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ARROW VIDEO FRIGHTFEST ANNOUNCES GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL 2020 LINEUP

January 17, 2020

Welcome to the transgressive, the traumatic and the terrifying as Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event, returns to Glasgow Film Festival for a 15th fantastic year, from Thursday 5 March to Saturday 7 March, 2020.

 

Thirteen is lucky for some as that’s the number of new films being presented at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre, embracing the latest genre discoveries from around the globe, spanning four continents, including one world, two European and seven UK  premieres.

Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director, commented: “Welcome to another banner FrightFest and another invitation to explore the horror fantasy genre’s fertile harvest bursting with creativity, imagination and difference in a world that often seems hostile to all three. So enjoy FrightFest Glasgow 2020: 13 new films from around the world guaranteed to offer a much-needed cinematic sanctuary”.

Hold on to your seats for the altered state sci-fi fantasy journey of your life! In a special Thursday night presentation, FrightFest reveals an exclusive brand new cut of co-directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s latest ethereal, existential mindbender SYNCHRONIC, starring Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie. Justin and Aaron plan to attend.

 

This is followed by the riveting horror mockumentary DEATH OF A VLOGGER, which comes home to Scotland following its hugely successful FrightFest August 2019 ‘First Blood’ debut. The director, Graham Hughes, and the cast will be attending – no doubt filming their every move…

 

Streaming a live exorcism? What could possibly go wrong? Friday kicks off with the UK Premiere of THE CLEANSING HOUR, a gory, scary and hugely entertaining horror comedy, directed by Damien LeVeck, where tech entrepreneurs meet evil head on. Then we have the European premiere of IN THE QUARRY, Uruguayan filmmakers Bernardo and Rafael Antonaccio’s penetrating look at gender roles and expectations is a tense and dynamic riff on the naturalistic heart-of-darkness genre.

 

Next up is the UK premiere of tense sci-horror thriller SEA FEVER, by award-winning Irish television director Neasa Hardiman. Connie Nielsen and Dougray Scott star as part of a marooned trawler crew struggling with a mysterious water-borne parasite.

The 8.45pm presentation is the World premiere of first-time director Adam Stovall’s remarkable comedy romance A GHOST WAITS. With hints of BEETLEJUICE and GHOST, it features a brilliant performance from MacLeod Andrews, star of THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE and THE SIREN. Adam and some of the crew will be there to introduce his film.

 

Rounding off the evening with an irresistible riff of humour, terror and squirm-inducing violence is the UK premiere of Ryan Spindell’s THE MORTUARY COLLECTION. With fabulous production design and a vibrant variety of tones, this wild ride completely pulls the rug out from under the audience.

 

Saturday's programme is a killer and the first film, ANDERSON FALLS, features director Julien Seri's high-tone brand of seat-edged thrills, starring Gary Cole and Scream Queen supreme Lin Shaye. Next, get ready for a dead funny zombie apocalypse as Living Dead lore explodes in a fun riff on the genre. The often hilarious ZOMBIE FOR SALE borrows from the best but South Korean director, Lee Min-Jae, making his film feature debut, adds his own startling twists to the beloved formula.

 

This is followed by the Scottish premiere of SAINT MAUD, a blistering debut from writer/director Rose Glass and a divine dive into obsession, isolation and urban deprivation, featuring a star-making performance from Morfydd Clark as the heartbreakingly conflicted Maud. Rose will be in attendance, alongside several of the producers.

The evening programme bursts into action with the European premiere of BUTT BOY, a surreal, bizarre and utterly unique viewing experience, in which a detective has to get to the bottom (literally) of a series of suspected murders. Directed by Tyler Cornack, imagine the indie lovechild of Quentin Dupieux and John Waters.

 

Next up is the UK premiere of VFW, directed by FrightFest Glasgow favourite Joe Begos. This break-neck action blood-blaster, pitching Vietnam vets against an army of punk mutants, is every bit as gobsmacking as his recent BLISS. Joe will be joining us.

This year’s feast of ferocious frights ends with the UK premiere of A NIGHT OF HORROR: NIGHTMARE RADIO, an anthology constructed by noted Argentinian duo Nicolas and Luciano Onetti (Francesca and Abrakadabra), who’ve assembled an impressive line-up of recent festival-touring horror shorts to deliver a refreshingly unique new kind of shock omnibus. 

