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Diary: Season of the Dead...

March on Horror Channel

Link Here 25th February 2019

Be prepared for a Zombie invasion as Saturday nights in March on Horror Channel give rise to Season of the Dead, a collection of modern zombie movies.

Highlights include the channel premieres of critically-acclaimed Maggie , a heart-breaking take on the Zombie genre starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Joe Dante's Burying The Ex , a radical blend of classic horror and screwball zomedy.

There are also welcome returns for post-apocalyptic zombie actioner Extinction , directed by Inside helmer Miguel Angel Vivas, Matthias Hoene's ultra-splatter comedy horror Cockneys Vs Zombies , starring Michelle Ryan and John Erick Dowdle's [REC]-inspired Quarantine .



Diary: We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it...

April 2019. A Clockwork Orange returns to cinemas nationwide ...

Link Here 20th February 2019
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 UK/USA crime Sci-Fi drama by Stanley Kubrick.
Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates. BBFC link IMDb

Protagonist Alex is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programed to detest violence. If he goes through the program his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating.

Never cut or banned by the BBFC but withdrawn from distribution in the UK by Kubrik. It appeared on home video after his death. There exists a cut R rated version in the US but the X rated version is uncut.

Stanley Kubrick's controversial masterpiece A Clockwork Orange will receive a major re-release later this year thanks to the BFI.

The 1971 film, starring Malcolm McDowell, is returning to cinemas across the U.K. from 5 April, following BFI Southbank previews from 3 April.

The dystopian crime film, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel of the same name, follows a gang of thugs -- led by McDowell's Alex -- who wreak havoc on a future London in a horrifying crime spree. After being apprehended by authorities, Alex is subjected to an experimental form of rehabilitation which makes him incapable of violence.

The film was withdrawn from release in 1973 at the request of its writer-director Stanley Kubrick after it was alleged to have inspired a series of copycat crimes. It remained banned in the U.K. until after Kubrick's death in 1999, when it was re-released in cinemas and made available on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray for the first time... legally, anyway.

The release forms part of a major career retrospective for the acclaimed director taking place at the BFI over April and May.



Diary: Bloody Brits and rampaging sharks...

November on Horror Channel

Link Here 23rd October 2017

November on Horror Channel has a distinctive cutting-edge with a Saturday night prime-time Bloody British Season, celebrating the new wave of British horror movies that reinvigorated the UK horror industry in the early 2000s. There are 9pm network premieres for Neil Marshall's sensational werewolf debut feature Dog Soldiers (2002) (Saturday 11th), his monstrous all-female star cast follow-up The Descent (2005) (Saturday 25th), Christopher Smith's underground ghost train journey through hell, Creep (2004) (Saturday 18th), and Nick Hamm's psychologically gripping The Hole (2001) (Saturday 4th), with Keira Knightley in her first significant film role.

And the cuts get deeper with a Sharkmania Marathon - a slew of six salt-water B-movie shockers on Sunday 12th, highlighted by the network premieres of the last two adventures in the sky-flying sharks cult franchise Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016) at 8.10pm and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) on at 9.50pm. The other teeth-chattering offerings are: Planet Of The Sharks (2016), Super Shark (2011), Ice Sharks (2016) and The Reef (2010).

There are seven other primetime network premieres this month: M. Night Shyamalan's boldly unsettling survival movie The Happening (2008), starring Mark Wahlberg; Paul Schrader's hypnotic and erotic classic Cat People (1982); Christopher Smith's hilariously shocking Severance (2006) starring Danny Dyer and Andy Nyman; the creepy sequel Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003); Silent Hill (2006), Christophe Gans' eerie adaptation of Konami's video game series of the same name; Fran Rubel Kuzui's Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992), starring Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer and Hilary Swank; and croc-shocker Lake Placid 2


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