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FEARNET’s Sweet 16 “Monster Madness Bracket


FEARNET has just launched its “Monster Madness” Facebook Bracket, featuring 16 Classic Genre Icons pitted against Modern Favorites. We thought your readers would enjoy playing along with this sinister sixteen! Who needs basketball, right? We encourage you to check it out, participate and share with your friends. We’ve attached some images you can use as well.

You can play along here: http://on.fearnet.com/1meDuju


Here’s more about it…. FEARNET is putting a wicked twist on March Madness, unleashing a sinister sixteen “Monster Madness” interactive Facebook bracket to coincide with the NCAA’s Sweet 16. The tournament of terror is refereed by the Crypt Keeper, and will pit a roster of classic genre icons and modern favorites against each other, as fans vote to decide who will make the final cut. First-round matches feature Pumpkinhead vs. Pyramid Head (SILENT HILL); Chucky vs. Leprechaun; Gremlins vs. Critters; Reagan (THE EXORCIST) vs. Mia (EVIL DEAD); Alcide (TRUE BLOOD) vs. David (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON); Bela Lugosi’s Dracula vs. Max Schreck’s Nosferatu; Freddy Krueger vs. Michael Myers; and Jason Voorhees vs. Ghost Face (SCREAM).

FEARNET’s March Programming




FEARNET Presents Premieres of Neil Marshall’s ‘DOG SOLDIERS’; Country Icon Trace Adkins in ‘TRAILER PARK OF TERROR’; Dana Delany in ‘CAMP HELL’; and Nick Cannon in ‘DAY OF THE DEAD’


FEARNET Unleashes a Sinister Sixteen “Monster Madness” Facebook Bracket, Pitting Classic Genre Icons and Modern Favorites Against Each Other, as Fans Vote to Decide Who Makes the Final Cut


March14 FEARNET headlines a loaded March roster with network premieres starring two of Hollywood’s biggest names. Before he was Hawkeye, Jeremy Renner (THE AVENGERS) was DAHMER, delivering a powerhouse portrayal in this biopic that delves into the depraved psyche of American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. On Sunday, March 9, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, witness the performance that put him on Kathryn Bigelow’s radar and earned him a career-defining lead in THE HURT LOCKER.

And, before he donned Magneto’s helmet and battled the X-Men, 2014 Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender (12 YEARS A SLAVE) took on a different gang of teenage troublemakers in EDEN LAKE. On Sunday, March 16, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, don’t miss this UK import written and directed by James Watkins (THE WOMAN IN BLACK) starring Fassbender as a man whose idyllic weekend getaway turns deadly, when he and his girlfriend (Kelly ReillySHERLOCK HOLMES) are assaulted by vengeful teens.

Also in March, FEARNET is putting a wicked twist on March Madness, unleashing a sinister sixteen “Monster Madness” interactive facebook bracket to coincide with the NCAA’s Sweet 16. The tournament of terror is refereed by the Crypt Keeper, and will pit a roster of classic genre icons and modern favorites against each other, as fans vote to decide who will make the final cut. First-round matches feature Pumpkinhead vs. Pyramid Head (SILENT HILL); Chucky vs. Leprechaun; Gremlins vs. Critters; Reagan (THE EXORCIST) vs. Mia (EVIL DEAD); Alcide (TRUE BLOOD) vs. David (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON); Bela Lugosi’s Dracula vs. Max Schreck’s Nosferatu; Freddy Krueger vs. Michael Myers; and Jason Voorhees vs. Ghost Face (SCREAM).

Other March Highlights Include:

·         “Expedition FEAR” – Every Friday (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

A new month of “Expedition FEAR” kicks off on March 7 with a French double feature, as two detectives (Jean RenoVincent Cassel) team up to solve a string of grisly mountain murders in THE CRIMSON RIVERS (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). And Jean Renoreturns in CRIMSON RIVERS 2: ANGELS OF THE APOCALYPSE (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), hunting a murderous cult that crucifies its victims. On March 14, Mia Farrow stars as a blind woman who comes home to a crime scene… and the madman is still in the house, in the classic UK thriller SEE NO EVIL (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). Hong Kong horror show THE CHILD’S EYE (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) follows, with the Pang Brothers’ (THE EYE) supernatural chiller about six friends stranded at an old hotel, whose underground passages are home to ghosts and monsters.

On March 21, it’s two more French frights, as gangsters and cops trapped in a high-rise join together against an army of the undead in THE HORDE (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). And mysterious intruders torment a couple at an isolated estate in THEM (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT). Then, on March 28, Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender stars as a man whose weekend getaway becomes a nightmare when he and his girlfriend are brutalized by vengeful teens in the UK’s EDEN LAKE (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). Australian festival darling THE LOVED ONES (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) follows, as a teen (Xavier SamuelTHE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE) experiences the prom night from hell when he rejects the wrong girl.



