May might be slowly starting heat up but June will be a ‘killer’ month at The Horror Channel. Next month Summer kicks off on Horror Channel in suspenseful style with Killer Thriller Season. A month of tense shockers including remake premieres, murder hotels and killing step parents.
Sam Peckinpah’s 1970’s controversial thriller gets a 2011 pulsating remake with Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs, starring James Marsden and Kate Bosworth. Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson hope to welcome you to the the murder motel chiller Vacancy. Also the 2009 remake of kin killer slasher The Stepfather will make you question your parent’s new partners.
The Saturday night primetime season also features psychological thriller House At The End Of The Street, starring Jennifer Lawrence, and Neil LaBute’s horrifying racial drama Lakeview Terrace, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Patrick Wilson.
Saturday 1 June @ 21:00 – STRAW DOGS (2011) *Channel Premiere*
David and Amy Sumner (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth), a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father’s death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy’s ex-boyfriend Charlie (Alexander Skarsgård), leading to a violent confrontation.
Saturday 8 June @ 21:00 – VACANCY (2007) *Channel Premiere*
When David (Luke Wilson) and Amy (Kate Beckinsale) Fox’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they are forced to spend the night at the only motel around, with only the TV to entertain them… Until they discover that the low-budget slasher movies they’ve been watching were all filmed in the very room they’re sitting in. With hidden cameras now aimed at them and filming their every move, David and Amy must get out alive before whomever is watching them can finish their latest masterpiece.
Saturday 15 June @ 21:00 – THE STEPFATHER (2009) *Channel Premiere*
Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of Michael’s mother’s dreams, or could David be hiding a dark side?
Saturday 22 June @ 21:00 – HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (2012)
Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) and her mother (Elizabeth Shue) move to a new town only to find that they are living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. Locals claim that the girl mysteriously vanished after the incident, but as Elissa becomes close to the girl’s brother, she learns that a dark and terrible secret still lurks within those walls and this sinister story of murder is far from over.
Saturday 29 June @ 21:00 – LAKEVIEW TERRACE (2008)
A young couple (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbour, LAPD officer Abel Turner (Samuel L. Jackson). Turner has appointed himself the watchdog of the neighbourhood and disapproves of their interracial relationship. As he increasingly harasses the newlyweds, the angered couple decides to fight back.
There are also channel premieres for mutant monster gripper Inanimate, (Friday 21 June, 9pm) starring Lance Henriksen; the twisty neo-noir thriller The Disappearance Of Alice Creed (Fri day28 June, 10.45pm), starring Gemma Arterton and Eddie Marsan; and Phillippe Mora’s real-life rooted alien abduction drama Communion (Sunday30 June, 9pm), starring Christopher Walken.
Horror Channel: Be Afraid
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