Features | Written by Martin Unsworth 02/08/2021

Five Films to Check Out on Horror Channel This Week – 080821

Had enough of the rain? Yep, us too. Here are some great reasons to stay inside. Our picks for the next seven days on Horror Channel...

Tuesday August 3rd, 9pm - Tower Block (2012)

Fabulous urban terror as a sniper attempts to silence a witness to a murder, taking out numerous residents of a block of flats too. Directed by James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson from a script by James Moran (Cockneys vs Zombies), it boasts a fabulous cast including Sheridan Smith, Julie Graham, Ralph Brown, and Jack O’Connell.

Wednesday August 4th, 10.50pm - The Hallow (2015)

Corin Hardy’s debut feature is an impressively atmospheric affair. Folktales of fairies, baby stealers, banshees, and changelings inform this Irish-set tale of dread. Part body horror, part creature feature, it’s worth catching.

Friday August 6th, 10.45pm - John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)

James Woods leads a ragtag group sanctioned by the Catholic Church to hunt and kill vampires. They may have met their match with Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith), an ancient creature seeking to complete a ritual to make him impervious to sunlight. Brilliantly gory and masterfully directed by Carpenter.

Saturday August 7th, 10.50pm - The Ascent (2012)

Time-twisting action as a group of mercenaries has to continually recreate their steps when a mission to gather intel goes hideously wrong. Writer/director Tom Paton is a master of making entertaining independent films and this one is no exception.

Sunday August 8th, 9pm - Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

Scott Derrickson directs this tale of a cop (Eric Bana) who teams up with a priest (Édgar Ramírez) to try to put an end to the evil being done by a possessed marine (Sean Harris). Based on a real-life demon-fighting duo.

Tune into Horror Channel on Sky 317, Virgin 149, Freeview 68, Freesat 138.