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By James Whittington, Tuesday 26th July 2011
The year is hotting up so the Horror Channel is preparing a list of movie premieres to chill your blood all introduced by Emily Booth. Yes, Emily is back in The Horror Booth with a block-bursting run of fast, funny and fear-filled intros.
The month is overflowing with Grindhouse promos, a torture classic and blood-splashed comedy, here's a quick look at the movies she'll be introducing: (Please check online guide for individual starting times)
Hatchet For The Honeymoon – Saturday 6th August
Hatchet For The Honeymoon is a 1970 spine-chilling Giallo from master of the genre Mario Bava. A twisted wedding dress designer is compelled to brutally slay his bride-to-be customers and is tormented by ghosts from his blood-soaked past. With plenty of violence and deranged cinematography, this is a fine introduction to a much missed genre.
Grindhouse Trailer Classics Vol. 1 – Friday 12th August
Do you like retro fun? If so then don't miss Grindhouse Trailer Classics Vol. 1, a collection of trailers celebrating the sleazy cult appeal of Grindhouse cinema. Featuring gut-wrenching gore, extreme exploitation and tantalising tit-bits of outrageous movie titles this will jog a few memories and enlighten you to the world of Grindhouse!
Ghost Story - Saturday 13th August
The legendary British singer Marianne Faithfull stars in the spooky thriller Ghost Story. Directed by Stephen Weeks in 1974 and also known as Asylum Of Blood, it concerns several old school friends who meet at a sprawling country estate where one man begins seeing disturbing visions that twist his sanity.
Storm Warning - Friday 19th August
If gruelling terror is to your taste be sure to catch Storm Warning this month. An affluent couple on a boating excursion become trapped in remote marshland and, in seeking shelter, fall into the clutches of sadistic rednecks with a penchant for torture.
Man-Thing - Saturday 20th August
A comic-book legend comes to life in August, Marvel’s Man-Thing. When agents scouting for oil disappear in the murk of a swamp the local sheriff investigates and comes face to face with the ultimate eco-warrior.
Welcome To The Jungle - Friday 26th
A favourite from FrightFest's past comes to Horror in August, Jonathan Hensleigh's Welcome To The Jungle. Two young couples venture into the jungle in search of the long lost son of Nelson Rockefeller, only to instead find... crazed cannibals!
Bloodbath At The House Of Death - Saturday 27th
Horror movie legend Vincent Price joins Kenny Everett and Pamela Stephenson for the cult, blood-splattered comedy/horror Bloodbath At The House Of Death. Scientists investigating strange phenomena at the site of a mysterious massacre years earlier fall prey to a devilish satanic cult. Inventive and funny, way before the Scary Movie franchise spoofed horror movies, this hits the funnybone as well as having plenty of shocks. Look out for the “cello” sequence, quite brilliant.
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