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HORROR CHANNEL UNWRAPS EIGHT UK TV PREMIERES FOR DECEMBER

Horror Channel comes bearing gory gifts for the Xmas season, presenting eight UK TV premieres, including Abigail Blackmore’s gruesome and comically dark TALES FROM THE LODGE, starring Mackenzie Crook, Sophie Thompson and Johnny Vegas, cosmic chiller SACRIFICE, starring horror icon Barbara Crampton and AQUASLASH, a mad exploitation slasher harking back to the classic 1980s era of gushing blood and teenage turmoil.

 

Also showing for the first time on British TV are Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s romantic body horror SPRING, Greg McLean’s supernatural horror THE DARKNESS, starring Kevin Bacon. deadly thriller, DESOLATION, Brit monster-munching caper THE YOUNG CANNIBALS and FORGET EVERYTHING AND RUN, where The Walking Dead meets The Revenant.

 

Plus, there are channel premieres for two inspired remakes with all-star casts - THE WOLFMAN, which brings the myth of a man cursed into lycanthropy back to its iconic origins and stars Benicio Del Toro Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving, and PSYCHO (1998), Gus Van Sant’s revival of the Hitchcock classic, which stars Anne Hech, Viggo Mortensen, Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore and William H. Macy.

 

Full film details in transmission order:

 

Fri 3 Dec @ 21:00 – DESOLATION (2017) *UK TV Premiere

 

A young mother, her son, and her best friend venture into the remote wilderness to scatter her late husband's ashes. On their trek home, they begin to realise that a lone hiker has been following them. A series of disturbing encounters forces the grieving family to confront their deepest fears when the stranger's true motives are revealed.

 

Fri 3 Dec @ 22:35 – FORGET EVERYTHING AND RUN (2021) *UK TV Premiere

When a virus ravages a mountain community the survivors must flee from the monsters it created into the barren wilderness. Scavenging, freezing and dying, one family will fight for their lives against marauders hell-bent on revenge. As humanity clings to hope, their only chance for survival is forming an alliance with the monsters that came calling.

 

Sat 4 Dec @ 21:00 – PSYCHO (1998) *Channel Premiere

Oscar winning director Gus Van Sant revives the Hitchcock classic with an all-star cast. Anne Hech stars as the young Marion Crane who flees her old life with $40,000 and makes for California. On her way she stops at a quaint little motel for a good night’s sleep and a refreshing shower...Also stars Viggo Mortensen, Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore and William H. Macy..

 

Sun 5 Dec @ 21:00 – SPRING (2014) *UK TV Premiere

A young man in a personal tailspin flees from the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harbouring a dark, primordial secret. Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Synchronic) and starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker and Francesco Carnelutti,

 

Fri 10 Dec @ 21:00 – AQSASLASH (2019) *UK TV Premiere

The Wet Valley Water Park welcomes high school students celebrating their graduation in all their unleashed libido glory. However, in the midst of the ribald romping revels, a black-gloved murderer is tinkering with the water slides and sabotaging the swimming pools. Thrills, chills, spills and screwball comedy meet splashy shocks and gory dismemberment in a chlorine and blood drenched murder mystery.

 

Sat 11 Dec @ 21:00 – THE DARKNESS (2016) *UK TV Premiere

 

A family unwittingly bring a paranormal force home with them after returning from a Grand Canyon vacation. Feeding off of their own fears, the evil presence threatens to destroy them from within as it takes over their home and their lives. Directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), this superior supernatural thriller stars Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell.

 

Sun 12 Dec @ 21:00 – SACRIFICE (2020) *UK TV Premiere

After the death of his mother, New York-based Isaac and his pregnant wife Emma return to the Norwegian village on a remote island of his birth to deal with an unexpected inheritance. There they find themselves caught in a waking nightmare as an ancient frightening evil is awakened to claim the colour of madness in a birth right of its own.

