FILM NEWS (UK): THE EVIL IN US &, P2 receive their UK TV premieres on Horror Channel in December.

Plus FrightFest hits THE LESSON & SOME KIND OF HATE get network premieres

The Evil In Us

Christmas nightmares come early on Horror Channel, as the UK’s primary TV destination for genre fans serves up the UK TV premieres of Jason William Lee’s slick and stylish modern take on the zombie virus, THE EVIL IN US and Frank Khalfoun’s boundary-pushing crime slasher P2, starring Wes Bentley.
There are also network premieres for Adam Egypt Mortimer’s deeply-cutting supernatural revenge chiller SOME KIND OF HATE, Ruth Platt’s astonishingly bravura art-house horror THE LESSON, Travis Oates’ powerfully disturbing thriller DON’T BLINK, starring Mena Suvari ,and Glen Morgan’s gruesome BLACK CHRISTMAS, a remake of the classic 1974 seasonal slasher, starring popular scream queen Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

PLUS…LOST IN SPACE is proving a massive hit on the channel and Season 3 of the classic Sci-fi series once again transports us back to our favourite cosmic family from Tues 26th December, weekdays at 8pm.

Full film details in transmission order:

Fri 8 Dec @ 23:00 – SOME KIND OF HATE (2015) *Network Premiere

What if your past came back for you as a fully formed, physical thing that was going to kill you? Tightly wound Lincoln is a favourite target for the local high school bullies. One day he violently snaps and is sent to the Mind’s Eye Academy, a remote desert reformatory. But the harassment doesn’t stop and in despair he accidentally summons the kindred spirit of Moira, a girl tormented to suicide in the same establishment, who is more than happy to take vengeance on his persecutors.

Sat 9 Dec @ 22:45 – THE LESSON (2015) *Network Premiere

Fin and Joel are two teenage wasters running wild in an arid rural landscape. But their bad education is about to take a turn for the intellectual best as someone at the end of their tether has decided to teach both schoolboys a lesson they will never forget. A dark, claustrophobic and bloody coming of age love story with a shock final destination. Stars Robert Hands, Evan Bendall, Michaela Prchalová and Rory Coltart.

Fri 15 Dec @ 21:00 – THE EVIL IN US (2016) *UK TV Premiere

Six school friends meet up for a fourth of July celebration on a remote island expecting a harmless fun-filled weekend. One brings some cocaine along to get the partying really started. What they don’t know is the drug is actually a new bioactive compound peddled by a sadistic right-wing terrorist organisation. Anyone consuming it is then exposed to a virus causing fits of psychotic rage, mind-bending chaos and cannibalistic murder. Only Brie refused to partake and now she must fight to survive as everyone around her, including her fiancé, tries to savagely kill her.

Sat 16 Dec @ 21:00 – DON’T BLINK (2014) *Network Premiere

Ten friends arrive at a remote mountain resort for a weekend of relaxation but find it deserted. As they attempt to discover out what happened to the other guests, they are horrified to find that they too are disappearing, one by one. Stars Mena Suvari, Brian Austin Green, Joanne Kelly and ZackWard.

Fri 22 Dec @ 22:40 – P2 (2007) *UK TV Premiere

It’s Christmas Eve. Angela Bridges (Rachel Nichols), an ambitious executive, is supposed to be at a family gathering working late. When she gets down to the parking garage, she discovers that her car won’t start. Thomas (Wes Bentley), a friendly security guard, offers to help, but when he also invites her to share a small Christmas dinner he’s preparing, she doesn’t realise the invitation is not optional. If Angela wants to live to see Christmas morning, she must find a way to escape from level P2 of the parking garage.

Sat 23 Dec @ 21:00 – BLACK CHRISTMAS (2006) *Network Premiere

 

It’s Christmas break and the phone won’t stop ringing at one sorority house, where the ghost of a killer lurks and coeds are being systematically murdered one by one. In this remake of the 1974 slasher flick, a bloodthirsty psychopath is on the loose. Will sorority sisters Kelli (Katie Cassidy), Dana (Lacey Chabert), Lauren (Crystal Lowe) and the others escape with their lives? Jessica Harmon, Michelle Trachtenberg and Andrea Martin co-star.

Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 / Freeview 70

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HORROR CHANNEL TO BECOME THE NEW EXCLUSIVE UK TV HOME OF THE RE-MASTERED “STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES”


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Horror Channel, owned by CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International, today announced that it will become the exclusive UK television broadcaster of “Star Trek: The Original Series” as of Wednesday, 4th January 2017.

“Star Trek” has aired on CBS Action, another member of the CBS UK channels portfolio since 2009, and its move to Horror Channel in 2017 comes as Horror Channel reinforces itself as the cult TV destination for the lovers of expertly curated horror and science fiction. “Star Trek” will be played out every weeknight at 6:00pm with a following weekday repeat at 9:00am.

Mike Moriarty, President, AMC Networks International UK and Central Europe, said today: “We are pleased Horror Channel will become the new exclusive home of “Star Trek: The Original Series” on UK television and for this iconic show to join our amazing line-up of well-loved and cult science-fiction and fantasy series and movies. We’re excited to boldly go with the original Enterprise crew on all their classic adventures.”

Horror Channel previously hosted the classic “Doctor Who,” a similarly sci-fi themed series with great success: Who on Horror, Horror Channel’s “Doctor Who” branded slot attracted over 3.8 million people during 2015. Irwin Allen’s “Land of the Giants” was the first series to attract over 100,000 adult viewers to a single episode and Horror Channel’s highest rating premiere series in the last 3 years.*

“Star Trek” celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.

* BARB/Techedge

Press contacts:
Greg Day, greg@cloutcom.co.uk Clout Communications 07889 8616
Adrienn Varadi, adrienn.varadi@uk.amcnetworks.com 0207 328 8742 / 07587 039774

About Horror Channel
Horror Channel is the UK’s original channel dedicated to the dark side of cinema and television. With an eclectic mix of ground-breaking and genre-defining content including niche, cult and box office smash movies along with fantasy, sci-fi and supernatural series, you’ll be entertained and terrified.

Available in over 26 million UK households, Horror Channel and timeshift channel Horror Channel +1 reach an average of 3.3 million adults every month. Popular shows include TV series Tales from the Darkside, The Invaders, The Incredible Hulk and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys; a movie portfolio spanning all horror genres featuring some of the most controversial films made in the history of horror.

Launched in November 2009, Horror Channel is part of the fastest growing portfolio of entertainment channels in the UK, a partnership between CBS Studios International and leading international broadcaster AMCN International – UK.

AMC Networks International – UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International which delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming to more than 140 countries and territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Horror Channel: Be Afraid
TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138

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TV news: Horror Channel plans home invasion of FrightFest movies

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Can’t make it to the Vue Cinema in Shepherd’s Bush for this year’s FrightFest event? Never fear! Horror Channel will be bringing the UK’s biggest, boldest and bloodiest festival to your screens during August, dedicating thirteen nights to past festival favourites, including seven monstrous UK TV premieres from the 2015 event. These are Isaac Gabaeff’s rewarding monster mash-up THE SAND, Adam Levin’s spell-binding family frightener ESTRANGED, starring James Cosmo, Eugene McGing’s genuinely terrifying haunted house tale, THE UNFOLDING, Kyle Rankin’s touching rom-zom-com delight NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB, Levan Bakhia’s extremely explosive LANDMINE GOES CLICK, Benjamin R. Moody’s penetrating character-slasher LAST GIRL STANDING & Jason Henrie-McCrea’s quirky, oddball gem CURTAIN.

The double-bills, on every night from August 19th – 31st, starting from 9pm, also feature classics such as Guillermo Del Toro’s PAN’S LABYRINTH, Howard & Jon Ford’s THE DEAD, Sean Byrne’s THE LOVED ONES, Tom Six’s THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, Jim Mickle’s WE ARE WHAT WE ARE & Paul Hyett’s THE SEASONING HOUSE.

Thanks to Horror Channel, who are this year’s FrightFest headline sponsor, fans of the genre will get to experience the bloodiest home invasion of horror movies ever witnessed!

Full menu season in transmission order:

Fri 19 Aug @ 21:00 – THE SAND (2015) * UK TV Premiere

Fri 19 Aug. 22:40 – WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (2013)

Sat 20 Aug @ 21:00 – THE POSSESSION (2012)

Sat 20 Aug @ 22:55 – ESTRANGED (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE

Sun 21 Aug @ 21:00 – THE LOVED ONES (2009)

Sun 21 Aug @ 22:40 – THE UNFOLDING (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE

Mon 22 Aug @ 21.00 – PANIC BUTTON (2011)

Mon 22 Aug @ 22:55 – STALLED (2013)

Tues 23 Aug @ 21:00 – GRABBERS (2012)

Tues 23 Aug @ 22:55 – THE SEASONING HOUSE (2012)

Wed 24 Aug @ 21:00 – THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (2009)

Wed 24 Aug @ 22:55 – INBRED (2011)

Thurs 25 Aug @ 21:00 – EVIL ALIENS (2005)

Thurs 25 Aug @ 22:55 – PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006)

Fri 26 Aug @ 21:00 – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB *UK TV PREMIERE

Fri 26 Aug @ 22:40 – WOLF CREEK 2 (2013)

Sat 27 Aug @ 21:00 – THE VATICAN TAPES (2015)

Sat 27 Aug @ 22:50 – LANDMINE GOES CLICK (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE

Sun 28 Aug @ 21:00 – AFTER.LIFE (2009)

Sun 28 Aug @ 23:00 – LAST GIRL STANDING (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE

Mon 29 Aug @ 21:00 – BURNING BRIGHT (2010)

Mon 29 Aug @ 22:45 – CURTAIN (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE

Tues 30 Aug @ 21:00 – THE CANAL (2014)

Tues 30 Aug @ 22:55 – STITCHES (2012)

Wed 31 Aug @ 21:00 – THE DEAD (2010)

Wed 31 Aug @ 23:05 – HATCHET 3 (2013)

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 | Freeview 70
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Film news (UK): Brit films takes centre-stage in Horror Channel’s June line-up

British-made horror takes centre-stage as Horror Channel broadcasts five premieres during June, including the UK TV premiere of Christian James’ brilliantly executed British horror comedy STALLED, the network premieres of two classic British ‘sexploitation’ movies: Norman J Warren’s hypnotic sci-fi mystery PREY and Ray Austin’s tale of carnage and covens, VIRGIN WITCH. There is also the UK TV premiere of Andreas Prodromou’s debut, Brit suspense thriller EDEN LODGE and the UK TV premiere of SIREN, Andrew Hull’s seductive sea-fearing thriller.

Full details in transmission order:

Sat 4 June @ 10.55pm – VIRGIN WITCH (1972) *Network Premiere

VIRGIN WITCH (1972)

Betty (Vicki Michelle) and her sister Christine (Ann Michelle) are two young models who are lured by a lecherous older lesbian to spend a weekend at a country house being photographed by a trendy photographer. In reality, Ann is being set up for a virgin sacrifice and induction into a witch’s coven. Stars Ann Michelle (House of Whipcord; Haunted), Vicki Michelle (‘Allo ‘Allo) and Patricia Haines (The Night Caller). The screenplay, by one ‘Klaus Vogel’– actually a pseudonym for Hazel Adair, one of the creators of TV soap Crossroads,

Fri 10 June @ 10.50pm – STALLED (2013) *UK TV Premiere

 STALLED (2013)

It’s Christmas Eve. A down-on-his-luck janitor is cleaning cubicles in an office block. Unfortunately for this forlorn floor-sweeper, he becomes trapped in the washroom the very second a zombie outbreak occurs. Will he be able to hit the emergency alarm with severed fingers and a catapult bra? Has he met his Waterloo? Will he just go potty? Or will he simply remain…STALLED? Director Christian James’ remarkable comedy horror is THE EVIL DEAD meets PHONE BOOTH in a toilet. Stars Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne, Mark Holden and Giles Alderson.

Sat 11 June @ 11.05pm – PREY (1977) *Network Premiere

PREY (1977)

A carnivorous alien with a canine-like appearance arrives on earth, choosing the English countryside as his predatory location. He attacks a young couple and manifests the body of the male. Choosing a name for himself, Anderson, (Barry Stokes) he stumbles on the cottage home of two lesbian lovers, the dominant Jo (Sally Faulkner) and the sweeter, Jessica (Gloria Annen). But soon they become wary of his mysterious intentions…and for good reason! Shot in 10 days, Norman J Warren’s fantastically deranged shocker has become warmly embraced by horror fans.