 

In addition, there are two fabulous shorts; Gustav Egerstedt’s LIVE FOREVER, a brilliant musical tribute to all the poor victims in horror films that didn't make it to the sequel, and BLEED, the latest from the talented Femme Collective – an anthology of six micro-shorts from emerging female directors which explore the horror of being a modern woman. 

 

Plus, let’s not forget the great giveaways, surprise clips and Q & As!

 

FrightFest Weekend Passes are £75 and available from noon on Mon 20 January, 2020.  Passes will be exchanged for admission wristbands, which must be worn at all times to access all FrightFest films on Fri 6 March and Sat 7 March ONLY.

 

Tickets for SYNCHRONIC and DEATH OF A VLOGGER, plus individual tickets for the Fri/Sat films are on sale Mon 3 February, from noon. Price: £11.50. £9.30 concessions

 

How to Buy Tickets

 

Online: www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

Telephone: 0141 332 6535 (£1.50 fee per transaction, voice-mail available during peak business periods.

In person: Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB during normal box office hours – Friday & Sunday to Thursday from 12:00 to 15 Minutes after the last performance starts. Saturday from 11am to 15 minutes after the last performance starts.

 

Booking opens Monday 3 February at 12:00

Online booking closes 15 minutes before the advertised start time.

All performances will start at the advertised start time. Late ticket-holders will not be admitted.

 

Programme details

 

THURS 5 MARCH – GFT Screen 1

 

 

20:30 SYNCHRONIC (UK Premiere)

 

Directors: Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead. Cast: Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dornan, Ally Ioannides. USA 2019. 100 mins. 18. Signature Entertainment.

 

Synopsis: Two New Orleans paramedics' lives are ripped apart after encountering a series of horrific deaths linked to a new designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects. So prepare to be re-dazzled by the brilliant auteurs of THE ENDLESS, SPRING and RESOLUTION inventively playing with time and space again, continuing to add layers of exhilarating ambition and stimulating creativity to their unique cinematic universe.  

 

23:00 DEATH OF A VLOGGER (Scottish Premiere)

 

FrightFest. Director: Graham Hughes. Cast: Graham Hughes, Annabel Logan, Paddy Kondracki. UK 2019. 88 mins. 18. Enlightened Monster Productions.

 

Synopsis: A vlogger gains viral fame after one of his eerie videos contains an alleged out-of-this-world haunting. Following YouTuber Graham as he investigates the darker supernatural side of the web and dealing with the effects of being famous on the internet, this trip down a hellish rabbit hole includes interviews, cat videos, ripped YouTube content, fun nonsense, archive material, tension and unusual scares.

 

FRI 6 MARCH – GFT Screen 1

 

13:30 THE CLEANSING HOUR (UK Premiere) + LIVE FOREVER (Short)

 

Director: Damien LeVeck. Cast: Ryan Guzman, Kyle Gallner, Alix Angelis. USA 2019. 94 mins. 18. Shudder.

 

Synopsis: Best friends and millennial entrepreneurs Max and Drew run a popular webcast that streams live exorcisms. Of course they are all staged with terrific special effects but today, fate has a big twist in store. The actress hired to fake being possessed actually does become possessed by a real demon. Worse, the victim is Drew’s real girlfriend, Lane. Together the dumbstruck duo must work against the show clock to figure out the demon’s sinister motive, while the devilish succubus exposes the trio’s dark secrets before a rapidly growing global audience.

 

15:45 IN THE QUARRY (European Premiere)

 

Directors: Bernardo & Rafael Antonaccio. Cast: Paula Silva, Rafael Beltrán, Augusto Gordillo, Luis Pazos. Uruguay 2018. 82 mins. 18. Salco Films.

 

Synopsis: Excited to introduce her new boyfriend Bruno to her best friends, Alicia organizes a sun-drenched barbecue and swimming party at an abandoned quarry near her hometown they used to frequent as children. At first, it’s all good times, but as the day progresses, secrets are revealed, macho bravado and jealousy appears and bonds are broken. And soon an act of brutality unleashes everyone’s true natures.

