Despite the rain, we can’t argue about the steamy weather has been great but in August your heart will get cold at The Horror Channel. To celebrate FrightFest 2018, taking place in London during the August Bank Holiday, Horror Channel is dedicating thirteen nights to past festival hits.
Twenty-six fear-filled favourites from the world’s best genre film fest. That includes four UK TV premieres with Simeon Halligan’s ‘terror-torial’ home invasion shocker White Settlers starring The Walking Dead‘s Pollyanna MacIntosh; You’ll never look at your bed in the same way after you watch Jeff Maher‘s Bed Of The Dead. After the ghoulish orgy of sex and gore, Chad Archibald’s breath-choking supernatural thriller The Drownsman will have you gasping for breath. ‘Freddies not dead’ he’s starring in the hauntingly sinister Nightworld, directed by Patricio Valladares.
The Horror channel is broadcasting three network premieres with Alberto Marini’s sly and witty scaremonger Summer Camp, Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein, a stylishly smart update of the classic myth, starring Xavier Samuel, Danny Huston, Carrie-Anne Moss and Tony Todd. FrightFest Halloweener Rupture sees the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace in a surreally spooky sci-fi horror from Steven Shainberg (Secretary).
The FrightFest Crowdpleasers don’t just end there. From 9 pm every night from the 17th until 29th August there will be some classic double bills. First up will be blood-soaked ‘80s homage Turbo Kid, Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s stunning contemporary occult tale of Hollywood ambition, Starry Eyes, will make you think twice about quick stardom. We love anthologies and the terrifying V/H/S is one of the best, which pushes the genre in a fresh direction. Lowell Dean’s rage-fuelled fun Wolf Cop will have you ‘howling’.Don’t be a ‘dummy’ and miss Franck Khalfoun’s superior psychological horror Maniac starring Elijah Wood. Paul Hyett’s hairy horror and bloody action adventure Howl will make a journey on Southern Rail look like heaven.
Friday 17 Aug @ 21:00 – SUMMER CAMP (2015) *Network Premiere*
Looking for fun experiences as counsellors at a European summer camp for children, four Americans never suspect their first experience abroad might be their last. For the rapid-fire spread of an extreme rage-inducing infection plunges the group into a dark vortex of horror and madness catapulting them into a race against time – and each other – to find the source of the mystery contagion and make it out alive.
Saturday 18 Aug @ 21:00 – FRANKENSTEIN (2015) *Network Premiere*
Adam (Xavier Samuel) is artificially created with a revolutionary 3D printer by married research scientists. But when bodily malfunctions relegate him to the scrapheap, Adam faces nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him as he discovers the true nature of humanity. Told from the Monster’s perspective and showcasing a stunning performance by Twilight’s Xavier Samuel, this brilliant adaptation gives horror icon Tony Todd his best role in years as blind hobo Eddie.
Saturday 18 Aug @ 22.50 – RADIUS (2017)
Sunday 19 Aug @ 21:00 – WHITE SETTLERS (2014) *UK TV Premiere*
It’s Ed and Sarah’s first night at their new home, an isolated farmhouse on the Scottish borders. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful London lives, and at first it is. But as darkness falls, Sarah suspects they’re not alone. Ed goes to investigate, and the evening quickly becomes a nightmare. It suddenly dawns on them they do not belong here, and they certainly aren’t welcome, either. A terrifying suspense thriller starring Pollyanna McIntosh.
Sunday 19 Aug @ 22:40 – THE LESSON (2015)
Monday 20 Aug @ 21:00 – CHERRY TREE (2015)
Monday 20 Aug @ 22:45 – MANIAC (2012)
Tuesday 21 Aug @ 21:00 – THE POSSESSION (2012)
Tuesday 21 Aug @ 22:55 – SOME KIND OF HATE (2015)
Wednesday 22 Aug @ 21:00 – CURSE OF CHUCKY (2013)
Wednesday 22 Aug @ 22:55 – TURBO KID (2015)
Thursday 23 Aug @ 21:00 – THE STRANGERS (2008)
Thursday 23 Aug @ 22:40 – HONEYMOON (2014)
Friday 24 Aug @ 21:00 – BED OF THE DEAD (2016) *UK TV Premiere*
Out celebrating a birthday, two couples decide to party in a foursome at a sex club. Finding all the fantasy dungeons already booked, they are offered the mysterious Room 18. But Room 18 has a dark history; the bed is haunted and once between the sheets, you can’t leave the mattress or you die. Plagued with frightening hallucinations across multi-dimensions, they must figure out the bed’s secrets before they are all doomed. A race against time begins in a gloriously gruesome gore-fest from the Let Her Out terror team.
Friday 24 Aug @ 22:40 – THE DIVIDE (2011)
Saturday 25 Aug @ 21:00 – RUPTURE (2016) * Network Premiere*
Single mother Renee Morgan (Noomi Rapace) tries to keep her life together when she’s suddenly kidnapped by a mysterious organisation and held against her will in a sinister facility. Her captors insist they’re just conducting medical research, but to Renee and her fellow prisoners, it’s torture! Why are they pushing her to an extreme limit, way beyond being scared to death, and into another frightening realm altogether?
Saturday 25 Aug @ 23:00 – I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2 (2013)
Sunday 26 Aug @ 21:00 – THE DROWNSMAN (2014) *UK TV Premiere*
After almost drowning in a lake, Madison (Michelle Mylett) finds herself crippled for life by the trauma. Her dread intensifies when she’s continually haunted by a rancid ghostly entity trying to pull her into his dark aqua world. After watching her struggle for a year with the debilitating hydrophobia, Madison’s four best girlfriends attempt an unconventional intervention in which they accidentally open a floodgate to a sodden universe that puts all their lives in danger…
Sunday 26 Aug @ 22:45 – LATE PHASES (2014)
Monday 27 Aug @ 21:00 – NIGHTWORLD (2017) *UK TV Premiere*
When former LAPD officer Brett Anderson takes a job as head of security at an old apartment building, he experiences a series of bizarre and terrifying events. Once he delves deeper into the building’s sinister history and investigates its shadowy owners and past employees, Brett soon uncovers a malevolent force nestled deep in its bowels that will do anything to be set free into our world. Starring horror icon Robert Englund.