Friday Fright Night
Starting this Halloween weekend, Quest is showing four original horror movies that have been -or are about to be- remade.
Friday nights from 10pm, viewers will be trick-or-treated to classic thrillers.
Starting with Village of the Damned (1960) on 27th October:
In a quaint English village, everybody falls into a deep, mysterious sleep for several hours in the middle of the day. Some months later, every woman capable of child-bearing is pregnant and the children that are born appear to grow at an unusually rapid rate. They all have the same blonde hair and identical penetrating eyes that are capable of making people do things they don't want to do.
Then on 3rd November, The Fog (1980):
As the centennial celebrations of Antonio Bay commence, paranormal activity begins to occur. One century ago, a wealthy leper bought a ship and sailed with his elite to form a leper colony. However, while sailing through a thick and mysterious fog, the ship crashed against the rocks, killing everyone on-board. While the town's current residents prepare to celebrate, the victims of this tragic accident rise from the sea to claim retribution. Under cover of the omnious glowing fog, they carry out their vicious attacks, searching for what is rightly theirs.
Followed by The Omen (1976), on the 10th November:
Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. They are happily married and Robert is the US Ambassador to Great Britain. The successful couple want nothing more than to have a child. When Katherine gives birth to a stillborn child, Robert is approached by a priest at the hospital who suggests they take a healthy new-born whose mother has just died in childbirth. Without telling his wife he agrees. After moving to London, peculiar events - and the omnious warnings of a priest - lead Robert to believe that the child he took from the Italian hospital is evil incarnate.
Last but not least on 17th November, The Howling (1981):
After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with serial killer Eddie Quist, television newswoman Karen White becomes emotionally disturbed and loses her memory. Hoping to conquer her inner demons, she heads to a secluded retreat where the residents may not be what they seem. There also seems to be a bizarre connection between Eddie Quist and the supposed safe haven...