 

18:15 SEA FEVER (UK Premiere)

 

Director: Neasa Hardiman. Cast: Hermione Corfield, Dougray Scott, Connie Nielsen. Ireland/Sweden/Belgium 2019. 91 mins. 18. Signature Films.

 

Synopsis: For marine biology student Siobhan, it was supposed to be a research excursion with a trawler crew fishing the West Irish seas. But when they hit an unseen object and become marooned, a mysterious parasite infects their water supply. Soon the oozing force infiltrates the entire vessel and turns Siobhan’s journey into a claustrophobic fight for survival.

 

20:45 A GHOST WAITS (World Premiere)

 

FrightFest. Director: Adam Stovall. Cast: MacLeod Andrews, Natalie Walker, Sydney Vollmer. USA 2020. 79 mins. 18. Plum St. Productions and Rebecca Fims.

 

Synopsis: Jack's job is to fix up the house. Spectral agent Muriel's eternal task is to haunt it. They should be enemies, but they become fascinated by one another and eventually smitten, leading them to question everything about their work, lives, and decisions. But as pressure mounts for them to fulfill their duties, something’s got to give for them to have the time together they both so desperately want.

 

22:50 THE MORTUARY COLLECTION (UK Premiere)

 

Director: Ryan Spindell. Cast: Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Christine Kilmer. USA 2019. 108 mins. 18. Trapdoor Pictures.

 

Synopsis: Sam inquires about a ‘Help Wanted’ sign outside a funeral home and in her interview with owner Montgomery Dark, four gruesomely disturbing stories are told. Moving chronologically from the 1950s to the 80s, a housewife finds a mysterious presence in her bathroom, a college boy gets a taste of his own fraternizing medicine, a husband makes tough decisions about his wife and babysitters are murdered by a homicidal maniac.

 

SAT 7 MARCH – GFT Screen 1

 

11:00 ANDERSON FALLS (UK Premiere) + FATALE COLLECTIVE: BLEED (Short)

 

Director: Julien Seri. Cast: Shawn Ashmore, Gary Cole, Lin Shaye. Belgium 2019. 84 mins. 18. WTF Films.

 

Synopsis: After his wife's sudden suicide, Detective Jeff Anderson (Shawn Ashmore from the X-MEN franchise) becomes convinced that she has really been murdered. Obsessed with his ongoing investigations, he finds out that she was indeed the victim of a heinous crime. And although no one believes what he’s uncovered, Jeff knows he’ll have to break all the rules and go to horrendous extremes to stop the slaughter of other women.

 

13:15 ZOMBIE FOR SALE (Scottish Premiere)

 

FrightFest. Director: Lee Min-Jae. Cast: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ga-ram Jung, Nam-gil Kim. South Korea 2019. 112 mins. 18. Arrow Films.

 

Synopsis: Korea’s biggest pharmaceutical company conducts illegal experiments on humans. One test goes wrong and creates a sexy zombie who escapes and winds up with the crazy Park family, owners of a country gas station. But when the head of the household is bitten, it restores his youth, so they monetise Zzong- bie’s powers to help their struggling business. Events take a grisly turn for the worse…

 

15:45 SAINT MAUD (Scottish Premiere)

 

Director: Rose Glass. Cast: Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lily Frazer. UK 2019. 83 mins. 18. Studio Canal.

 

Synopsis: Recently Born Again, Maud is a young Scarborough nurse, visibly disintegrating both mentally and emotionally as she strives for religious salvation from the demons plaguing her. Put in charge of caring for hedonistic dancer Amanda, now in the late stages of a terminal illness, Maud believes redemption is at hand. For if Maud can rescue Amanda’s soul then surely she can save herself?

 

18:30 BUTT BOY (European Premiere)

 

Director: Tyler Cornack. Cast: Tyler Cornack, Tyler Rice, Shelby Dash. USA 2019. 100 mins. 18. Tiny Cinema. 

