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HORROR CHANNEL CONTINUES TO UNLOCK THE VINTAGE VAULT

This June, Horror Channel once again journeys into the history of genre cinema with THE VINTAGE VAULT, presenting double-bills of classic sci-fi and horror films every Sunday night.

 

The vault is unlocked on Sunday June 5th with Nathan Juran’s Ray Harryhausen inspired 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH. This is paired with Fred F. Sears’ rampaging alien bird yarn THE GIANT CLAW. Then on Sunday June 12th, we have THE MONOLITH MONSTERS, in which the world is attacked by thirsty giant crystals, followed by the beastly mutant classic THE DEADLY MANTIS.

 

On Sunday June 19th, the brilliantly lurid THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957), directed by Terence Fisher, hits our screens, followed by drive-in favourite THE BLOB, starring Steve McQueen. Finally on Sunday June 26th, a Terence Fisher double-bill as the hypnotically sensual and gory DRACULA (1958) swoops onto the channel. This adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic launched Cushing and Christopher Lee into global stardom. This is followed by Fisher’s equally successful adaptation of the classic Universal monster movies, THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, again starring the incomparable Peter Cushing.

 

Full film details in transmission order:

 

Sunday 5 June @ 21:00 – 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957)

 

A manned space flight from Venus crash lands in the Mediterranean, losing its most precious cargo: reptilian eggs from the planet's surface. Italian zoologist (Frank Puglia), his American granddaughter, Marisa (Joan Taylor), and returned astronaut Calder (William Hopper) must battle to the creature before it destroys everything in its path.

 

Sunday 5 June @ 22:35 – THE GIANT CLAW (1957)

 

When a strange flying object is spotted, it is believed to be a UFO. However, it turns out to be an extraterrestrial bird made of anti-matter which leaves a trail of death and destruction in its wake.

 

Sunday 12 June @ 21:00 – THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957)

 

A meteor crashes in the desert, leaving behind huge black chunks. While being analysed in a science lab, the crystalline stones are accidentally drenched with water and begin to grow to gargantuan dimensions. A sudden rainstorm further exacerbates the situation, causing the monoliths to grow to hitherto unimagined heights. Can the world be saved by the saline solution which the scientists are hurriedly developing in the lab?

 

Sunday 12 June @ 22:30 – THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957)

 

When a giant insect attacks several people in a remote Arctic region, Col. Joe Parkham (Craig Stevens) swings into action. Parkham and his associates, Dr. Ned Jackson (William Hopper) and Ned's assistant Margie Blake (Alix Talton), track the predatory mantis as it heads southward to Washington DC.

 

Sunday 19 June @ 21:00 – THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957)

 

Scientist Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) will stop at nothing in his quest to reanimate a deceased body and assembles a hideous creature (Christopher Lee) out of dead body parts. He succeeds in bringing it to life, but the monster is not as obedient or docile as Frankenstein expected…

 

Sunday 19 June @ 22:40 - THE BLOB (1958)

 

Two teenagers, Steve (Steve McQueen) and his best girl, Jane (Aneta Corseaut), notice a shooting star fall to earth, destroying an elderly man and growing to a terrifying size. The blob continues to grow, killing many, until the teenagers, with the, initially reluctant aid, of policeman Dave (Earl Rowe) discover a way to stop it.

 

Sunday 26 June @ 21:00 - DRACULA (1958)

 

On a search for his missing friend, Jonathan Harker (John Van Eyssen), vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) is led to Count Dracula's (Christopher Lee) castle, where he finds an undead Harker in Dracula's crypt and discovers that the count's next target is Harker's ailing fiancée, Lucy Holmwood (Carol Marsh). With the help of her brother, Arthur (Michael Gough), Van Helsing is determined to protect Lucy and put an end to Count Dracula's parasitic reign of terror.

 

Sunday 26 June @ 22:35 - THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957)

 

Having escaped execution and assumed an alias, Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) transplants his deformed underling's brain into a perfect body, but the effectiveness of the process and the secret of his identity soon begin to unravel. Directed by Terence Fisher, this was a sequel to THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and the second instalment of Hammer’s Frankenstein series.

 

 

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

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THIS SUMMER GET SET FOR SUN, SEA AND SHARK BAIT

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Altitude announce that tense and terrifying thriller SHARK BAIT is being released on DVD, on altitude.film and other digital platforms from 6th June.

