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Horror Channel brings suspense and splatter to its July line-up
By James Whittington, Tuesday 16th June 2020

Horror Channel brings plenty of suspense and splatter to July's line-up with the UK TV premiere of The Rezort, where 'The Walking Dead' meets 'Jurassic World'. Starring Dougray Scott and Jessica De Gouw, this fast-paced, gory horror is directed by Outpost franchise helmer Steve Barker.

There are also channel premieres for Damien Mace and Alexis Wajsbrot's cleverly sinister Don't Hang Up, where an invisible predator turns the tables on two online prankers, and Paul W.S Anderson's cult gaming adaptation Resident Evil, with Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez in blistering form.

Plus, there are welcome returns for No One Lives, director Ryuhei Kitamura's taut, tension-laden cat-and-mouse thriller, starring Luke Evans, alongside Sam Raimi's unforgettable genre classic The Evil Dead and fans of Arnold Schwarzenegger will welcome the clone-seeker's top-notch performance in The 6th Day.

Here's everything you need to know:

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We start off with the UK TV premiere of a cool zombie flick on the 4th, we take a trip to The Rezort. In the aftermath of an apocalyptic zombie outbreak, rich holidaymakers can visit a luxury theme park where every paying guest has a license to kill the captive undead in organised Zombie Safaris. Such Zafaris are the ultimate blood sport experience and for many much-needed therapeutic revenge for suffering horrendous family losses. When the security system crashes at The ReZort, unleashing hordes of bloodthirsty Zee's on the unprepared vacationers, it's up to enigmatic, former zombie hunter Archer (Dougray Scott) to save the day. Thrills galore on the 12th in Don't Hang Up where two teens devise ever more elaborate prank phone calls to share online for their eager followers into impersonal humiliation. But as their involved practical jokes become increasingly nastier, it never occurs to them they might be playing a very dangerous game. So when a mysterious threatening stranger calls the home landline, they suddenly realise they may be in very real peril, as the caller reveals the violent extremes he's willing to employ to extract retribution before they're able to reveal his identity.

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Witness the creation of a celebrated franchise on the 18th, Resident Evil. Based on the popular video game, Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez star as the leaders of a commando team who must break into "the hive," a vast underground genetics laboratory operated by the powerful Umbrella Corporation. There, a deadly virus has been unleashed, killing the lab's personnel and resurrecting them as the evil Un-dead. The team has just three hours to shut down the lab's supercomputer and close the facility before the virus threatens to overrun the Earth. Horror of a very different kind on the 11th, No One Lives. Fourteen students are murdered and the crime scene offers no clues to the whereabouts of the one person who could be the only survivor. Months later a gang of robbers screw up their latest heist and mug a couple in a car instead. What they realise too late is that the driver is the killer responsible for the student massacre. Then it's Psycho vs. Psychos in a taut, tension-laden cat-and-mouse chiller that sees both sides trying to outdo the other.

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A classic in every sense of the word on the 17th, Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead. Five college friends are holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the friends unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods... We hit the Sci-Fi button on the 25th as we catch up with not one but two Arnold Schwarzenegger's on The 6th Day. A ruthless power broker is using his advanced genetic-engineering technology to clone human beings for personal gain. Adam Gibson (Schwarzenegger), an old-fashioned family man and decorated fighter pilot comes home one night to discover that his life has been stolen by his clone, and his existence erased. Plunged into a sinister world of murder, corruption and high-tech deception, Adam must fight back in order to reclaim his family and his identity.


Related show tags: DON'T HANG UP, NO ONE LIVES, RESIDENT EVIL, THE 6TH DAY, THE EVIL DEAD, THE REZORT
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