#FIRSTLOOK: HOLLYWOOD SUITE PRESENT “SHOCKTOBER”
Beginning October 1, 2020, Hollywood Suite presents a month of Horror in SHOCKTOBER with 70 classics and two new Canadian Features for you to enjoy, FAKING A MURDERER and THE SANCTUARY.
FAKING A MURDERER (2020) premieres Wednesday, October 14 at 9:00 pm ET on HS00–Filmmaking duo Adam Rodness and Stu Stone stumble upon a series of online videos which they believe contain a man confessing to a murder of someone named Stacy. With “True Crime” being the hottest genre in the industry, they decide that they too should cash in on the trend, creating a hit series of their own. After convincing a broadcaster this project is sure to be a success, their pitch earns them the green light. Adam and Stu hit the ground running and begin their investigation, hire a production crew and head out on the road. Only, they don’t know exactly where to start. As time ticks away and their bank account runs dry, they must go to any means necessary to deliver what they promised. What they believe to be a straightforward murder case turns into an unforgettable manhunt that could have deadly consequences for all.
THE SANCTUARY (2019) premieres Monday, October 12 at 10:40 pm ET on HS00– After the brutal murder of his girlfriend, killer Wade Overton escapes from custody. While on the run, Wade eventually finds refuge with an elderly couple. As Wade plots their demise, it becomes clear that appearances are not always what they seem.
Other classics, sorted by era are:
Hollywood Suite 70s Movies Channel – HS70
Blackmail (1929) Thursday, October 15 at 9:00 pm ET – The oldest title in the Hollywood Suite library, this early Alfred Hitchcock thriller is about a London woman who is blackmailed after killing a man who tried to attack her.
Gojira (1954) Thursday, October 10 at 9:00 pm ET – Director Ishiro Honda’s original Godzilla movie is not only a horror story about a seemingly unstoppable beast created by American nuclear weapons testing, but also a somber exploration of conflicted postwar emotions.
Suspiria (1977) Friday, October 30 at 9:00 pm ET – An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders. Directed by Dario Argento and starring Jessica Harper, Suspiria received critical acclaim for its visual and stylistic flair, use of vibrant colours and its score by Argento and the progressive rock band Goblin.
Hollywood Suite 80s Movies Channel – HS80
Chopping Mall (1986) Saturday,October 17 at 9:00 pm ET – Director Jim Wynorski’s tale of a group of young shopping mall employees who stay after closing for a late-night party. It’s all fun and games until the mall goes into lockdown and the robot security guards malfunction, setting off a killing spree.
Near Dark (1987) Sunday, October 25 at 9:00 pm ET – It’s a western and a horror rolled into one. After he is bitten by a beautiful drifter, a small-town boy reluctantly joins a group of travelling vampires. Starring Adrian Pasdar, Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen, this Weird West work is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and features a cameo from James Cameron.
Inferno (1980) Friday, October 30 at 10:35 pm ET – A thematic sequel to Suspiria, the film is the second part of Dario Argento’s “Three Mothers” trilogy. An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both cities where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.
Hollywood Suite 90s Movies Channel – HS90
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) Sunday, October 25 at 9:00 pm ET – It’s a little bit of history repeating when an outcast teenage girl is taunted by a group of high school jocks, all of them unaware of her cutthroat telekinetic powers, which leads to a horrible massacre. Amy Irving reprises her role as survivor-turned-guidance-counselor Sue Snell in Katt Shea’s follow-up to the famous 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s first novel.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) Saturday, October 31 at 9:00 pm ET – The seventh installment in the Halloween franchise, directed by Steve Miner and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams and Josh Hartnett, is a do-over ignoring anything that happened in films 3–6. Laurie Strode has faked her death in order to go into hiding from her brother, Michael Myers. But you can’t trick evil, and he finds her working at a private boarding school in California.
Hollywood Suite 2000s Movies Channel – HS00
George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead (2009) Friday, October 23 at 9:00 pm ET–Written and directed by George A. Romero and starring Alan van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh and Kathleen Munroe, this is the sixth entry in Romero’s Night of the Living Dead series and was the last film to be directed by Romero before his death in 2017. On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their undead relatives back to their human state.
Green Room (2015) Monday, October 12 at 9:00 pm ET – A punk band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-nazi skinhead bar. The all-star cast includes Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat and Macon Blair.
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