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By James Whittington, Monday 24th October 2011
Director's Night with Hobo With A Shotgun director Jason Eisener airs this Thursday from 9pm on the Horror Channel. He's chosen a terrifying trio of terror treats for you to enjoy and will be on hand to introduce them all.
Bruce McDonald's acclaimed horror Pontypool kicks off the event in fine style. Based on the book Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess it concerns a virus that turns people into ultra-violent maniacs. When it's discovered the condition is transmitted by language, will a shock jock shut up and hide, or spread the word? Tense, claustrophobic and truly frightening this is horror at its most pure and is memorable for all the right reasons.
This is followed at 10.55pm by the sensational season slasher Silent Night, Deadly Night. A man who saw his parents murdered by a criminal in a Santa suit as a child dons the yuletide garb himself to wreak bloody havoc on those he deems the naughty ones.
Jason Eiseners Director’s night finishes at 12.30am with a true cult classic, Dario Argento's Phenomena. Supernatural in tone with a stunning central performance from Jennifer Connelly with Donald Pleasance in support the film concerns a girl with an uncanny ability to communicate with insects and how she uses her gift to solve a string of murders. Original and unsettling it’s a film that delivers imaginative storytelling coupled with disturbing effects.
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