VOOM’S MONSTERS HD CELEBRATES VAMPIRES BOTH PAST AND PRESENT WITH A TERRIFYING NEW MARATHON
“VAMPIRE BATTY: FANGS FOR THE MEMORIES”
Tune into Monsters HD December 30-31 for 48 Non-Stop Hours of Bloodsucking, Neck-Biting Action,
All Restored in Spectacular High Definition
NEW YORK, December 4, 2006 – Break out that winter turtleneck because the vampires are coming to suck your blood! Beginning December 30 at 7pm ET, VOOM’s Monsters HD will present “Vampire Batty: Fangs for the Memories.” For 48 jam-packed, bone chilling hours, watch some of the most horrifying and hilarious vampire films ever made, all restored in exquisite high definition for a more intense viewing experience! For a full schedule of air times please log on to www.monstershd.com
Films to Include:
The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) directed by Bob Kelljan- Sixties couples Michael and Donna and Paul and Erica become involved with the intense Count Yorga at a Los Angeles seance, the Count having latterly been involved with Erica's just-dead mother. After taking the Count home, Paul and Erica are waylayed, and next day a listless Erica is diagnosed by their doctor as having lost a lot of blood. When she is later found feasting on the family cat the doctor becomes convinced vampirism is at work, and that its focus is Count Yorga and his large isolated house.
Fright Night (1985) directed by Tom Holland- For young Charlie Brewster, nothing could be better than an old horror movie late at night. Two men move in next door, and for Charlie with his horror movie experience, there can be no doubt that their strange behavior is explained by the fact that they are a vampire and his undead day guardian. The only one who can help him hunt them down is a washed-up actor, Peter Vincent, who hosts Charlie's favorite TV show, Fright Night. Vincent doesn't really believe that vampires exist, but does it for the money...
The Lost Boys (1987) directed by Joel Schumacher– A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession. Starring: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Kiefer Sutherland and Corey Feldman.
Vamp (1986) directed by Richard Wenk– Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends. They have problems with transportation, Biker gangs, and worst of all, the staff of the bar, all of whom seem to be vampires, with Grace Jones playing the head vampire.
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (2000) directed by P.J. Pesce - "Prequel" to the first From Dusk Till Dawn is set in Mexico in the early 1900's which begins with the escape of Johnny Madrid, a dangerous local outlaw, from the gallows who then kidnaps his hangman's beautiful daughter, Esmeralda. Starring: Rebecca Gayheart and Orlando Jones.
Blacula (1972) directed by William Crain- Interior decorators buy the coffin of an African prince bitten by Dracula centuries before and bring it back to Los Angeles. The African prince starts feeding his hunger while following a woman who looks like his departed wife.
Scream Blacula Scream (1973) directed by Bob Kelljan - After a dying Voodoo queen chooses an adopted apprentice as her successor, her true heir is outraged. Seeking revenge, he buys the bones of Blacula the vampire off of a dealer, and uses voodoo to bring the vampire back to do his bidding. In turn, Blacula turns him into a vampire and makes him his slave. Meanwhile, a police officer with a large collection of African antiques and an interest in the occult investigates the murders caused by Blacula and his vampire horde. Starring: Pam Grier.
Dracula (1931) directed by Tod Browning- The famous vampire tale featuring Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year!
House of Dracula (1945) directed by Erle C. Kenton - Dracula arrives at Dr. Edelman's office asking for a cure to his vampirism. However, this is a ruse by Dracula to get near Dr. Edelman's beautiful female assistant and turn her into a vampire. Meanwhile, a sincere Lawrence Talbot, AKA the Wolfman, arrives seeking a cure for his lycanthropy. When Dr. Edelman's first attempt fails, Talbot tries to commit suicide by jumping off a cliff, but instead finds a network of underground caves where Frankensteins Monster is in stasis. Chaos ensues as the three monsters fight for dominance of each other.
Blood of the Vampire (1958) directed by Henry Cass – A man and wife are terrorized by Mad Scientist Dr. Callistratus who was executed but has returned to life with a heart transplant. Along with his crippled assistant Carl, the 'anemic' Mad Scientist, believed to be a vampire, conducts blood deficiency research on the inmates of a prison hospital for the criminally insane to sustain his return to life.
Curse of the Blood Ghouls (1962) aka Slaughter of the Vampires directed by Roberto Mauri – On their wedding night, a newlywed couple find themselves menaced by a bloodthirsty dubbed Italian vampirer.
The Playgirls and the Vampire (1962) directed by Piero Regnoli- Five beautiful showgirls are trapped by a storm and find refuge in a creepy old castle. The owner of the castle, a strange nobleman, has a secret laboratory in the basement and has his own plans for the girls.