 

Synopsis: Middle-aged Chip Gutchell is bored and miserable with his life, until he has a prostate examination and his whole world changes. For he becomes obsessed with putting anything and everything up his butt including living things. Newly sober Detective Russell Fox suspects his AA sponsor is sporting another supernatural dimension in his rear end but even he has no idea the insanity that awaits when he dives into his investigation headfirst. 

 

21:00 VFW (UK Premiere)

 

Director: Joe Begos. Cast: Stephen Lang, Martin Kove, William Sadler. USA 2019. 92 mins. 18. Movie Partnership.

 

Synopsis: Set in the near future, where a designer drug is causing devastation, death and destruction reign supreme. Caught in a deal that goes horrifyingly wrong, innocent Lizard flees to a local VFW post where war veterans begin the ferocious fight with a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants. These Vietnam vets have been to hell and back but tonight will be the longest night of their lives.

 

23:10 A NIGHT OF HORROR: NIGHTMARE RADIO (UK Premiere)

 

Directors: Luciano & Nicolás Onetti, Sergio Morcillo, Joshua Long, Jason Bognacki, Adam O´Brien, Matt Richards, A.J. Briones, Pablo S. Pastor & Oliver Park. Cast: Clara Kovacic, James Wright, Kera Obryon. Argentina/New Zealand 2019. 100 mins. 18. Black Mandala.

 

Synopsis: As the host of a popular horror-themed radio show, disc jockey Rod Wilson shares tales of terror with his eager listeners. But tonight the announcer begins to receive strange calls from a child who desperately asks for help. At first he thinks it’s a bad joke until he discovers the calls hide a dark secret…

 

For full programme details: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/

8 ACTION PACKED PREMIERES THIS FEBRUARY ON THE HORROR CHANNEL

January 15, 2020

Killer parties, virtual dinosaurs, zombie flesh-eaters and Milla Jovovich in top form…Horror Channel makes February an action-packed month with eight premieres, including the UK TV premiere of Matty Beckerman’s savage sorority slasher THE ROW and the channel premieres of Simeon Halligan’s neon-drenched Mancunian horror thriller HABIT, starring Elliot James Langridge, Roxanne Pallett and Jessica Barden. Plus there’s the eerie psychological thriller CAN’T COME OUT TO PLAY, directed by John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), starring Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon and Peter Fonda.

 

There are also Channel premieres for the 2019 version of CABIN FEVER, a remake of Eil Roth's 2002 film and written by him; Scott Derrickson’s supernatural chiller DELIVER US FROM EVIL, starring Eric Bana, futuristic survivalist thriller THE JURASIC GAMES, fiery revenge horror THE BURNING and Milla Jovovich is back in RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION, the third chapter of the hugely successful Resident Evil franchise.

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Full film details in transmission order:.

 

Fri 7 Feb @ 21:00 – CABIN FEVER (2016) *Channel Premiere

 

 

A forest-dwelling hermit discovers his dog has died from a mysterious illness and gets sprayed by its infected blood. Meanwhile, five young friends, fresh out of college, have rented a cabin in the same woods for a week-long vacation. It’s not long before the group have to face the horrors of a flesh-eating virus …

 

Sat 8 Feb @ 21:00 – CAN’T COME OUT TO PLAY (2013) * Channel premiere

 

 

Samantha Morton and Michael Shannon play married medical professionals Katharine and Richard who keep their sick son Andy isolated from the outside world in their remote countryside house. When young Maryann moves in with her grandparents close by, her attempts to befriend the clearly lonely Andy are met with vehement resistance. But Maryann finds more inventive ways to circumvent their watchful eyes until one day she is forced to hide in the house and discovers the basement. There she finds a terrible secret… but even then can’t imagine the shocking truth behind it.

 

Fri 14 Feb @ 22:50 – HABIT (2017) *Channel Premiere

 

 

Michael (Elliot James Langridge), jobless and down on his luck, is irresistibly drawn into Manchester’s seedy underworld. After getting a job as a doorman at Cloud 9 massage parlour, he is lured into a secret subculture and groomed by his new ‘family’, who have a dark secret; a bloody addiction that they intend Michael to share.

 

Sat 15 Feb @ 21:00 – DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2014) *Channel Premiere

 

 

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), who is struggling with personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes.  He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramírez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorising their city. 

