"Thank you for not smoking." Comet TV's October viewing guide is here and it will feature the Robocop trilogy! Also: details on Splathouse Podcast Season 2, and Holy Blood: Mexican Horror Cinema, with a trailer for The Elf capping off today's second Horror Highlights!
Comet TV's October Programming Guide Revealed: Press Release: “AIRING ON COMET in October
YOU DON’T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT MOVIES…
THEY’RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!
Robocop 2 (1990)
Robocop 3 (1993)
Friday, October 6
Starting at 8P/7C
Sunday, October 8
Starting at 2P/1C
Saturday, October 21
Starting at 10P/9C
Thursday, October 26
Starting at 4P/3C
NEW ON COMET IN OCTOBER
Classic Space Opera is coming to COMET! Based on materials from sci-fi legend Gene Roddenberry, Andromeda stars all action hero Kevin Sorbo as the Captain of the Andromeda Ascendant, a highly advanced ship whose crew is charged with restoring power and stability to the Systems Commonwealth. But, to succeed the Andromeda crew must battle one of sci-fi’s weirdest looking bad guys….the sinister Magog!
Weekdays at 2P/1C and 10P/9C
If you thought gate-hopping action was fun in the Milky Way, just wait until you see what it’s like in the Pegasus Galaxy. Stargate: Atlantis sees a team of international scientists unlocking the secrets of a legendary ancient city, discovering a whole new Stargate network in a whole new galaxy, and bringing them face to face with the Wraith, a powerful enemy who is best summed up with the term 'Evil Space Vampires'!
Weekdays at 3P/2C and 11P/10C
October, demons, blood guts and gore, that’s what the month will bring to viewers. Join COMET TV for a horror retrospective of some of the most ingenious films, sure to scare the most die-hard fans of the genre. From classics to contemporary, COMET TV has them all.
Airing daily throughout October, check schedule at CometTV.com/underground-horror
October Friday Night Movies
Friday Primetime Movie 8P/7C
Saturday Encore Presentation 8P/7C
Friday, October 6 at 8P/7C
Real Genius (1985)
Friday, October 13 at 8P/7C
Lord of Illusions (1995)
Friday, October 20 at 8P/7C
The Silence of The Lambs (1991)
Friday, October 27 at 8P/7C”
Splathouse Podcast Season 2 Details: From Splathouse: "SEASON 2 BEGINS NOW!
Join us as we talk about the delightful and clever 2013 film, "WNUF Halloween Special"!
WNUF's Co-writer and co-producer Jimmy George (Call Girl of Cthulhu, What Happens Next Will Scare You) stops by to talk about his work on the film.
Madeleine Koestner of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (unnamedfilmfestival.com/) joins the panel to talk about films at her fest this year and her relationship with WNUF
John is in Utah. Sarah kissed all the Dropkick Murphys (we think). Jim Rock learns you about poppers for your poopers. Mike D., unfortunately, is no David Byrne (still). Sarah Jane is the resident recommendations captain this season and a mysterious tape arrived at the studio late in August. We play that for you today.
ALL THIS AND A LOT MORE. OBVS.
("Obvs" means "obviously". Duh)
Enjoy, dear friends. We love you. Really. We do.
The SPLATHOUSE Podcast will be back in a couple weeks with a look at 1995's Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Stay tuned to our Twitter account for details.
Drop us a line, yeah? AND REVIEW/RATE US ON ITUNES.
Holy Blood: Mexican Horror Cinema Screenings at Brooklyn Academy of Music: “OCT 27—NOV 2
Holy Blood: Mexican Horror Cinema
Since the late 1950s, Mexico has produced its own rich and distinctive strain of horror cinema, combining supernatural tales of witches and vampires with regional folklore, head-spinning surrealism, and heaps of creepy Gothic atmosphere. These high water marks of the genre include Guillermo del Toro’s lush Cronos (1993) and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre (1989). The series also includes: La Tia Alejandra (Ripstein, 1979), Alucarda (Moctezum, 1977), Poison for the Fairies (Taboada, 1984), Canoa (Cazals, 1976), The Witch’s Mirror (Urueta, 1962), El Vampiro (Méndez, 1957), The Curse of the Crying Woman (Rafael Baledón, 1963), and El Barón del terror (Urueta, 1962).”
To learn more about the Mexican horror cinema screenings, visit BAM online.
Watch a New Trailer for The Elf: Press Release: "This Holiday Season All Is Not Calm.
This November, warm up the eggnog, slap on a silly jumper and gather around the TV for the enchantingly frightening tale of an ancient elf doll that comes to life and terrorizes an unsuspecting family in Uncork’d Entertainment’s The Elf!
If Pennywise warmed the cockles of your heart, and if you feel Chucky is the gift that keeps on giving, reward yourself with some quality time with The Elf!
Nick is haunted by night terrors stemming from a tragic murder he saw when he was young. After inheriting an old toy shop, he discovers a cursed elf doll sealed inside an ancient chest with a naughty list of his family’s names written on it. He soon discovers that the elf was an evil conduit meant to unleash a supernatural killing spree during the Christmas Holidays by whoever set it free.
A bloody treat arrives November 7 on VOD and December 12 on DVD with The Elf, written and directed by Justin Price (The 13th Friday) and starring Natassia Halabi, Les Best, and Joseph Daniel Ellis."