He’s a true Master Of Horror and in June Saturday nights will be John Carpenters on The Horror Channel.
From horrific hauntings and supernatural sorcery to alien invasions and blood-sucking battles, 9 pm Saturdays will be devoted to John Carpenter. Get ready to Kick-Ass as we’re all out of bubblegum!
The celebratory season is highlighted by the network premieres of Carpenter’s classic car-rage chiller Christine, with the superb Harry Dean Stanton. James Woods becomes a vengeful, stake-wielding bloodsucker hunter as the age-old Vampire tale becomes a western in John Carpenters’ Vampires. Get to run away and sit down and enjoy the iconic The Fog. Before it gets remade enjoy High kicking Big Trouble In Little China. Then shades on, chew bubblegum and get ready to kick ass and enjoy the relevant masterful sci-fi political thriller They Live.
Saturday 2 June @ 21:00 – THE FOG (1980)
A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an old leper colony, is the target for revenge by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths. John Carpenter’s first horror thriller following Halloween, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh and the great man himself.
Saturday 9 June @ 21:00 – CHRISTINE (1983) *Network Premiere*
High school geek Arnie Cunningham falls in love with “Christine”, a bright red 1958 Plymouth Fury which has seen much better days. Setting himself the task of restoring the car to its original condition, Arnie has become consumed with passion for the sleek, rounded, chrome-laden car. His friends are horrified but it’s too late – anyone seeking to come between them becomes the victim of Christine’s horrifying wrath.
Saturday 16 June @ 21:00 – BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986)
Hard-boiled truck driver Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) gets caught in a bizarre conflict in San Francisco’s Chinatown when an ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crime lord kidnaps a beautiful green-eyed woman Miao Yin (Suzee Pai). Miao is the fiancée of Jack’s best friend and Jack must help rescue the girl before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit.
Saturday 23 June @ 21:00 – THEY LIVE (1988)
John Carpenter wrote and directed this science fiction thriller about a group of aliens who try to take over the world by disguising themselves as Young Republicans. Wrestler Roddy Piper stars as John Nada, a drifter who makes his way into an immense encampment for the homeless. There he stumbles upon a conspiracy concerning aliens who have hypnotised the populace through subliminal messages transmitted through the media…
Saturday 30 June @ 21:00 – JOHN CARPENTER’S VAMPIRES (1998) *Network Premiere*
James Woods is Jack Crow, leader of a team of vampire hunters hired by the Vatican. After wiping out a vampire nest in rural New Mexico, “Team Crow” is savagely ambushed by the unholy Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith), a vicious 600-year-old vampire. Valek is nearing the end of a long search for the elusive Berziers Cross, the ritual implement that can give him and all vampires omnipotent power to walk in the daylight. Crow pursues Valek through the high deserts, culminating in a fateful and final confrontation.
There is five other prime-time network premieres this month, headed by Timo Vuorensola’s barnstorming surreal sci-fier IRON SKY (Friday 8 June, 9pm) and James Wan’s supernatural stunner INSIDIOUS (Friday 15 June, 9pm), the first in the popular franchise. Plus, there’s killer crocs aplenty in LAKE PLACID 3 (Friday I June, 9pm), Emily Blunt, fighting off a horde of menacing apparitions in WIND CHILL (Friday 22 June, 9pm) and THIR13TEEN GHOSTS (Friday 29 June, 9pm), the ultimate house of horror.