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By James Whittington, Friday 25th February 2011
March is an incredibly busy month on Horror. Apart from the Alien Invasion season we have a raft of premiers to tempt you with, plus some controversial contemporary shockers and it also sees the return of an old favourite. All start at 22:55 but do check the online guide for any last minute changes.
The Dark Lurking – Wednesday 2nd March
The action-packed survival horror The Dark Lurking gets its first showing this month and is a stark and sinister piece. In a secret underground research station something has gone horribly wrong and eight people must fight their way to the surface past rapidly mutating ancient creatures.
The Last Lovecraft – Friday 4th March
Harry Saine’s slacker comedy with a monstrous twist, The Last Lovecraft is another premiere this month. When Jeff learns he is the last bloodline of H.P. Lovecraft, he embarks on an adventure with his friends to stop Cthulhu being released back into the world.
Deathstalker – Wednesday 9th March
Roger Corman fans note that Deathstalker, a classic from his canon of work is being shown on Horror during March. In a land of magic, beasts and loin cloths, a warrior is tasked with retrieving the three powers of creation before the magician Munkar uses them for evil.
Hellraiser – Friday 11th March
A classic in every sense of the word, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser is a stunning shocker that has lost none of its impact. It’s a very graphic tale about a man who loses his body to S&M demons, the Cenobites, but then gradually gets it back with the aid of human sacrifices. Packed with blood-drenched set-pieces and an hypnotic central performance by Doug Bradley as Pinhead (though in this one he’s credited as Lead Cenobite) it’s a movie that should form part of everyone’s horror top 10. Look out for Hellbound: Hellraiser II on the 18th and Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth on the 25th.
Piranha – Wednesday 16th March
Fancy a flesh-eating fishy terror featuring Mila Kunis and produced by Roger Corman? Then tune in for Piranha! When genetically modified piranhas are mistakenly let loose the race is on to stop them reaching the ocean and spawning.
Seed – Saturday 19th March
Uwe Boll’s insanely gory horror Seed returns to give nightmares to Horror viewers. When attempts to execute mass murderer Sam Seed fail he is buried alive, but having clawed his way above ground, he takes bloody vengeance.
Slumber Party Massacre – Wednesday 23rd March
Fancy a cult slasher flick from the 1980s? Then make a note in your diaries as Horror is showing Slumber Party Massacre. Directed by Amy Holden Jones is concerns a group of teenage girls who have a sleepover, only to become the targets of a power drill-wielding psychopath!
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