There are star-studded shocks aplenty on Horror Channel in June, courtesy of the Spine-Chiller Season - a selection of supernatural mysteries to get your summer off to a very scary start. Scheduled for Saturday nights at 9pm, the season
is headed by the Channel premiere of the moody and violent chiller Gothika , starring Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr. and Penelope Cruz. Other titles include Kevin Bacon's career launcher Stir of Echoes , the gripping US-remake of The
Grudge , starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, and the terrifying supernatural thriller Pay the Ghost , starring Nicholas Cage.
There are also UK TV premieres for the sharply eerie Nails , starring Shauna Macdonald and
Ross Noble and the deadly Viral , where a global parasitic virus is turning victims into blind, blood spewing zombie hosts. Plus, there are Channel premieres for Michael Peterson's blood-pumping survival horror Knuckleball , Alistair Orr's
stylish supernatural suspense From a House on Willow Street , featuring a killer role by Australian scream queen Sharni Vinson and John McTiernan's Rollerball , a head-slamming remake of the 1975 Sci-Fi hit.
Apocalyptic nightmares, the return of the monstrous Victor Crowley, David Tennant in sadistic mood and an all-star classic vampire tale... Horror Channel marks May with eight prime-time Channel premieres, including armrest-clutching shocker Bad
Samaritan , starring a serial-killing David Tennant, Victor Crowley , Adam Green's horrifying rebooted journey back to the haunted, blood-drenched bayou, Francis Ford Cappola's powerful Bram Stoker's Dracula , starring Gary Oldman as
the immortal Count, and Cell, best-selling horror author Stephen King's acclaimed tech-inspired apocalyptic nightmare, starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
Further premium premieres include Russell Mulcahy's iconic sword-sweeping fantasy
thriller Highlander, Renny Harlin's gripping psychological chiller Mindhunters, starring Val Kilmer and Christian Slater, Tom Nagel's supernatural road-trip horror The Toybox, starring Denise Richards and Mischa Barton and Doom,
a twisty, alien mutating drama starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Rosamund Pike and Karl Urban.
Expo Erotica, the UK consumer show that was scheduled to take place in Telford in May, has been moved to August due to the current coronavirus situation.
In a letter to
exhibitors, organiser Inger Stevenson said:
We have done this to ensure that we can deliver the event and necessary footfall that [exhibitors] deserve, which may currently prove difficult due to this highly
unprecedented situation. I personally feel that the media has hyped the whole situation up beyond what is necessary, however, my job is to protect the show and those who have supported the show.