UK TV News: Horror Channel’s Winter Chills Season
by Ben Bussey
It’s almost that time of year again: the clocks are about to go back, the daylight hours are rapidly receding, and the cold is drawing in good and proper. Damn, winter always come too soon. Feels like we get all of two weeks to appreciate autumn before it’s brass monkey weather.
Anyway, Horror Channel are celebrating the season the best way they know – by screening a mini-season of chilly chillers. And there are some good ‘uns among them.
Direct from the press release:
Friday 9th, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th Nov, 10.55pm
Deep and crisp and bloody! Get ready to be frozen to the bone this November with Horror Channel’s Winter Chills Weekend – featuring some truly snow-filled spine tingling premieres.
Fri Nov 9 @ 22:55
The hills are alive – with undead Nazis as the season kicks off with the premiere of DEAD SNOW (2009), a beautifully nasty horror comedy directed by Tommy Wirkola. With a car full of ski equipment and enough beer to fuel their escape from everyday life, eight medical students head out on their vacation. Isolated in the snowy hills the group begin to realise they came to the wrong resort, as deep in the hills lay an unthinkable evil.
Sat Nov 10 @ 22.55
The season continues with BLOOD RUNS COLD (2011). Swedish director Sonny Laguna gives the slasher genre a welcome Scandinavian make-over. Record-producer Winona heads to her hometown on the outskirts of Stockholm for a break… Shortly after settling in, she invites a former boyfriend and a couple to the house. But there is an unknown presence stirring within the house, one that has been waiting for the right moment to strike.
Sun Nov 11 @ 22.55
Wrapping up the season is sci-fi horror thriller THE THAW (2009) Directed by Mark A Lewis, it stars Val Kilmer as Dr. Krupien the head of a team of ecology students, who are examining a melting ice cap in the Arctic. When Krupien unearths a prehistoric specimen the likes of which has never been seen, he summons four of his brightest students to take part in the excavation. But the melting polar ice-cap has released a deadly pre-historic parasite…
Find out more at www.horrorchannel.co.uk or twitter.com/horror_channel.