If you’ve survived the scares of October and Halloween especially, Horror Channel in November has a distinctive cutting-edge for you. Celebrate ‘Bloody British Season with Saturday night prime-time celebrating the new wave of British horror movies that reinvigorated the UK horror industry in the early 2000s.
With the 9 pm network airing, premieres from Hellboy remake director Neil Marshall’s lycan laugh out loud hokum with his werewolf debut feature DOG SOLDIERS (2002) (Sat 11 Nov). In his follow up the all-female cast show they can survive the onslaught of underground predators in THE DESCENT (2005) (Sat 25 Nov), You’ll think twice in whats under you when you ride the London underground in Christopher Smith’s underground ghost train journey through hell, CREEP (2004) (Sat 18 Nov); and if your claustrophobic, Nick Hamm’s psychologically gripping THE HOLE (2001) (Sat 4 Nov) will drive you crazy (in a positive entertaining way), with Keira Knightley in her first significant film role.
Jaws made us afraid, very afraid of water,SHARKMANIA MARATHON – the cuts get deeper with a slew of six salt-water B-movie shockers on Sunday 12 October, highlighted by the network premieres of the last two adventures in the sky-flying sharks cult franchise SHARKNADO 4: THE 4TH AWAKENS (2016) at 8.10pm and SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING (2017) on at 9.50pm. The other teeth-chattering offerings are PLANET OF THE SHARKS (2016), SUPER SHARK (2011), ICE SHARKS (2016) and THE REEF (2010).
There are seven other primetime network premieres this month: M. Night Shyamalan’s boldly unsettling (fake plant loving) survival movie THE HAPPENING (2008), starring Mark Wahlberg; You’ll be putting out the fire when you watch Paul Schrader’s hypnotic & erotic classic CAT PEOPLE (1982); Christopher Smith’s hilariously shocking SEVERANCE (2006) A team building exercise that goes Ape starring Danny Dyer and Andy Nyman; Victor Salva‘s Demonic Creeper returns with the American Gothic sequel JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 (2003); SILENT HILL (2006), Christophe Gans’s eerie adaptation of Konami’s video game series of the same name; Fran Rubel Kuzui’s BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1992), starring Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer and Hilary Swank; and croc-shocker LAKE PLACID 2 (2007)
PLUS…Season 2 of the classic sci-fi series LOST IN SPACE transports us back to our favourite cosmic family, weekdays at 20:00. Created and produced by Irwin Allen, the hugely popular franchise follows the adventures of the Robinsons and their surprisingly human Robot, a family of space colonists who struggle to survive in a strange and often hostile universe after their ship is sabotaged by the roguish Dr Zachary Smith and thrown off course.
TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 | Freeview 70
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