 

Fri 21 Feb @ 21:00 – THE JURASSIC GAMES (2018) *Channel Premiere

 

 

Every year, ten of the world’s most dangerous criminals are chosen to compete for their freedom in The Jurassic Games, a virtual reality television show where contestants must survive in a world full of velociraptors, t-rex's and other ferocious dinosaurs. Die in the game, and you die in real life.

 

Sat 22 Feb @ 22:35 – THE BURNING (1981) *Channel Premiere

 

 

At summer camp, some teenagers pull a prank on the camp's caretaker, Cropsy (Lou David). But the joke goes terribly wrong, and the teens leave Cropsy for dead after setting him on fire. A few years later, the burned and disfigured caretaker returns to camp equipped with his trusty shears, ready to unleash his particular brand of vengeance…

 

Fri 28 Feb @ 22:50 – THE ROW (2018) *UK TV Premiere

 

 

The anxiety of rush week turns into sheer terror when sisters of a sorority are slain—and turned into dolls— by a serial killer. New pledge Riley (Lala Kent) and her best friend Becks (Mia Frampton) must endure late-night hazing rituals as the murderer watches and waits. Can she uncover the terrible secret shared by parents before becoming a victim herself?

 

Sat 29 Feb @ 21:00 – RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION (2007) *Channel Premiere

 

 

Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice (Milla Jovovich) joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp and their plan to replace humankind with a race of undead clones.

Horror Channel: Be Afraid

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

TRAIN TO BUSAN SEQUEL SET FOR SUMMER 2020 RELEASE

December 07, 2019

If you haven't seen 2016 South Korean zombie flick 'Train to Busan' (directed by Yeon Sang-Ho), then you need to - because it's bloody excellent. For those of you that have, the good news is that the sequel (called 'Peninsula') should be arriving next year. The film will revisit the same zombie virus that was seen in the original movie, except this time the focus will be expanded to the entire Korean peninsula.

Distribution company 'NEW' said:
'We are preparing for the market release by summer 2020, but the schedule for international release has not been decided yet.'

 

An English language remake is already in the works (eye roll) but to be honest, we're more excited by Sang-Ho's sequel.
 

GRIMMFEST 2020 DATES, VENUE EARLY BIRD PASSES & FIRST GUEST ANNOUNCED

November 27, 2019

2020 sees Grimmfest reaching the dirty dozen: Twelve years at the cutting edge of genre film. And to celebrate, next year's festival will be bigger, bolder, and bloodier than ever – running from the evening of Wed 7th Oct through to the evening of Sunday 11th Oct at Odeon Great Northern in Manchester UK. Hell has expanded itself: the festival will now run for five days, to cram in even more amazing genre content.

 

The Grimmfest team have also announced their first confirmed guest.

 

Mick Garris has been at the heart of the horror genre since the early 80s, working closely with horror legends such as Stephen King, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Dario Argento and many more. A screenwriter, producer and director par excellence, and one of the genre's top movers and shakers, Mick was also the creator and show runner of the legendary MASTERS OF HORROR anthology series and the driving force behind 2017 Grimmfest favourite NIGHTMARE CINEMA.

 

Mick will be sharing some insights into his extraordinary career, and to receive the prestigious Grimmfest Lifetime achievement award for his work in the horror genre.

 

Grimmfest 2020 promises to be the biggest and most exciting festival yet, with more special guests and boundary-pushing films than ever before. And here's your chance to make sure you are first in the queue for everything that's on offer. A limited amount of reduced price, early bird, full fest passes will be available from 8am (GMT) on Black Friday (29th Nov) for a strictly limited time only.

SEASONAL SHOCKS APLENTY THIS DECEMBER ON THE HORROR CHANNEL

November 21, 2019

Wayward werewolves, genetic mutants, a female Frankenstein, man-eating spiders and the return of The Creeper…Horror Channel provides plenty of seasonal shocks in December, including the UK TV premiere for Tyler MacIntyre’s incandescent comic horror PATCHWORK, a modern spin on Mary Shelley mythology, mixed with fun gore and a cheeky tone. It received rapturous applause when first screened in the UK at FrightFest Glasgow 2016 and will delight fans of classic 1980’s scream fests.