 

Fri 17 Dec @ 21:00 – THE YOUNG CANNIBALS (2019) *UK TV Premiere

A group of friends head to a secluded campsite, where they plan on spending a relaxing weekend by the lake. What they didn’t plan on, was being tricked into eating burgers made of human flesh. This act summons an unrelenting supernatural creature, which will hunt them down one by one. Abandoned in the wilderness, they must fight for their lives if they wish to make it out of the woods.

 

Sat 18 Dec @ 21:00 – THE WOLFMAN (2010) *Channel Premiere

Benicio Del Toro plays a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (played by Anthony Hopkins), he sets out to find his brother...and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving also star in a riveting tale Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror.

 

Sun 19 Dec @ 21:00 – TALES FROM THE LODGE (2019) *UK TV Premeire

A group of friends gather at a remote lodge to honour a recently-deceased friend. Everyone makes the most of a gloomy situation by celebrating the best way they know how: swapping silly, scary stories that would have earned a giggle from their dearly departed pal. Urban legends about a masked slasher, a paranormal ghost hunt and a post-apocalyptic wasteland soon lose their fun shock value as the sextet become stuck in a true terror tale that exposes dark secrets no one could have possibly foreseen.

 

TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138

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HORROR CHANNEL INVADED BY WEEK OF SCI-FI HORROR

Horror Channel goes extra-terrestrial with SCI-FEAR WEEK (Saturday 20th to Friday 26th, 9pm), in which strange science, terrifying tech and insidious invasions takes control, highlighted by the Channel premiere of jolting sci-fi thriller THE LAST DAYS ON MARS, starring Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai and Olivia Williams. It also includes the channel premieres of 1980 British science fiction movie SATURN 3, which stars Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas and Harvey Keitel and XTRO, an unsettling slice of Sci-Fi Horror and one of the few British films that landed on the UK film censors' infamous 'Video Nasty' list.

 

Promo trailer: https://youtu.be/HF6LZ5YhZoI

 

Full film details in transmission order:

 

Saturday 20 November @ 21:00 – THE LAST DAYS ON MARS (2013) *Channel Premiere

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery - fossilised evidence of bacterial life. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead.

 

Sunday 21 November @ 21:00 – SATURN 3 (1990) *Channel Premiere

Adam (Kirk Douglas) and Alex (Farrah Fawcett) are scientists stationed deep beneath the barren surface of Saturn's moon, Titan, seeking new forms of food for an exhausted planet Earth. Captain James, a murderous psychopath, reaches Titan and cuts off communication with the rest of the solar system. Aided by his 'helper robot' James reduces life at the space station to one of survival. For Adam and Alex their only hope is to flee the planet, but the homicidal robot stands in their way. Also stars Harvey Keitel.

 

Monday 22 November @21:00 – CELL (2016)

Best-selling horror author Stephen King’s acclaimed tech-inspired apocalyptic nightmare.

 

Tuesday 23 November @ 21:00 – SCANNERS (1981)

Considered one of David Cronenberg’s early genre classics,

 

Wednesday 24 November @ 21:00 – EXTRATERRESTRIAL (2014)

An alien onslaught chiller, directed by Colin Minihan and starring Brittanty Allen,

 

Thursday 25 November @ 21:00 – KILL COMMAND (2016)

Steven Gomez’s superior Brit sci-fi action thriller

 

Friday 26 November @ 21:00 – XTRO (1982) *Channel Premiere

Three years ago young Tony watched with horror as his father was taken into the night sky by a mysterious blinding light and never seen again. Until now. His father is coming home but he's not the man he used to be. Now considered a cult classic and one of the most bizarre horror films of its time

 

TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138

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JOIN THE MUTILATOR WATCH-A-LONG

Always wanted to watch an absolute ARROW slasher classic with the talent behind some of the freshest and coolest new cult movies on the service?  Well, this week, ARROW is streaming an unforgettable live event with an array of awesome special guests. 

