It may now be Springtime, however, another month is creeping closer too. Get ready for hooks, surgical knives and power saws as Horror Channel adds a cutting edge up a season of contemporary slasher films for April. The upcoming season will be headed by Horror Channel’s favourite Sisters the Soska Sisters‘ UK network premiere of See No Evil 2. The season also has the network premieres of Stewart Hendler’s sadistically slick Sorority Row with Carrie Fisher, the darkly deranged Girlhouse, not forgetting Nelson McCormick’s axe-crazy Prom Night.
Friday 7 April @ 22:50 – SEE NO EVIL 2 (2014) *UK TV Premiere*
A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Danielle Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws. Also stars Katharine Isabelle.
Friday 14 April @ 22:50 – SORORITY ROW (2009) *Network Premiere*
A sorority prank goes wrong and a girl is accidentally murdered. Desperate to get on with their lives and avoid taking responsibility for their actions, the surviving sisters and their male accomplice agree to dump the body and never speak of the incident again. Just after graduation, however, a mysterious killer begins stalking everyone, leading the survivors to fight for their lives against a masked maniac with a deadly modus operandi.
Friday 21 April @ 22:50 – GIRLHOUSE (2014) *Network Premiere*
In an attempt to make some extra cash while away at college, Kylie (Ali Cobrin) moves into a house that streams content to an X-rated website. After a deranged fan hacks in to determine the house’s location, she finds herself in a terrifying fight for her life.
Friday 28 April @ 22:50 – PROM NIGHT (2008) *Network Premiere*
After surviving a horrible tragedy, Donna has finally moved on and is enjoying her last year of high school. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her past. But when her prom night turns deadly, there is only one person who could be responsible – a man she thought was gone forever. Now, Donna must find a way to escape the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer. A loose remake of the 1980 film of the same name.
Other highlights this month include the UK TV premiere of Benni Diez’s enormously fun creature feature Stung, which airs on Saturday 29, 10.55pm. When illegally imported plant fertiliser infects a local species of killer wasps, a nearby fancy garden party at a country villa gets thrown into turmoil when the swarm attacks. Laying eggs in their human prey, the wasps mutate into 7-foot tall predators with a severe attitude problem. Stars Lance Henriksen.
Plus there are channel firsts for Irvin Kershner’s cult classic The Eyes Of Laura Mars (Saturday 1 April, 11.05pm), starring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones. Rupert Wainwright’s remake of The Fog (Saturday 15 April, 9pm), starring Selma Blair hope to unleash a new version of the John Carpenter classic; We do hope you have revised as Stuart Hazeldine’s gripping Exam (Saturday 22 April, 9 pm), starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Jimi Mistry, Gemma Chan and Colin Salmon will test your nerves; We go into the wild with David Hackl’s killer bear actioner Into The Grizzly Maze (Saturday 8 April, 9 pm), as James Marsden, Thomas Jane, and Billy Bob Thornton try to survive grizzly grizzy stalking them.