Horror Channel turns up the tension in March with KILLER THRILLER WEEK, featuring the UK premiere of mystery thriller PARADISE COVE, staring Mena Suvari and the channel premiere of cat-and-mouse road thriller COP CAR, starring Kevin Bacon. The ultimate 7-day suspense ride also includes Gus Van Sant’s revival of the Hitchcock classic PSYCHO (1988), the 2014 version of erotic thriller THE LOFT starring Karl Urban, Colin Minihan’s deliciously warped WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE, Rod Lurie’s 2011 pulsating remake of STRAW DOGS and BAD SAMARITAN, starring a cunningly murderous David Tennant.
Plus, there are four additional UK TV premieres, highlighted by the late Johnny Kevorkian’s last film, AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, a powder keg of throat-grabbing suspense, Cronenbergian intensity and mind-bending body horror, starring Sam Gittins, David Bradley, Grant Masters and Holly Weston, slasher thriller WIRED SHUT, CASTLE FREAK, Tate Steinsiek’s reboot of the 1995 Stuart Gordon film by the same name and Jesse Thomas Cook’s dark zombie thriller DEADSIGHT.
There are also channel premieres for Abner Pastoll’s superbly crafted urban crime story, A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND, which showcases a tour-de-force performance by Sarah Bolger, murderous high-school horror comedy COOTIES, starring Elijah Woods, and German survival horror thriller PREY.
Full film details in transmission order:
Saturday 5 March @ 21:00 – PREY (2021) *Channel Premiere
After his father is tragically killed, Toby is left stricken with guilt. He is begrudgingly enrolled in a program, in which he will spend three days on a remote jungle island. Toby soon finds that this uninhabited island is not so lonely when he meets a mysterious girl. It soon becomes clear that neither of them are safe and time is running out. Someone or something bloodthirsty lurks in the jungle..
Sunday 6 March @ 21:00 – WIRED SHUT (2021) *UK TV Premiere
A disillusioned famous novelist, Reed Rooney, unable to talk while recovering in his remote mountain home from major reconstructive jaw surgery, is exposed to a life-threatening secret when he receives an unexpected visit from Emma, his estranged daughter.
Friday 11 March @ 21:00 – A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND (2019) *Channel Premiere
Recently widowed mother of two Sarah (Bolger) is desperate to know who murdered her husband in front of their young son, rendering him mute. Coerced into helping low-life drug-dealer Tito (Andrew Simpson) stash narcotics stolen from the local Mr. Big, she’s forced into taking drastic action to protect her children while learning the awful truth about her spouse.
Saturday 12 March @ 21:00 – AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS (2018) *UK TV Premiere
It’s Christmas Day and the dysfunctional Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, a nuclear war? All their limited information now comes from the television. But as the ominous gogglebox exerts an ever more sinister grip on their psyches, their terrified paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.
Friday 18 March @ 22:55 – CASTLE FREAK (2020) *UK TV Premiere
After she’s permanently blinded in a tragic car accident, it seems like Rebecca’s young life has ended just as it was beginning. However, a second chance arises when she’s told that her long-lost-mother has recently passed away, leaving her their family’s ancestral castle in her will. Rebecca hopes that it will be an opportunity for her to reconnect with a past she never knew, and a mother who seemingly left her behind. As mysterious happenings begin to occur, she must unravel her family’s secrets before she falls prey to… the Castle Freak.
Saturday 19 March @ 21:00 – COP CAR (2015) *Channel Premiere
When two rebellious young boys stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade they decide to take it for a joyride. When the small town sheriff (Kevin Bacon) goes looking for his missing car, the boys find themselves in the center of a deadly game of cat and mouse and the only way out is to go as fast as their cop car can take them.
Sunday 20 March @ 21:00 – PARADISE COVE (2011) *UK TV Premiere
A contractor (Todd Grinnell) and his wife (Mena Suvari) move to Malibu to rebuild his mother's beach house but Paradise Cove is far from paradise as they are terrorised by the deranged homeless lady living under the house. Also stars Kristin Bauer van Straten of True Blood fame.
Friday 25 March @ 23:10 – DEADSIGHT (2018) *UK TV Premiere
A man with partial blindness and a young pregnant police officer must work together to escape from a deadly virus that has spread across Grey County. Starring Adam Seybold and Liv Collins, director Jesse Thomas Cook’s take on the zombie genre explores an unthinkable question – how would one survive the apocalypse without eyesight?
Saturday 26 March @ 21:00 – COOTIES (2014) *Channel Premiere
Elijah Wood stars as the substitute teacher Clint Hadson whose first day on the job at his new elementary school turns into a killer...Literally! A virus spawned from a diseased chicken nugget quickly spreads through the school turning all the children into a swarm of savages. This murderous high-school horror comedy is directed by Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion.
TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138
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