·         ‘DOG SOLDIERS’ (Network Premiere) – Sunday, March 9 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

Acclaimed filmmaker Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT) makes his big screen debut with this cult classic about a squadron in the Scottish Highlands, whose routine training mission becomes a fight for survival when a vicious pack of werewolves appear.



·         “Notorious” Triple Feature – Thursday, March 13 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

Spend an evening with three “Notorious” cinematic maniacs in this terrifying triple feature. Before THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, there was MANHUNTER (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)—Brian Cox (HER) steps into the iconic shoes of Hannibal Lecktor, a brilliant killer helping profiler Will Graham (William PetersenCSI) capture a human monster dubbed the Tooth Fairy (Tom NoonanTHE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL). Then, Jeremy Renner (AMERICAN HUSTLE) transforms into DAHMER (10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT), in this biopic examining the murderer’s days before, during, and after his infamous killing spree. KILLER MOVIE (12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT) brings the blood bath to an end, as a small town reality show becomes a murder mystery when members of the cast and crew are targeted by a masked psycho, leaving the show’s director (Paul WesleyTHE VAMPIRE DIARIES) and star (Kaley CuocoTHE BIG BANG THEORY) to unravel the secret.



·         ‘TRAILER PARK OF TERROR’ (Network Premiere) – Sunday, March 23 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

Caught in a storm, troubled youths and their pastor (TEEN WOLF’s Matthew Del Negro) seek shelter among the undead in this zombie romp based on the comic series of the same name. Country legend Trace Adkins (THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE) cameos as a sinister figure known only as “The Man.”


·         ‘CAMP HELL’ (Broadcast Premiere) – Sunday, March 23 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

Fear, guilt, and wrath run rampant, when a demon manifests itself at a twisted church retreat in this shocker starring Dana Delany (BODY OF PROOF), Andrew McCarthy (ST. ELMO’S FIRE), and Bruce Davison (THE LORDS OF SALEM).



·         “Scarlet Fever” Marathon – Thursday, March 27 (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT)

Get down with the sickness in the six-film “Scarlet Fever” MarathonTWILIGHT star Xavier Samuel pays the price for turning down the wrong girl in Australia’s prom night favorite THE LOVED ONES (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT). Then, a med student (Corri EnglishHOLLISTON) encounters a killer cadaver in UNREST (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT). Next, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT host Nick Cannon stars in the network premiere of DAY OF THE DEAD (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), as a zombie outbreak consumes a small Colorado town. Spain’s WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) follows, with a family of cannibals thrown into a downward spiral after the death of their patriarch. And the family that slays together, stays together in THE HAMILTONS (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT). THE GRAVES (2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT) closes out the evening, as two sisters take a journey into madness in this mind-bender starring genre icons Tony Todd (CANDYMAN) and Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS).

FEARNET’s February Programming




FEARNET Also Presents the Teen Witch Thriller ‘THE CRAFT’, starring ‘SCREAM’ Queen Neve Campbell; and ‘VAMPIRE’, Starring Kevin Zegers and Rachael Leigh Cook



FEARNET.com Launches 25-Film “Shorts Spotlight” on Monday, February 3, with the Guillermo del Toro-Produced Short ‘THE CAPTURED BIRD’; A New Short Film will be Uploaded Each Monday



(SANTA MONICA – JANUARY 27, 2014) – FEARNET is dishing out some good old-fashioned revenge this month, with Park Chan-wook’s (STOKER) critically acclaimed “Vengeance Trilogy,” on Thursday, February 6, featuring network premieres of OLDBOY,SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE, and SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE. For these three characters, the best revenge isn’t living well—it’s making sure their enemies don’t live at all.

The fan favorite OLDBOY (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)—which took home the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival—opens the marathon, with a man who has been mysteriously held captive for 15 years. Suddenly set free, equipped with money, a cell phone, and designer clothes, he sets out on a path of death and destruction to discover his tormentor’s identity and unlock the truth behind his imprisonment. SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE (10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT) follows, as a framed woman is released from prison after serving 13 years for the murder of a child. Seeking to salvage her relationship with her daughter, she begins a quest to hunt down the real killer, and bring peace to the families of his victims. SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (1 a.m. ET/10 p.m. PT) brings the evening to an end, with a desperate man in need of money for his sister’s kidney operation. When thieves run off with his organ and his cash, his life is thrown into a violent spiral of kidnap and murder that blurs the line between what is right and what is wrong.