This edge-of-your-seat nerve-shredder, from the producers of 47 METRES DOWN, ATTACK THE BLOCK and BOSS LEVEL, sees a group of spring-breakers being terrorised by a fearsome predator off the coast of Mexico. Director James Nunn (TOWER BLOCK, ELIMINATORS) delivers an adrenaline rush of a film packed with seriously intense set pieces, with a taut, twisting script from Nick Saltrese (who wrote the acclaimed and award-winning prison boxing film A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN). We dare you to watch it with your toes on the floor!

The fantastic cast includes Holly Earl (from the TV series HUMANS), Catherine Hannay (DOCTORS), and Malachi Pullar-Latchman (soon to be seen as D’Artagnan in THE THREE MUSKETEERS), who discover, too late, that their hi-jinks are going to have serious consequences. With an excellently ominous score by Clio award-winning composer Walter Mair (THE HEIST NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT), and stunningly shot by Ben Moulden (ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME), SHARK BAIT is a slick, highly-effective scare machine. Remember - once you see it, it’s too late…

Fans of recent Altitude releases 47 METRES DOWN: UNCAGED, GREAT WHITE and DEAD WATER need look no further - SHARK BAIT is here to take care of all your deep sea terror needs!

SYNOPSIS: A group of spring-breakers enjoying a weekend in Mexico. After a big night of partying on the beach until dawn, the friends steal a couple of jet skis and take them out to sea, but end up in a horrific head-on collision. The group finds itself stranded miles from land and struggling with a badly injured friend. With no clear way home and predators circling in the choppy waters below, the true horror begins…
 

SHARK BAIT IS RELEASED ON DVD, ON ALTITUDE.FILM AND OTHER DIGITAL PLATFORMS FROM 6th JUNE.

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NEW ANTHOLOGY SET TO SCARE US WITH UK RELEASE FROM MON 13TH JUNE, COURTESY OF KOCH FILMS 

SCARE US, a darkly vicious serial killer horror anthology, will be released in the UK on Monday 13th June, courtesy of Koch Films. It will be available via Sky Store, Virgin Movies, Apple TV / iTunes and Amazon, as well as Google Play and Xbox.

 

The 5-part murderous tale, which was voted one of the Top 10 Hidden Horror Gems of 2021, focuses on an unlikely group of aspiring writers who live in Sugarton - a small town plagued by the apparent return of an infamous serial killer, dubbed "Cutthroat". As usual, they meet in their local bookstore run by Peter, the group’s leader, to share their scary stories, but tonight, they are about to discover they've become the stars of a sick killer's own twisted tale.

 

Shot in Arizona over a 16 day period, SCARE US is directed by Ryan Henry Johnston (Head Director, Co-Director of Night Haul), Carl Jensen IV (Co-Director of Dead Ringer) Ryan Kjolberg (Director of Untethered), Charlotte Lilt (Co-Director of Night Haul), Tom J. McCoy (Director of The Resting) and Jordan Pillar (Co-Director of Dead Ringer)

 

The Falling Flame Pictures production stars Tom Sandoval, Charlotte Lilt, Michelle Palermo, Michael C. Alvarez, Ethan Drew, Jason Wiechert, Desiree Srinivas and William Kenny. Writers are Will Hirsch, Carl Jensen IV, Ryan Henry Johnston, Ryan Kjolberg, Tom J. McCoy and Jordan Pillar. It is produced by Jason Wiechert, Ryan Henry Johnston and Robyn Sturgis.

 

Co-director, producer Ryan Henry Johnston commented “We hope UK audiences appreciate what we feel are three of the coolest, most unique aspects of the movie: each of the five main characters telling their short story also plays the main character in the story they tell, and each story has its own style, tone and subgenre. Our goal was to create an anthology every type of horror fan can enjoy, and I hope they all do. And fans of Tom Sandoval from VANDERPUMP RULES get a chance to see him do something very different”.

 

Koch Films is an independent film and home entertainment distributor and a subsidiary of Koch Media GmbH which was founded in 1994. The group is a leading marketer of games, films and software products.  Koch Media GmbH maintains offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, the Czech Republic, as well as subsidiaries in the USA and Australia. In February 2018 Koch Media became part of the Swedish Embracer Group.

 

Follow Koch Films on Twitter - @Koch_FilmsUK and on Instagram - @kochfilmsuk

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MICHAEL CHAVES TO DIRECT THE NUN SEQUEL

Try as you might, it's not an easy task to find many fans of Corin Hardy's The Nun (2018). Big things were expected of a film that centred around the scariest element of The Conjuring 2  (2016) - and the fact it was being helmed by the guy who had given us The Hallow (2015) increased expectations even more. However, it's fair to say that the film wasn't very good. A tame, dour addition to the Conjureverse. 

