Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 16:34
On Sunday, September 8, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, FEARnet will be debuting Insidious. Directed by James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring), and written by Saw scribe Leigh Whannell, the film stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as Josh and Renai Lambert, parents whose son's coma is the least of their worries because of all the weird and horrorifying stuff that happens to them after the boy decides to tak an extended nap. With Insidious Chapter 2 just around the corner, this will be a good chance for those who haven't seen it to see it and those who have watched it to rewatch it.
Also in September, FEARnet has another stellar contest, this time with a pretty sweet Friday the 13th Sweepstakes! Running until 5 p.m. PT on Monday, September 16, participants can enter the Friday the 13th Sweepstakes at http://fearnet.com/fridaythe13sweeps, to win a loaded prize pack featuring a 46" television; 16 GB Flash Memory Camcorder; Friday the 13th Ultimate Collection, Jason Goes to Hell, and Freddy vs Jason on DVD ; DL & Co. "Rotten Luck" Dice Set; exclusive Tales from the Crypt merchandise; FEARnet swag, and more! Hot damn is that an amazing prize pack or what!
Other highlights for September (from the press release):
- Foreign Fridays" - Every Friday (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
"Foreign Fridays" in September features Spain's complete "6 Films To Keep You Awake" series, a Guillermo del Toro ghost story, and a J-Horror classic. The "6 Films To Keep You Awake" series kicks off with TO LET (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) on September 6, as a man and his pregnant girlfriend visit a creepy apartment complex run by a sinister landlady. THE BABY'S ROOM (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) follows, with parents who begin hearing unsettling sounds coming from their newborn's baby monitor. The series continues on September 13, with A REAL FRIEND (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), as a young girl retreats into horror films, where her playmates are some of the genre's greatest villains. Then, it's SPECTRE (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), as an old man returns to his hometown, and sees the ghostly beauty he fell in love with many years ago.
The "6 Films To Keep You Awake" series comes to a close on September 20, with BLAME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), as a single mother moves in with a gynecologist, and uncovers the gruesome truth lurking beneath the house. Then, preteens hold a bank robber captive with terrifying consequences, in the fan favorite A CHRISTMAS TALE (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT). On September 27, a young boy is haunted by ghosts of the past in Guillermo del Toro's THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). And a journalist tracks down a cursed videotape in the original J-Horror chiller RINGU (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT).
- "Slayed By The Bell" Marathon - Thursday, September 12 (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT) FEARnet sends you back to school with the "Slayed By The Bell" Marathon, a six-film fright fest full of teenage terror. It all starts with the original FRIGHT NIGHT, at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, as Charlie Brewster joins with a late-night horror host (Roddy McDowall) to take down the bloodsucker next door. Next, Josh Hutcherson and Dane Cook star in the genre-bending DETENTION at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, as small town teens deal with high school drama, time travel, a deranged serial killer, and the end of the world. Then, siblings are terrorized by a murderous teenage gang (led by James Spader) in THE NEW KIDS, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. NIGHT OF THE CREEPS follows at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, as slug-like aliens infect a college campus, turning their victims into zombies. And a young girl uses a different kind of contraceptive in TEETH, at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT. CHRISTINE ends the evening at 2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT, as a geeky guy forms a dangerous bond with a classic killer car.
- 'THE UNINVITED' (Network Premiere) - Saturday, September 14 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
A disturbed teen returns home to dark visions and a new stepmother (Elizabeth Banks) she believes is responsible for her mother's mysterious death.
- "The Call" Marathon - Thursday, September 19 (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Check the children, and then settle in for four films that will make you wish you never picked up the phone. At 6p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, a babysitter finds herself home alone with a serial killer in WHEN A STRANGER CALLS. Next, at 8p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, UNDER THE DOME's Rachelle LeFevre receives threatening phone calls from the past in THE CALLER. At 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, it's THE NIGHT CALLER, as an obsessed woman goes to extremes to meet a radio host. And a killer clown stalks phone sex operators in OUT OF THE DARK, at 12 a.m. ET/0 p.m. PT.
- 'SINGLE WHITE FEMALE' (Network Premiere) - Sunday, September 22 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
A software designer's (Bridget Fonda) life is turned upside down when a possessive new roommate (Jennifer Jason Leigh) moves in.
- 'DORIAN GRAY' (Broadcast Premiere) - Sunday, September 22 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
A corrupt man stays forever young, while an old portrait continues to reflect his villainy, in this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's iconic novel.
- 'SUCK' (Broadcast Premiere) - Sunday, September 29 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Struggling musicians find fame and fortune after turning into vampires, in this comedic rock opera featuring cameos by music legends Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, and Henry Rollins.
As par for the course, this is another great lineup this month. If you don't have FEARnet, you really do need to contact your cable provider.
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