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By James Whittington, Tuesday 8th March 2011
During April the Horror Channel celebrates the best of contemporary British horror with a special season of UK TV premieres which showcases some of the finest home-grown directorial talent around.
You'll find sadistic killers, destroyed families, violent paranoia and self-destruction. Each movie is accompanied by a filmed introduction with the directors and keep tuning in as the season is being promoted on-air with some specially shot sequences presented by femme fatale Emily Booth.
Mum & Dad – Friday April 8th
Steven Sheil's debut feature Mum & Dad has been described as "one of the defining British horrors of its generation". Imbued with a terrifying ferocity, it centres around a young Polish immigrant who finds herself imprisoned in a suburban House of Horrors. It stars Perry Benson and Olga Fedori and is a dark and violent experience that pushes many boundaries.
Tony: London Serial Killer – Friday 15th April
Another debut feature this time from Gerard Johnson, Tony: London Serial Killer, is dark, brutal and bleakly amusing! It has drawn favourable comparisons to John McNaughton’s seminal Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and features a star-making lead performance from Peter Ferdinando - probably the most alarming cinematic anti-hero since Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle.
Salvage – Friday 22nd April
Starring Neve McIntosh and Shaun Dooley, Salvage has been hailed as an “instant British horror classic” and focuses on the residents of a quiet English cul-de-sac who are suddenly plunged into a world of violence and paranoia when a special military unit arrives. The threat is more monstrous than any of them could ever imagine…
The Living And The Dead – Friday 29th April
Simon Rumley’s critically-acclaimed The Living And The Dead, stars Roger Lloyd Pack, Kate Fahy and Leo Bill. the film is a truly nightmarish experience as we watch an aristocratic, impoverished and reclusive family descend into madness and self-destruction.
Look out for interviews with each director coming soon to this site.
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