Broadcast direct from ARROW HQ, THE MUTILATOR WATCH ALONG LIVE will be carving open the airwaves on Friday 29th October with a premiere live stream at 7pm PST, 10pm EST and 3am in the UK. 

But fear not beloved UK subscribers, there will be a replay at a more palatable time on Saturday 30th October at 9pm GMT.  US fans are of course welcome to join us too at 1pm PST, 4pm EST.  

The live stream and replay will be followed by an on-demand launch on Sunday 31st October that you can watch at any time you darn well please. 

Our guests won’t just be tweeting along to the film either. They will actually be there, on-screen, picture-in picture, providing reaction, commentary, stories and much more as we all watch horny teens being picked off one-by one in all manner of gory ways in the 1984 slasher THE MUTILATOR together.

So make sure to tune in to ARROW and don’t miss the chance to hang with the directors of some of our streaming service’s biggest hits this year: Jill Gevargizian (The Stylist), Chad Crawford Kinkle (Jug Face, Dementer), Adam Stovall (A Ghost Waits), Powell Robinson & Patrick Young (Threshold), Chelsea Stardust (Satanic Panic), Noel David Taylor (Man Under Table), Brian Lonano (Gwilliam, Crow Hand!!!) and even the final girls from the Horror Movie Survival Guide podcast: Julia Marchese and Teri Gamble. There may even be some surprise gatecrashers... 

It doesn't matter if this is the first or the tenth time you've seen THE MUTILATOR, with talent like that beaming in to enjoy it with you and plenty of surprises that you won't see coming, you will never ever forget the ARROW Live watchalong. 

So, just in time for Halloween, kick back with some killer company and enjoy the thrills and blood spills of Buddy Cooper’s mid-80s stalk and slash showpiece - LIVE, and only on ARROW.  #ARROWWatchalong #TheMutilatorLIVE

 

New to ARROW? Get 50% off for 3 months with the code: WATCHALONG all this week until November 1st, 2021*

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HORROR CHANNEL UNVEILS AN UNHOLY HOST OF PREMIERES FOR NOVEMBER 

Long weekends just got scarier as Horror Channel announces eleven premieres for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights across November, including five UK TV premieres, three by emerging female directors.

 

Being shown for the first time on the small screen are Elle Callahan’s allegorical paranormal thriller WITCH HUNT, Amelia Moses’ lyrical lycanthrope horror BLOODTHIRSTY and Coralie Fargeat’s directorial debut, the slickly gruesome REVENGE. Also getting their first showings on TV are Nicolas Pesce’s smartly sadistic PIERCING and John Berardo’s subversive slasher INITIATION.

 

Neil Marshall makes a welcome return with the channel premiere of DOOMSDAY, as do The Soska Sisters, with the channel premiere of their stand-out body horror hit AMERICAN MARY. Plus, there is a channel premiere for Katie Aselton’s intense battle-of-the-sexes thriller BLACK ROCK and for three remakes – the 2009 version of THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, with Wes Craven in a producing role, the 2007 version of THE HITCHER, with Sean Bean reprising the Rutger Hauer role and the 2014 version of erotic thriller THE LOFT, again directed by Erik Van Looy and starring Karl Urban.

 

Full film details in transmission order:

 

Friday 5 November @ 21:00 – WITCH HUNT (2021) *UK TV Premiere

 

Witch trials have come to life in modern day America and no one is safe from persecution or execution. Claire (Gideon Adlon) and her mother (Elizabeth Mitchell) are part of an underground movement in charge of ferrying women accused of witchcraft to safety. All is well in their world until a new charge brings the witch hunters to their door. Will they escape with their lives or will they also be charged with the ungodly crime of being a witch?

 

Friday 5 November @ 23:00 – PIERCING (2018) *UK TV Premiere

 

Reed (Christopher Abbott) is going on a business trip, but in lieu of a suitcase filled with clothes, he's packed a toothbrush and a murder kit. Everything is meticulously planned: check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting victim. Only then will he rid himself of his devious impulses and continue to be a good husband and father. But Reed gets more than he bargained for with Jackie (Mia Wasikowska), an alluring call girl who arrives at his room.