Other February Highlights Include:

·         “Expedition FEAR” – Every Friday (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

A new month of “Expedition FEAR” kicks off on February 7, with the Hong Kong horror show THE CHILD’S EYE (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), the Pang Brothers’ (THE EYE) supernatural chiller about six friends stranded at an old hotel, whose underground passages are home to ghosts and monsters. And Noomi Rapace (PROMETHEUS) stars in Norway’s THE MONITOR (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), as a single mother who hears disturbing sounds coming from a baby monitor. On February 14, a family of cannibals must figure out how to survive, following the death of their patriarch, in Mexico’s WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). And a man has five days to unravel the mystery of his 15-year captivity in OLDBOY (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), Park Chan-wook’s celebrated tale of murder and revenge.



On February 21, a young couple is haunted by eerie images after fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Thailand’sSHUTTER (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). Then, Mia Farrow stars as a blind woman who comes home to a crime scene… and the madman is still in the house, in the UK’s classic serial killer thriller SEE NO EVIL (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT). On February 28, it’s the Irish zombie romp BOY EATS GIRL (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), with a bullied teen reanimated by black magic, sending him on a bloody quest for his lost love. And, before you see him take on the Daleks and Cybermen, watch Peter Capaldi (DOCTOR WHO) in action as Father Steve, helping teens stalked by a werewolf in the Scottish highlands in WILD COUNTRY (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT).



·         ‘THE CRAFT’ (Network Premiere) – Sunday, February 16 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

THE MENTALIST’s Robin Tunney leads an all-star cast, as a troubled teen who befriends a group of girls (Neve Campbell,Fairuza BalkRachel True), rumored to be witches, at her new high school. With their coven complete, and more powerful than ever, the girls perform the “Invocation of the Spirit.” But their actions have deadly consequences that even they cannot foresee.



·         “Wicked & Wild” Marathon – Thursday, February 20 (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)

Grab your cauldron and wolfsbane, and settle in for a night of witches and werewolves in this six-film shriek fest. First,Chace Crawford (GOSSIP GIRL) and Sebastian Stan (CAPTAIN AMERICA) front the Sons of Ipswich, teenage warlocks who rule the school, until an old enemy (Taylor KitschLONE SURVIVOR) returns, threatening to destroy everything in Renny Harlin’s THE COVENANT (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT). Next, a mild-mannered man becomes THE WEREWOLF (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) when scientists inject him with a serum, in this ‘50s B-movie favorite. Then, a werewolf hunts teens on a hiking trip inWILD COUNTRY (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), featuring a special appearance by DOCTOR WHO’s Peter CapaldiTHE CRAFT (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) follows, with a powerful coven of teen witches (Neve CampbellRobin TunneyFairuza BalkRachel True) whose abilities lead them down a path of darkness. And a lusty encounter transforms a man into a bloodthirsty beast in WEREWOLF: THE DEVIL’S HOUND (2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT). Joe Dante’s lycanthrope classic THE HOWLING (4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT) closes the witching hour, with genre icon Dee Wallace (THE LORDS OF SALEM) as a reporter who discovers a colony of werewolves at a secluded retreat.


·         ‘VAMPIRE’ (Broadcast Premiere) – Sunday, February 23 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

Kevin Zegers (THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTSFROZEN) stars as a biology professor and bloodsucker, feeding on suicidal young women who give their lives to satisfy his hunger. The film also boasts a star-studded roster that includes Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (REVENGE OF THE SITH), Amanda Plummer (PULP FICTION), Adelaide Clemens (SILENT HILL: REVELATION),Kristin Kreuk (SMALLVILLE), and Rachael Leigh Cook (PERCEPTION).


·         “Shorts Spotlight” – Every Monday on FEARNET.com

FEARNET.com’s 2014 “Shorts Spotlight” launches on Monday, February 3, as THE CAPTURED BIRD heads a fresh crop of 25 short films, with a new short uploaded to the site every Monday. As an added bonus, each film will run with filmmaker introductions made exclusively for FEARNET. THE CAPTURED BIRD—directed by former RUE MORGUE editor Jovanka Vuckovic and executive produced by legendary genre auteur, Guillermo del Toro—is a darkly poetic fable starring ORPHAN BLACK’s Skyler Wexler as a young girl whose day at the playground turns into a nightmare, as she witnesses the birth of five supernatural beings that threaten the existence of her world.