Fri 17 June @ 9.00pm – SIREN (2010) *UK TV Premiere

SIREN (2010)

Ken (Eoin Macken) and his girlfriend Rachel (Anna Skellern) set off on a yachting holiday, inviting along Rachel’s college friend Marco (Anthony Jabre). The trio have planned a relaxing break, which is ruined when they come across a castaway brandishing a knife and bleeding from his ears, who dies once aboard their boat. Confused and concerned, they bury his body on the island they rescued him from only to find it holds another inhabitant, the mysterious ilka (Tereza Srbova) who moves them on a path of death and destruction that they seem powerless to avoid.

Sat 18 June @ 11.00pm – EDEN LODGE (2015) *UK TV Premiere

EDEN LODGE (2015)

A married couple, along with their new born baby, retreat to the idyllic English countryside in an attempt to repair their fractured marriage. However, things rapidly take a turn for the worse when their car breaks down and they are forced to spend the night at a remote bed and breakfast known as Eden Lodge. This is the debut feature from Andreas Prodromou, and stars Georgina Blackledge (The Last House on Cemetery Lane), Cyd Casados (Blood Feast 2) and Ivy Corbin (Apocalypse Z).

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 | Freeview 70
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Horror Channel form bloody pact

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London, 23 May 2016. Horror Channel and FrightFest have agreed a three-year partnership deal, which sees the CBS Studios International / AMC Networks International – UK owned channel become headline sponsor for the UK’s biggest and most popular genre film festival.

Chris Sharp, Chief Programming Officer, AMC Networks International – UK, said today: “Horror is coming home. We were FrightFest’s banner sponsor in 2005 and 2006 and have maintained a very close partnership with the organisers and fans ever since. We’re thrilled to further cement that ‘bloody bond’ and look forward to celebrating the festival with a frighteningly good season of FrightFest favourites on the channel in August.”

FrightFest co-director Alan Jones said added: “FrightFest is thrilled to welcome Horror Channel on board as their new headline sponsor. Horror Channel has been a vital part of the FrightFest machinery for many years, so our on-going relationship is already built on solid foundations. Together we recognised the further potential in each other to celebrate the horror fantasy genre on an even wider canvas than before, something followers of both of our brands can appreciate”.

As recently announced, Horror Channel FrightFest will relocate to the Vue Shepherd’s Bush for its annual 5-day August Bank Holiday event, taking over all twelve screens between Aug 25 – 29, 2016. Under a 2 year deal with Vue Entertainment, it has the option to return to the Vue Leicester Square in 2017.

All FrightFest enquires:
Greg Day @ Clout Communications Ltd
M +44 (0)7889 861646 | Email: greg@cloutcom.co.uk

All Horror Channel enquiries:
Adrienn Varadi, Senior Communications Manager
adrienn.varadi@uk.amcnetworks.com
DD +44 (0)207 644 8742 | M +44 (0)7587 039 774

Editor’s notes:
Dubbed “the Woodstock of Gore” by director Guillermo Del Toro, FrightFest was created in 2000 by film producer Paul McEvoy, journalist and broadcaster Alan Jones and film distributor/booker Ian Rattray. Greg Day, the festival’s long standing PR, became a joint director in 2007.

From its cult roots at the Prince Charles Cinema it has grown to become one of the genre’s most vibrant, credible and recognisable brands, helping to launch the careers of directors such as Simon Rumley, Christopher Smith, Eli Roth, Neil Marshall and Simon Hunter. Apart from the annual 5-day event in London.

FrightFest has an ever-growing strand at the Glasgow Film Festival, hosts a nationwide Halloween horrorthon and showcases special screenings throughout the year. It recently teamed up with Icon Films Distribution to release FrightFest curated films under the banner ‘FrightFest Presents’.

About Horror Channel
Horror Channel is the UK’s original channel dedicated to the dark side of cinema and television. With an eclectic mix of ground-breaking and genre-defining content including niche, cult and box office smash movies along with fantasy, sci-fi and supernatural series. You’ll be entertained and terrified.

Available in over 26 million UK households, Horror Channel and timeshift channel Horror Channel +1 reach an average of 3.3 million adults every month. Popular shows include TV series Tales from the Darkside, War of The Worlds, The Incredible Hulk and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys; a movie portfolio spanning all horror genres featuring some of the most controversial films made in the history of horror.

