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By James Whittington, Thursday 28th October 2010
Well the nights have drawn in and the frost is a permanent fixture outside. So there's never been a better time to chill yourself even more with the Horror Channel which has more premieres and exclusives this month than you could shake a bloodied ice-pick at.
The main news is that David Lynch comes to the Horror Channel this month and we're showing some of his most memorable and celebrated work. We're also showing a cult classic from Mario Bava, one of the finest revenge movies of recent times and the first film in a franchise that was so different from anything else around at the time it was a global hit. Here's a choice selection of what's being shown but do keep checking the online guide for any last minute changes and other tasty cinematic morsels.
Twin Peaks – Weekdays at 21:00 from November 8th
David Lynch's darkly surreal drama finds a new home at the Horror Channel. Starring Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Agent Dale Cooper who is called to the small town of Twin Peaks just after the murdered body of popular teenager Laura Palmer is found. Unique, addictive and totally fascinating, the series raised the benchmark in TV drama and became an international hit. Don’t miss an episode. To get you in the mood we’re also showing the cinematic prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me on November 6th at 22:55.
Eraserhead – Saturday 13th November
Staying with David Lynch we’re showing his first major movie and probably one of the most debated cult classics of all time, Eraserhead at 22:55. A man named Henry struggles with his grim monochrome existence, and when his girlfriend gives birth to a mutant child, its screams torment his fragile mind. Starring Jack Nance in a career defining role, Eraserhead takes the viewer into an industrial nightmare that’s populated by characters that will remain in your conscience long after it’s finished. Don’t miss another Lynch beauty, Lost Highway on 20th November at the same time.
The Horseman – Thursday 18th November
Steven Kastrissios’s brutal tale of parental revenge, The Horseman gets its first showing at 22:55. Raw and uncompromising it stars Peter Marshall as a father grieving the death of his daughter. He sets off on a road trip through the Australian outback where he befriends a young girl and commits a devastating and unforgiving killing spree. Deliberately bleak and very real this is a disturbing film with a cast of incredibly strong actors, especially Marshall who gives a performance that is deep, honest and truly unforgettable. Click here for an interview with this fine actor.
Bay Of Blood – Friday 19th November
At the same time on Friday you can experience a classic movie from one of the masters of Euro horror cinema. Mario Bava’s Bay Of Blood is a graphic slasher that is rumoured to have inspired the explosion of the genre throughout the '80s. The murder of wealthy Countess Federica triggers a chain of brutal slayings all linked to inheriting her fortune.
Warlock – Saturday 27th November
The mystical fantasy chiller Warlock hits the Horror Channel at 22:55. The movie stars Richard E. Grant as a witch hunter who is intent on stopping a 17th century warlock who has escaped death by travelling to present day America. Will the hunter stop the warlock from destroying the world? This fun romp was released right at the end of the 1980’s as was a breath of fresh air as the horror genre was being swallowed up by the slasher craze at the time.
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