Beware not just the skies but your Television sets this May as Dark forces arrive on Horror Channel.The UK’s most popular genre TV channel unleashes INVASION SEASON: a collection of Saturday night alien attack sci-fi movies.
The line-up invading your tv screens will include Chris Gorak’s Moscow-set apocalyptic fantasy, The Darkest Hour, Colin Minihan’s wonderfully effective sci-fi shocker Extraterrestrial. The Gray’s will be coming in Scott Stewart’s compulsive alien home-invasion thriller Dark Skies and the Strause Brothers (Greg and Colin) high velocity alien battler drama Skyline, will want your head.
Saturday 4 May @ 21:00 – THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) *Channel Premiere*
Young entrepreneurs Sean (Emile Hirsch) and Ben (Max Minghella) find themselves stranded in Moscow, alongside fellow travellers Natalie (Olivia Thirlby) and Anne (Rachael Taylor), fighting to survive when an alien attack devastates the city. They must somehow fight back against a deadly invisible enemy that can find and disintegrate them at any moment.
Saturday 11 May @ 21:00 – EXTRATERRESTRIAL (2014) * Channel Premiere*
Still reeling from her parents’ divorce, April (Brittany Allen) is dragged back to the vacation cabin she spent fond summers at as a child accompanied by a group of friends. Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods. The college friends soon find themselves caught in the middle of something bigger and more terrifying than they ever thought possible.
Saturday 18 May @ 21:00 – DARK SKIES (2013) *Channel Premiere*
The Barrett family start to experience an escalating series of disturbing phenomena occurring around their suburban home, leading them to believe that they are being targeted by an unimaginable deadly force. They soon realise that they must uncover this deadly mystery, by any means necessary, before it’s too late.
Saturday 25 May @ 21:00 – SKYLINE (2010)
The residents of Los Angeles are awakened in the dead of night by an eerie light which is hypnotically drawing people outside before they suddenly vanish into thin air. As the world unravels, a band of survivors soon discover they must fight against the onslaught of a mysterious alien horde. Who or what are these extra-terrestrials and how long before mankind succumbs to their overwhelming power?
There is also the UK TV premiere for Roxy Shith’s blood-thirsty psychological thriller Painkillers and channel premieres for pulp horror anthology, Tales That Witness Madness, helmed by Freddie Francis and Neil LaBute’s horrifying racial drama Lakeview Terrace, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Patrick Wilson,
Paul W.S Anderson‘s Resident Evil: Retribution will also make it’s Channel premiere as Milla Jovovich, returning as iconic heroine Alice.