Launched in November 2009, Horror Channel is part of the fastest growing portfolio of entertainment channels in the UK, a partnership between CBS Studios International and leading international broadcaster AMCN International – UK.

AMC Networks International – UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International, a leading producer and distributor of television channels distributed to more than 390 million households in 140 countries. It covers a range of genres, including movie, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, children’s and factual. AMC Networks International is an international programming division of AMC Networks.

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Film News (UK): Horror Channel to premiere THE VATICAN TAPES in May

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Horror Channel will be broadcasting eight premieres during May, including the UK TV premiere of THE VATICAN TAPES, a dynamic, unusual and thrilling exorcism shocker by Crank director Mark Neveldine, which will broadcast on Friday 13th May at 9pm.

Screened at FrightFest Halloween 2015, the story centres on the battle to save a young girl’s her soul after she expresses increasingly erratic and strange behaviour. It soon becomes clear that Angela (Olivia Taylor Dudley) has been taken over by an ancient satanic force and that she must be quickly purged of evil. But what nobody knows is that the spiritual crusade is not just for Angela – it’s for the entire world as humanity knows it. Also atarring are Michael Peña, Dougray Scott, Djimon Hounsou and Peter Andersson

Receiving their first appearances on the Horror Channel are the grotesque Irish comedy horror STITCHES, starring Ross Noble and Tom Shankland’s chilling and taboo-shattering THE CHILDREN. There is also a UK TV premiere of Ian Clark’s stark & scary THE FACILITY.

Other premieres this month are: the UK Network premiere of Hank Braxton’s creature feature chiller MANEATER, the UK TV premiere of Mac Carter’s frightening and powerful HAUNT, the network premiere of Norman J. Warren’s sadistic cult classic TERROR and the network premiere of Vernon Sewell’s strange and sinister CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR, starring Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee.


Films in transmission order:

Fri 6 May @ 9.00pm – MANEATER (2015)

Sat 7 May @ 10.50pm – STITCHES (2012)

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13 May @ 9.00pm – THE VATICAN TAPES (2015)

Sat 14 May @ 11.00pm – TERROR (1978)

Fri 20 May @ 9.00pm – HAUNT (2014) *UK TV Premiere

Sat 21 May @ 10.50pm – CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTER (1968)

Fri 27 May @ 10.55pm – THE FACILITY (2012) *UK TV Premiere

Sat 28 May @ 9.00pm – THE CHILDREN (2008) *Network Premiere

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Horror Channel gains millions of fresh eyeballs with launch on Freeview, Fri 13 March.

 

Horror Channel Gains Millions of Fresh Eyeballs with Launch on Freeview, Friday the 13th March

London, 9 March 2015:            Horror Channel, which is owned and operated by the CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership, announced today that it is launching on the UK’s most-watched digital TV service, Freeview on Friday, 13th March. It will be available on Freeview channel number 70 and is currently carried on Sky channel 319, Freesat channel 138, and Virgin channel 149. 

The launch will result in a 90% DTT coverage in the UK, making Horror Channel available in 17 million Freeview homes*. Horror Channel is already the second largest free to air movie channel in cable and satellite homes**.

Recent Horror Channel premieres include Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof and Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, while iconic series such as the channel’s highest-rated series*** the classic Doctor Who and The Incredible Hulk remain firm favourites. The spring line-up will include the “Apocalypse season” on Horror Channel with Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror and Stephen King’s The Stand.

Tanya Gugenheim, Chief Business Development Officer, AMC Networks International – Zone said:  “Horror Channel has become the third channel in the CBS AMC Channel portfolio to launch on Freeview within a year, joining CBS Reality and CBS Action and underscoring the demand for our content offering. The channel already boasts a loyal fan base, and we’re pleased to introduce it to a broader audience through Freeview.”

Guy North, Managing Director at Freeview said: “We’re excited to welcome another member of the CBS AMC Channel portfolio to Freeview. Horror Channel will provide the bravest of our viewers with plenty of thrilling programmes alongside cult classics and fantasy favourites for the more faint-hearted.”

Mike Finchen, Director, Digital Terrestrial Television at Arqiva said: “We are delighted to welcome Horror Channel to the Freeview platform. Arqiva is committed to broadcasting a variety of content to offer viewers the best possible channel and programme choices – Horror Channel is a great addition.”

