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December On The Horror Channel - Part 1
By James Whittington, Friday 19th November 2010

DemonsWinter is finally here and the Horror Channel has some real terror-filled treats that will chill your blood far quicker than any British December can. The big news is that Joss Whedon's stunning series Angel premieres this month. Co-created with David Greenwalt this acclaimed sequel to the hit series Buffy The Vampire Slayer is a dark feast for the eyes. Look out for a separate feature on this with broadcast details next week plus more information on the scary seasonal shockers that we have planned over the festive period. Meanwhile here's some choice picks for you this month. All start at 22:55 unless otherwise stated and please check the online guide for any last minute changes.

Demons – Friday 3rd December
Lamberto Bava’s grim and gory cult shocker from 1985, Demons (pictured) gets its first airing on the Horror Channel. Written by master of the genre Dario Argento its set at the opening of a movie theatre where a sickening evil begins to envelop the clientele, transforming them into psychotic creatures and trapping the innocent. Don’t miss the equally gruesome sequel Demons 2 which stars Asia Argento at the same time on December 10th.

Happy Birthday To Me – Saturday 4th December
The classic gruesome slasher Happy Birthday To Me is another notable premiere. Starring Glenn Ford and formed the hack 'n slash phenomenon of the time it follows the members of an elite high school clique who become the target of a deranged killer who uses all manner of implements to cause carnage, including a shish kebab! Classic slasher scares at their best.

The Bride – Saturday 11th December
If Gothic horror is your thing then don’t miss this beautifully shot movie which boasts a cast that includes Clancy Brown, Jennifer Beals and Sting. Dr. Frankenstein's nefarious experiments create a perfect woman, but he doesn't bank on her becoming as wilful or alluring as she turns out. Directed by Franc Roddam, this beautiful and emotional piece of tradition horror is a joyful celebration of the original text and a smart twist on a well loved idea.

Frankenfish – Wednesday 15th December
Moving to the opposite end of the horror genre, Frankenfish contains scaly scares and underwater thrills. When the police are left floundering by a series of brutal attacks in the swamps, a medical investigator and a biologist discover genetically engineered fish are terrorising the waters.

Detention – Thursday 16th December
The late, great David Carradine gives an A-grade performance in this contemporary chiller from James Hickox. When their teacher vanishes and they are trapped in after-school detention, a group of students find their punishment is death at the hands of a vengeful spirit. Contemporary in style this is a stunning chiller with plenty of tense moments to keep the most hardened horror-hound glued to their screen.


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