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Horror Channel ushers in 2022 with zombie invasions
Posted on Tuesday 21st December 2021
Evil-Dead II-WEB2 January weekends on Horror Channel are invaded by the undead with the UK TV premiere of Lin Oeding's newly-flavoured zombie horror-comedy Office Uprising, and the two highly acclaimed Zombie apocalypse road movies - Stake Land, receiving its Channel premiere, and the sequel The Stakelander, enjoying a UK TV premiere. Plus, there are channel premieres for the bone-chilling The Wretched, directed by ...

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Horror Channel premieres zombie musical Anna And The Apocalypse on Xmas Day
Posted on Tuesday 30th November 2021
Anna & the Apocalypse-WEB2There is a Xmas Day treat in store for genre fans, with the Horror Channel premiere of Anna And The Apocalypse, a pure gore delight with a mental, maniacal and magical edge. John McPhail's infectious zombie musical stars Ella Hunt, Mark Benton and Paul Kaye. Anna is looking forward to the end of high school. But while her widowed father dreams of university, she has other plans ...

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Horror Channel unwraps eight UK TV premieres for December including Tales From The Lodge, Aquaslash and Sacrifice
Posted on Tuesday 16th November 2021
Horror Channel Dec highlights - tweet bannerHorror Channel comes bearing gory gifts for the Xmas season, presenting eight UK TV premieres, including Abigail Blackmore's gruesome and comically dark Tales From The Lodge, starring Mackenzie Crook, Sophie Thompson and Johnny Vegas, cosmic chiller Sacrifice, starring horror icon Barbara Crampton and Aquaslash, a mad exploitation slasher harking ba...

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Horror Channel takes off with premiere of action series Airwolf from Thursday 25 November
Posted on Thursday 11th November 2021
Horror Channel is dedicated to bringing great cult action thrillers to its audience and this trend continues with Season 1 of the 1984 US military drama series Airwolf, created by Donald P. Bellisario and produced over four seasons. A renegade helicopter pilot, Stringfellow Hawke, played by Jan-Michael Vincent, is given the chance to know the whereabouts of his imprisoned brother if he conducts daring missions for a shadowy intelligence agency. Hid first mission is to go to Libya and steal back a high-technology military helicopter, code-named Airwolf, at all costs. With its riveting, hi...

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Horror Channel invaded by week of Sci-Fi Horror
Posted on Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Horror Channel goes extra-terrestrial with Sci-Fear Week (Saturday 20th to Friday 26th, 9pm), in which strange science, terrifying tech and insidious invasions takes control, highlighted by the Channel premiere of jolting sci-fi thriller The Last Days On Mars, starring Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai and Olivia Williams. It also includes the channel premieres of 1980 British science fiction movie Saturn 3, which stars Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas and Harvey Keitel and XTRO, an unsettling slice of Sci-Fi Horror and one of the few British films that landed on the UK film censors' infamous 'Video ...

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Horror Channel unveils an unholy host of premieres for November
Posted on Thursday 21st October 2021
Nov highliights-social-1Long weekends just got scarier as Horror Channel announces eleven premieres for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights across November, including five UK TV premieres, three by emerging female directors. Being shown for the first time on the small screen are Elle Callahan's allegorical paranormal thriller Witch Hunt, Amelia Moses' lyrical lycanthrope horror Bloodthirsty and Coralie Farge...

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Interview with Michael Mayer and Guy Ayal from the acclaimed movie Happy Times
Posted on Saturday 16th October 2021
thumbnail_HT_set_Marie Alyse RodriguezHappy Times, which is showing at Grimmfest Online, is a movie that takes the home invasion genre and turns it inside out! Directed by Michael Mayer and co-written with composer Guy Ayal, the movie is a bombastic, bloody and hilarious piece of cinema. I chatted to them both about this dinner party from hell. HC: Where did the idea for Happy Times come from? ...