Other noteworthy entries include the animated POSTHUMAN, with Tricia Helfer (BATTLESTAR GALACTICAKILLER WOMEN) lending her voice to the tale of a young man and his dog, in a future where espionage, super-science and assassins reign supreme; the Sundance darling BEAR, written and directed by stuntman Nash Edgerton, who also stars as a man with a new girlfriend (Teresa PalmerWARM BODIES), who just hasn’t quite learned his lesson; and SINISTER’s Danielle Kotch stars in THE BANISHING, a harrowing take on family ties, true love, and murder, when two sisters decide to take the supernatural into their own hands.

FEARnet’s January Lineup



FEARnet Premieres Global Favorites ‘A TALE OF TWO SISTERS’ and ‘SHUTTER’, Indie Thriller ‘OPEN WATER’, Cult Hits ‘MANIAC COP 2’ and ‘MANIAC COP 3’, Noomi Rapace in ‘THE MONITOR’, and More!


Tune in for a Special “Castle-Vision” Marathon, Featuring Six of William Castle’s Classic Films, on Thursday, January 9, at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT


(SANTA MONICA – DECEMBER 18, 2013) – FEARnet explores the darker side of space and self this January, with the broadcast premiere of the BAFTA Award-winningMOON, on Sunday, January 12, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The critically acclaimed sci-fi drama stars Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell, an astronaut nearing the end of a three-year solitary lunar mission. Suffering from hallucinations, with no one but the artificial intelligence program GERTY (Kevin Spacey) to keep him company, Sam makes an unsettling discovery and learns he’s not as alone as he thought.

Additionally, FEARnet is offering two star-studded marathons this month with the William Castle “Castle-Vision” Marathon, and the “Sundance Showcase” Marathon. On Thursday, January 9, spend an evening with the Guru of Gimmicks, with the six-film shock-fest “Castle-Vision” Marathon, as FEARnet celebrates the works of legendary filmmaker William Castle. The original 13 GHOSTS (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT) opens the evening, as a family inherits a house full of ghastly ghouls. Next, heads roll when an axe-murderess (Joan Crawford) comes home in STRAIT-JACKET (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT). THE TINGLER (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) follows, as a scientist (Vincent Price) discovers parasites that feed off fear. Then, a doctor treats a disfigured baron, with horrifying results, in MR. SARDONICUS (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). And relatives gather at a macabre mansion in THE OLD DARK HOUSE (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT). 13 FRIGHTENED GIRLS (2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT) brings the evening to an end, with a group of girls embroiled in international espionage.

Then, On Thursday, January 16, FEARnet brings Sundance to you, with these festival darlings with a genre edge in the “Sundance Showcase” Marathon. The night begins with the winner of Sundance’s Special Jury Prize, as a teen girl uses a different kind of contraceptive in TEETH (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT). Next, a couple’s vacation becomes a fight for survival when they get stranded in OPEN WATER (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). Then, an astronaut (Sam Rockwell) learns he’s not alone in MOON (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). And a father (Michael Shannon) is plagued by apocalyptic visions in the indie powerhouse TAKE SHELTER (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), which took home honors at the Independent Spirit Awards and Cannes Film Festival. The night closes as an aging exorcist (Anthony Hopkins) falls victim to demonic possession in THE RITE (3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT)… which wasn’t actually at Sundance… but, hey, it’s Anthony Hopkins.


Other December Highlights Include:

·         “Expedition FEAR” – Every Friday (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

A new year of “Expedition FEAR” kicks off on January 3, with the Irish zombie romp BOY EATS GIRL (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), as black magic reanimates a bullied teen, sending him on a bloody quest for his lost love. Then, it’s France’s THEM/ILS (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), with hooded intruders terrorizing a couple in their country home. On January 10, it’s the German medical mystery ANATOMY (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), starring Franka Potente (RUN LOLA RUN) as a med student who uncovers a deadly conspiracy. And an airborne virus turns citizens into zombies in Chile’s DESCENDENTS (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT). On January 17, Noomi Rapace (PROMETHEUS) stars in Norway’s THE MONITOR (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), as a single mother who hears disturbing sounds coming from a baby monitor. And grieving parents learn the truth about their daughter’s death in Australia’s LAKE MUNGO (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT).

On January 24, a young couple is haunted by eerie images after a hit-and-run accident in SHUTTER (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). And troubled siblings return to a twisted home in A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT). On January 31, the chills come from across the Pond, with MOON (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), starring Sam Rockwell as an astronaut who learns he is not alone. And the psychological thriller PAPERHOUSE (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), where a young girl’s dream world slowly becomes a nightmare.

·         ‘BROTHERHOOD 2’ and ‘BROTHERHOOD 3’ (Network Premieres) – Saturday, January 4 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

A bullied boy uses witchcraft to get back at his tormenters in BROTHERHOOD 2 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). And teens summon the Prince of Darkness in BROTHERHOOD 3(10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).



