In our latest Horror Highlights, we have a new clip from the Wolf Creek series, details on HDNET MOVIES' horror movie marathon, and a Q&A with Buz Hasson about The Living Corpse: Relics Kickstarter.
HDNET MOVIES Horror Marathon: Los Angeles – October 10, 2016 – Trick or Treat with HDNET MOVIES this October, as the network presents a three-day Halloween Weekend block, featuring 16 sci-fi, suspense, and slasher classics. The special event begins on Saturday, Oct. 29, and runs through Monday, Oct. 31.
The thrills and chills kickoff with an out-of-this-world “Sci-Fi Saturday” on Saturday, Oct. 29, starting with Nathan Fillion as the captain of a spaceship harboring a mysterious stowaway in the 2005 Joss Whedon adventure SERENITY at 7pE. Next up is Henry Thomas as a young boy who befriends a stranded alien in the Stephen Spielberg opus E.T., with Dee Wallace and Drew Barrymore, at 9pE; and Bruce Willis travels back in time to save the world from a devastating virus in TWELVE MONKEYS, with Brad Pitt, at 11:05pE. Then, Natasha Henstridge stars as an alien seductress searching for a mate in SPECIES, with Michael Madsen and Ben Kingsley, at 1:20aE; followed by SPECIES II at 3:15aE; and Casper Van Dien leads the charge against colossal alien insects in STARSHIP TROOPERS, with Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris at 4:50aE.
The festivities continue on Sunday, Oct. 30, with “Serial Killer Sunday”, opening at 5:20pE with Kiefer Sutherland, who plays a deadly game with Jeff Bridges in THE VANISHING, with Sandra Bullock. Then, Tyler Perry is on the case as a homicide detective trailing a sadistic killer in ALEX CROSS, with Matthew Fox, at 7:15pE. Next, Michael Douglas stars as a troubled cop investigating lusty author—and main murder suspect—Sharon Stone in the steamy 1992 thriller BASIC INSTINCT at 9pE. Then, Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie team up to take down a psychotic cabbie in THE BONE COLLECTOR, at 11:45pE; and Ben Kingsley stars as a serial killer targeting serial killers in SUSPECT ZERO, with Aaron Eckhart, at 1:50aE; followed by Kevin Costner as a respected businessman with a murderous secret in MR. BROOKS, with William Hurt and Demi Moore, at 3:35aE.
Spend Halloween with some of cinema’s most menacing madmen in the “Maniac Monday” four-pack on Oct. 31, starting with the 1998 remake PSYCHO at 7:15pE as acclaimed auteur Gus Van Sant brings Alfred Hitchcock’s magnum opus into the modern era with Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, and Julianne Moore. Next, don’t miss Tim Curry as the eccentric Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the cult classic 1975 musical THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, with Susan Sarandon and Meat Loaf, at 9pE; and then Neve Campbell stars as a college student whose terrifying past comes back to haunt her in Wes Craven’s SCREAM 2, with Courtney Cox and Timothy Olyphant, at 10:45pE; followed by Guy Pearce as a military officer who encounters a cunning cannibal at an isolated outpost in RAVENOUS, with David Arquette and Robert Carlyle, at 12:50aE.
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules.
The complete Halloween Weekend Block is as follows (all times eastern):
“Sci-Fi Saturday” Block—Sat., October 29
SERENITY (2005) – 7pE
E.T. (1982) – 9pE
TWELVE MONKEYS (1995) – 11:05pE
SPECIES (1995) – 1:20aE
SPECIES II (1998) – 3:15aE
STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997) – 4:50aE
“Serial Killer Sunday” Block—Sun., October 30
THE VANISHING (1993) – 5:20pE
ALEX CROSS (2012) – 7:15pE
BASIC INSTINCT (1992) – 9pE
THE BONE COLLECTOR (1999) – 11:45pE
SUSPECT ZERO (2004) – 1:50aE
MR. BROOKS (2007) – 3:35aE
“Maniac Monday” Block—Mon., October 31
PSYCHO (1998) – 7:15pE
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) – 9pE
SCREAM 2 (1997) – 10:45pE
RAVENOUS (1999) – 12:50aE
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Wolf Creek Series Clip: "Pop’s limited series event--inspired by one of the "25 best horror movies since 2000" (AV Squad), one of the "100 Best Horror films" (Time Out) and one of the "25 Best Horror Movies Since The Shining" (Vulture)--is an intense psychological thriller premiering Friday, October 14, at 10/9c. It stars John Jarratt as killer Mick Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian Outback except, this time, things are different. The series turns an entire genre on its head when a 19-year-old American college student, played by rising star Lucy Fry, survives Taylor’s massacre of her family and sets out for revenge."
The Living Corpse: Relics Q&A with Buz Hasson: "Buz Hasson talks to us about popular horror comics franchise "The Living Corpse" – the latest instalment of which he and his partners are trying to crowdfund via Kickstarter. Hasson, whose film credits include Little Dead Rotting Hood, suggests that if the ‘Relics’ comic crowdfunding campaign is successful, they might one day get to do their film version too!
You’ve worked on some cool movies. What’s been your favorite?
Buz: thanks! tough choice since both were ideas I created with ken haeser and were just sort of getting started on this type of stuff id say its too early to say! haha but i'm loving how the process is albeit slow when it happens its exciting.
How did you get hooked up with Jared Cohn?
Buz: Through Gabriel Campisi at Traplight media. We met Gabe at our first comic book turned film premiere in san diego at comic con in 2012 for The Amazing Adventures of The Living Corpse….from anchor bay directed by Justin Paul Ritter….Gabe had interviewed us for Fangoria which was awesome we hit it off great he liked our idea for Little Dead Rotting Hood and from there we started working with him and jared on JailBait another film jared directed….we ended up making a comic then jared made the film….
And what did you do on Little Dead Rotting Hood?
Buz: i created the idea with Ken Haeser as a comic years ago it was like a throw away idea…..after showing the idea to Gabe he dug it and we got together with him and developed the mythology really in depth...the world, the universe the history the look of everything and he got it turned into the film over at the Asylum...it's on netflix now!
How many comics have you done? They all horror?
Buz: yea all horror mostly now we do more….like Grump Cat, Three Stooges, a lot of covers for different stuff...but the Living Corpse is our mainstay….it's why we make comics hands down...
Tell us about the team you’ve formed to put together this one?
Buz: Ken Haeser, Blair Smith and myself all came together from working the comic con scene on the east coast for ten years...like minded kindred spirits with the same interest in horror comedy and cartoons...films, etc...we make a good trifecta...everyone can do almost everything within the artform….different styles...that all merge…....multi talented artists within an artists co-operative!
How long have you been working on it?
Buz: We’ve been working on this new series The Living Corpse: Relics for three years. Yeah, I know….comics take a while….it's 160 pages of our last big story arc for the character….were excited to finally get it out to fans who have been patiently waiting and you all know who you are! lots of cool stuff happening in the story…..big reveals for the origin of characters fans thought they already knew...and a story that might leave you guessing for more!
And where did the germ of the idea originate?
Buz: Our ideas come from hanging out socially and creating, drawing, watching film, discussing exo-politics and deep galactic paradigms….you know, the basics.
Have you succeeded so far with the Kickstarter?
Buz: Not yet! Looking good, though, so far!
If the Kickstarter works with the comic, how soon would you like to make a film version?
As soon as the big guys in Hollywood are ready...there's some really awesome talent attached to the live action version of The Living Corpse, so we're pretty excited to see how the next year develops