Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 17:11
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FEARnet has announced its July 2013 lineup, and as usual it's pretty damn solid.
From the press release:
FEARnet adds some hot-blooded thrills this summer, with a variety of stunts, marathons, and premieres, headlined by the World Television Premiere of the celebrated Israeli thriller BLOOD CLAN (a.k.a. RABIES) on Saturday, July 20, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
This festival favorite weaves a twisted web around a group of young tennis players, a ranger and his dog, and a troop of policemen, whose lives become entangled with a brother and sister, after the girl falls in to a psychopath's trap. The historic film is the first genre entry to come out of Israel, and makes its television debut as part of the loaded "Tour de la Terror" lineup-two days, four films, showcasing the best that the international genre scene has to offer.
The French shocker FRONTIERE(S) brings the Saturday portion to a close at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, as a gang of thieves find themselves brutally terrorized by a family of cannibalistic Nazis. The "Tour de la Terror" continues on Sunday, July 21, with the network premiere of the original J-Horror classic RINGU, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, about a reporter who must uncover the mystery of a cursed videotape. Uruguay's LA CASA MUDA-which spawned the American remake, SILENT HOUSE-ends the weekend at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT., as a young girl begins seeing and hearing strange things while repairing an old cottage with her father.
Other July Highlights Include:
RESIDENT EVIL: DAMNATION (Broadcast Premiere) - Saturday, July 6 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Franchise mainstays Leon S. Kennedy and Ada Wong battle mutant monsters and the government, in this CGI-animated actioner that links the events of RESIDENT EVIL 5 & 6.
URBAN LEGENDS Double Feature - Sunday, July 7 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Murders based on modern myths slash into the FEARnet lineup with the URBAN LEGENDS Double Feature. URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT, starring ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison, starts the evening at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, with a masked maniac targeting film students on a college campus. Eva Mendes, Anthony Anderson and Loretta Divine also star. Then, the most infamous urban legend comes to life in URBAN LEGENDS: BLOODY MARY, at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, as a group of girls-led by HOUSE OF CARDS star Kate Mara-come face-to-face with the vengeful spirit, after performing a ritual at a slumber party.
LA CASA MUDA (Broadcast Premiere) - Saturday, July 13 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
While cleaning out an old cottage with her father, a young girl enters a second-by-second descent into madness, plagued by strange sights and sounds, in this foreign gem from Uruguay.
"Foreign Fridays" - Friday, July 19 & Friday, July 26 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
FEARnet launches the new "Foreign Fridays" block in July, with four genre favorites. THEM/ILS kicks things off on July 19, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, with a group of murderous children terrorizing a couple at a remote estate. Next, at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, it's THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, about a young boy who experiences ghostly visions at a school in Spain.
The following Friday, July 26, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, three of Asia's most prolific genre masters craft three unique tales of terror in THREE… EXTREMES at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT-a gruesome secret ingredient helps an aging actress recover her youth in Fruit Chan's "DUMPLINGS"; a director is kidnapped by a spurned extra, and forced to play twisted games in Park Chan-wook's "CUT"; and a young woman embarks on a surreal search for her sister in Takashi Miike's "BOX." Then, it's 3 EXTREMES II at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, as three more of Asia's best genre filmmakers tell three new stories-a husband and wife piece together the mystery of the day she disappeared in Kim Ji-Woon's "MEMORIES"; a Thai puppet troupe buys a collection of cursed marionettes in Nonzee Nimibutr's "THE WHEEL"; and a cop is captured by a physician who keeps his dead wife's body in his apartment.
THE 13TH FLOOR (Network Premiere) - Saturday, July 27 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Craig Bierko stars in this mind-bending techno-thriller, as a computer scientist who must enter a virtual reality world to solve a murder he did not commit. Vincent D'Onofrio, Dennis Haysbert, and Gretchen Moll also star.
CORNERED (Broadcast Premiere) - Sunday, July 28 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
A group of friends at an after-hours poker game find themselves trapped in a liquor store, as a serial killer lurks, in this modern slasher flick starring Steve Guttenberg.
BLOOD RAVE (World Television Premiere) - Sunday, July 28 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Dominique Swain stars as a mysterious club promoter enticing boys and girls, alike, to her Halloween party where a hot new drug is turning babes into bloodthirsty killers. With Jeremy London, Brea Grant, and Madeline Zima.
Also, be sure to get your entry in for the Slice of Summer Sweepstakes. Starting Monday, July 1 at 9 a.m. PT and running until 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, July 31, participants can enter FEARnet's Slice of Summer Sweepstakes at http://www.fearnet.com/slice-summer-sweepstakes, for a chance to win an NEX-F3 camera; a DL & Co. Forbidden Fruit Candle; Cabin in the Woods, Disturbia, and Piranha on DVD; FEARnet swag; and much more. Some pretty good swag in that mix!
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