 

Saturday 6 November @ 22:45 – DOOMSDAY (2008) *Channel Premiere

In this action-packed thriller from writer/director Neil Marshall (The Descent), authorities brutally quarantine a country as it succumbs to fear and chaos when a virus strikes. The literal walling-off works for three decades--until the dreaded Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. Starring Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, and Malcolm McDowell.

 

Sunday 7 November @ 21:00 – BLACK ROCK (2012) *Channel Premiere

Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival. Stars Katie Aselton, Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth

 

Friday 12 November @ 23:05 – AMERICAN MARY (2012) *Channel Premiere

Medical student Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) becomes increasingly disenchanted by the school she studies at and the established doctors she once admired. The allure of easy money to solve her debt problems sends her into the twilight world of body modification and underground surgeries where obsessed flesh artists will pay anything to get their unusual procedures done. But Mary finds that her new ‘profession’ leaves more marks on her own psyche than on her freakish clientele. Also stars Jen and Sylvia Soska.

 

Saturday 13 November @ 22:50 – THE HITCHER (2007) *Channel Premier

 

When two travellers pick up a hitcher on the side of the road, they immediately discover that their worst fears have come true - this Hitcher is a murderous psychopath.  However, it's only after the young couple barely escape with their lives that the real trouble begins.  A new take on the 1986 classic starring Sean Bean.

 

Sunday 14 November @ 21:00 – THE LOFT (2014) *Channel premiere

Five married men conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city - a place where they can indulge in their deepest extramarital fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realise one of the group must be involved. Stars Karl Urban and James Marsden.

 

Friday 19 November @ 21:00 – BLOODTHIRSTY (2020) *UK TV Premiere

When an offer to record with one of the greatest music producers of all time comes along, singer Grey can’t refuse. Moving cross country to record her new album in a remote location, Grey begins to realise there’s a beastly secret lurking within her new home. Will her own humanity be the price for fame and how much blood will be shed to secure a hit?

 

Friday 19 November @ 22:40 – REVENGE (2017) *UK TV Premiere

Three wealthy married men get together for their annual hunting game in a desert canyon. One of them is accompanied by his young mistress, who quickly arouses the interest of the two others, and things get dramatically out of hand.

 

Saturday 27 November @ 22:30 – THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (2009) *Channel Premiere

 

This remake brings one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, as it explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child. As producer, Wes Craven revisits the landmark film that launched his directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow:

 

Sunday 28 November @ 22:55 – INITIATION (2020) *UK TV Premiere

One night, at Whiton University, a star-athlete is murdered in the wake of a buried assault allegation, kicking off a spree of social media-linked slayings. As a masked killer targets students across campus, a trio of sorority sisters race to uncover the truth behind the school's hidden secrets - and the horrifying meaning of an exclamation point - before they become the next victims.

 

 

TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138

 

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HORROR CHANNEL PRESENTS A CLASSIC HORROR HALLOWEEN WEEKEND

Famous monsters rise again! To celebrate the Halloween weekend on Sat 30 October and Sunday 31st October, Horror Channel presents CLASSIC HORROR HALLOWEEN, two diabolical daytime marathons highlighted by five channel premieres, including BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, the celebrated sequel to the 1931 classic with Boris Karloff reprising his role as the monster, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN, featuring the original Wolfman, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Bela Lugosi as Frankenstein's monster, THE INVISIBLE MAN, in which Claude Rains delivers a remarkable performance in his screen debut, Christy Cabanne’s frightening chiller masterpiece THE MUMMY’S HAND and REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, the sequel to Universal's fabulously successful The Creature from the Black Lagoon, which is also part of the weekend’s monstrous menu.

