Tuesday, 13 March 2012

The dead invade The Horror Channel (UK)

The Horror Channel presents a double bill season of brain-munching zombie movies. Including five UK TV premieres.

Rising up from the Friday 6th of April are a putrid plethora of zombie movies, both contemporary and classic, celebrating the popularity of one of the genre’s most enduring archetypal villains. The season reflects the diverse range of metaphors these ungodly creatures represent – from the breakdown of society to our addiction to consumerism and taste for the military.

6th Apr @ 22:55 – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD  (1968)
The season kicks off with the genre classic, George Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. It’s 1968 and America watches horrified as grimy black and white news footage from Vietnam reveals the true monsters in this world – us.

6th April @ 00:50 - ZOMBIE KING (2003)
Enter a world of high camp populated by masked wrestlers, spunky tattoo babes and a legion of flesh-eating zombies as Ulysses and his bizarre masked outfit of muscle men and women investigate a zombie outbreak in a small American town. Directed by Stacey Case.

13th April @ 22.55 – STAG NIGHT OF THE DEAD (2011)  *UK TV PREMIERE
Stag nights are messy affairs at the best of times, but in this movie party tricks go beyond leaving your best mate naked on the M4 – as the Stags sign up for a dodgy game of Zombal at a shady military base. Naturally, a stripper comes along for the ride.

13th of April  @ 00:55 - CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (1980)
In the sleepy village of Dunwich, horror maestro LUCIO FULCI throws open the gates of Hell, unleashing a plague of Zombies, in this notorious ‘Shock and Gore’ masterpiece. 

20th April @ 22:55 – COWBOYS & ZOMBIES (2011)  *UK TV PREMIERE
The third UK TV premiere in the season is COWBOYS AND ZOMBIES, where Cowboys and Indians have to bury the hatchet in order to fight the Undead. 

20th April @ 00:35 – ZOMBIES! ZOMBIES! ZOMBIES! (2008)
A drug experiment gone wrong produces a league of bloodthirsty zombies. It is up to a small band of exotic dancers trapped in a gentleman's club to fight back. 

27th April @ 22:55 – APOCALYPSE OF THE DEAD (2009)  *UK TV PREMIERE
Shot in Serbia, this ‘biohazard zombie thriller’stars the now legendary Ken Foree – who found fame in George Romero’s hugely influential Dawn of the Dead.

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138
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