Ho! Ho! Ho! Next month will be an X-rated Xmas when Horror Channel delivers its Festive scares in December. The channel will deliver a horrific array of premieres including the UK premiere of A Christmas Horror Story.
An anthology film that shares the spirit Tales From The Crypt with Silent Night Deadly Night. Throw in zombies elves, Xmas demons and William Shatner, a crazy film invading UK homes on Saturday 22nd of December.
The other channel premieres include Michael Thelin‘s unnerving and superbly performed chiller Emelie. Your fear of snakes will rise when you watch Anaconda with Jon Voight, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and Eric Stoltz facing a jungle nightmare. From giant snakes we move to killer sharks and vampiric post-apocalyptic creatures – as the channel is giving seasonal first-showings to fearsome fantasy adventure Sharknado and blood-sucking survival thriller Daylight’s End, starring Lance Henriksen.
On Sunday 23rd December, Horror Channel is broadcasting the channel premiere of the blockbuster miniseries Arabian Nights(Parts 1 & 2), starring Dougray Scott, Alan Bates, Rufus Sewell, Andy Serkis, James Frain, Jason Scott Lee, John Leguizamo, Vanessa-Mae and Alexei Sayle.
Saturday 8 December @ 21:00 – EMELIE (2015) *Channel Premiere*
When their regular babysitter calls to say she’s unavailable, the Thompsons find a last minute replacement to look after their three kids while they celebrate their 13th wedding anniversary. But no sooner have the parents pulled out of the driveway than it becomes clear that Anna is no ordinary babysitter. As the evening creeps along the children begin to realise they might be in serious danger from the psychologically disturbed woman who has invaded their home.
Saturday 15 December @ 21:00 – ANACONDA (1997) – *Channel Premiere*
A documentary film crew led by anthropologist Steven Cale (Eric Stoltz) and director Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez) enters the mysterious world of the Amazon in search of the legendary Shirishama Indians. But when they meet Paul Sarone (Jon Voight), who is on his own dark quest to track a lethal 40-foot Anaconda, the expedition becomes a jungle nightmare and they must use every primal resource just to stay alive.
Saturday 22 December @ 21:00 – A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY (2015) *UK TV Premiere*
Four Yule-tide stories to freeze the festive soul…In the small town of Bailey Downs, High school students investigate a mysterious homicide that occurred the prior holiday season, a couple notices their young son is acting strangely after a snowy forest trip to cut down a traditional tree and one family is stalked through a Winter wonderland by Krampus, the Xmas demon. Meanwhile at the North Pole, Santa is fending off zombie elves…
Friday 28 December @ 21:00 – SHARKNADO (2013) * Channel Premiere*
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorise the waterlogged populace. And with the high-speed winds forming tornadoes in the desert, nature’s deadliest killer rules water, land, and air. This is the first instalment in the cult Sharknada film series and stars Tara Reid, Ian Ziering and John Heard.
Saturday 29 December @ 21:00 – DAYLIGHT’S END (2016) *Channel Premiere*
An unprecedented viral plague has nearly eradicated humanity, and In this desolate and abandoned world, Rourke, (Johnny Strong) hunts for whatever was responsible for slaughtering his family two years earlier. Teaming up with a band of survivors, led by Frank Hill (Lance Henriksen), they soon discover that they are not the only creatures that withstood the apocalypse.
Sunday 23 December @ 15:00 – ARABIAN NIGHTS, Parts 1 & 2 (2000) *Channel Premiere*
Told as five stories adapted from the medieval epic, One Thousand and One Nights, we follow the dramatic fortunes of two brothers, Schahzenan (James Frain) and Shahryar (Dougray Scott) as they fight for the right to rule the kingdom. Schahriar, the elder by a mere four minutes, must find a wife before the next full moon if he is to succeed…