 

Other immortal classics featured are Ted Browning and Karl Freund’s DRACULA, starring Bela Lugosi as the infamously seductive Count, James Whale’s genre-defining FRANKENSTEIN, starring Boris Karloff, Karl Freund’s mesmerising THE MUMMY, with Boris Karloff further establishing himself as one of the great horror stars in film history, THE WOLF MAN, with Lon Chaney, Jr. as the original werewolf and the pulp horror classic CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON.

 

Full film details in transmission order:

 

Sat 30 October @ 13:00 – DRACULA (1931)

 

This horror classic stands as the most famous and celebrated film version of the popular vampire story. Bela Lugosi delivers a star-making performance as the titular villain – his erudite, refined Dracula is at once alluring and terrifying. While director Tod Browning an effectively and haunting atmosphere. Also stars Edward Van Sloan as Dracula’s arch enemy, vampire-hunter Van Helsing.

 

Sat 30 Oct @ 14:30 – FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

 

Considered by many to be the greatest horror film of all time, director James Whale’s masterpiece tells the story of a maniacal scientist whose obsession with creating a living being from dead body parts leads to a tragic and shocking end. Adapted from the gothic novel by Mary Shelley, the film made Karloff a star and ushered in a new era of horror. It’s been selected by many critics as one of the top hundred films of all time.

 

Sat 30 Oct @ 15:55 – BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) *Channel Premiere

This celebrated sequel to the 1931 classic finds Mary Shelley's monster alive and well and forcing the good baron to create a mate. Horror film icon Boris Karloff reprises his role as Dr. Frankenstein's fabled creation and Elsa Lanchester co-stars as his monstrous lady love.

Sat 30 Oct @ 17:25 – THE WOLF MAN (1941)

 

Lon Chaney, Jr. is the original Wolf Man, forever cursed to roam the countryside as a werewolf. The atmospheric direction and moody soundtrack make "The Wolf Man" as frightening today as it was when it was released. This chilling film introduces another iconic character into the pantheon of classic horror film monsters and villains.

 

Sat 30 Oct @ 18:50 – FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN  (1943) *Channel Premiere

 

Two of the silver screen's most fearsome creatures battle it out when the Wolfman (Lon Chaney reprising his role) seeking to end his curse, looks to the notorious Dr Frankenstein for a cure. However, his mission pus him on a collision course with Frankenstein’s monster, played by Bela Lugosi.

 

Sun 31 Oct @ 13:00 – THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) *Channel Premiere

 

Claude Rains plays a mysterious doctor who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, Rains arrives at a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery. But the same drug that renders him invisible slowly drives him to commit acts of unspeakable terror. Based on H.G. Wells' classic novel and directed by the master of macabre James Whale, The Invisible Man not only fuelled a host of sequels, but also features some special effects that are still imitated today.

 

Sun 31 Oct @ 14:25 – THE MUMMY (1932)

 

Boris Karloff solidifies his status as one of the greatest horror stars in film history with his terrifying yet surprisingly poignant performance as high priest as Imhotep, a 3,700 year old mummy who wreaks havoc upon the members of the British field expedition that disturbed his tomb. Featuring ground-breaking innovations in make-up that are used to chilling effects, the film earns its place in the canon of classic horror cinema.

 

Sun 31 Oct @ 15:55 – THE MUMMY’S HAND (1940) *Channel Premiere

 

Two broke archaeologists, Steve Banning (Dick Foran) and Babe Jenson (Wallace Ford), head to Egypt to uncover the legendary sarcophagus of Princess Ananka. Not only is the tomb cursed, it has its own guard - an eternal mummy named Kharis! When expedition members start dying at the mummy’s hand, it’ll take wits and courage to survive the undying horror uncovered under the sands.

 

Sun 31 Oct @ 17:15 CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)

 

American scientists get more than they bargained for on an amazon expedition when a dark tributary turns up a prehistoric man with gills. The half man/half amphibian breaks free after being captured, stealing away the only woman on the crew. This well-crafted creature feature introduces us to one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time.