Horror Channel, the UK’s first thematic TV channel dedicated to the dark side of cinema and TV, launched in November 2009 and offers an eclectic mix of ground-breaking and genre-defining content including niche, cult and box office smash movies along with fantasy, sci-fi and supernatural series. Popular shows include the iconic Star Trek series from CBS, Stephen King adaptations The Langoliers and The Stand, TV series Tales from the Darkside, The Invaders, Wonder Woman and classic Doctor Who; a movie portfolio spanning all horror genres featuring some of the most controversial films made in the history of horror.

*   there are 19 million (main and second set) Freeview homes in the UK as of March 2015, Freeview

** amongst Horror Channel’s key 16-44 age group, based on average 000s, day part 0900-2829, BARB-Tech Edge

**  within the last 2 years – so far 3  million adults have tuned in to see Who on Horror, BARB-Tech Edge

Notes to Editors

About CBS AMC Networks UK Channel Partnership

The CBS AMC Networks UK Channels are a portfolio of six entertainment channels owned by the CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership established in September 2009 between CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International – Zone (formerly Chello Zone).

The channels include CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, CBS Drama, CBS Action, Horror Channel and Horror Channel +1 and feature a broad assortment of drama, reality and long form content from CBS’s extensive television library, complemented by entertainment programming from third party suppliers. CBS Chello Zone Channels reach viewers in more than 25 million homes throughout the UK via the Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat and Freeview platforms.

AMC Networks International – Zone is a business unit of AMC Networks International, a leading producer and distributor of television channels distributed to more than 390 million households in 140 countries and spanning a range of genres, including movie, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, children’s and factual.  AMC Networks International is an international programming division of AMC Networks.

CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 30 languages across multiple media platforms. The Studio participates in international channel ventures, currently comprised of 17 channels in 22 languages across 90 territories, reaching more than 60 million international households. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production around the world. The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.

For further information, please contact:

Greg Day, Clout Communications

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 Adrienn Varadi, Communications Manager, EMEA

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TV News (UK): Adam Green “thrilled” to see Victor Crowley stalk Horror Channel as Hatchet 3 gets UK TV premiere

Hatchet 3, the third gore-gantuan instalment of Adam Green’s modern slasher franchise gets a UK TV premiere of Horror Channel on Dec 20 at 11pm.

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Adam Green said today: “I am thrilled to see the Horror Channel broadcasting the UK television premiere of HATCHET 3 on December 20th. For those of us behind the gory scenes, this trilogy was a decade long journey that never would have happened without the extremely passionate fans that cheered us on while we slashed, laughed, and blew up everything in our path”

He went on to praise the UK horror fans in particular: “”I’ve always said that HATCHET’s UK FrightFest premiere was really Victor Crowley’s birth into the genre stratosphere as that was the first time that the film specifically played for the very audience that we made it for. So it’s great to see Victor back on UK TV screens, courtesy of one of FrightFest’s biggest supporters”.

Made in 2013, Green’s script picks up immediately after the end of the last film and Marybeth (Danielle Harris) uncovers the true secret to stopping the voodoo curse that has left the ghost of deformed maniac Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder) haunting and stalking the New Orleans bayou for decades. Cue an entire police department face off with the infamous slaughter-machine in this action-packed, explosive sequel full of splatter stunts – all adhering to Green’s strict no-CGI rule. The first of the series to be filmed almost entirely on location in New Orleans, this marks the directing debut of cameraman B J McDonnell (The Walking Dead). This masterful montage of mayhem also stars Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams and Derek Mears.

Last word with Crowley’s creator: “Are the Hatchet films sick? Perhaps. But they certainly are fun and the long, long road in creating them was worth every difficult step. I hope the UK horror fans enjoy the television premiere of HATCHET 3.”

Other Film highlights for December include the network TV premiere of David Cronenberg’s enigmatic body horror eXistenZ, starring Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Willam Defoe and Ian Holm and there are four other UK TV premieres over the festive season to satisfy the cravings of the true horror fan: L. Gustavo Cooper’s psychological supernatural thriller CURSED, Scooter Downey’s powerful, award-winning HAUNTED, Tyler Oliver’s teen occult slasher FORGET ME NOT and Kohl Glass’ fantasy horror ORC WARS.

