CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Movie Channel is celebrating Halloween throughout the entire month of October as its weekly double-feature block MANDAYS takes a stab as KILLER MANDAYS.
"Sony Movie Channel is thrilled to bring such high quality horror films to our viewers during the month of October," said Superna Kalle. "With such prestigious filmmakers as John Carpenter and Tsui Hark programmed for KILLER MANDAYS, our audience will be screaming for more."
The thrills will continue online when from Monday, October 3rd – Thursday, November 3rd, sonymoviechannel.com will launch a "KILLER MANDAYS Costume Contest," where people can submit a photograph of their best horror costume. The winner, voted on by the public, will win a Sony Blu-ray Player and a "Resident Evil" Blu-ray collection. Additional prizing to ten second place winners will include a "Resident Evil" Blu-ray collection.
Launched on Monday, April 4, MANDAYS showcases action, adventure, and comedy genres and other male-skewing movies for a weekly testosterone-filled double-feature movie block. KILLER MANDAYS double-feature blocks will include:
Monday, October 3 –
"John Carpenter's Ghost of Mars" (2001)
Monday, October 10 –
"Anatomy 2" (2003)
Monday, October 17 –
"Pumpkinhead IV: Blood Feud" (2007)
Monday, October 24 –
"The Bride" (1985)
"Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters"
Monday, October 31 –
"Urban Legends: Bloody Mary" (2000)
"Urban Legends: Final Cut" (2005)
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Synopsis and more information on each film below.
"John Carpenter's Ghost of Mars" (2001) – Mars, 2176 AD. On a Red Planet that has become the dangerous manifest destiny of an overpopulated Earth, police Lt. Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is on assignment to bring James "Desolation" Williams (Ice Cube), the planet's most notorious criminal, to justice. Also on the mission are timid rookie Bashira (Clea Duvall), Jericho (Jason Statham), the fast-talking young gun, and tough veteran Commander Braddock (Pam Grier). When a professor (Joanna Cassidy) makes a deadly mistake accidentally unleashing long-dormant evil forces from an archaeological site, all hell breaks loose. What began as a battle between cop and criminal soon turns into a battle for human survival and escape from the doomed planet, as Ballard and Williams join forces in mortal combat with the "Ghosts of Mars."
"Christine" (1983) – High school geek Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) falls in love with "Christine", a bright red 1957 Plymouth Fury, which has seen much better days. Setting himself the task of restoring the car to its original condition, his friends notice that the car is not the only thing that is changing. Arnie seems to spend more and more time with his car. He's also developed a sort of cocky arrogance, which does not seem like the real Arnie at all.
"Anatomy" (2000) – For an ambitious medical student like Paula (Franka Potente), being chosen to take part in a prestigious anatomy course taught by a legendary professor is a dream come true. But Paula's delight quickly turns to sheer horror when she finds a young man she met only days before lying in front of her on the dissecting table. Despite all warnings, Paula investigates his mysterious death. She soon discovers that a centuries-old secret society, known for its ruthless research on live humans, is headquartered at the same renowned institute where she is studying. When students begin disappearing, Paula suspects they are victims of the secret society. But with no proof, all she can do is continue to search for the truth ... even if it means putting her own life in danger.
"Anatomy 2" (2003) – Barnaby Metschurat plays the young, idealistic intern Jo, who lets himself be drawn into a bizarre research project headed by Professor Muller-LaRousse (Herbert Knaup), a man as brilliant as he is unscrupulous. Jo dreams of helping his brother who suffers from muscular dystrophy and for whom medicine has had little to offer. Soon Jo becomes a member of the professor's close-knit team of researchers, which includes the attractive, adventurous Viktoria (Heike Makatsch), nervous Sven (Frank Giering) and the sycophant Hagen (Roman Knizka). Their work on artificial muscle strands seems to hold great promise for his brother, but when Jo realizes the project requires the researchers to conduct dangerous experiments on themselves, he starts down a dangerous road from which there may be no return.
