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Horror Channel reveals raft of UK TV premieres for May plus channel premieres for Dalek movies
By James Whittington, Thursday 7th April 2022
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Stewart Sparke's award-winning dark comedic monster movie Book of Monsters and Audrey Cummings's grisly chuckler She Never Died, starring Olunike Adeliyi, are amongst the raft of Saturday night UK TV premieres on Horror Channel during May.

Also in prime-time slots are the UK TV premieres of gruesome action thriller Becky and Henry Jacobson's stylish crime chiller Bloodline, starring Seann William Scott. There is also a Channel premiere for Peter Medak's classic supernatural horror The Changeling, starring George C. Scott.

Plus, there are channel premieres for Dr Who and The Daleks and Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. The films star Peter Cushing as Dr Who and also feature Roberta Tovey as Susan. The second had Bernard Cribbins as Tom Campbell, years before he played Wilfred Mott in the revamped series.

Here's everything you need to know:

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Olunike Adeliyi stars in the first UK TV premiere of the month on the 7th, She Never Died. A socially detached loner is cursed with immortality and the never-ending tedium of existence. In her attempts to keep her compulsions in check, she seeks out the darkest souls humanity has to offer. Lacey must now face her own inner demons while simultaneously finding her next meal. The following week on the 14th we have two UK TV premieres for you, the first has Kevin James as you've never seen him before in the hit horror Becky. Rebellious teen Becky (Lulu Wilson) accompanies her father (Joel McHale) on a weekend getaway to a lake house, in an effort to try and reconnect. But the trip soon takes a turn for the worse when a group of escaped convicts suddenly invade the house. With her father's life at stake, Becky has no choice but to take matters into her own hands. This is followed by Stewarts Sparks' superb creature feature Book of Monsters. Sophie's 18th birthday party becomes a bloodbath when six terrifying monsters descend upon her house, intent on devouring the party guests and killing anyone who tries to leave. As her school friends are torn apart and eaten, Sophie must rally a band of misfits and take up arms to send their party crashers back to hell. To survive the night, Sophie will face her destiny; monsters are real - and she's the only one who can stop them.

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Classic chills are waiting for you on the 21st, The Changeling. Months after the death of his wife and child in a car accident, composer John Russell (George S. Scott) retires to an old mansion which has been unoccupied for years. But John's hopes of peace and quiet prove unfulfilled, as he finds himself regularly disturbed by a strange and uncanny presence that haunts the house. Teaming up with local historian Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere), John begins to research the house's past, and soon finds secrets more terrible than he ever imagined. Back up date on the 28th with the UK TV premiere of Bloodline. Evan (Seann William Scott) values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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Sunday the 29th brings a double-bill of classic 60s sci-fi, Peter Cushing is Dr Who! In Dr Who and the Daleks, scientist Doctor Who (Cushing) accidentally activates his new invention, the Tardis, a time machine disguised as a police telephone box. Doctor Who, his two grand-daughters, and Barbara's boyfriend Ian are transported through time and space to the planet Skaro, where a peaceful race of Thals are under threat of nuclear attack from the planet's other inhabitants: the robotic mutant Daleks. Directed by Gordon Flemyng, this was the first of two films based on the television series and also stars Roy Castle and Jennie Linden. This is followed by Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. This sequel finds Dr Who (Cushing) returning to Earth in AD 2150, only to find it almost destroyed by cosmic rays, and the Daleks moving in to hollow out the planet's core to turn it into a gigantic spaceship. Again directed by Gordon Flemyng, this was the second of two films based on the television series and also stars Bernard Cribbins and Gill Curzon.


Related show tags: BECKY, BLOODLINE, BOOK OF MONSTERS, DALEKS INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D, DR WHO AND THE DALEKS, SHE NEVER DIED, THE CHANGELING
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