is a gore-fueled, splat...

SHARE: READ MORE
Hit the road with Horror in March
Posted in Features, Monday 18th February 2019

Apart from our Season of the Dead event throughout March, Horror also wants to take you on a couple of trips, dare you come with us to Ireland, France and a mythical forest?

Leprechaun Origins

A backpacking trip through Ireland sees the resurrection of a franchise on the 1st and a UK TV premiere for Leprechaun: Origins. Two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret when the town's residents offer them an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, they discover that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality. Another UK TV premiere on the 8th, Resurrection of Evil. Jackie Sullivan (Julie Benz), a troubled young woman with a serious alcohol addiction, i...

SHARE: READ MORE
All rise for Horror Channel's Season of the Dead
Posted in Features, Monday 18th February 2019

Be prepared for a Zombie invasion as Saturday nights in March on Horror Channel give rise to Season of the Dead, a collection of modern zombie movies. Highlights include the channel premieres of critically-acclaimed Maggie, a heart-breaking take on the Zombie genre starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Joe Dante's Burying The Ex, a radical blend of classic horror and screwball zomedy. There are also welcome returns for post-apocalyptic zombie actioner Extinction, directed by Inside helmer Miguel Angel Vivas, Matthias Hoene's ultra-splatter comedy horror Cockneys Vs Zombies, starring Michelle Ryan and John Erick Dowdle's [REC]-inspired Quarantine.

The season starts on March 2nd in a movie that gives Arnold Schwarzenegger a real chanc...

SHARE: READ MORE
Two terrifying horror sequels will debut on special edition UK Blu-ray in March
Posted in News, Wednesday 13th February 2019
Candyman Farewell to the Flesh - packshot (88 Films)

88 Films will present two classic 90s horror titles on special edition UK Blu-ray for the very first time on March 25th. These thrilling sequels provided fresh follow-ups that satisfied fans of the much-loved originals, and now these impressive releases are set to terrify all over again with stunning new HD presentations and stacks of special features.

A true horror icon returns in this buzzin' UK Blu-ray edition of Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh. The sequel to Clive Barker's original 1993 shocker, this 1995 follow-up brings legendary hook-handed bogeyman Tony Todd back once again to spill the blood of anyone who dares...

SHARE: READ MORE
Articles Archive: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
PICK OF THE WEEK
They Live
THEY LIVE
Tuesday 5th March
9.00 PM
Frankenstein
FRANKENSTEIN
Friday 1st March
10.50 PM
Bait
BAIT
Sunday 3rd March
9.00 PM