 

Sun 31 Oct @ 18:50 REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1954) * Channel Premiere

 

Two oceanographers (John Bromfield and Robert B. Williams) capture the creature and put him on display. Here the hapless Gill-Man is taught a few words of English by compassionate ichthyologists, John Agar and Lori Nelson. Eventually, however, the creature reverts to type, kills one of his captors and goes on a rampage, managing to abduct the heroine and carry her off. Intense underwater photography and practical effects make "The Revenge of the Creature" a horror classic.

 

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ARROW VIDEO FRIGHTFEST ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR HALLOWEEN 2021 EVENT

Following on from its hugely successful August five-day event, Arrow Video FrightFest is back at the Cineworld, Leicester Square with a bumper two-day Halloween event on Friday 29th Oct and Sat 30th October, presenting nine fear-packed premieres from around the world.  The monstrous movie marathon embraces World, International and UK premieres, as we journey through an unholy celebration of mayhem, menace and murder.

 

Kicking off the Black Friday gala ghoulishness is the UK premiere of THE SEED, a gut-bursting alien creature feature from Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’ director Sam Walker. Walker will be attending, alongside the main cast - Lucy Martin, Sophie Vavasseur and Chelsea Edge - and SFX maestro Dan Martin. This is followed by the UK premiere of BARBARIANS with Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon. First-time director Charles Dorfman, who will be in attendance, alongside members of the cast, reveals his talent for Pinter-esque dialogue, multi-layered resonance and unsettling tone in this subtle shocker based around a birthday dinner party.

 

Bringing the evening’s thrills to a fitting climax is the UK premiere of THE POSSESSED. The director of Boar is back with a supernatural shocker inspired by true events and starring John Jarratt from Wolf Creek.

 

Scary Saturday begins with the UK premiere of hugely informative in-depth documentary PENNYWISE: THE STORY OF IT. With contributions from Stephen King, Tim Curry and Tommy Lee Wallace, this is packed with little known details and rare behind-the-scenes footage, You could say, this is IT!      

Next up is the World Premiere of the uniquely visionary LAST SURVIVORS, an intense and ultimately tragic study of isolation and family bonds, starting Stephen Moyer and Alicia Silverstone. Director Drew Mylrea will be joining us.

 

The lonely, uncanny and often accidentally violent world of childhood is explored with chilling candour in THE INNOCENTS, which has its UK Premiere. Blind writer/director Eskil Vogt’s creepy art house horror has been winning major awards around the world.

 

Next up is the UK premiere of AMULET, the feature film debut of distinguished actor Romola Garai. Romola will be attending to discuss her freaky and frightening chiller, which marks her as an audacious new horror auteur on the scene..

The 9pm presentation is the UK premiere of VENECIAFRENIA, Spanish horror icon Álex de la Iglesia’s shocking fable about tourism, and the final film is the International premiere of MIRACLE VALLEY, the astounding directorial debut of Greg Sestero, survivor and star of the cult midnight movie The Room. 

Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director, said today: “It’s that time of year again, so shake off those summer cobwebs, throw on your Michael Myers mask and embrace the horror fantasy genre as Arrow Video FrightFest brings you its latest Samhain celebration, with nine brand-spanking new features”.

 

Passes and tickets go on sale at noon on Saturday 2nd October. 

Prices: Full pass - £69, Friday day pass - £30, Saturday day pass £50, single tickets - £15

 

To book: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html

(Online booking only and all the tickets are plus fees.)

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HEX ARCANA SET TO REVIVE CULT HORRORS WITH RETRO PAPERBACK COLLECTION

Last year, Scottish film company Hex Studios announced its new publishing wing Hex Arcana, and released hardback short story anthology 'The Book of Beastly Creatures'.

Next on the Hex Arcana agenda; revive the pulp horror paperback. Their first offering in the collection is a new edition of Sarban's classic alt-history horror 'The Sound of His Horn'. First published in 1952, the much-loved novel imagines a nightmare world where the Nazis won the war, and people are hunted for sport.