However, it made a $hit load of moolah. We're talking big bucks. The film cost just over $20m to make and made over $350m worldwide. So, appetite for a sequel from producers at least has always been high.

Well, not only has a sequel been confirmed, a director has also been attached too - in the form of Michael Chaves, a Conjureverse veteran - having previously directed The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2020) and The Curse of La Llorona (2019). Akela Cooper (Malignant (2021)) will be penning the screenplay.

I mean, it has to be better than the first one, right?

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HORROR CHANNEL CELEBRATES HISTORY OF GENRE CINEMA WITH THE VINTAGE VAULT

Starting in May, Horror Channel journeys into the history of genre cinema with THE VINTAGE VAULT, which will present double-bills of classic sci-fi and horror films every Sunday night.

 

The season premieres on Sunday May 1st with THE INVISIBLE MAN, in which Claude Rains delivers a remarkable performance in his screen debut. This is paired with BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, the celebrated sequel to the 1931 classic with Boris Karloff reprising his role as the monster. Then on Sunday May 8th, we have Christy Cabanne’s frightening chiller masterpiece THE MUMMY’S HAND, followed by FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN, featuring the original Wolfman, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Bela Lugosi as Frankenstein's monster.

 

On Sunday May 15th the heart-pounding Alien invasion classic IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, hits our screens, followed by pulp-horror favourite TARANTULA. Sunday May 22nd brings us REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, the sequel to Universal's fabulously successful The Creature from the Black Lagoon, twinned with mutant octopus-rampaging IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA. Finally, on Sunday May 29th, Fred F. Sears’ saucer-invading caper EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS, crash lands on the channel, followed by the subterranean monster thriller THE MOLE PEOPLE, ,

 

Full film details in transmission order:

 

Sun 1 May @ 21:00 – THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)

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 1 May @ 22:25 – BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)

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.

 

Sun 8 May @ 21:00 – THE MUMMY’S HAND (1940)

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.

 

Sat 8 May @ 22:20 – FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN  (1943)

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.

 

Sunday 15 May @ 21:00 – IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953)

John Putnam (Richard Carlson), an amateur astronomer, is looking at the skies with his fiancée, schoolteacher Ellen Fields (Barbara Rush), when they see what looks like a huge meteor crash into the desert. As events unfold, various townspeople start to disappear, including Ellen, to be replaced by alien ‘duplicates’ As the townspeople become aware of the danger, the likelihood of bloodshed becomes apparent. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury.

 

Sunday 15 May @ 22:35 – TARANTULA (1955)

This classic science fiction film featuring screen legend Clint Eastwood, tells the story of a scientist who, while researching the effects of a new synthetic nutrient, releases a giant spider in the American Southwest. Directed by Jack Arnold and starring John Agar, Mara Corday and Leo G. Carroll.

 

Sun 22 May @ 21:00 REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1954)

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.

 

Sunday 22 May @ 22:35 – IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1956)

While on a routine mission, Cmdr. Pete Mathews (Kenneth Tobey) runs into trouble when his submarine is nearly sunk by an unknown creature, which is identified as a giant octopus from the nether reaches of Mindanao Deep. The beast has been awakened by nearby nuclear testing and now, radioactive and monstrously huge, the rampaging leviathan is heading toward the North American Pacific Coast.

 

Sunday 29 May @ 21:00 – EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS (1956)

UFOs from a doomed star system invade Earth with plans of world conquest. Surrender is not an option so the human race must fight to the bitter end. Special effects are by Ray Harryhausen.

 

Sunday 29 May @ 22:40 – THE MOLE PEOPLE (1957)

John Bentley (John Agar), leads a Middle Eastern expedition in search of a lost tribe of Sumerians. He and his cohorts follow a tunnel deep below the surface of the earth, eventually coming across a tyrannical tribe of albino Sumerians, who use the semi-human Mole People as slaves. Aware of the danger the scientists pose, the subterranean High Priest wants them eliminated.

 

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

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HORROR CHANNEL REVEALS RAFT OF UK PREMIERES FOR MAY

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

Full film details in transmission order:

 

Saturday 7 May @ 21:00 – SHE NEVER DIED (2019) *UK TV Premiere

Lacey (Olunike Adeliyi), 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.

 

Saturday 14 May @ 21:00 – BECKY (2020) *UK TV Premiere

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.

 

Saturday 14th May @ 22:55 – BOOK OF MONSTERS (2018) *UK TV Premiere

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.

