Film news (UK): Horror Channel celebrates FrightFest 2019 with bumper season
To celebrate FrightFest 2019, taking place in London during the August Bank Holiday, Horror Channel is dedicating thirteen nights to past festival hits. Amongst the twenty-six fearsome favourites, the channel will kick off the season with the UK TV premiere of Howard J. Ford & Jonathan Ford’s India-based zombie road movie THE DEAD 2, the follow-up to their hugely popular African zombie adventure THE DEAD. There is also a UK TV premiere for Jonathan Ford’s OFFENSIVE. Produced by brother Howard, this is a dark, violent tale of generational rage and revenge set in rural France.
There are also channel premieres for Julian Gilbey’s harrowing British survival shocker, A LONELY PLACE TO DIE, starring Melissa George and Ed Speelers; Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson’s wickedly ghoulish subversion of the sex comedy high school movie, ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE; and the Goetz Brothers’ powerful 2015 version of Pascal Laugier’s Sadean masterpiece, MARTYRS.
The diabolical double bills are on every night from August 16th – 28th, starting from 9pm, and feature such FrightFest crowd-pleasing classics as Eli Roth’s notorious post-modern celebration of the Italian cannibal genre, THE GREEN INFERNO; Christopher Smith’s hilariously shocking SEVERANCE, starring Danny Dyer and Andy Nyman; and Ti West’s The Shining slacker-style indie sensation, THE INNKEEPERS. There’s also Dominic Brunt’s outrageous and hilarious satire ATTACK OF THE ADULT BABIES, starring a whole host of TV favourites including Kate Coogan, Charlie Chuck and Sally Dexter; Adam Green’s slasher spoof favourite HATCHET, starring horror icons Kane Hodder, Robert Englund and Tony Todd; and everyone’s favourite bserial-killer doll is reaping more murder and mayhem in Don Mancini’s CURSE OF CHUCKY.
Full film details in transmission order:
Fri 16 Aug @ 21:00 – THE DEAD 2 (2013) *UK TV Premiere
Another darkly mysterious continent becomes an inhospitable and dangerous dead zone as the deadly virus infecting the world moves to India. As the devastating zombie outbreak takes hold, British turbine engineer Nicholas Burton (Joseph Millson) must trek from one side of the country to the other if he is ever to see his pregnant girlfriend again; but it’s a journey he must undertake if he is to save her and his unborn child from an impending flesh-eating zombie holocaust.
Fri 16 Aug @ 22:55 – ATTACK OF THE ADULT BABIES (2017)
Sat 17 Aug @ 21.00 – A LONELY PLACE TO DIE (2011) *Channel Premiere
Five mountaineers are climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they stumble across an air pipe sticking out of the forest ground emitting panicked cries from a small girl speaking Serbian. Who buried her in the earth chamber? Why? The horrifying answers will take the quintet to the death-defying Devil’s Drop. And in the deadliest game of cat-and-mouse predator becomes prey and vice versa in this top-flight terroriser laced with pulse-pounding thrills.
Sat 17 Aug @ 23:00 - OUTPOST III (2013)
Sun 18 Aug @ 21:00 – BLACK WATER (2007)
Sun 18 Aug @ 22:50 - THE GREEN INFERNO (2014)
Mon 19 Aug @ 21:00 - SEVERANCE (2006)
Mon 19 Aug @ 22:55 – DEMONIC (2015)
Tues 20 Aug @ 21:00 – THE REMAINING (2014)
Tues 20 Aug @ 22:50 – TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL (2010)
Wed 21 Aug @ 21:00 – CURSE OF CHUCKY (2013)
Wed 21 Aug @ 22:55 – EMELIE (2015)
Thurs 22 Aug @ 21:00 – THE INNKEEPERS (2011)
Thurs 22 Aug @ 23:00 – IBIZA UNDEAD (2016)
Fri 23 Aug @ 21:00 – ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE (2013) *Channel Premiere
Tragedy has rocked Blackfoot High. Students are mourning the shocking death of Lexi, captain of the cheerleading squad. Enter Maddy who wants to make the cheerleading squad pay for their bullying and wanton ways and her weird loner neighbour Leena who claims to practise the Dark Arts. Before you know it a sect of murderous succubi are born. Let the supernatural vengeance begin…
Fri 23 Aug @ 22:50 – WOLF CREEK 2 (2013)
Sat 24 Aug @ 21:00 – LET HER OUT (2016)
Sat 24 Aug @ 22:45 - MARTYRS (2015) * Channel Premiere
Lucie escapes from the warehouse where she was being held captive and brutalised. Leaving the orphanage a decade later with her best friend Anna, she’s determined to find the family who tortured her. But her urge for vengeance is the gateway to greater horrors as both girls must endure an even more unimaginable and debauched hell together.
Sun 25 Aug @ 21:00 – OFFENSIVE (2016) *UK TV Premiere
Retired Bernard and Helen Martin inherit a house in rural France where Bernard’s father liberated locals from Nazis during World War II in a raging killing spree. But this peaceful couple quickly become the target of a cruel gang of street kids. Plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy they are a new breed of technological psychopath. Soon Bernard and Helen's lives become a living hell as they are harassed, tormented and pushed beyond breaking point. Right or wrong no longer matters, survival is everything! Can Bernard live up to his father’s legend? It’s the old generation vs. the new!
Sun 25 Aug @ 23:10 – BLOODSUCKING BOSSES (2015)
Mon 26 Aug @ 21:00 – HATCHET (2006)
Mon 26 Aug @ 22:40 - GINGER SNAPS (2000)
Tues 27 Aug @ 21:00 – CREEP (2014)
Tues 27 Aug @ 22:40 - 100 BLOODY ACRES (2012)
Wed 28 Aug @ 21:00 – THE SAND (2015)
Wed 29 Aug @ 22:45 - ROAD GAMES (2015)
Horror Channel: Be Afraid
TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138