·         ‘THE MONITOR’ (Broadcast Premiere) – Sunday, January 5 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

Escaping from an abusive ex, a single mother (Noomi RapaceTHE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) retreats to an apartment building in a secret location. But her sense of safety is destroyed by strange sounds coming from a baby monitor.



·         ‘DEADGIRL’ (Network Premiere) – Sunday, January 5 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

Teen boys mine the depths of depravity, after discovering a woman who cannot die imprisoned in an abandoned asylum, in this controversial morality-twisting indie starring Shiloh Fernandez (EVIL DEAD 2013).

·         “Kick Ass Women” Triple Feature – Monday, January 6 (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)

Start the night off with the original silver screen diva, Joan Crawford, as a woman scorned, returning home after spending years in a mental institution for axing her husband and his mistress in William Castle’s STRAIT-JACKET (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT). Next, it’s THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), starringGemma Arterton (QUANTUM OF SOLACE) as a cunning young woman who turns the tables on the men who have kidnapped her. And GHOST WORLD star Thora Birchbattles organ harvesters on a European torture TRAIN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

·         ‘A TALE OF TWO SISTERS’ (Network Premiere) – Saturday, January 11 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

Institutionalized siblings return home to morbid apparitions and a wicked stepmother, in this K-Horror classic from celebrated genre auteur Kim Jee-Woon (I SAW THE DEVIL).

·         ‘OPEN WATER’ (Network Premiere) – Sunday, January 12 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

Stranded in the middle of the ocean, lovers battle sharks, the elements, and each other in this Saturn Award-winning indie favorite.

·         ‘SHUTTER’ (Network Premiere) – Saturday, January 18 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

After fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run, a photographer and his girlfriend are haunted by supernatural occurrences that soon spread to their friends.

·         ‘DARK FEED’ (World Television Premiere) – Sunday, January 19 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

Art imitates life when a film crew gets possessed by an old asylum, while shooting a horror movie.

·         ‘NAILBITER’ (Broadcast Premiere) – Sunday, January 19 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

A storm turns townsfolk into bloodthirsty monsters, threatening the lives of a family seeking shelter.

·         ‘MANIAC COP 2’ and ‘MANIAC COP 3’ (Network Premieres) – Saturday, January 25 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

The undead officer is out for revenge against the police (Bruce Campbell and Laurene Landon) who took him down, and the criminals who killed him in MANIAC COP 2 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). And a voodoo priest resurrects the Wrong Arm of the Law in MANIAC COP 3 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), starring Robert Davi (THE GOONIES)Jackie Earle Haley (ROBOCOP 2014) and Robert Forster (JACKIE BROWN).

·         ‘GHOSTMAKER’ (World Television Premiere) – Sunday, January 26 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

Coeds experiment with a 15th century coffin, allowing them to walk the earth as ghosts, while pulling them deeper in to a realm of evil.

FEARnet’s Cooking Up A Special Thanksgiving Beast This Year

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at FEARnet!


We’ve cooked up a special Thanksgiving Beast –a scientific abomination, pieced together from a turkey, duck, and chicken—to celebrate FEARnet’s broadcast premiere of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, on Thanksgiving night.

Dig in and enjoy!


FEARnet “A December to Dismember”


 FEARnet Presents Premieres of Jennifer Lopez in ‘ANACONDA’, Kristen Stewart in ‘THE MESSENGERS’, a ‘SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT’ Trilogy, and the World Television Premiere of ‘DONNER PASS’ And Binge at the Four-Day “Holiday Buffet,” From December 26-29, with Monster Portions of FEARnet Favorites Such As ‘HOLLISTON’, ‘TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL’, and ‘FEAR CLINIC’


(SANTA MONICA – NOV. 18, 2013) – This December, FEARnet is coming down the chimney with a sack full of terror, featuring a loaded lineup of premieres, marathons, and stunts, headlined by the network premiere of the fan-favorite ARMY OF DARKNESS, currently making news as gossip surrounds a possible sequel in the works.

Picking up where EVIL DEAD 2 left off, ARMY OF DARKNESS—the third film in the original EVIL DEAD trilogy, directed by Sam Raimi—transports the genre’s most hapless hero, Ash (played by the iconic Bruce Campbell), into medieval times, where sinister forces menace the townsfolk. After accidentally freeing hordes of Deadites, Ash must use his chainsaw-hand and boomstick to lead the citizens into battle and defeat the ancient evil once and for all. ARMY OF DARKNESS makes its FEARnet debut on Sunday, December 1, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Also in December, who needs Santa when you’ve got FEARnet? Starting Tuesday, December 3, at 9 a.m. PT, and running until 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, January 2, participants can enter the Holiday Sweepstakes at http://fearnet.com/holidaysweeps, to win a sleigh-full of twisted treats featuring a 46” LCD BX450 HDTV; an undead uprising of DVDs that includes 28 DAYS LATERNIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, and SHAUN OF THE DEAD; DL & Co. Diamond-Shaped Jewelry Box; exclusive TALES FROM THE CRYPT merchandise; FEARnet swag, and more!