"976-Evil" (1988) – Director Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund dials up a contemporary gothic tale of high-tech horror in "976-Evil". Highschool underdog Hoax Wilmoth (Stephen Geoffreys), fills up the idle hours in his seedy little hometown fending off the local leather-jacketed thugs, avoiding his overbearing, religious fanatic mother (Sandy Dennis) and dreaming of a date with trailer park temptress Suzie (Lezie Deane). But his quietly desperate life takes a terrifying turn when his cousin, Spike, introduces him to an unusual new hobby - phoning in for his Horrorscope. Because instead of the slightly kinky astrological predictions he's expecting, Hoax is hooked-up with a compellingly hideous demonic force that slowly begins to overtake his entire life. Now there's more than just a phone bill to pay for anyone and everyone who ever dared cross "the neighborhood nerd."
"Pumpkinhead IV: Blood Feud" (2007)- Horror Icon Lance Henriksen stars in this riveting sequel to the Pumpkinhead franchise of horror films. As long as they can remember, the Hatfields and the McCoys have been at each other's throats. Reprisal after reprisal has mired their once idyllic town in a bloody cycle of violence and retribution. Yet a light shines in the midst of these families' hatred: the forbidden love between two members of the next generation, Jodie Hatfield and Ricky McCoy. But now Jodie Hatfield and Ricky McCoy have confessed their love for one another and their families are not happy about it.
"The Bride" (1985) – Dr. Frankenstein builds the perfect woman - and lives to regret it - in this tantalizing marriage of horror, romance and unbridled passion! Rock star Sting plays the mod scientist and Jennifer Beals lends her dynamic presence as his supreme creation, "The Bride." This spectacular movie follows Frankenstein's creations as they look for their place in the world - the gorgeous Eva (Beals) by declaring her sexual independence and her grotesque mate Viktor (Clancy Brown) by learning self-worth from a compassionate circus dwarf (David Rappaport). Can Dr. Frankenstein survive when the monster returns to claim his intended? Alive with brilliant photography and lavish costumes, "The Bride" invites you to a wedding night you'll never forget!
"Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunter" (2002) – From acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark ("Black Mask 2," "Time and Tide") comes this exhilarating, action-packed thrill ride destined to become a martial arts/horror classic. In 19th century China, an evil monk awakens a nest of ghoulish vampires. Each of four heroes trained in magic and martial arts specializes in controlling the element of his namesake: Rain, Lightning, Thunder and Wind. They and their master (Ji Chun Hua) must use their powers to destroy the Vampire King; a rotting, maggot-faced creature in putrid robes that can suck blood from a distance and breathe fire; and his lethal coven before it's too late. Their search for zombies; who, in Chinese lore, hop rather than walk, leads them to an eerie compound of dead people preserved in wax, and culminates in a climactic battle royal.
"Urban Legends: Bloody Mary" (2000) – On Homecoming night, Samantha (Kate Mara), Gina (Haley McCormick), and Mindy (Olesya Rulin) are having a slumber party at Sam's house due to being black-listed by the sexy football players. Since the dance and game are out of the question, the trio stays up and entertains themselves with Urban Legends...all leading up to "Bloody Mary." With nothing better to do and a whole night to waste, Sam chants "Bloody Mary." Her friends laugh... "Bloody Mary." More laughter. On the third and final "Bloody Mary," the friends are kidnapped by three jocks and return soon thereafter, shaken but well. Sam begins having hallucinations and soon bodies turn up - is it all a high school prank taken to grisly extremes or is it Bloody Mary, whose youth was taken far too early?
"Urban Legends: Final Cut" (2005) – Amy (Jennifer Morrison), Travis (Matthew Davis) and Graham (Joseph Lawrence) are student filmmakers who would love to make it big in Hollywood. But first they've got to survive their last semester at Alpine University, a renowned film school where the competition is "killer." One senior student will be awarded the prestigious Hitchcock Award for best thesis film, virtually guaranteeing the winner a career in Hollywood. Taking a break from documentaries, Amy decides her thesis will be a fictional, psychological thriller about those contemporary tall tales known as urban legends. But when Amy's film crew starts falling prey to fatal "accidents" and all the dots start to connect back to her, she realizes she must unmask the killer before she, too, becomes an urban legend.
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