The retro edition is inspired by the cult horror paperbacks of the 70s and 80s, and features an original, hand-painted cover by legendary artist of the era, Lisa Falkenstern. Acclaimed horror critic and scholar Kim Newman provides an insightful new foreword to the volume.

According to Editorial Director Sarah Daly, “We're honoured and excited to present a brand new edition of this genre gem as the first volume in our collectable paperback range. With Hex Arcana, we want to reignite the lurid spark of magic that made the pulp horror novels of the past so enticing to read and to own.”

Co-founder Lawrie Brewster added, “At Hex, we're passionate about physical media, about creating tangible objects for horror fans to treasure. We want to help lead the movement for original, painted covers that evoke feeling when you see them on a shelf, or hold them in your hand.”

'The Sound of His Horn' is available to buy now exclusively on Kickstarter. The funds raised through sales of the book will help to fund the fledgling publisher.

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HORROR CHANNEL UNLEASES PRIMETIME PREMIERES FOR OCTOBER

Horror Channel has seven weekend primetime premieres line up for October, including, at 9pm on Sunday nights. the UK TV premiere of Brad Paxton’s supernatural thriller INCARNATE, starring Aaron Eckhart, and the channel premieres of David Cronenberg’s erotic psychological chiller DEAD RINGERS and Juan Carlo Fresnadillo’s atmospheric fantasy INTRUDERS (2011), starring Clive Owen.

 

Plus, there are four premieres at 9pm on Saturday nights: Darren Lynn Bousman’s nightmarish mystery ABATTOIR, Iain Softley’s Southern Gothic-style frightener THE SKELETON KEY, starring Kate Hudson, dark horror comedy MOM AND DAD, starring Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair and MAMA, the Guillermo Del Toro exec-produced haunting drama.

 

Full film details in transmission order:

 

Sat 2 Oct @ 22:45 – ABATTOIR (2016) *Channel premiere

After the death of her sister and nephew, real-estate investigative reporter Julia uncovers the sinister truth behind a series of gruesome murders where the entire killing rooms have been dismantled. It transpires that strange man has been buying up locations where such tragedies have occurred - but why? The answer leads Julia and tough cop Grady on a search into unimaginable horror.

 

Sat 8 Oct @ 21:00 – THE SKELETON KEY (2005)

 

Set in the dark, atmospheric backwoods of New Orleans, a live-in nurse hired to care for an elderly woman's ailing husband in their foreboding and decrepit plantation mansion. Exploring the old house armed with a skeleton key that unlocks every door, she discovers a hidden attic room that holds a deadly and terrifying secret. Iain Softley’s contemporary supernatural thriller stars Kate Hudson.

 

Sat 15 Oct @ 21:00 – MOM AND DAD (2017) *Channel Premiere

 

In a small, suburban town, an odd occurrence causes the horrific and unimaginable – the need for parents to turn on their children!  Writer/director Brian Taylor highlights the dark and twisted thoughts that occur in every parent…Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star in this pitch-black horror-comedy about a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children.

 

Sun 16 Oct @ 21:00 – INTRUDERS (2011)

Clive Owen stars in this thriller that tells the tale of a legendary and horrific child-snatching demon that terrorizes families in both Madrid and London. Directed by accomplished Spanish filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Intruders also stars Ella Purnell as a young girl who is visited every night by this faceless creature who wants to take possession of her.

 

Sat 23 Nov @ 21:00 – MAMA (2013) *Channel Premiere

Two small girls disappear into the woods the day that their mother was murdered. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone, or something, still wants to come tuck them in at night. Jessica Chastain stars as the girlfriend of the little girls' uncle who welcomes them into her home, but slowly discovers they have been joined by a deadly presence.

 

Sun 24 Oct @ 21:00 – DEAD RINGERS (1988) *Channel Premier

Jeremy Irons stars in David Cronenberg’s ground-breaking psychological chiller as twin gynaecologists with opposite personalities who share everything -- the same practice, the same apartment and the same women.

