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Horror Channel gets beastly in March with Creature Feature season
By James Whittington, Thursday 20th February 2020

Carnivorous sandworms, murderous ant hybrids, a giant snake and deadly creepy spiders... Horror Channel gets beastly this March with a Creature Feature Season - a monstrous collection of creature carnage, which includes the UK TV premieres of It Came From The Desert, Marko Makilaakso's smart, funny and very creepy homage to Ray Harryhausen, and Micah Gallo's skin-tingling directorial debut Itsy Bitsy, every arachnophobe's worst nightmare.

Broadcast on Friday nights throughout the month, the season also includes the channel premiere of Tremors, Ron Underwood's affectionate throwback to 1950s creature features, starring Kevin Bacon, and the star-studded jungle snake nightmare Anaconda, starring Jon Voight, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and Eric Stoltz.

Tremors on the 6th is the classic mutant monster pic which stars Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward. This revved up monster movie made with an enthusiastic nod to classic 1950s monster flicks concerns two handymen must battle giant carnivorous sandworms that threaten their small Nevada town. The eccentric and resilient townspeople must do everything in their powers to survive this new menacing species. In the UK TV premiere of Itsy Bitsy on the 13th Kara (Elizabeth Roberts), is a single mother struggling to raise two children in New York City, who receives a job offer to work as a private nurse in the mid-West. At first things seem normal enough, but what Kara doesn't know is that doom preceded their arrival in the form of a mysterious ancient relic. And, if her family are to survive the horrific nightmare now lurking in the shadows, they will need to confront their deepest fears and personal demons.

Another UK TV premiere on the 20th which was inspired by Cinemaware's cult 1980s video game, itself motivated by the giant creature feature craze infesting 1950s Hollywood. Get ready for the pulp action horror mutant monster movie of the year, involving rival motocross heroes and cocooned heroines, out-of-control kegger parties in the New Mexico desert, crashed meteors from outer space, secret underground labyrinth military bases and epic havoc caused by massive spider/ant hybrids! You won't want to miss It Came From The Desert.

An all-star cast will be ready on the 27th for our final movie in this special season, Anaconda. A documentary film crew led by anthropologist Steven Cale (Eric Stoltz) and director Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez) enters the mysterious world of the Amazon in search of the legendary Shirishama Indians. But when they meet Paul Sarone (Jon Voight), who is on his own dark quest to track a lethal 40-foot Anaconda, the expedition becomes a jungle nightmare and they must use every primal resource just to stay alive.


Related show tags: ANACONDA, IT CAME FROM THE DESERT, ITSY BITSY, TREMORS
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