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Pensioner With A Power Tool And Other Urban Stories - Horror Celebrates The Work Of Pete Walker This February
By James Whittington, Wednesday 1st February 2012

The Flesh And Blood ShowFebruary, on the Horror Channel, is the month where we celebrate the work of British director and exploitation specialist Pete Walker, with a trio of his finest and most controversial features.

Walker took the horror movie genre and regularly added a brutal and shocking element of sadistic torture to many of his films, which made them popular with the cinema goers but not the BBFC and his output was frequently trimmed before being shown to the public. His urban shockers brought horror right to your doorstep where even pensioners can’t be trusted. Now we present three of his finest so you can discover the genius of Pete Walker.

February 4th - The Flesh And Blood Show
Dare you tune in for stalk and slash scares at their most shocking? In The Flesh And Blood Show, a group of actors in a mysterious seaside theatre discover death is waiting in the wings, when they are targeted by a maniacal murderer. Ray Brooks, Jenny Hanley and Luan Peters take centre stage here but the real star is Walker who constantly ups the tension and terror without diluting the scares.

February 11th - House Of Whipcord
House Of Whipcord is probably Walker's most infamous piece of work. This notorious British shocker stars Barbara Markham, Patrick Barr and Ray Brooks and concerns an elderly husband and wife who deliver their own extreme form of punishment to nubile young women whose behaviour offends their puritanical sensibilities.

February 25th - Frightmare
Dark, grisly and darkly comic terror awaits viewers in Frightmare. Following their release from an asylum, Edmund and his wife Dorothy quickly fall back to evil ways, as Dorothy's murderous and cannibalistic tendencies surface. Starring Rupert Davies, Deborah Fairfax and an unforgettable performance from Sheila Keith - who as a granny with a drill in hand became a horror icon - this is Walker at his despicable best.


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