 

Saturday 21 May @ 21:00 – THE CHANGELING (1980) *Channel Premiere

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.

 

Saturday 28 May @ 22:50 – BLOODLINE (2018) *UK TV Premiere

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.

 

Sunday 29 May @ 15:00 – DR WHO AND THE DALEKS (1965) *Channel Premiere

Scientist Doctor Who (Peter 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.

 

Sunday 29 May @ 16:40 – DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. (1966) *Channel Premiere

This sequel to `Dr Who and the Daleks' finds Doctor Who (Peter 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.

 

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

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HORROR CHANNEL CELEBRATES SCI-FI B MOVIES WITH A SECOND CLASSIC SCI-FI WEEKEND IN APRIL

It’s back to terrify once more! Horror Channel once again celebrates the Sci-fi B-movie world of strange creatures, alien invaders and weird science with CLASSIC SCI-FI WEEKEND 2, a follow-up TV special to the popular Classic Sci-fi weekend broadcast in April 2020. The fifties are acknowledged as the Golden Age for Sci-fi movies and Horror Channel has picked ten of the most iconic, which will be broadcast on Saturday16th April and Sunday 17th April.

 

The season includes five channel premieres: the heart-pounding Alien invasion classic IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, pulp-horror favourite TARANTULA, featuring an uncredited Clint Eastwood, subterranean monster thriller THE MOLE PEOPLE, the beastly mutant classic THE DEADLY MANTIS and THE MONOLITH MONSTERS, in which the world is attacked by thirsty giant crystals!

 

The season also embraces returning favourites such as mutant octopus-rampaging IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, Fred F. Sears’ saucer-invading caper EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS, Sears’ rampaging alien bird yarn THE GIANT CLAW, Nathan Juran’s Ray Harryhausen inspired 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH and drive-in favourite THE BLOB, starring Steve McQueen.

 

Full film details in transmission order:

 

Saturday 16 April @ 13:00 – IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953) *Channel Premiere

 

John Putnam (Richard Carlson), an amateur astronomer, is looking at the skies with his fiancée, schoolteacher Ellen Fields (Barbara Rush), when they see what looks like a huge meteor crash into the desert. As events unfold, various townspeople start to disappear, including Ellen, to be replaced by alien ‘duplicates’ As the townspeople become aware of the danger, the likelihood of bloodshed becomes apparent. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury.

 

Saturday 16 April @ 14:40 – EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS (1956)

 

UFOs from a doomed star system invade Earth with plans of world conquest. Surrender is not an option so the human race must fight to the bitter end. Special effects are by Ray Harryhausen.

 

Saturday 16 April @ 16:20 – TARANTULA (1955) *Channel Premiere

 

This classic science fiction film featuring screen legend Clint Eastwood, tells the story of a scientist who, while researching the effects of a new synthetic nutrient, releases a giant spider in the American Southwest. Directed by Jack Arnold and starring John Agar, Mara Corday and Leo G. Carroll.

 

Saturday 16 April @ 17:55 – IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1956)

 

While on a routine mission, Cmdr. Pete Mathews (Kenneth Tobey) runs into trouble when his submarine is nearly sunk by an unknown creature, which is identified as a giant octopus from the nether reaches of Mindanao Deep. The beast has been awakened by nearby nuclear testing and now, radioactive and monstrously huge, the rampaging leviathan is heading toward the North American Pacific Coast.

 

Saturday 16 April @ 19:30 - THE GIANT CLAW (1957)

 

When a strange flying object is spotted, it is believed to be a UFO. However, it turns out to be an extraterrestrial bird made of anti-matter which leaves a trail of death and destruction in its wake.

 

Sunday 17 April @ 13:00 – THE MOLE PEOPLE (1957) *Channel Premiere

 

John Bentley (John Agar), leads a Middle Eastern expedition in search of a lost tribe of Sumerians. He and his cohorts follow a tunnel deep below the surface of the earth, eventually coming across a tyrannical tribe of albino Sumerians, who use the semi-human Mole People as slaves. Aware of the danger the scientists pose, the subterranean High Priest wants them eliminated.

 

Sunday 17 April @ 14:30 – 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957)

 

A manned space flight from Venus crash lands in the Mediterranean, losing its most precious cargo: reptilian eggs from the planet's surface. Italian zoologist (Frank Puglia), his American granddaughter, Marisa (Joan Taylor), and returned astronaut Calder (William Hopper) must battle to the creature before it destroys everything in its path.