Other December Highlights Include:

·         “Expedition FEAR” – Every Friday (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

On December 6, the international thrills are coming from across the pond, with a UK double feature. First, it’s the psychological thriller PAPERHOUSE (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), where a young girl’s dream world slowly turns into a nightmare. DEATH MACHINE(12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) follows, starring Brad Dourif as a vengeful genius who sends his robotic “Warbeast” on a killing spree. On December 13, the Germans explore medical mayhem with ANATOMY (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), starring Franka Potente as a med student who uncovers a deadly conspiracy. And a troubled British teen develops a taste for blood in CRAVINGS (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT).

Then, on December 20, it’s the broadcast premiere of France’s high-octane THE HORDE (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), as cops and gangsters battle the undead in an abandoned high-rise. And an airborne virus turns citizens into zombies in Chile’sDESCENDENTS (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT).



·         ‘ANACONDA’ (Network Premiere) – Sunday, December 8 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

A documentary crew—led by Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube—journeys into the Amazon, and becomes ensnared in a crazed snake hunter’s (Jon Voight) quest to capture a gigantic serpent. Eric StoltzDanny Trejo, and Owen Wilson also star.

·         “Creature Features” Marathon – Thursday, December 12 (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)

Settle in for an evening of mutated fish, killer snakes, and other fine freaks of nature in FEARnet’s “Creature Features” Marathon. It all begins with FRANKENFISH (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT), as genetically-altered Chinese Snake-Heads terrorize a small Louisiana town. VENOMOUS (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) is next, as Treat Williams battles mutant snakes, brought to the surface of the earth by seismic activity. Then, a documentary crew (Ice CubeJennifer LopezOwen Wilson) is forced to join a hunter’s (Jon Voight) quest for one of the world’s biggest snakes in ANACONDA (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). And researchers (led byMorris Chestnut) stumble into a nest full of mating super-snakes in ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT). BOA (2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT) follows, as an ancient beast awakens in a high-tech prison. THE THAW (4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT) closes out the evening, with Val Kilmer as a scientist at an Arctic outpost, where global warming has freed frozen prehistoric parasites.

·         ‘THE MESSENGERS’ (Network Premiere) – Saturday, December 14 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

Spirits haunt a family’s farmhouse in this supernatural shocker produced by Sam Raimi, and starring Dylan McDermott,Kristen Stewart, and John Corbett.

·         “Return of Killer Kringle” Marathon – Thursday, December 19 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

Santa Clause is comin’ to town… and he’s out for blood, in this four-film fright fest featuring the network premieres of SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 3, 4 and 5. Start the season screaming as Santa (Bill Goldberg), the Devil’s son, goes on a yuletide rampage after a thousand-year curse expires in SANTA’S SLAY (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), produced by Brett Ratner and co-starring Emilie de Ravin (LOSTONCE UPON A TIME). Next, Ricky “Killer Santa Clause” Caldwell is back in SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 3 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), waking from a coma to stalk a clairvoyant teen on Christmas Eve. Then, a reporter investigates a cult that wants her as their queen in SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 4 (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT). And someone is using toys to commit murder in SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 5 (2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT).

·         ‘DONNER PASS’ (World Television Premiere) – Sunday, December 22 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

Snowbound teens come face-to-face with members of the legendary cannibal clan, during a weekend ski trip.

·         “Holiday Buffet” – December 26-29 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

Binge at the “Holiday Buffet” this December, as the Network cooks up monstrous portions of 10 of your favorite FEARnet shows and webseries. Highlights of the four-day feast include:

TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL, about the teenage Metalhead, Todd, who must save his school—and the world—from Satanic forces.

FEAR CLINIC, where Robert Englund and Kane Hodder bring your worst fears to life.

PSYCHOVILLEReece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s tale of a very odd bunch of citizens being targeted by a blackmailer.

HOLLISTON, the genre sitcom starring Adam Green and Joe Lynch, as aspiring Horror filmmakers dealing with post-college life and relationships, while trying to make their big break in the business.

MARI-KARI, an animated webseries about twin sisters—one living, one dead, both voiced by Shannen Dougherty—whose supernatural bond has consequences for anyone who tries to break it.

