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Celebrate The Evilution Of Horror This July On The Horror Channel
By James Whittington, Monday 11th June 2012

Evilution Vampires FridayIn a munching, slashing, biting and clawing month-long Friday night movie-marathon, Horror Channel traverses the four cornerstones of terror - Vampires, Werewolves, the Slasher film and Zombies - to deliver 16 films that celebrate the progression of the most popular horror genres.

Friday 6th July - Vampires
First up is a foray into Vampire lore, kicking off with Hammer's 70s classic Scars Of Dracula (21:00). The quadruple bill then jumps forward to 1987 for Return To Salems Lot (22:55) before bringing us up to date with the Life Blood (00:50) a Sapphic gem that sees two seductive predators given the gift of vampirism to rid the world of bad blood. The night concludes with Umbrage: The First Vampire (02:25) starring Doug Bradley - where blood sucking biblical mythology meets the Wild West.

Friday July 13th - Slashers
On Slashers Night, the stalking starts with Fright (21:00) starring Honor Blackman, Susan George and Dennis Waterman in a classic tale of babysitting hell. This night of slice and dice continues with Black Christmas (22.55) - the film said to have inspire the Scream franchise. The unlucky night for some continue with the original Prom Night (00:50) featuring scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis and we close with the brilliant genre deconstruction - Behind The Mask - The Rise Of Leslie Vernon (02:40)

Friday July 20th - Werewolves
Evilution of Horror continues with one of the best Werewolf movies ever made - the 1981 classic An American Werewolf In London (21:00). The 80s was a great time for the lycanthrope as our next film, Neil Jordan’'s 1984 slice of movie magicThe Company Of Wolves (22:55), proves. Then jumping two decades we come to the beautifully gothic Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (00:45), starring Julian Sands. The night culminates with a film that takes us up to the modern day with 13 Hours (02:40) starring Gemma Atkinson and Harry Potter's Tom Felton.

Friday July 27th - Zombies
Finally we turn our eyes to the Zombie movie, which shuffles into view with the film that has the accolade of being the first ever zombie flick - George Romero's 1968 classic Night Of The Living Dead (21:00). A quick leap forward brings us to 1980 for Lucio Fulci's classic City Of The Dead (22:55), famed for the director's trademark non-stop close ups. Next up is the 2006 cult-hit The Zombie Diaries (00:45) which introduced a found footage theme. Rounding up this frightful Friday comes Apocalypse Of The Dead (02:20) - in which the zombies find their running shoes!


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