 

Sunday 17 April @ 16:05 – THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957) *Channel Premiere

 

When a giant insect attacks several people in a remote Arctic region, Col. Joe Parkham (Craig Stevens) swings into action. Parkham and his associates, Dr. Ned Jackson (William Hopper) and Ned's assistant Margie Blake (Alix Talton), track the predatory mantis as it heads southward to Washington DC.

 

Sunday 17 April @ 17:40 – THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957) *Channel Premiere

 

A meteor crashes in the desert, leaving behind huge black chunks. While being analysed in a science lab, the crystalline stones are accidentally drenched with water and begin to grow to gargantuan dimensions. A sudden rainstorm further exacerbates the situation, causing the monoliths to grow to hitherto unimagined heights. Can the world be saved by the saline solution which the scientists are hurriedly developing in the lab?

 

Sunday 17 April @ 19:15 – THE BLOB (1958)

 

Two teenagers, Steve (Steve McQueen) and his best girl, Jane (Aneta Corseaut), notice a shooting star fall to earth, destroying an elderly man and growing to a terrifying size. The blob continues to grow, killing many, until the teenagers, with the, initially reluctant aid, of policeman Dave (Earl Rowe) discover a way to stop it.

 

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COURTENEY COX CONFIRMS SHE'S RETURNING FOR SCREAM 6

It didn't take long for confirmation of a follow up film to Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett's Scream requel. It was a smash hit at the box office and received generally positive reviews from both critics and genre fans. However since then, there has not been any news regarding plot or casting. That is until now!

Courteney Cox told the Just Variety Podcast that she would be reprising her role as ruthless journalist/writer Gale Weathers in Scream 6.

 

"I got the script yesterday. I haven't read it yet, I just got it. I'm excited to read it, and I know they're gonna start filming I think in June, in Canada. I don't know if I'm supposed to say anything."

You probably weren't Courteney, but hey, who cares?

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HORROR CHANNEL ANNOUNCES APRIL UK PREMIERES

Rob W King’s gripping dystopian thriller THE HUMANITY BUREAU, starring Nicolas Cage, and Rob Grant’s twisted survival drama, ALIVE, starring Angus MacFadyen, are amongst the raft of Saturday night UK TV premieres on Horror Channel during April. Also in prime-time 9pm slots are the UK TV premieres of Owen Egerton’s supernatural horror MERCY BLACK and Jonathan Zarantonello’s sinister, psychological thriller THE BUTTERFLY ROOM, starring Barbara Steele and Ray Wise.

 

Plus, Padraig Reynolds’s suspense-filled neo slasher OPEN 24 HOURS, starring Vanessa Grasse, gets its channel premiere.

 

Full film details in transmission order:

 

Saturday 2 April @ 21:00 – THE BUTTERFLY ROOM (2012) *UK TV Premiere

 

Ann, a reclusive and butterfly-obsessed elderly lady (played by Barbara Steele), suffers from bipolar disorder. When she meets Alice, a mysterious but seemingly innocent young girl, she is lured into a twisted world and discovers that Alice has other strange friends.

 

Saturday 9 April @ 21:00 – ALIVE (2018) *UK TV Premiere

 

A man and woman awake in an abandoned sanatorium to discover that a sadistic caretaker (played by Angus MacFadyen) holds the keys to their freedom and the horrific answers as to their real identity. Directed by Rob Grant (Harpoon).

 

Saturday 16th April @ 21:00 – MERCY BLACK (2019) *UK TV Premiere

 

Fifteen years after a shocking incident, Marina Hess (Daniella Pineda) is coming home. Believing that a supernatural force was behind her dark crime, Marina works to discover the truth behind a dark phantom known as Mercy Black. What she discovers is a very real and very deadly horror that will stop at nothing to claim her and those she loves.

 

Saturday 23 April @ 22:50  – OPEN 24 HOURS (2018) *Channel Premiere

 

Mary (Vanessa Grasse) knew her boyfriend James was the Rain Ripper serial killer. But she felt powerless to act until he forced her to watch another victim being slaughtered before her eyes – and then she set him on fire. On parole from prison despite everyone thinking she was guilty by proxy, and on medication to control her paranoid hallucinations, Mary gets a graveyard shift job at the remote Deer gas station. Then the killings begin….

 

Saturday 30 April @ 21:00 – THE HUMANITY BUREAU (2017) *UK TV Premiere

 

Set in the year 2030, global warming turns parts of the American Midwest into a desert. In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden. A caseworker, Noah Kross (Nicolas Cage) investigates a case appealed by a single mother and her son. Knowing the unjust fate of the innocent boy, Kross sets off to save them. But in doing so goes up against the entire Bureau.

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