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 are some of our favourites this week:
Tuesday December 29th, 11pm - Thir13een Ghosts (2001)
Remakes tend to be a something to avoid, but this updating of William Castle’s 1960 film takes a totally different approach so is very welcome. Rather than hanging the action on a cheap 3D-type gimmick, Steve Beck’s remake (produced by big shots Robert Zemeckis, Joel Silver, and Gilbert Adler) is full of fun gore and genuine scares and well worth a look.
Thursday December 31st, 11.05pm - You’re Next (2011)
What better way to say goodbye to one of the worst years ever than a home invasion film? See in 2021 with Adam Wingard’s fantastic hit movie that sees a family become under siege from animal-masked intruders.
Friday January 1st, 8am - Space: 1999 (Series 2, Episode 1, The Metamorph)
If you weren’t celebrating the New Year too heavily with your bubble, then there’s an early morning treat as Gerry Anderson’s live-action space opera moves to its much-maligned second season. Although purists disagree, the increase in monsters and introduction of Maya (Catherine Schell), the beautiful alien who can chance her form at will.
Saturday January 2nd, 6.30pm - The ‘Burbs (1989)
Gremlins director Joe Dante brought us this twisted comedy, which built up a huge cult following on video and has become to be recognised as a true classic in recent years. Stars Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, and Corey Feldman. Great fun.
Sunday January 3rd, 11.10pm - Terrifier (2016)
Expanding on the sinister, twisted Art the Clown, who appeared in the anthology All Hallows’ Eve, this is gloriously gory fun and genuinely terrifying. Art has become a horror icon and a sequel is due in 2021. The stuff of nightmares.
Tune into Horror Channel on Sky 317, Virgin 149, Freeview 68, Freesat 138