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Horror Channel unwraps its slate of seasonal shockers
Posted on Tuesday 17th November 2020
Horror Channe; December BannerXmas hauntings, festive nightmares, sadistic serial killers and warrior priests...Be prepared for seasonal shocks a-plenty on Horror Channel this December, with a selection of prime-time movies including an Xmas Day screening of Frank Khalfoun's boundary-pushing Christmas crime slasher P2, starring Wes Bentley and the George Clooney/Steven Soderbergh produced Wind Chill, in which Emily...

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Horror Channel is now on Freeview channel 68
Posted on Tuesday 27th October 2020
Freeview logoHorror Channel has moved to Freeview Channel 68 so you may need to re-tune to ensure you don't miss out on our super scary Halloween line-up plus much more. Any issues with retuning check the Freeview website.

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Devils, demons and the Occult...Horror Channel gets possessed in November
Posted on Thursday 15th October 2020
Possessed SeasonSaturday nights in November belong to the vice-like grip of Possessed Season on Horror Channel, with Channel premieres for Exorcist: The Beginning, the prequel to The Exorcist, starring Stellan Skarsgard as Father Merrin, the demon-beleaguered priest, and The Exorcist III, written and directed by William Peter Blatty. There is also a UK TV premiere for Chad Archibald's chilling occult fantasy The Heret...

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Grindhouse style revenge and spaced-out aliens. Day 5 of Grimmfest
Posted on Sunday 11th October 2020
Fried Barry PosterThe final day of Grimmfest 2020 holds five movies which will truly satisfy the horror needs of every genre fan out there. Death Ranch from prolific film maker Charlie Steeds takes us right back to the days of Blaxploitation movies and ups the violence and gore to its limit. 1970s USA, Three African American siblings on the run from the police take refuge at an abandon...

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Horror Channel's Stewart Bridle chats to the legendary director Mick Garris
Posted on Saturday 10th October 2020
Today at Grimmfest, Mick Garris, who has been awarded the Horror Channel Grimmfest Lifetime Achievement Award will be taking part in a live Q&A. Earlier in the week he chatted to Horror's Channel Manager Stewart Bridle about his career.

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Robot or not? You have to decide! Day 4 of Grimmfest
Posted on Saturday 10th October 2020
TriggeredAnother big day at Grimmfest 2020 with five more movies that are designed to intrigue and shock in equal measures. First up is I Am Ren which takes the soul of Philip K. Dick and places it firmly into a living nightmare. A young woman goes into therapy after she starts to believe that she is an android. Is she having a breakdown, is she being gaslighted by an abusive husband, or is she really the synthetic wife an...

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Icons, Shamen and unexpected guests! More from Day 3 of Grimmfest
Posted on Friday 9th October 2020
GRIMMFEST 2020 POSTER a5Exclusive to pass holders, Grimmfest 2020 are hosting a Female Horror Icons Panel this evening. This event will consist of a short intro video and a live online Q&A with various female horror icons, including Pollyanna McIntosh, Caroline Williams, Adrienne Barbeau, Kelli Maroney, Natasha Halevi, Tiffany Schepsis and Krista Allen. Back to the movies and following the Icons panel we have...

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Deadly dogs, bar room tales and Lovecraftian madness. Day 3 of Grimmfest
Posted on Friday 9th October 2020
The Oak Room - Poster Main (Web)The first full day of Grimmfest 2020 is here and with it comes a prime selection of top shockers. The first part of the day has three movies which take often used tropes but gives them a smart and cool twist. Ropes from director Jose Luis Montesinos is a movie that has plenty of tension thanks to cool direction. With the sorrow for her sister's death still very recent, Elen...

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Just when you thought it was safe to go into the cornfields! Day 2 of Grimmfest
Posted on Thursday 8th October 2020
Unearth poster for WebAs we start to wind down for the weekend, we find Grimmfest beginning to shift gear and push forward with a trio of movies which will open your eyes as well as your minds! First up it's The Special, a movie which combines body horror and humour to a perfectly balanced mix. Suspecting his wife of infidelity, Jerry is persuaded by his best friend to accompany him to a brothel to sample 'The ...

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Don't be alone, tune into Grimmfest 2020
Posted on Wednesday 7th October 2020
Brea Grant-6070-smallerWell, Grimmfest 2020 has finally started and with it comes a double-bill of movies that will captivate and entertain in equal measure. First up is Alone from director John Hyams, a man who has cut his directing teeth on TV shows such as Chicago Fire and Z Nation. The film concerns a recently widowed woman who is abducted by a cold-blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness wher...

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Grimmfest 2020 is go... at 11am.
Posted on Wednesday 7th October 2020
GRIMMFEST 2020 POSTER a5Although Grimmfest 2020 will be online for the first time ever, this hasn't stopped the festival from delivering some of the finest features around which celebrate the genre. We will be delivering interviews and info from the festival as usual so look out for loads of interviews with cast and crew from the movies showing. Today is all about Exclusive Pass Holder content. From 11am t...

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Selected Horror Channel content now available on My5!
Posted on Thursday 1st October 2020
Horror_WebBanner_My5_October Horror Channel fans will be able to enjoy prime cuts from our scary schedule on My5 from October 1st! Yes, when accessing the My5 on demand video catch up service you'll be able to view some of Horror's finest slices for free with a carefully curated collection each month for you to relish. Highlights to look out for over the coming months are slasher classic Hatchet, Satani...

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Horror Channel to present a Halloween double-bill of Corin Hardy's The Hallow and Ante Novakovic's Fright Fest.
Posted on Tuesday 15th September 2020
Horror Channel Halloween socialOctober boasts eleven premieres on Horror Channel, including a hellish Halloween night double-bill of Corin Hardy's impressive Irish monster movie debut The Hallow and Ante Novakovic's rampant Halloween slasher Fright Fest. Both channel premieres will be broadcast on Saturday 31 October, at 9pm and 10.55pm respectively. There are also four prime-time UK premieres: Demon ...

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Carpenter, King and Hodder usher in Horror Channel's September line-up of prime-time premieres
Posted on Thursday 20th August 2020
Horror Channel Sept - bannerCarpenter, King and Kane Hodder... genre royalty ushers in Horror Channel's September line-up of prime-time premieres, including the UK TV premiere of outlandish Brit Zom Com Shed of the Dead, starring Ewen MacIntosh, Lauren Socha, Emily Booth, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Michael Berryman and Brian Blessed, followed by the Channel premieres of hard-core space thriller John Carpenter...

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Interview with acting legend Barbara Crampton about her role in Reborn
Posted on Wednesday 19th August 2020
Barbara Crampton Red DressAhead of Horror Channel's UK TV premiere of Julian Richards' Reborn, on Saturday 22 August, actress, producer and genre icon Barbara Crampton reflects on how You're Next changed the direction of her career, the joy of discovering new talent and the possibility of directing one day... HC: Talk about art imitating real life! Reborn is about a B-Movie actress trying to get back in the game af...

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Arrow Video FrightFest announces August Digital Edition line-up and Horror Channel sponsors talent-seeking First Blood strand
Posted on Tuesday 28th July 2020
FrightFest Online-Logo-3_NEWThe UK's most popular horror and fantasy film festival celebrates its 21st bloody year with a special Digital edition, showcasing twenty-five films, from Thursday 27th August to Monday 31st August, including seven world premieres and sixteen UK premieres. Ten countries are represented from four continents in a deadly, daring and diverse programme exclusively presented to UK audi...

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Horror Channel highlights six summer weekend shockers in its August premiere line-up
Posted on Thursday 16th July 2020
Horror Chanel - Aug bannerAugust is a wicked month on Horror Channel, as the UK's most popular small-screen destination for genre fans presents six summer weekend shockers, five FrightFest hits including the UK TV premieres of Julian Richards, Reborn, a Carrie for the Z Generation, starring horror icon Barbara Crampton, Jordan Barker's Witches In The Woods, an unrelenting assault of pure terror, Alistair Legra...

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Horror Channel brings suspense and splatter to its July line-up
Posted on Tuesday 16th June 2020
Horror Channel brings plenty of suspense and splatter to July's line-up with the UK TV premiere of The Rezort, where 'The Walking Dead' meets 'Jurassic World'. Starring Dougray Scott and Jessica De Gouw, this fast-paced, gory horror is directed by Outpost franchise helmer Steve Barker. There are also channel premieres for Damien Mace and Alexis Wajsbrot's cleverly sinister Don't Hang Up, where an invisible predator turns ...

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Horror Channel brings shocks aplenty in June with star-studded Spine-Chiller Season
Posted on Thursday 21st May 2020
There are star-studded shocks aplenty on Horror Channel in June, courtesy of the Spine-Chiller Season - a selection of supernatural mysteries to get your summer off to a very scary start. Scheduled for Saturday nights at 9pm, the season is headed by the Channel premiere of the moody and violent chiller Gothika, starring Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr. and Penelope Cruz. Other titles include Kevin Bacon's career launcher Sti...

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They killed his wife. Framed him for murder. Now he hunts them! First Wave coming to Horror
Posted on Monday 27th April 2020
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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Horror Channel marks May with the return of the monstrous Victor Crowley and David Tennant in sadistic mood
Posted on Wednesday 15th April 2020
Apocalyptic nightmares, the return of the monstrous Victor Crowley, David Tennant in sadistic mood and an all-star classic vampire tale... Horror Channel marks May with eight prime-time Channel premieres, including armrest-clutching shocker Bad Samaritan, starring a serial-killing David Tennant, Victor Crowley, Adam Green's horrifying rebooted journey back to the haunted, blood-drenched bayou, Francis Ford Ca...