 

Sun 31 Oct @ 21:00 – INCARNATE (2016) *UK TV premiere

Aaron Eckhart stars as an unconventional exorcist who can tap into the subconscious of the possessed. He nearly meets his match when he discovers that the young boy he's trying to help is possessed by a demon from his past. Directed by Brad Peyton, the film co-stars David Mazouz, and Catalina Sandino Moreno.

 

 

TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138

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ARROW GETS DEMENTED

Key highlights this OCTOBER on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include the exclusive premiere of Chad Crawford Kinkle’s groundbreaking horror DEMENTER, and Halloween treats in the form of 80s slasher rediscovery DEATH SCREAMS, a documentary on the classic THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE,  a pair of chilling CHILDREN OF THE CORN sequels, as well as ghosts, ghouls, vampires, Charles Manson and so much more... 

 

Acclaimed director of indie horror hit Jug Face (aka The Pit), Chad Crawford Kinkle, returns with DEMENTER, a psychological horror thriller branded as “an unexpected gem” (Pophorror.com) and "an impressionistic, poetic occult-horror film" (Nashville Scene). Raw and unsettling, DEMENTER is a brave and unflinching story of lives lived on the fringes of society, and a battle with demons inside and out. Shot on real locations with many non-actors playing versions of themselves – including Kinkle’s real life sister Stephanie – this is a deeply personal genre film with an emotional punch that lingers long after the credits have rolled. The film will be streaming with a host of brand new extras that illuminate the making of this uniquely innovative horror.

 

ARROW is delivering the goods for the month of Halloween, and then some, with the return of “He Who Walks Behind The Rows” in the chilling sequels CHILDREN OF THE CORN Parts II and III; the definitive documentary on one of the greatest horror films ever made, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE SHOCKING TRUTH; and a rediscovered and restored 80s slasher gem, DEATH SCREAMS arriving with extras. ARROW is also proud to present the definitive restored edition of one of the most famous of all silent movies, F. W. Murnau’s NOSFERATU, a film that continues to haunt — and, indeed, terrify — modern audiences with a waking nightmare that changed cinema history forever.

 

For those in need of a gritty crime fix, ARROW is showing Seasons 3 and 4 of the acclaimed no-holds-barred French cop series BRAQUO, with Caplan (the terrific Jean-Hughes Anglade) and his team of rogue cops out for some serious vengeance.

 

New Seasons this October include The Shocktober 31, with 31 of our favourite horror titles streaming on ARROW each day including Deadly Manor, The Crazies, Kolobos, Beyond the Door, and Demons; Shocktober Essentials, a devilishly curated selection of twelve must-watch collections featuring Zombies, Vampires, Monsters, Spirits, Giallo, Slashers, Comedies, Gore, Psychological, Documentaries, 70s Horrors and 80s horrors; and Monster Mash, a selection of Japanese monster movies, all suitably spooky for Halloween month, including 100 Monsters, Along with Ghosts and The Snake girl and the Silver Haired-Witch. 

 

ALSO SHOWING: An eye-opening documentary on the infamous video nasties era; creepy Deep South thriller THE NEIGHBOUR; Jim Van Bebber’s shocking true crime epic THE MANSON FAMILY; Takashi Miike’s THE GREAT YOKAI WAR; the satanic mayhem of Lucio Fulci’s  DEMONIA, and more...

OCTOBER RELEASE CALENDAR

New Titles – From October 1

Ban the Sadist Videos

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth

Braquo Season 3 (TV)

Braquo Season 4 (TV)

Dementer

 

New title - From October 2

Nosferatu

 

New Title – From October 4

The Neighbour

 

New Titles – From October 8

The Manson Family

100 Monsters

Along with Ghosts

The Great Yokai War

Spook Warfare

 

New Titles – From October 11

Demonia

Vampyr

 

New Titles – From October 18

Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest

 

New Title – From October 22

Death Screams

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