 

There is also a UK TV premiere for spider-infested supernatural thriller GUARDIANS OF THE TOMBS, starring Kelsey Grammer and Channel premieres for martial-arts futurist thriller ULTRAVIOLET, starring Milla Jovovich, werewolf chiller WOLVES, and three daytime eco-disaster films, LAVA STORM, DARK SKIES and SOLAR DESTRUCTION.

 

Sat 14 Dec @ 21:00 – PATCHWORK (2015) * UK TV premiere

Three young women out partying wake up in a strange laboratory to find themselves sewn together to form one body. Making matters worse, bitchy professional Jennifer, ditzy airhead Ellie and weirdo Madeleine share a collective consciousness as well as body control. Barely able to keep it together, the women co-operate long enough to make an escape. But unable to come to terms with their new multi-persona, the women shift their focus towards tracking down the mad scientist responsible for their mutilation while also making peace with their former hang-ups. Can they put aside their differences long enough to exact the proper revenge?

 

OTHER PRIMETIME PREMIERES

 

Sat 7 Dec @ 21:00 – JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 (2017) *UK TV Premiere

Set between the first and second films, Sgt Davis Tubbs (Brandon Smith) assembles a task force to destroy the Creeper once and for all while growing closer than ever before to learning the secrets of its dark origins, as the monster terrorises a local farming community. Also starring Stan Shaw and Gabrielle Haugh.

 

Sat 21 Dec @ 21:00 – ULTRAVIOLET (2006) *Channel Premiere

In the late 21st century, a subculture of humans has been infected with a genetic mutation causing enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. As more people are infected, the government sets out to destroy them, but one woman stands in the way: ultra-beautiful, ultra-lethal Violet (Milla Jovovich). With eye-popping martial arts skills and chameleon-like abilities, Violet becomes a rogue warrior bent on protecting her new race and seeking revenge on those who created it.

 

Sat 28 Dec @ 21:00 – WOLVES (2014) *Channel Premiere

One night high school Cayden awakes to find his parents brutally murdered and his body drastically changing. He is horrified to realise that he is turning into a wild, savage wolf. Determined to find out what is happening to him, his quest leads him to a strange, isolated town, where two clans of wolves are on the brink of war. When Cayden falls for Angelina, the beautiful, young mate promised to the head of the clan, a battle to the death is inevitable.

AFTERNOON PREMIERES

Wed 4 Dec @ 16:00 – LOVE STORM (2008) *Channel Premiere

When a routine mine inspection goes horribly wrong, Lori Pratt suddenly finds herself in the middle of a massive volcanic eruption.   With the help of her scientist husband, the couple must figure out how to slow down the deadly inferno before it destroys everything in its path--including their family and the world as they know it.

 

Wed 11 Dec @ 16:00 – DARK SKIES (2009) *Channel Premiere

A corrupt business owner creates acid rain in order to increase the value of the shares he owns in a disaster relief business; but his plan is discovered by his one of his own scientists, whose children and friends are caught by the rain while staying at a cabin. Both the scientist and the others work to neutralize the acid rain while trying to bring down the businessman.

 

Wed 18 Dec @ 16:00 – SOLAR DESTRUCTION (2008) *Channel Premiere

Fifteen-year-old math genius Riley has just developed a ground-breaking new way to accurately predict deadly solar flares.  He soon discovers the earth has only 18 hours to prepare for a solar flare powerful enough to cause a global electrical meltdown.  What he doesn't know is that a rogue corporation stands to win big if disaster strikes and modern civilization grinds to a halt.  Now with the help of his single mother and a tough-minded professor, Riley must face down danger to convince the world to prepare before it's too late.

 

Tues 24 Dec @ 16:00 – GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB (2018) *UK TV Premiere

Hired by corporation CEO Mason (Kelsey Grammar), a team of scientists must work together in a desert region of China to recover a missing colleague. In their quest to rescue him they find themselves underground battling ancient, terrifying Chinese magic and making their way through a swarm of deadly, flesh-eating spiders – only to uncover the secret behind the insects’ power and intelligence.