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Interview with D.M. Cunningham, writer and director of The Spore
Posted on Saturday 16th October 2021
DMC_SetPic copyIf you like your horror with a huge lashing of gruesome effects and a strong story then The Spore is for. Showing at Grimmfest Online, the movie from D.M. Cunningham is a smart take on the body horror genre. Here he chats about this movie which is guaranteed to get under your skin. HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to be a director? DM: I started out wanting to be a makeup effects ar...

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Interview with Ben Charles Edwards, co-writer and director of Father of Flies
Posted on Saturday 16th October 2021
Father of Flies directorA vulnerable young boy finds his mother pushed out of the family home by a strange new woman in Father of Flies, and he must confront the terrifying supernatural forces that seem to move in with her. This intense and chilling movie is showing at Grimmfest Online Edition so we chatted to director and co-writer Ben Charles Edwards about this movie. HC: Where did the idea for Father of F...

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Interview with Marcel Sarmiento co-writer and director of Faceless
Posted on Friday 15th October 2021
Faceless DirectorShowing at Grimmfest Online Edition is the incredibly inventive horror/sci-fi hybrid Faceless. Here, co-writer and director Marcel Sarmiento speaks about this superb movie. HC: Have you always been a big horror movie fan? MS: Definitely as a kid. My first movies made with my Betamax were all about scaring one other and how gross we could push makeup effects. We mostly strangled, stabbed, and thr...

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Universal Monsters are back on Horror Channel and Kim Newman is here to tell you all about them
Posted on Thursday 14th October 2021
Kim NewmanRespected journalist, film critic, and fiction writer Kim Newman takes us through the Universal monsters joining Horror for our Classic Horror Halloween event running from 30th-31st of October. With Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Wolf Man (1941) and The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954), Universal Pictures introduced the lasting icons of horror... combining the presence of stars Bel...

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Horror Channel goes out of this world to bring Channel premiere of Brit sci-fi thriller series UFO from October 20
Posted on Wednesday 13th October 2021
Horror Channel will be continuing its commitment to bringing great cult and classic sci-fi to its audience with Season 1 of the 1970 British science fiction TV series UFO, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and produced by the Andersons and TV mogul Lew Grade. One of the best of its genre, the 26-part series combines the remarkable talents of the Andersons with those of special effects director Derek Meddings. And with a stellar cast including Ed Bishop, Michael Billington and George Sewell, it proved a popular hit at the time. Following syndication in the US and favourable ratings, ...

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Horror Channel - Now on Instagram!
Posted on Saturday 9th October 2021
HorrorIGCrossPromotionV1You can never have too much Horror Channel in your life, so follow us on Instagram too! Find us at instagram.com/horrorchannel_uk/

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Classic monsters will rise this Halloween on Horror
Posted on Thursday 7th October 2021
Classic Horror Halloween BannerFamous monsters rise again! To celebrate the Halloween weekend on Saturday 30th October and Sunday 31st October, Horror Channel presents Classic Horror Halloween, two diabolical daytime marathons highlighted by five channel premieres, including Bride Of Frankenstein, the celebrated sequel to the 1931 classic with Boris Karloff reprising his role as the Creature, Frankens...

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Horror Channel unleashes primetime premieres for October
Posted on Tuesday 21st September 2021
Oct line-up-socialHorror Channel has seven weekend primetime premieres line up for October, including, at 9pm on Sunday nights, the UK TV premiere of Brad Paxton's supernatural thriller Incarnate, starring Aaron Eckhart, and the channel premieres of David Cronenberg's erotic psychological chiller Dead Ringers and Juan Carlo Fresnadillo's atmospheric fantasy Intruders (2011), starring Clive Owen. Plus, there are ...

