Coming up in April, Horror Channel premieres two playfully affecting horror comedies that both pack a mighty punch.
Todd Strauss-Schulson's entertainingly subversive slasher fantasy The Final Girls, receives its UK TV premiere on Friday 19th April, 9pm, whilst Tom Holland's voracious vampire classic Fright Night will get its Channel premiere on
Saturday 13th April, 9pm.
Also, on Friday 12th April, 9pm, there is a TV first for Takashi Shimizu's turbulence-driven supernatural thriller Flight 7500, starring Amy Smart and Ryan Kwanten.
Plus, in an petrifying scare-packed month, there are channel premieres for Peter Dukes' solve-or-die horror Escape Room (Friday 5th April, 9pm), Colin McCarthy's darkly murderous Outcast starring James Nesbitt (Saturday 6th April,
9pm), James Watkins' spine-chilling remake The Woman In Black , starring Daniel Radcliffe (Saturday 20th April, 9pm), Kim Henkel's twisted sequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation , starring Matthew McConaughey and Renee
Zellweger (Saturday 26th April, 10.35pm), and Pete Walker's cult psycho-shocker Schizo (Saturday
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 UK/USA crime Sci-Fi drama by Stanley Kubrick.
Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates.
Protagonist Alex is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts
are programed to detest violence. If he goes through the program his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a
hand in creating.
Never cut or banned by the BBFC but withdrawn from distribution in the UK by Kubrik. It appeared on home video after his death. There exists a cut R rated version in the US but the X rated version is uncut.
Stanley Kubrick's controversial masterpiece A Clockwork Orange will receive a major re-release later this year thanks to the BFI.
The 1971 film, starring Malcolm McDowell, is returning to cinemas across the U.K. from 5 April, following BFI Southbank previews from 3 April.
The dystopian crime film, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel of the same name, follows a gang of thugs -- led by McDowell's Alex -- who wreak havoc on a future London in a horrifying crime spree. After being apprehended by authorities, Alex is
subjected to an experimental form of rehabilitation which makes him incapable of violence.
The film was withdrawn from release in 1973 at the request of its writer-director Stanley Kubrick after it was alleged to have inspired a series of copycat crimes. It remained banned in the U.K. until after Kubrick's death in 1999, when it was
re-released in cinemas and made available on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray for the first time... legally, anyway.
The release forms part of a major career retrospective for the acclaimed director taking place at the BFI over April and May.
November on Horror Channel has a distinctive cutting-edge with a Saturday night prime-time Bloody British Season, celebrating the new wave of British horror movies that reinvigorated the UK horror industry in the early 2000s. There are 9pm
network premieres for Neil Marshall's sensational werewolf debut feature Dog Soldiers (2002) (Saturday 11th), his monstrous all-female star cast follow-up The Descent (2005) (Saturday 25th), Christopher Smith's underground ghost train journey
through hell, Creep (2004) (Saturday 18th), and Nick Hamm's psychologically gripping The Hole (2001) (Saturday 4th), with Keira Knightley in her first significant film role.
And the cuts get deeper with a Sharkmania Marathon - a slew of six salt-water B-movie shockers on Sunday 12th, highlighted by the network premieres of the last two adventures in the sky-flying sharks cult franchise Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens
(2016) at 8.10pm and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) on at 9.50pm. The other teeth-chattering offerings are: Planet Of The Sharks (2016), Super Shark (2011), Ice Sharks (2016) and The Reef (2010).
There are seven other primetime network premieres this month: M. Night Shyamalan's boldly unsettling survival movie The Happening (2008), starring Mark Wahlberg; Paul Schrader's hypnotic and erotic classic Cat People (1982); Christopher Smith's
hilariously shocking Severance (2006) starring Danny Dyer and Andy Nyman; the creepy sequel Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003); Silent Hill (2006), Christophe Gans' eerie adaptation of Konami's video game series of the same name; Fran Rubel Kuzui's Buffy
The Vampire Slayer (1992), starring Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer and Hilary Swank; and croc-shocker Lake Placid 2