27th Aug2020

Interview: Director Jordan Barker talks ‘Witches in the Woods’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of Horror Channel’s UK TV premiere of Witches in the Woods, director Jordan Barker reflects on the challenges of filming in sub-zero temperatures and the time-bending ambitions of his next film… Why did you respond so strongly to Christopher Borell’s script (originally titled STRANDED) – because it mixed an age-old witch hunt tale with […]

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21st Aug2020

Interview: Barbara Crampton talks’ Reborn’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of Horror Channel’s UK TV premiere of Julian Richards’ Reborn, on Saturday 22nd August, actress, producer and genre icon Barbara Crampton reflects on how You’re Next changed the direction of her career, the joy of discovering new talent and the possibility of directing one day… Talk about art imitating real life! REBORN is about […]

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14th Aug2020

‘The Diabolical’ Review (Horror Channel)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ali Larter, Patrick Fischler, Arjun Gupta, Tom Wright, Chloe Perrin | Written by Alistair Legrand, Luke Harvis | Directed by Alistair Legrand Single mother Madison and her two children keep being awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. Seeking help from her scientist boyfriend, they embark on a hunt to destroy the […]

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07th Aug2020

‘Killer Mermaids’ Review (Horror Channel)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Franco Nero, Kristina Klebe, Natalie Burn, Dragan Micanovic, Miodrag Krstovic, Slobodan Stefanovic, Sofija Rajovic, Zorana Kostic Obradovic, Jelena Rakocevic, Janko Cekic | Written by Marko Backovic, Barry Keating, Milan Konjevic | Directed by Milan Todorovic Serbian director Milan Todorovic, who helmed the direct-to-DVD Ken Foree starrer Apocalyse of the Dead (aka Zone of the […]

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31st Jul2020

‘The Windmill Massacre’ Review (Horror Channel)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charlotte Beaumont, Patrick Baladi, Ben Batt, Fiona Hampton, Noah Taylor | Written by Suzy Quid, Chris W. Mitchell | Directed by Nick Jongerius Massacre this, massacre that… Thanks to the infamy of Tobe Hooper’s now-classic 70s exploitation shocker The Texas Chainsaw Massacre it seems that we can’t escape a horrifying cinematic massacre… The latest […]

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14th May2020

Interview: Adam Green talks ‘Victor Crowley’ and more!

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of Horror Channel’s UK TV premiere of Adam Green’s Victor Crowley, the great director shares his personal tragedies, George Romero’s inspirational words, the importance of genre comedy and hints that the Bayou Butcher may rise again… Adam, you’re back on the UK’s Horror Channel this Friday night with your latest ‘Hatchet’ instalment VICTOR CROWLEY. […]

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19th Mar2020

Interview: The Soska Sisters on the UK’s Horror Channel, their films ‘Vendetta’ & ‘Bob’ and more!

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of Horror Channel’s UK TV premiere of Vendetta (part of the VENGEANCE season), the Soska Sisters reflect on their life-long love of wrestling, getting revenge, and their next, long-waited original film Bob. You’re back on Horror Channel. Excited? Jen: Deliriously. We love the Horror Channel! It’s our favourite place to be. Thank you for […]

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07th Feb2019

Interview: Director Tom Paton on ‘Redwood’, ‘Stairs’ & fake-news horror ‘The Manuscript’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of Horror Channel’s UK TV premiere of Redwood, director Tom Paton reveals the secrets of his prolific work-rate, talks about tackling the subject of fake news and the twists and turns of his new film Stairs. REDWOOD gets its UK TV premiere on Friday 8th February, courtesy of Horror Channel. Excited or what? Honestly, […]

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29th Nov2017

Interview: Horror Channel’s Stewart Bridle talks “5 Great British Horror Films”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Stewart Bridle, Channel Manager at the Horror Channel about five of his favourite Great British Horror Films and preview what’s in store for January and February 2018. 28 Days Later (2002) The Descent (2005) Eden Lake (2008) The Dead (2010) Under The Skin (2013) You can […]

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03rd Aug2017

Horror Channel FrightFest’s short film line-up announced

by Phil Wheat

With twenty-six films over three days, including ten World, four European and seven UK premieres, Horror Channel FrightFest’s short film showcase unleashes this year’s eclectic mix of the bold, brave, bloody and barmy with films programmed to entertain, frighten, enlighten and simply amaze. From the press release: There are twelve films from the United Kingdom, […]

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18th May2017

Horror Channel unleashes eight premieres for June

by Phil Wheat

Horror Channel has eight prime-time weekend film premieres in June including the UK premieres of RETREAT, Carl Tibbets’ ‘ménage a trois of terror’ starring Thandie Newton, Cillian Murphy and Jamie Bell and R.D. Braunstein’s smartly gripping I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 3: VENGEANCE IS MINE – widely seen as the best of the series. There […]