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Tom Paton, director of G-LOC chats about his passion for survival stories and being compared to Roger Corman
Posted on Tuesday 14th September 2021
Tom Paton on the set of G-Loc-3-1Ahead of the Horror Channel premiere of his sci-fi action thriller G-LOC, director Tom Paton reflects on why making movies is like solving a puzzle, his passion for survival stories and being compared to Roger Corman. Horror Channel will be broadcasting the UK TV premiere of your Sci-fi adventure G-LOC. Excited or what? It's honesty so strange to me every time Horr...

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Horror Channel reveals slate of TV premieres for September
Posted on Tuesday 17th August 2021
Sept filmsTom Paton's sci-fi action thriller G-LOC is amongst three films receiving their UK TV premieres on Horror Channel this September. G-LOC, which deals with the increasingly topical issue of space migration, stars Stephen Moyer, Casper Van Dien, Tala Gouveia and John Rhys-Davies. Another UK-produced movie receiving it's UK TV premieres is disturbing haunted house thriller, The Haunted, starring Sophie Stev...

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Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 announces second wave of films for August Cineworld event
Posted on Thursday 22nd July 2021
Bloodthirsty-WEB3It's full scream ahead as Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 announces its second wave of hugely anticipated Discovery Screen and First Blood titles - a summer collection of provocative, edgy and transgressive entertainment to die for. There are fourteen World and ten European/International premieres amongst the thirty-four films on offer. Eleven countries are represented, with titles ranging from Canadia...

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Horror Channel raises hell in August!
Posted on Tuesday 20th July 2021
Horror Channel - Aug tweet banner August is a wicked month on Horror Channel, as the UK's number 1 destination for genre films revives some horror, sci-fi and fantasy classics - including Clive Barker's Hellraiser trilogy, which has one of the most stylish and ferociously original horror fantasy franchises ever and Night Of The Living Dead (1990), Tom Savini's colour remake of George Romero's original ...

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Original Vs Remake: Which one do you prefer?
Posted on Thursday 15th July 2021
RABID POSTERHorror Channel has always celebrated the classics as well as the more recent chillers around. Inevitably we come across some remakes which have either caused celebration or contention among viewers. But are all remakes bad? Here's five of the finest which are showing at the moment on Horror. Night of the Living Dead (1990) SFX maestro Tom Savini was given the job of bringing George A Romero's all-time cl...

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Carpenter, Cronenberg and Eli Roth lead a summer charge of seasonal shockers on Horror Channel this July
Posted on Thursday 17th June 2021
HC July 2021 - PR header imageCarpenter, Cronenberg and Eil Roth lead a summer charge of seasonal shockers on Horror Channel this July. Considered one of David Cronenberg's early genre classics, Scanners was based on Cronenberg's scripts The Sensitives and Telepathy 2000, which he planned to pitch to Roger Corman. Starring Michael Ironside and Patrick McGoohan, the film went on to became one of the fir...

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Horror Channel adds First Wave to its weekday evening Sci-Fi Zone
Posted on Thursday 10th June 2021
Horror Channel will be continuing its commitment to bringing cult and classic sci-fi to its audience with suspenseful, action-driven drama First Wave, which stars Sebastian Spence as Cade Foster, a former security specialist, accused of murdering his wife and now on the run, determined to expose a vast alien infiltration on Earth. Helping him in his quest is "Crazy" Eddie, a computer hacker who works on a web tabloid, Paranoid Times. Out to stop them is Joshua (Roger R Cross), an alien hit-man, whose mission is to eliminate them before they can expose 'The Gua' (who live among humans in ...

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They killed his wife. Framed him for murder. Now he hunts them! First Wave coming to Horror
Posted on Monday 7th June 2021
If its action packed, sci-fi infused drama you are after then First Wave is the series for you. With Hollywood legend Francis Ford Coppola on board as one of the Executive Producers the series ran for 66 action-packed episodes which managed to combine high-quality drama with a cool conspiracy theory strand. The series concentrates on former thief now Security Specialist Cade Foster (Sebastian Spence), as he struggles to ...