Blood of Dracula (1957) directed by Herbert L. Strock- Under hypnosis, a young woman turns into a vampire.
Subspecies (1991) directed by Ted Nicolaou- The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown of Prejnar, after spending years in exile. He steals the precious blood stone which is said to be bleeding from all saints, from his father and kills him. Meanwhile two American schoolgirls teams up with a local girl for a work on Roumanian culture. Radu becomes attracted to them but runs into trouble when his brother Stephan helps the girls.
Subspecies II: Bloodstone (1993) directed by Ted Nicolaou- Continuing after the first "Subspecies", a woman who has just become a vampire tries to escape Radu, who seeks her as his love interest. But she has taken the vampire family's bloodstone, and now Radu must find her to get it back.
Subspecies III: Bloodlust (1994) directed by Ted Nicolaou- Still in the thrall of the evil vampire Radu, Michelle yearns to be taught the skills of the vampire. Meanwhile, her sister Becky tries to free her from his evil clutches, and this time, she's brought some help.
***Monsters HD is available nationally on Dish Network, channel 9481.
VOOM’S MONSTERS HD SLASHES INTO THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH “THE HALLOWEEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS” MOVIE MARATHON
Tune into Monsters HD on December 24 at 6pm ET for
All Five HALLOWEEN Films Completely Re-mastered in High Definition
NEW YORK, December 4, 2006 – Instead of battling the crowds for a last minute gift at the mall, stay home, start a fire and get into the holiday spirit with VOOM’s MONSTERS HD “The Halloween Before Christmas” movie marathon. Beginning Sunday, December 24 at 6pm ET, MONSTERS HD will play all five legendary HALLOWEEN films back to back and digitally re-mastered in high-definition.
The HALLOWEEN film franchise has been one of the most influential in horror movie history and made the Michael Myers character so well-known, that he has been routinely spoofed in comedies. Created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill back in 1978, the series spawned what would come to be known as the “Slasher” sub-genre of horror movies that dominated the 1980s. The HALLOWEEN tradition continues even today, as HALLOWEEN (2007) also known as Untitled Rob Zombie Halloween Project, directed by Rob Zombie, is in pre-production.
Films to Include:
Halloween (1978) directed by John Carpenter- Michael Myers has been in an institution since he was a young boy, after murdering his sister. Now he's escaped and is heading back home to terrorize the quiet community which still remembers him. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode.
Halloween II (1981) directed by Rick Rosenthal- It's the same night as the original Halloween. Michael Myers is around the neighborhood, after being gunned by Dr.Loomis six times. Now, he's in a hospital where the girl Laurie Strode was taken. And there's a reason why Michael is after her... Starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) directed by Tommy Lee Wallace – his sequel has a plot that is unrelated to the earlier movies of the same name. In this horror story, a large Halloween mask making company has plans to kill millions of American children with deadly masks.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) directed by Dwight H. Little– Following on from Halloween II, Michael Myers escapes from Richmond Mental Institute whilst being transferred, this time going after his niece, Jamie Lloyd. Doctor Loomis follows him back to Haddonfield, and attempts to stop him once and for all.
Halloween 5 (1989) directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard - It's one year since Halloween 4, and Michael survives being shot by the police. He continues his search for his niece, who is in a children’s' hospital.
***Monsters HD is available nationally on Dish Network, channel 9481.
About Monsters HD
One of the 15 high definition channels of VOOM HD Networks, MONSTERS HD is television’s first and only definitive channel dedicated to the popular horror & creature feature category. From the classic horrors of Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolfman to prehistoric giants like King Kong and Godzilla, to supernatural terrors like The Evil Dead and The Exorcist to the modern maniacs of Freddy, Jason and Leatherface, all remastered from the original 35mm in 1080i high definition, and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound. MONSTERS HD also goes behind the screams with Monsterama, the channel’s original series hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Monsterama focuses on every aspect of monster movie mania imaginable. From Hollywood special effects, creature shops and monster make-up to the latest creature collectibles, conventions and upcoming theatrical, DVD and video game releases. MONSTERS HD's Monsterama series has fright fans glued to their seats and drooling with delight with the eerie sights on display shot in stunning high definition. For more information on VOOM's MONSTERS HD please log on to www.monstershd.com
About VOOM HD Networks
The VOOM HD Networks are the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere. Produced exclusively in true high definition and 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound for distribution in the U.S. through satellite and cable operators, the 15 VOOM HD Networks carry programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music and art. The VOOM HD Networks are commercial-free and available nationally on Echostar’s DISH Network. Developed by Rainbow Media to meet the growing demand for quality high definition programming, the VOOM HD Networks build on Rainbow Media's history of original programming innovation.