Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Monday, 24 December 2012 20:07
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FEARnet has quite a package for horror fans in January, from old classics to new blood.
January Highlights Include:
Let Me In (Unedited Broadcast Premiere) - Sunday, January 13 (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT)
Innocence dies, but vampires last forever in this American re-imagining of the Swedish hit Let the Right One In, about a young outcast who befriends Abby (Chlöe Grace Moretz, Carrie), an ageless bloodsucker perpetually trapped at 12. Their burgeoning preteen romance is threatened, however, when a series of local murders point to Abby’s mysterious guardian (Richard Jenkins, The Cabin in the Woods). Don’t miss the chance to see this modern genre classic with all its fangs intact, in the unedited broadcast premiere.
Slither (Network Premiere) - Saturday, January 5 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
It’s a southern fried alien invasion, when Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) star in this 2006 blockbuster about a small South Carolina town infected by intergalactic parasites. Grant Grant (Rooker) is patient zero, playing host to a virus that compels him to use the community as his own personal breeding ground, turning the citizens into zombified mutants. It’s up to Sheriff Pardy (Fillion) to eradicate the threat before it takes over the world.
The Lost Boys (Network Premiere) - Sunday, January 27 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Two brothers move to a small seaside town overrun by teenage vampires, in this seminal favorite directed by Joel Schumacher (Blood Creek). Featuring an all-star cast, including Kiefer Sutherland (Mirrors), Diane Wiest (Edward Scissorhands), and the cinematic debut of “The Two Coreys” (Corey Haim, Silver Bullet and Corey Feldman, Bordello of Blood) in their first film together. This network premiere is not to be missed!
The Omen (Network Premiere) - Sunday, January 13 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
When his wife (Julia Stiles, Dexter) suffers a miscarriage, a well-meaning U.S. diplomat (Liev Schreiber, Scream 2) unwittingly adopts the antichrist. Satanic panic strikes the household as the child, Damien, begins turning their lives upside down. Mia Farrow (Rosemary’s Baby) also stars as Mrs. Baylock, Damien’s devilish nanny, in this update of the ‘70s favorite.
“Violent Vixens” Marathon - Thursday, January 10 (6 p.m.-2 a.m. ET/3 p.m.-11 p.m. PT)
Celebrate creepy schoolgirls, deadly demons, heavenly vampires and a nefarious girl-next-door in this four-film marathon dedicated to ladies who are made of anything but sugar and spice. It all begins at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT with a group of Catholic schoolgirls conjuring a demon in Little Witches. Then, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys) is a father trying to keep his family together as his daughter is drawn into darkness in The New Daughter. Neighbor follows at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, with America Olivo (Friday the 13th) as a murderous woman who wrecks hearts, minds and bodies. Life Blood closes out the evening at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, with two bloodsucking beauties sent by God to cleanse the world of evil.
“The Games” Marathon - Thursday, January 17 (4 p.m.-2 a.m. ET/1 p.m.-11 p.m. PT)
Join us for a night of ghoulish games with terrifying twists, in this five-film frightfest. The mayhem kicks-off at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, when an evil Djinn brings your inner-most desires to life, with brutal consequences, in Wishmaster from executive producer Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street). When Evil Calls is next at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, as a group of high school students receive tempting text messages, promising to turn their fantasies into reality, with deadly results. Then, Crispin Glover (Willard) has a bad case of split-personalities, portraying psychotic twins who gleefully torment teenagers in the woods in Simon Says at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Taboo follows at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, with January Jones (Mad Men) and Nick Stahl (Disturbing Behavior) at a New Year’s eve party, playing an innocent game that quickly takes a violent turn. House of the Dead 2 brings the games to an end, with Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses) as a college professor who molds the minds of tomorrow, before a horde of zombies devours them today.
The New Daughter (Broadcast Premiere) - Sunday, January 6 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Ancient evil descends upon a broken family reeling from divorce in the directorial debut of Luis Berdejo, acclaimed scribe of REC and REC 3. Kevin Costner (3,000 Miles to Graceland) stars in this supernatural shocker as a father trying to keep his children together, while his daughter is pulled deeper into a world of darkness after disturbing a cursed burial ground.
Blood Creek (Broadcast Premiere) - Sunday, January 6 (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT)
For 70 years, the Wollner family has harbored a deadly secret in their dilapidated Virginia farmhouse, keeping the evil Professor Richard Wirth (Michael Fassbender, Prometheus) weakened, but alive, in a makeshift prison fueled by blood. But now, Wirth has been set free, unleashing decades of occult Nazi terror upon the unsuspecting countryside.
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (World Television Premiere) - Saturday, January 12 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
An urban legend becomes much too real for a group of teens celebrating the death of a local axe-murderer. The party gets cut short, when the vengeful femme comes back for one more chopping spree. Genre icons Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects) and Danielle Harris (Hatchet III) star in this retelling of the iconic Long Island ghost story.
Parents (Network Premiere) - Sunday, January 13 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Growing up is hard to stomach for a young boy, whose picture-perfect 1950s father (Randy Quaid, Freaked) and mother are actually cannibals. But is everything really as it seems? Bob Balaban (Tales from the Darkside) directs this grimly comedic ‘80s cult film about the darker side of childhood.
Rogue River (World Television Premiere) - Sunday, January 20 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Fulfilling a loved one’s last wish is torture for one woman, traveling to the titular landmark to spread her father’s ashes. When Mara’s car disappears and a stranger (Bill Moseley, The Devil’s Rejects) offers her a ride and shelter, her memorial trip becomes a nightmare as she fights to survive.
You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You (World Television Premiere) - Sunday, January 20 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Hip-Hop meets Hitchcock in this thriller from executive producer Spike Lee (Summer of Sam). The industry’s biggest rappers are dropping beats, and then dropping dead, when a killer goes on a bloody rampage. Newly assigned to the case, a detective on the verge of retirement teams with a young hotshot to unravel the growing web of sex, deceit and murder, and bring the killer to justice.
Lost Boys: The Tribe (Network Premiere) - Sunday, January 27 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Following the death of their parents, a brother and sister move to the town of Luna Bay, hoping for a fresh start. But when the pair becomes involved with a local gang, amateur vampire hunter Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman, The ‘Burbs) is called back into action to battle a new clan of the teenage undead, in this long-awaited follow-up to The Lost Boys.
Slither, Saturday, January 5 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT;
The New Daughter, Sunday, January 6 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT;
Blood Creek, Sunday, January 6 at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT;
“Violent Vixens” Marathon, Thursday, January 10 at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT;
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, Saturday, January 12 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT;
Parents, Sunday, January 13 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT;
The Omen, Sunday, January 13 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT;
Let Me In, Sunday, January 13 at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT;
“The Games” Marathon, Thursday, January 17 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT;
Rogue River, Sunday, January 20 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT;
You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You, Sunday, January 20 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT;
The Lost Boys, Sunday, January 27, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT;
Lost Boys: The Tribe, Sunday, January 27, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
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