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By James Whittington, Sunday 25th February 2018
The nights may be getting lighter but we're turning to the dark side this March on Horror with a slate of premieres that will have you praying for the dawn. So, beware all you virgins, actors, wayward teens and heroic crusaders, Horror has something to get under your skin!
We start with the network premiere of Cherry Falls on the 2nd where a serial killer seems to be going after virgins, rather than promiscuous types! So, sex parties are the order of the day to try and survive! Sounds like a good idea to us. Then the next night we've a true classic which stars Christopher Walken, Chris Sarandon, Ava Gardner, Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles, and Eli Wallach, The Sentinel where a young actress (Cristina Raines) is terrorised by supernatural forces when she moves into a strange New York brownstone.
Things get chilly on the 9th as we witness the next ice-age in The Colony. Here, Earth's inhabitants struggle to survive below the world's frozen surface and journey on a dangerous mission into the frozen wasteland and discover humanity's last stand. Chills of a very different kind on the 10th in The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia. Here, the Wyrick family experience disturbing visions when they move to their new home. Does the phenomena hint at the onset of a shared family madness, or are they clues to a real-life nightmare that once took place on the property?
A UK TV premiere on the 16th takes us to a scorching desert where wayward teens are stationed break a mysterious extra-terrestrial 'orb' and one by one, they begin to experience terrifying attacks from a ruthless blood-sucking alien. Don't miss Thirst. A killer of a line up on the 17th as Keanu Reeves, James Spader and Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei star in The Watcher. A studious serial killer (Reeves) torments an emotionally damaged police detective (Spader) by sending him pictures of his future victims one day before he kills them. The detective must try to identify and locate these women before it is too late.
We all love Nic Cage here at Horror so we've a double bill from him on the 23rd and the 24th. Season of the Witch is first up where Cage plays a crusader and along with his ally (Ron Perlman) return home after decades of fighting finding their world destroyed by the Plague and are commanded by the church Cardinal (Christopher Lee) to perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of a curse. Then Mr Cage takes on a classic in The Wicker Man. When motorcycle cop Edward Malus (Cage) receives a letter from a woman (Kate Beahan), begging him to find her missing daughter, he sets off to Summersisle, a remote island off the Washington coast, where he discovers a way of life time has forgotten.
Terror from the skies and down into the deepest oceans the following week. In Skyline on the 30th residents of Los Angeles are awakened by an eerie light which is hypnotically drawing people outside before they suddenly vanish. As the world unravels, a band of survivors soon discover they must fight against the onslaught of a mysterious alien horde. Then on the 31st grab your diving gear and travel to the undersea laboratory base DeepStar Six. A crew exploration of undersea colonisation opens up a huge cavern on the ocean floor and suddenly the command centre is violently attacked. Then the crew members make a startling discovery - not all aliens come from space.
Related show tags: CHERRY FALLS, DEEPSTAR SIX, SEASON OF THE WITCH, SKYLINE, THE COLONY, THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT 2: GHOSTS OF GEORGIA, THE SENTINEL, THE WATCHER, THE WICKER MAN, THIRST MORE FEATURES Horror Channel gets beastly in March with Creature Feature season
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