A round-up of what not to miss this month on Hor­ror Chan­nel...

Starburst Magazine - - Things to Come -

Septem­ber 20th – OLD­BOY (2003) For­get the Spike Lee re­make (oh, you al­ready have?), this is re­venge cin­ema at its finest, as a man im­pris­oned for fif­teen years must find his cap­tors within five days. One thing’s for sure, you won’t en­joy Ten­ta­cle Tues­day as much af­ter­wards.

+++ Oc­to­ber 1st – DR JEKYLL AND SIS­TER HYDE (1971) Count on Ham­mer Films to put a fun spin on a clas­sic tale as mild­man­nered Henry Jekyll (Ralph Bates) trans­forms into a malev­o­lent fe­male Hyde (Mar­tine Beswick). Per­fect cast­ing of the leads raise it above the sleazy ap­proach.

+++ Oc­to­ber 5th - CRAWLSPACE (2013) Just moved into a new house? This dis­turb­ing thriller might not be for you, as a pre­vi­ous owner ter­rorises a fam­ily, plot­ting to take what he has lost. It’s a re­make of an ‘80s Klaus Kin­ski film, with the nas­ti­ness amped all the way up.

+++ Oc­to­ber 10th – CANNIBAL APOCA­LYPSE (1980) The Bri­tish TV pre­miere of an un­der­rated clas­sic of the VHS age. An­to­nio Margher­iti’s shocker has Viet­nam vets re­turn­ing to Amer­ica car­ry­ing a virus that turns peo­ple into flesh-eat­ing psy­chos. The fan­tas­tic John Saxon and Ital­ian leg­end Gio­vanni Lom­bardo Radice star.

+++ Clas­sic Doc­tor Who con­tin­ues a phe­nom­e­nally suc­cess­ful run with sto­ries this month in­clud­ing the very first ap­pear­ance of Wil­liam Hart­nell in An Un­earthly Child, and The Daleks tak­ing a bow (well, if they were so ar­tic­u­lated), while Sec­ond Doc­tor Pa­trick Troughton ap­pears in The Mind Rob­ber and faces the Ice War­riors once more in The Seeds of Death. Another old TV favourite re­turns in the form of David Vin­cent (Roy Thinnes) in the clas­sic ‘60s show The In­vaders. Hor­ror Chan­nel is avail­able on SKY 319, Vir­gin 149,

Free­view 70, Freesat 138 and Talk­Talk 487. that Ryan’s John Con­stan­tine will make an ap­pear­ance in an episode of Arrow’s Sea­son Four. Whether Con­stan­tine comes to visit his abode or not, Oliver Queen will also have a shiny new Ar­row­cave for the new sea­son - a new lair that looks just a tad Jus­tice League-lite. Mov­ing from Star­ling City to Cen­tral City, and The Flash has sim­i­larly brought in some fur­ther new faces ahead of its sec­ond sea­son. In terms of the vil­lains of the show, Candy­man him­self, Tony Todd, has been re­vealed to be voic­ing the ‘big bad’ of the new sea­son, Zoom. Todd will not be phys­i­cally play­ing Zoom, and the show will keep the vil­lain’s real iden­tity as a mys­tery through­out the ma­jor­ity of Sea­son Two. A slightly more mi­nor vil­lain has also been added, with Hem­lock Grove’s Demore Barnes set to play Toka­mak, an energy-ab­sorb­ing rogue straight from the comic book world. On the side of the good guys, another speed­ster has been added in the form of Jesse Quick. New­comer Vi­o­lett Beane has been cast as Jesse, who will be por­trayed as a col­lege kid who gets caught up in the bat­tle be­tween Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen and Zoom. For more de­tails on a whole lot of what to ex­pect from Arrow’s fourth sea­son and The Flash’s sec­ond, be sure to check out our ex­ten­sive pre­views in this very is­sue [See page 54].

Tak­ing flight and soar­ing over to CBS’ Su­per­girl, and some fa­mil­iar DC names have joined the show’s ever-ex­pand­ing ros­ter in the shape of a vil­lain and a Lane. Where the rogue is con­cerned, Salem’s Iddo Gold­berg will be play­ing vil­lain­ous an­droid, Red Tor­nado. On the Lane front, X-Men: First Class’ Glenn Mor­shower has been cast as Gen­eral Sam Lane, the fa­ther of Lois and Lucy Lane (who will be played by Jenna De­wan Ta­tum in the show). Star­ring Melissa Benoist in the tit­u­lar role, Su­per­girl de­buts in the US on Oc­to­ber 26th, with a UK home and de­but yet to be an­nounced.

In some fi­nal DC news, and the most left­field of all of these sto­ries this month, NBC and DC En­ter­tain­ment are get­ting to­gether to de­velop a live-ac­tion com­edy set in the DC Uni­verse. Ti­tled Pow­er­less, the show will fo­cus on the reg­u­lar peo­ple that just so hap­pen to live in the DC realm. A to Z’s Ben Queen will be ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ing the 30-minute episodes, with the show hav­ing been de­scribed as “a work­place com­edy set at one of the worst in­sur­ance com­pa­nies in Amer­ica.” Yep, we’re scratch­ing our heads too…

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