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23rd Feb2017

Horror Channel announce March premieres

by Phil Wheat

Horror Channel presents nine fear-filled premieres in March including the UK TV premiere of Bad Milo!, Jacob Vaughan’s laugh-out-loud comedy horror blending sharp social satire with copious amounts of slimy gore. Broadcast on Fri 31st March at 11.20pm, Bad Milo! stars Ken Marino as normal nice guy Duncan, who discovers that a cute bloodthirsty creature […]

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24th Jan2017

Horror Channel launch “Sci-Fear” season

by Phil Wheat

No one will hear you scream on Saturday nights this February as Horror Channel launches a Sci-Fear Season with four ultimate science-fiction shockers, including the UK TV premiere of William Eubank’s The Signal starring Laurence Fishburne. There are also network premieres for Christian Alvart’s Lovecraftian survival thriller Pandorum, starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster, and […]

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13th Dec2016

Horror Channel announces 7 premieres this January!

by Phil Wheat

Horror Channel are set to kick off 2017 in horrific style, with seven fearful film premieres in January alone! Premieres that include the UK TV premiere of Ted Geoghegan’s terrifyingly taut ghost story We Are Still Here, starring horror icon Barbara Crampton. There are also network premieres for Roman Polanski’s supernatural biblical puzzler The Ninth […]

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08th Nov2016

Eight more weekend film premieres for UK’s Horror Channel

by Phil Wheat

Following this past weekend’s channel debuts of Cockneys vs Zombies, Horror Express and Antiviral, the UK’s very own Horror Channel will be screening EIGHT more weekend film premieres this month, including the UK TV premieres of Tommy Wirkola’s crowd-pleasing, carnage-driven Dead Snow 2: Red or Dead, Jon Knautz’s demonic gem The Shrine, Tyler Shields’s stylish mash-up […]

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25th Nov2015

Horror Channel announces 4 UK premieres for December

by Phil Wheat

Friday nights on Horror Channel get bloody as the UK’s only dedicated TV destination for horror fans, ushers in four UK TV premieres for December, including a Christmas Day offering of Steven C. Miller’s demented Santa slasher Silent Night (review), which stars Malcolm McDowell and Jaime King. The other knuckle-whitening premieres are Kaare Andrew’s Cabin […]

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09th Oct2014

Shortcuts to Hell 2 winner announced

by Phil Wheat

At a special invitation-only event Horror Channel, FrightFest, Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios announced – following a public vote – the winner of Shortcuts to Hell 2, their nationwide search for a talented filmmaker: Joe and Lloyd Staszkiewicz, the brothers behind short film Hubert’s Ghost which, as part of the winning prize, will be turned […]

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24th Sep2014

Horror channel announces three UK TV premieres

by Phil Wheat

Horror Channel have announced their latest rund of UK television premieres for October, including 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 (my personal fave of the three), from Blair Witch co-director Eduardo Sánchez. Friday 3rd – The Gathering Directed by Brian Gilbert (Wilde), this supernatural thriller stars […]

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23rd Sep2014

Interview: The Ford Brothers talk ‘The Dead’ and its sequel

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the Horror Channel’s UK TV premiere of the acclaimed The Dead, on Saturday 27th September at 22:50, the Ford Brothers relive the drama of the malaria-stricken shoot in Africa, revealing the budget for the first time, and talk of revenge in their next movies! How do you two write? For example, does one […]

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20th Jun2014

Horror Channel to screen ‘Xtreme Teens’ season

by Phil Wheat

Horror Channel plans to screen a selection of provocative revenge and hormonal horror movies in its ‘Xtreme Teens’ season, with will play Saturdays at 22:50 from 5th July and end on 26th July with the Network TV premiere of David Slade’s award-winning, controversial vigilante thriller Hard Candy. The other titles are: All the Boys Love […]

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22nd May2014

‘Livid’ & ‘Deadheads’ get UK TV premieres on Horror Channel

by Phil Wheat

Horror Channel gets some gaellic-flavoured supernatural chills this June with the UK TV premiere of Livid, the highly-rated and unusually twisted gothic nightmare from ‘Inside’ directors Julien Mauray and Alexandre Bustillo. It will be aired on Saturday June 14, 10.50pm. This really is one to watch. Lucie (Chloe Coulloud) is facing her first day as […]

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13th May2014

Horror Channel, FrightFest & Movie Mogul announce ‘Shortcuts to Hell 2’

by Phil Wheat

Horror Channel, FrightFest and Movie Mogul have teamed up again, with new partner Wildseed Studios, to create Shortcuts to Hell 2, a nationwide search for new filmmaking talent who are primed and ready to make their first horror feature film. The winning filmmaker will have their film produced by Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios, entering […]

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