The Horror Channel has an Easter treat for fans of Hammer films, as their UK-only Hammer-thon will air March 26th and 27th. Also in this round-up: release details for The Ones Below, a trailer for The Cleansing Hour short film, eight preview pages from Monster World #3, and information on The Last American Horror Show.

UK Horror Channel's Hammer-Thon: Press Release: "Hammer film fans are in for a treat….Horror Channel is to screen an Easter Hammer-thon with back-to-back Hammer classics.

Some of Hammer’s most popular films, including THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE DEVIL RIDES OUT and THE BRIDES OF DRACULA will be broadcast across the weekend from 3pm – 10pm on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March.

Plus, Horror Channel will be presenting ‘Hammer Thursdays’ from Thurs 7 April for six weeks. This will be a Hammer movie at 9pm followed by a double-bill of Hammer House Of Horror at 10.50pm. First movie up is COUNTESS DRACULA.

Full details in transmission order:

Sat 26 March @ 3.00 pm – THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (1961)

In Oliver Reed’s first film role, he excels as Leon Corledo, a young man raised in the home of Don Alfredo Corledo (Clifford Evans), his kind and loving adopted father. When he leaves to find work, Leon discovers that he has increasingly violent urges. Although these tendencies are calmed by Leon's love for the beautiful Christina (Catherine Feller), he ultimately cannot contain his curse and transforms into a werewolf, terrorising the Spanish countryside.

Sat 26 March @ 4.50pm – THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)

Director Terence Fisher followed the excellent Horror of Dracula with this richly-coloured sequel. Though imprisoned in the family estate by his mother, Baron Meinster (David Peel) is released from his silver chains by an unsuspecting French teacher (Yvonne Monlaur), through which he gains access to a number of young women at a girls' school. Fortunately, master vampire killer Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) is on the case.

Sat 26 March @ 6.35pm - THE PLAGUE OF ZOMBIES (1966)

A spooky, atmospheric outing from Hammer Films, who diverged into the world of zombies, two years before Romero’s 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead. The plot, centres on a mad Cornish squire, who solves a labour crisis in his tin mines by turning local villagers into voodoo-controlled zombies. Dr. Thompson (Brook Williams) and his daughter Alice (Jacqueline Pearce) soon discover the unpleasant nocturnal habits of the shambling undead slaves…

Sun 27 March @ 3.00pm - THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1958)

The second in the Hammer Frankenstein series and considered Terence Fisher’s best.

He may be calling himself "Dr. Stein," but general practitioner (Peter Cushing) in the village of Carlsbruck is none other than our old friend, Victor Frankenstein. No one seems unduly concerned when the patients in a charity clinic begin losing their arms and legs during Dr. Stein's emergency operations -- no one except his young rival, Dr. Kleve (Kerwin Mathews).

Sun 27 March @ 4.50pm - THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN (1964)

Directed by Freddy Francis, this is the third in the Hammer Frankenstein series, Dr. Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) returns destitute to his home village to recommence his experimental research into the reanimation of dead tissue, and stumbles upon his old monster suspended in ice. Though he revives the creature, Frankenstein must seek the help of hypnotist Zoltan (Peter Woodthorpe) to repair its mind. Zoltan then assumes control of the monster, using him to wreak havoc.

Sun 27 March @ 6.35pm - THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968)

The Devil Rides Out is a satanic shocker in which Christopher Lee stars alongside Charles Gray as two men who discover their recently deceased friend's son is involved in the occult, and must battle the evil forces of darkness to save him. Made in 1968, it brings the classic Dennis Wheatley novel vividly to life with a strong cast led impeccably by Lee.

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 | Freeview 70."


The Ones Below: "THE ONES BELOW is the debut feature from writer-director David Farr (screenwriter of HANNA and AMC’s THE NIGHT MANAGER), starring the ensemble cast of Cleěmence Poeěsy (BIRDSONG, THE TUNNEL, HARRY POTTER), David Morrissey (THE WALKING DEAD, RED RIDING, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH) Stephen Campbell Moore (COMPLICIT, HISTORY BOYS, ASHES TO ASHES), and Laura Birn (THE PURGE, PEARLS AND PIGS, HEART OF A LION).

Blending an element of urban dread with an edgy sense of paranoia, THE ONES BELOW follows Kate (Poeěsy) and Justin (Moore), a young couple in a tiny London suburb eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child. But when the enigmatic Teresa (Bim) and Jon (Morrissey) move into the apartment downstairs, the parents-to-be soon become involved in a psychological battle of wills with the new tenants."

Written and directed by David Farr, The Ones Below stars David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore, Clemence Poeěsy, and Laura Birn. The film will be released in theaters and on VOD May 27th.


The Cleansing Hour: "A short horror film starring Sam Jaeger (Parenthood, American Sniper), Heather Morris (Glee), and Neil Grayston (Eureka, Daredevil).

“The Cleansing Hour” is the story of two failed actors, Lance and Drew, who have found success running the internet’s ONLY webcast that streams live exorcisms. The catch? They’re just elaborately staged to look real to dupe a believing global audience. But when their latest subject turns out to actually be demon-possessed, Lance and Drew will be forced to reckon with their online charade– live in front of more than 20 million viewers."


Monster World #3: Press Release: "March 21th, 2016—Los Angeles, CA It's the chapter on World War I you didn't read about in high school! The one that involved monsters, mayhem, and the severed head of medusa! Detective Barrymore has seen a lot in his lifetime, but sometimes one face can bring back those dark memories that were once forgotten about in the crevices of the mind! MONSTER WORLD #3 by Philip KimSteve NilesPiotr Kowalski, and Dennis Calero will be available to purchase on CaptainCoComixology, and comic shops everywhere March 23th, 2016. Variant interlocking cover by Nigel Sade.

Barrymore recalls his first meeting with the makeup artist they call John Price—twenty years previously, on a World War I battlefield. But his memories of the night are muddled, and he decides to pay World Studios a visit. Soon everything comes to light as Barrymore is exposed to the secret that has kept the studio running for years!

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That’s right, AGP Monsters! WonderCon will be happening at the Los Angeles Convention Center from March 25-27, and American Gothic Press will be in attendance! Stop by our booth, Table #333, and meet the gang! Nigel Sade, variant cover artist for MONSTER WORLD, will be at our booth signing on Saturday from 1-2 pm. And we haven’t even gotten to the best part yet: We have a panel on Friday night! We hope to see you there!

Meet American Gothic Press: Your Favorite New Publisher in 2016 With five acclaimed horror and sci-fi comic titles under their belt, American Gothic Press has big plans for 2016 and invites you to come along for the ride! Join Holly Interlandi (editor-in-chief), Tom Riordan (Killbox), and Nathan Gooden (Killbox) as they discuss upcoming titles such as Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space: The Lost AdventuresKillbox, Jeremy Robinson’s Island 731 adaptation, and several exciting announcements at their first ever WonderCon panel. Moderated by Cameron Hatheway (creative marketing manager). Friday March 25th, 2016 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Room 515B."

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    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).