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Kim Newman looks to the future and reports on Horror's up and coming Classic Sci-Fi Weekend
Posted on Monday 6th April 2020
The 1950s are remembered as the rock 'n' roll years - Bill Haley and Elvis, Little Richard and Chuck Berry - but also as the dawn of the atomic era, the height of the cold war, and the decade when science fiction movies reigned. A fad for futuristic design meant cars sported sharkfins like Flash Gordon's spaceship, and refrigerators were streamlined behemoths like the lumbering robots of pulp magazines. It was an uneasy, nervo...

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Horror Channel has such sights to show you with broadcast of Hellraiser Trilogy
Posted on Wednesday 1st April 2020
Fridays on Horror brings you a box of not so nice delights as we open a puzzle known as the Lament Configuration and deliver Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. We begin April 3rd at 10.50pm with Clive Barker's Hellraiser. Frank Cotton (Sean Chapman) has solved the mystery of the Lament Configuration puzzle box, a sort of evil Rubik's cube. Unfortunately he inadvertently opens a doorw...

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Horror Channel celebrates Sci-Fi B-Movies with Classic Sci-Fi Weekend in April
Posted on Tuesday 24th March 2020
Horror Channel also celebrates the Sci-fi B-Movie with a Classic Sci-Fi Weekend, featuring the channel premieres of mutant octopus-rampaging It Came From Beneath The Sea, Fred F. Sears' saucer-invading caper Earth Vs The Flying Saucers, Sears' rampaging alien bird yarn The Giant Claw, Jack Arnold's thought-provoking classic The Incredible Shrinking Man and Nathan Juran's Ray Harryhausen inspired 20 Million Mi...

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UK TV premiere of The Soska Sister's Vendetta leads Horror Channel Vengeance Season in April
Posted on Monday 16th March 2020
April is a wicked month on Horror Channel as cops and villains fight it out in the Vengeance Season, a hard-hitting violent action collection which includes the UK TV premieres of the Soska Sister's all-male maelstrom of mayhem, Vendetta, starring Dean Cain and Paul 'Big Show' Wight, and the fight-to-the death revenge thriller Blood Out, starring Luke Goss, 50 Cent and Vinnie Jones. Broadcast on Saturday nights at ...

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Project Tic Toc is running once more on Horror
Posted on Sunday 15th March 2020
For his third TV production, legendary producer Irwin Allen turned to the theme of history, past and present, The Time Tunnel. The concept is nice and straight forward: Project Tic-Toc is an experimental Time Machine project which has been created at huge cost by the United States Government. So far, their efforts have designed and built "The Time Tunnel", a sort of multi-dimensional corridor you can walk down to en...

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Horror Channel gets beastly in March with Creature Feature season
Posted on Thursday 20th February 2020
Carnivorous sandworms, murderous ant hybrids, a giant snake and deadly creepy spiders... Horror Channel gets beastly this March with a Creature Feature Season - a monstrous collection of creature carnage, which includes the UK TV premieres of It Came From The Desert, Marko Makilaakso's smart, funny and very creepy homage to Ray Harryhausen, and Micah Gallo's skin-tingling directorial debut Itsy Bitsy, eve...

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Interview with Simeon Halligan, director of Habit
Posted on Sunday 9th February 2020
Simeon Halligan is one of the busiest people working in the industry today. Writer, director, producer, director of celebrated film festival Grimmfest, in fact the list goes on. His latest film is the neon tinged, blood-splattered masterpiece Habit which is showing on Horror February 14th so we thought we should get the story on how he brought this shocker to the big screen. HC: When did you first become ...

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Horror Channel marks February weekends with eight action-packed premieres
Posted on Wednesday 15th January 2020
Killer parties, virtual dinosaurs, zombie flesh-eaters and Milla Jovovich in top form...Horror Channel makes February an action-packed month with eight premieres, including the UK TV premiere of Matty Beckerman's savage sorority slasher The Row and the channel premieres of Simeon Halligan's neon-drenched Mancunian horror thriller Habit, starring Elliot James Langridge, Roxanne Pallett and Jessica Barden. Plus ...

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Horror Channel beams in Captain Sulu for "George Takei selects Star Trek" on Saturday January 25
Posted on Monday 6th January 2020
George Takei, the legendary Star Trek actor, personally introduces some of his favourite Sulu episodes from the Original Series. "George Takei selects Star Trek" will take over Horror Channel on Saturday 25 January, from 3pm, showing four specially selected episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 of Star Trek: The Original Series. Here are George's chosen episodes with transmission order: 3pm: Star Trek: The Original...

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