Features | Written by Martin Unsworth 16/11/2020

Five Films to Check Out on Horror Channel This Week – 161120

To save you getting lockdown blues, we’re going to be giving you our picks of what to watch on Horror Channel each week. Here’s some of our favourites this week:

Tuesday, November 17th 11.20pm - Night of the Creeps (1986)

Fred Dekker’s feature debut is a doozie - a mix of alien invasion, slasher, fraternity romp, and B-movie homage. Tom Atkins is superb as always as the police detective and keep an eye open for a cameo from Dick Miller! Note also, many of the characters are named after horror directors!

Thursday, November 19th 9pm - The Tall Man (2012)

Following the success of Martyrs, director Pascal Laugier made this, his first English-language film. Starring Jessica Biel, it’s a terrifying mix of folk legend and disturbing child abductions. Contains a hell of a curveball!

Friday, November 20th 9pm - The Arrival (1996)

Charlie Sheen is an astronomer who discovers a radio signal that he thinks is proof of intelligent alien life. This leads him into a rabbit hole of conspiracies and strange occurrences. Director David Twohy (Pitch Black) includes plenty to enjoy and think about (climate change is one of the subjects), although the story has aged better than the effects.

Saturday, November 21st 9pm - The Heretics (2017)

The Possessed season continues with this mix of body horror, demons, and secret cults. A young woman, who escaped a satanic suicide cult when younger, is abducted once more and begins to transform into something terrifying. Directed by Chad Archibold (I’ll Take Your Dead).

Sunday, November 22nd 11pm - The Grudge (2004)

The creator of the original J-horror, Takashi Schimizu, remakes his story for the western market and perfectly transposes the terror to the English-speaking world. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Bill Pullman, it’s just as creepy as the original.

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

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