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TV News (UK): Horror Channel gives UK Premiere to Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Tree

THE WICKER TREE, which reunites director Robin Hardy with legendary actor Christopher Lee for a horror fantasy in the style of the 1973 landmark cult classic THE WICKER MAN, gets its UK TV premiere on Horror Channel and will screen on Sat 22 November at 9pm.

 

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Synopsis: Based on director Robin Hardy’s own novel ‘Cowboys for Christ’, a Texas gospel singer Beth (Brittania Nichols) and her boyfriend Steve (Henry Garrett) both devout evangelical Christians, are sent to Scotland on a mission to spread the word of God. After a concert in Glasgow Cathedral the pair are invited by Sir Lachlan Morrison (Graham McTavish) to preach in his remote border village, but soon the horrifying reality dawns on the couple as they learn the true significance of the Celtic pagan rites. Directed by Robin Hardy and co-starring Honeysuckle Weeks and Christopher Lee.

 

Plus on Friday 7 November at 10.50pm, there is a UK TV premiere for 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS, Tim Sullivan’s gory, madcap remake of the infamous Herschell Gordon Lewis 1964 Drive-in classic.

 

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Synopsis: A blood-soaked sequel to director Tim Sullivan’s ‘2001 Maniacs’, ‘Field of Screams’ sees the residents of Pleasant Valley take their cannibalistic carnival on the road and head to Iowa where they encounter spoiled heiresses Rome & Tina Sheraton and the cast and crew of the “Road Rascals” reality show. Performing “The Bloodiest Show on Earth”, our Southern Maniacs, headed by their maniac one-eyed mayor, (Bill Moseley), prove more than ratings killers. Also starring Trevor Wright, Lin Shaye, Christa Campbell, Ahmed Best , Nivek Ogre and Andrea Leon.

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138

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Greg Day, Clout Communications
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Film News (UK): Horror Channel goes under the bed for Oct premieres

Horror Channel’s film highlights for October include the UK TV premieres of three outstanding supernatural thrillers: UNDER THE BED, Steven C. Millar’s nightmare of all nightmares, THE GATHERING, starring Christina Ricci, and the haunting LOVELY MOLLY, from Blair Witch co-director.

Here are the details:

Friday 10 September @ 22:55 – UNDER THE BED (2012) – *UK TV Premiere

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From Steven C. Miller, director of THE AGRESSION SCALE, comes a supernatural suburban nightmare. Neal Hausman knew there was something under the bed, but no one believed him until his mother lost her life in the resulting conflagration. Sent to stay with an aunt in Florida while his father got over the tragedy, now Neal has come back home. However, what was under the bed is still there, still angry and has set its malevolent sights on his younger brother Paulie. Can Neal convince his family there really is something evil lurking in the netherworld under his bed?

Fri 3 October @ 23:00 – THE GATHERING (2003) *UK TV Premiere

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Directed by Brian Gilbert (Wilde), this supernatural thriller stars Christina Ricci as Cassie Grant, an American traveller who suffers amnesia when hit by a car.. After accepting sanctuary from the family of the car that hit her, Cassie starts hallucinating that terrifying strangers are following her. Is it concussion or second sight? And what do her frightening visions have to do with an ancient church? A riveting performance by Ricci is supported by a stellar cast including Ioan Gruffud, Stephen Dillane and Kerry Fox.

Fri 24 October @ 22:55 – LOVELY MOLLY (2011) *UK TV Premiere

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Lovely Molly is the story of a young married couple, Molly (Gretchen Lodge and Tim (Johnny Lewis), who go to live in Molly’s childhood home. Tim works away from home and Molly is forced to spend large amounts of time alone at the house – it soon becomes apparent that she is a disturbed young woman. With a history of drug abuse and mental health problems, as well as an abusive father and dead mother, Molly soon begins to exhibit disturbing behaviour. Is she heading for another break down, or are sinister supernatural forces at work?

Plus there are daytime network premieres of three PLANET OF THE APES TV movies from 1981 – BACK TO THE PLANET OF THE APES (Wed 15th, 16:20), FORGOTTEN CITY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (Wed 22nd, 16:20) and TREACHERY AND GREED ON THE PLANET OF THE APES (Wed 29th, 16:20).

 

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138

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