With Halloween approaching channels like HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 431 HD) are dishing out delightful horror flicks to enthral viewers. The channel already has a number of spooky and scary stories in store including the premiere of the smash hit horror IT.
However, before that, HBO will get you into the horror mode early with the premiere of Happy Death Day, which premieres on 20 October at 9pm. The film tells the story of a college student who gets stuck in a time loop, which curses her to relive the day of her death on her birthday.
The only way she can break free of the curse is to discover her killer’s identity. A Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, The Purge) production, this original and inventive rewinding thriller stars Jessica Rothe (La La Land) and Israel Broussard (Say You Will).
If you’re still in the mood for more horror, also check out Dementia 13, premiering 26 October at 11pm on CINEMAX (Astro Ch 412). A long con, an axe-wielding serial killer, and a vengeful ghost all coaslesce in the same night to target an old-money family where everyone has a secret. For someone to survive, the truth needs to come out – sooner than later.
This modernised remake of Francis Coppola’s (The Godfather, The Great Gatsby) debut film stars Julia Campanelli (Kill The Monsters), Channing Pickett (Go To Hell), Ana Isabelle (The Eyes), Marianne Noscheze (No Alternative) and Christian Ryan (A Crime To Remember).
Then it’s time to welcome Pennywise the Clown into your homes with the premiere of IT. Premiering Saturday, 27 October at 9pm, the film centres in a town where children begin to disappear. Banding together to uncover this mystery, a group of young kids face their biggest fears as they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
Directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama) and based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, IT stars Bill Skarsgård (Allegiant, TV’s Hemlock Grove) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise.