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Sunday, 1st

Eli Roth’s History of Horror S3

This season of Eli Roth’s History of Horror continues to explore the fun and the fear of scary films – both timeless classics and wildly frightening films that flew under the radar, tackling the topics of Sequels (That Don’t Suck), Infections, Psychics, Apocalyptic Horror, Holiday Horror and Mad Scientists. All-star lineup of interviewees include Cate BlanchettMargaret ChoJeffrey CombsJamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Lex Scott DavisRobert EnglundVanessa HudgensElliott KnightDavid KoechnerChristopher LandonMeat LoafGreg Nicotero, Jonah RayGiovanni Ribisi, Jessica RotheMadeleine StoweQuentin TarantinoJennifer TillyEdgar WrightRob Zombie, and many others.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 


Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface (Bill Johnson) is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top (Bill Moseley). This time, the masked killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita “Stretch” Brock (Caroline Williams), who teams up with Texas lawman Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park.
 
Monday, 2nd

The Midnight Swim 

When Dr. Amelia Brooks’ three daughters travel home to settle her affairs after she disappears in Spirit Lake, they find themselves drawn to the mysterious body of water.
 
Goodnight Mommy

Twin boys who do everything together, from collecting beetles to feeding stray cats, welcome their mother home after her reconstructive surgery. But with her face wrapped in bandages, and her demeanor distant, they grow suspicious of her identity.
 
Insidious 

Parents (Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne) take drastic measures when it seems their new home is haunted and their comatose son (Ty Simpkins) is possessed by a malevolent entity.
Thursday, 5th

Cursed Films II – Season Finale May 5 (Shudder Original Series)

Shudder’s acclaimed documentary series is back to explore the facts and myths surrounding a new batch of famous films some consider cursed. In the season finale, Cursed Films travels to Roma, Italy to discuss the making of what is arguably the most controversial horror film ever  made, Cannibal Holocaust. Writer/Director Ruggero Deodato discusses the film from concept through  creation, including the famous court case that saw him defending himself for the murder of a performer in the heart of the Amazon. Meanwhile, his cast and crew detail the struggles they faced while trying to meet the expectations of a demanding director, who continually pushed them towards their breaking point.
Friday, 6th

The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs Season 4 – New Episodes Every Friday (Shudder Original Series)

The hit series returns with Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories, and significance to genre cinema. This season features a wide array of fan favorites, obscure cult oddities and surprise guests.

The Twin

In The Twin, following the aftermath of a tragic accident that claimed the life of one of their twins, Rachel (Teresa PalmerA Discovery of WitchesWarm BodiesLights Out) and husband Anthony (Steven CreeA Discovery of WitchesOutlander) relocate to the other side of the world with their surviving son in the hopes of building a new life. What begins as a time of healing in the quiet Scandinavian countryside soon takes an ominous turn when Rachel begins to unravel the torturous truth about her son and confronts the malicious forces attempting to take a hold of him. Also available in theaters and on demand on May 6 from RLJ Films.
Monday, 9th

Popcorn

A master of disguise deranged killer begins killing off the college students who are organizing a horror-movie marathon in an abandoned theater.

The Stylist

A lonely hair stylist becomes obsessed with the lives of her clients and descends into murderous madness.

A Ghost Waits

A man’s job requires him to clean a house, which turns out to be haunted. In the course of trying to exorcise the ghost, he falls in love with her.
Thursday, 12th

The Sadness

The city of Taipei suddenly erupts into bloody chaos as ordinary people are compulsively driven to enact the most cruel and ghastly things they can imagine. Murder, torture, and mutilation are only the beginning. A young couple is pushed to the limits of sanity as they try to reunite amid the violence and depravity. The age of civility and order is no more. The film is the feature debut of writer and director Rob Jabbaz and stars Regina Lei (76 Horror Bookstore), Berant Zhu (We Are ChampionsHow to Train Our Dragon), Tzu-Chiang Wang (It’s Drizzling) and In-Ru Chen. Official Selection Locarno Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Frightfest and winner “Best First Feature,” Fantsia International Film Festival.
Monday, 16th

Brain Damage

A young man discovers a disgusting parasite has attached itself to his brain stem. He becomes addicted to the psychedelic euphoria it produces, but in return he must feed it human victims.
Monday, 23rd

Tetsuo The Iron Man

A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.

Tetsuo The Body Hammer   


When metal-worshipping fanatics abduct his son, a father unleashes his dormant destructive power, as his naked rage transforms the once-feeble flesh into a grisly symbiosis of metal and tissue.
Tuesday, 24th

The Prowler 

An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holiding an annual graduation dance.
Monday, 30th

The Unseen 

A television reporter and her two friends head to Solvang, California to cover a Danish festival. When there is a mix-up at the hotel and they are left without hotel rooms, the girls accept the invitation of a friendly museum owner to board at his large farmhouse because the rest of the motels in and around town are sold out. But unknown to the women, something is living in the basement of the house. Their stay soon becomes a horrific nightmare when, one by one, they encounter the ‘unseen’.

Demon Wind 


The strange and brutal deaths of Cory’s grandparents has haunted him for years. Determined to discover the truth, he has returned to the desolate region where they lived, along with a group of friends, to try and uncover the mystery. Ignoring warnings from the locals that the area is cursed, Cory and his friends soon realize that the legend is true, as the Demon Wind, possesses and destroys them, one by one, turning them into monsters from hell.
Tuesday, 31st

Kolobos

Cameras record the violent deaths of several unsuspecting actors on the terrifying set of an experimental film.

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