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The Soska Sisters and Alexis Kendra bring female fear factor to Horror Channel in June.
Posted on Tuesday 25th May 2021
Horror Channel - June PR bannerThis month, Horror Channel highlights the work of female genre talent with the Channel premieres of Rabid, the Soska Sisters visceral remake of David Cronenberg's body horror classic and The Cleaning Lady, written by and starring Alexis Kendra (Goddess of Love), who also produced the much-acclaimed twisted psychological chiller. Rabid (on the 12th) is the hugely welcomed...

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Supernatural Week - A brief history of things that can't be explained!
Posted on Monday 10th May 2021
Supernatural Week-logoThink of the word, Supernatural and probably the first thing that comes to mind is the classic, bedsheet ghost that you'd see in Scooby Doo! Well, from May 15th Horror will expanding your mind with a weeklong celebration of the genre with a selection of chillers that will have you checking under the bed before you turn out the light. The genre really gripped the cinema-going public from...

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Horror Channel goes back to the future with Channel premiere of sci-fi thriller series Extant from May 11
Posted on Tuesday 4th May 2021
Horror Channel will be continuing its commitment to bringing cult and classic sci-fi to its audience with Seasons 1 and 2 of the CBS Studios/Amblin Television production of Extant, starring Halle Berry as astronaut Molly Woods, who returns home to her family, inexplicably pregnant after 13 months in outer space on a solo mission. First aired in 2014 and Executively Produced by Steven Spielberg, the futuristic sci-fi thriller was written by rookie Mickey Fisher, whose initial script of Extant won a screenwriting contest. before coming to the attention of Amblin and Spielberg. Astrona...

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Paranormal forces take over Horror Channel in May
Posted on Thursday 15th April 2021
Otherworldly forces take over Horror Channel with Supernatural Week, eight nights of ghostly scares highlighted by the Channel premieres of Paranormal Activity, and creepy body horror, It Follows. The special event, running from Saturday 15 May - Saturday 22 May, also sees the return of genre favourites such as demon chiller Firstborn, John Carpenter's classic car-rage chiller Christine, the twisted supernatural...

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Horror Channel presents two classic monstrous movie marathons for the Easter Weekend
Posted on Monday 22nd March 2021
Horror Channel presents Classic Marathon Weekend - two monstrous movie marathons for the Easter Weekend, kicking off at 1pm on Saturday 3rd April with Classic Horror Day, featuring some of the most iconic monster movies of all-time, including: Ted Browning and Karl Freund's Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi as the infamously seductive Count, James Whale's genre-defining Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff, Karl Freund's mesmerising The Mummy, with Boris Karloff further establishing himself as one of the great horror stars in film history, The Wolf Man, with Lon Chaney, Jr. as the original werew...

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Horror Channel bares its teeth in March with Vampire Week
Posted on Tuesday 16th February 2021
Time to get the garlic out as Horror Channel presents Vampire Week, a bitefest of vampire movies from 13 - 19 of March, led by the channel premiere of 30 Days Of Night, David Slade's savage riff on the vampire myth, starring Josh Hartnet and Melissa George. There are also classics and cult favourites to sink your teeth in to, including Matt Reeves' critically-acclaimed vampire fantasy Let Me In, and Tom Holland's voracious teen vampire hit Fright Night, John Carpenter's Vampires, a horror Western starring James Woods, as a vengeful, stake-wielding bloodsucker hunter, and Francis Ford C...

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Horror Channel February premieres feature zombie action, bloodsucking comedy and Jet-Li heroics
Posted on Tuesday 19th January 2021
Horror Channel - Feb highlights-bannerHorror Channel has three thrilling primetime Saturday night channel premieres in February including the UK TV premiere of Chee Keong Cheung's REDCON-1, a British zombie action epic, starring Mark Strange as a Special Forces operative battling a virus outbreak, Plus, there are Channel premieres for Eat Locals in which actor Jason Flemying makes his directorial d...

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