·         ‘REAPER’ Marathon – December 30-31 (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT)

Catch all the soul-hunting action in this jam-packed marathon, featuring every episode from the series’ two-season run, as well as FEARnet’s exclusive reunion special with the stars and creators of the show. The quirky cult series centers on Sam Oliver (Bret Harrison), a college dropout who learns, on his 21st birthday, that he must now work as a bounty hunter for the Devil (Ray Wise), as part of a deal his parents made to heal his ailing father. Tyler Labine (TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL) and Rick Gonzalez (COACH CARTER) also star, as Sam’s slacker friends who help him in his new secret double-life of ‘reaping’ souls, using a Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner as well as other modern household items.

FEARnet Gives Us All Something To Be Thankful For In November




FEARnet Celebrates “Tom Holland Day” on Saturday, November 9, with the Original ‘80s Vampire Classic ‘FRIGHT NIGHT’ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT



FEARnet Presents Network Premieres of ‘TAKE SHELTER’, ‘PROWL’, ‘TASK’,



(SANTA MONICA – OCTOBER 29, 2013) – FEARnet brings your worst night terrors to life with the broadcast premiere of the creature feature DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, produced and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, on Sunday, November 10, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT., as a young girl (TROPHY WIFE’s Bailee Madison) is haunted by vicious nocturnal nymphs who dwell in the bowels of her family’s (Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes) new home.

And, this Thanksgiving, gather your friends and loved ones around the TV for the broadcast premiere of HUMAN CENTIPEDE at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. One of the most infamous films to ever emerge from the genre, shocking audiences worldwide with its disturbing subject matter, HUMAN CENTIPEDE is the twisted tale of a retired surgeon (Dieter Laser) who dreams of creating a scientific abomination. His dream becomes a reality—with unsettling consequences—in this body horror shocker that claims to be “100% medically accurate.”


Also in November, few things are more frightening than holiday shopping the day after Thanksgiving, but FEARnet’s got you covered with the loaded Black Friday Sweepstakes. Starting Friday, November 1, at 9 a.m. PT, and running until 5 p.m. PT on Monday, December 2, participants can enter the Black Friday Sweepstakes at http://fearnet.com/blackfridaysweeps, to win a cornucopia of terror featuring a Sony Tablet; Sony Handycam; chilling DVDs such as 30 DAYS OF NIGHTFRIGHT NIGHT, and JEEPERS CREEPERS; DL & Co. Silver Skull Stirrers; $100 gift card to BuyCostumes.com; exclusive TALES FROM THE CRYPT merchandise; FEARnet swag, and more!


Other November Highlights Include:

·         “Expedition FEAR” – Every Friday (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

FEARnet shows its love for international suspense, as “Expedition FEAR” kicks off on November 1, with the darkly comedic UK slasher SEVERANCE (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), as office drones on a business retreat find themselves stalked by skilled hunters. And a reformed bloodsucker develops a sweet tooth in the Canadian creeper BLOOD & DONUTS (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT). On November 8, it’s a double dose of German medical mayhem with ANATOMY (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), starring Franka Potenteas a med student who uncovers a deadly conspiracy. ANATOMY 2 (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) follows, as murders plague a prestigious school that harbors a secret society.



On November 15, our neighbors to the North once again provide the chills with Canada’s BLOOD & DONUTS (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), and DOLAN’S CADILLAC (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT), starring Christian Slater as a murderous human trafficker, and Wes Bentley as a man desperate for revenge. November 22, it’s a UK double feature with SEVERANCE (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), andTHE WICKER MAN (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT)—the original ‘70s classic about a detective investigating the disappearance of a little girl on an eerie Scottish isle. The November leg of the expedition closes on November 29, as a small town policeman runs afoul of sportsmen who prey on humans in the French import THE HUNTERS (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). And an airborne virus turns citizens into zombies in Chile’s DESCENDENTS (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT).


·         ‘TAKE SHELTER (Broadcast Premiere) – Sunday, November 3 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

Apocalyptic visions lead a man (Michael Shannon) to construct an elaborate storm shelter in his backyard, as his wife (Jessica Chastain) and children fear for his sanity.


·         “Tom Holland Day”: ‘FRIGHT NIGHT’ – Saturday, November 9 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

FEARnet celebrates the master behind such fan favorites as CHILD’S PLAY and PSYCHO II, with a special airing of the original genre classic, FRIGHT NIGHT, which Holland wrote and directed. The ‘80s fan favorite tells the story of teenage everyman Charley Brewster, who enlists the help of a late-night horror movie host (Roddy McDowall) when a vampire (Chris Sarandon) moves in next door.