 

Horror Channel: Be Afraid

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

'SIN CITY' TV SERIES BEING DEVELOPED

November 16, 2019

There have been two trends that have been prevalent in recent years within the genre. One, the apparent ever present need to update and remake and reboot every half-decent horror feature and franchise. The other, has been to turn existing features into TV series. Scream, The Mist, The Exorcist and The Purge are all examples of this new trend which is down to a mixture of increased budgets and changing viewer behaviour. Well, you can add another one to the list now. Sin City.

Yep that's right, Deadline are reporting that Legendary Television has reached an agreement with Frank Miller to turn the graphic novel inspired film franchise into a TV show. Apparently it's contingent on them securing a deal with a streaming platform, although that shouldn't be an issue.

Original director Robert Rodriguez is also in talks to return as Director. 

HORROR CHANNEL TO RUN CLASSIC MONSTER MARATHON

November 13, 2019

On Sunday 24th of November, Horror Channel is celebrating the beginnings of cinema horror with CLASSIC MONSTER MARATHON. Kicking off at 1pm, it features some of the most iconic monster movies of all-time, including: 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.

 

In this monster marathon, you can run but you can’t hide…

 

Full film details in transmission order:

 

Sat 24 Nov @ 13:00 – DRACULA (1931) *Channel Premiere

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.

 

Sun 24 Nov @ 14:05 – FRANKENSTEIN (1931) *Channel Premiere

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.

 

Sun 24 Nov @ 16:00 – THE MUMMY (1932) *Channel Premiere

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 24 Nov @ 17:30 – THE WOLF MAN (1941) *Channel Premiere

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.

 

Sun 24 Nov @ 19:00 – 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.

Horror Channel: Be Afraid

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

GHOSTFACE TO RETURN!

November 08, 2019

We don't want to sound like a stuck record but - here's news of another horror movie franchise that's being reimagined!

Black Christmas is set to hit theatres soon and we've also had other remakes such as Pet Sematary, Jacob's Ladder recently as well as titles such as Hellraiser and The Grudge that are getting reboots. Original horror is still out there of course but it's a bit of a shame that so much stuff seems to be revisiting old stories and concepts.

The latest horror villain set to return to our screens is Ghostface. Not content with four movies and a couple of TV series, Spyglass Media Group (who now own the rights to Scream) are developing a new movie. No plot details have been revealed yet but it's though that Kevin Williamson won't be involved on the writing side of things.

We'll keep you posted as and when more info breaks (or is 'dropped', as the internet would prefer us to say)

HEX STUDIOS TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION OF FESTIVAL HIT 'HERE COMES HELL'

November 08, 2019

Jack McHenry's genre-bending directorial debut is coming to DVD after a smash hit festival run.

Best described as 'The Old Dark House' meets 'The Evil Dead', the stylish horror-comedy is an homage to classic horror, with a bloody twist. Filmed in black and white, 'Here Comes Hell' follows the plight of a group of 1930s socialites attending a dinner party in a dilapidated mansion. Bloody mayhem ensues when their host coerces them into performing a séance, accidentally opening the gates of hell.

After premiering at Frightfest Glasgow, the film went on to screen at festivals across the globe including Screamfest LA and Sydney Film Festival, where it racked up rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, with SlashFilm dubbing it 'one of the most impressive feature debuts of the year' and The Daily Record calling it 'a wonderful celebration of the best of genre film-making'.

The release follows the success of Hex Studios' sell-out Limited Edition of arthouse horror 'Frankenstein's Creature'. According to Hex founder Lawrie Brewster, “Five minutes into the film we knew that 'Here Comes Hell' was a perfect fit for our DVD label. Bold, original, charming, and made with an obvious passion for storytelling and practical effects, it's simply an utterly entertaining watch, and we're so proud and excited to be doing a physical release for this future cult classic.”

Packed with extras, including a commentary from Sam Ashurst (Arrow Video Podcast) and a revealing behind the scenes documentary, the beautifully-packaged Limited Edition DVD is available exclusively on the Hex Studios website hexmedia.tv, where you can pre-order now, in advance of its December release.

Pre-order link: https://www.hexmedia.tv/collections/all-products/products/here-comes-hell-exclusive-limited-edition-dvd

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