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By Emily Booth, Friday 5th June 2015
So last week I took you on an exclusive tour behind the scenes of our Twisted Killers promo shoot to give you a more personal look at my work for the channel and this week I thought I’d delve a little deeper into the films themselves in this superb season.
Tomorrow night (Saturday 6th June) sees the network premiere of the moody stylish crime thriller Horsemen starring Dennis Quaid. I’m sure the film makers won’t mind when I reference Se7en as a seemingly definite inspiration here; while most movies of this genre won’t beat or meet the bar set by Fincher’s stunning film; Horsemen does get close.
We have the world weary detective Aidan (Dennis Quaid) who’s not only battling with grief following the death of his wife, he’s raising two increasingly disenchanted boys while working all the hours God sends. When he begins working a horrendous and disturbing case, little does he know the more time he spends on the case, the more justified one of the deaths will be…
The murders are symbolic and ritualistic involving S & M body suspension devices and the message ‘Come and See’ written in blood and it’s not long before Aidan makes a biblical link to the murders; The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The killings are a warning to mankind; to the wrong–doers. Punishment must be exacted if the human race is to change... The climax is chilling, tragic and cuts deeper, emotionally than most horrors.
Look out for a suitably dark and disturbingly sexy turn from Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) a seemingly innocent victim who turns very sinister indeed. With a colour palette of murky blues, startling reds and ice whites, visually this is a real treat and it won’t surprise you when you learn the director of this film Jonas Akerland carved his career in pop promos before making this memorable debut.
Horsemen kicks off our superb Twisted Killers season and gets its Network premiere Saturday June 6th 10.50pm
Next Saturday Twisted Killers continues with the UK Premiere of The Collector; the directorial debut from the writer of SAW 4, 5 and 6 Marcus Dunstan. This contraption - loving killer is very much in the same vein as Jigsaw, in fact the movie was originally intended to be a prequel to SAW but mutated into The Collector. When Arkin (Josh Stewart from The Walking Dead) plans to rob his wealthy boss he discovers to his horror someone got there first. Someone not with burglary in mind, but murder. The collector has turned the house into an elaborate death trap as he aims to ‘collect’ new human specimens. Can Arkin outwit the psycho? Expect hooks, blades, barb wire and electrocution. The Collector has gained a solid fan base with its cult status and gets its UK premiere Saturday 13th at 10.50pm.
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