Beginning Monday, November 4, all 10 episodes of Tom Holland’s TWISTED TALES anthology series will be available for “binge viewing” exclusively on the FEARnet website and VOD platforms. The horror anthology series presents a variety of stories, each with its own unique special effects and nerve-shredding twists, and boasting guest appearances from genre favorites such as William ForsytheDanielle HarrisAngela Bettis, and many more. Additionally, viewers will be able to access special behind-the-scenes looks at select shorts, as well as interviews with Tom Holland and Danielle Harris.



·         “After Dark Originals” Marathon – Thursday, November 14 (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)

Experience some of the best films that the After Dark Horrorfest has to offer with this all-night marathon packed with four network premieres. PROWL (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT) gets things started, as friends find themselves trapped in a warehouse full of bloodthirsty creatures. Next, reality show contestants must complete THE TASK (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) in a prison haunted by malevolent spirits. Then, telepathic twins terrorize a town in SECONDS APART (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). FERTILE GROUND (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) brings the evening to an end, as a young couple are victimized by ghosts of the past in their ancestral New Hampshire home.


FEARnet Goes Global with its ‘Expedition Fear’ Friday Night Block



(SANTA MONICA, CA – OCTOBER 8, 2013) – While FEARnet has always made a point to highlight the best in worldwide genre titles, the Network is putting extra focus on overseas scares with the addition of the “Expedition FEAR” Friday night block—two international films, every week, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. “Expedition FEAR” entries in October showcase some of the best talent from around the world—topped off by celebrated [REC] creator Jaume Balagueró’s shocker TO LET on October 25—giving genre fans a chance to experience many foreign gems that they may have never seen or heard of before.


Beginning October 18, the films will come packaged with exclusive wraparound content—shot at the 2013 Fantastic Fest and made specifically for FEARnet—highlighting the best of the independent horror cinema scene. The interstitial content features roundtable discussions on topics such as a First-Time Directors panel with Evan Katz (CHEAP THRILLS) and Randy Moore (ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW); a Foreign Genre Films panel with Katrin Gebbe (NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN) andTamae Garateguy (SHE WOLF); an American Independent Cinema panel with Joe Begos (ALMOST HUMAN) and James Bykrit(COHERENCE); an Indie vs. Mainstream panel with Jesse Cook (SEPTIC MAN) and Ben Wheatley (A FIELD IN ENGLAND); and a Film Critics and Bloggers panel where Sam Zimmerman (FANGORIA), Ryan Turek (DREAD CENTRAL), Brian Collins (BADASS DIGEST), and FEARnet’s own Lawrence RaffelSarah Shannon, and Alyse Wax discuss the films they saw at Fantastic Fest, and why the festival is important for both the genre and the audience. As a bonus, the Network will also air an exclusive one-on-one interview with Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League.


“‘Expedition  FEAR’ is a unique opportunity for us to show our viewers something new and different, introducing them to the best films that the international genre scene has to offer—many of which are nearly impossible to find on American television,” said Sarah Shannon, vice president, programming and network operations, FEARnet. “Additionally, airing as part of this block, we are proud to unveil exclusive interstitial content, shot at the 2013 Fantastic Fest, that will give our viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the genre’s independent and foreign landscapes, with contributions from up-and-coming filmmakers, as well as established genre veterans.”


The “Expedition FEAR” October lineup includes:


·       October 18

At 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, the preteen Estrella retreats into horror films, where her playmates are some of the genre’s greatest monsters, in A REAL FRIEND, part of Spain’s “6 Films To Keep You Awake” series. The found footage Australian import, LAKE MUNGO, is next at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, as distraught parents investigate their daughter’s mysterious death.


·       October 25

The October portion of “Expedition FEAR” comes to a close with two more “6 Films To Keep You Awake,” starting withSPECTRE at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, about an old man who returns to his hometown, and sees the ghostly beauty he fell in love with many years ago. Then, a man and his pregnant girlfriend visit a creepy apartment complex run by a disturbed landlord in TO LET, from [REC] scribe Jaume Balagueró, at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT.

FEARtober 31 Days of Treats: Day 8: ‘Trick-‘r-Treat Rule #2’ Short

feartober_bannerToday’s FEARtober treat is another ‘Trick-‘r-Treat‘ inspired treat.  It is the second installment of the Trick-‘r-Treat rules.  Rule #1 was to wear a costume, now rule #2 is to pass out treats.

In these awesome shorts, Sam gets a little friend to help him enforce the rules of Trick-‘r-Treat.  All of these shorts and the rest of these great FEARtober treats are leading up to the all day ‘Trick-‘r-Treat‘ marathon on October 31st on FEARnet.

To watch this short, CLICK HERE (click on the 8th calendar square)

Stay tuned everyday for a new FEARtober Treat!