Andrew Goth’s ambitious and disaster beset zombie cowboy feature (it started production in 2009) finally gets an outing on UK TV on Fri 16 Dec, 9pm, courtesy of Horror Channel.
Starring Wesley Snipes (who served a prison sentence soon after the film was completed) Gallowwalkers is a heady mix of Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns, and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mystical cult classic El Topo. Set in a vast foreboding desert, we follow a cursed gunfighter Aman (Snipes) as he attempts to allude justice whilst killing the ‘undead’. Prepare for surreal true grit, a shock bonanza, and a fistful of corpses. It also stars fellow hard-nuts Kevin Howarth and Patrick Bergin.
Horror Channel also have a Boxing Day treat for us – the network premiere of Joe Dante’s genuinely affecting monster movie MATINEE, starring John Goodman.
Set in the 1960s, this early comedy from horror filmmaker Joe Dante centres on a teenage boy who befriends charismatic, humorously overblown movie producer Lawrence Woolsey (Goodman), who specialises in gimmick-filled horror films. Preparation for the premiere of Woolsey's latest opus, which stars a giant ant, coincides with the escalation of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This culminates in unexpected chaos. Well worth a watch.
Other UK premieres on offer include Austin Chick’s shocking payback thriller GIRLS AGAINST BOYS; and Olatunde Osunsanmi’s serial-killer crime gripper EVIDENCE, starring Stephen Moyer.
There are also network premieres for Alex Proyas’s absorbing sci-fi actioner KNOWING, starring Nic Cage; Joseph J. Lawson’s dinosaur-battling B-movie homage AGE OF DINOSAURS, starring Treat Williams and Rachel Goldenberg’s sci-fi flavoured mockbuster SHERLOCK HOLMES.
ALSO… from Friday 16 Dec at 19:00 there is the Network Premiere of EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT Series 2 (1998)
TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 / Freeview 70