EPIX and FEARnet Join Evil Forces to Present "Maidens of Mayhem" - A Week-Long Femme Fatale Dose of
EPIX and FEARnet Join Evil Forces to Present "Maidens of Mayhem" - A Week-Long Femme Fatale Dose of Horror October 14-19
Horror Heroines Fest Begins on FEARnet Monday, October 14, Then shifts over to EPIX Thursday, October 17
EPIX Presents Original Carrie Followed by the World Premiere "Sneak Peek" of the New Film on the eve of its Theatrical Release
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Let's hear it for the ladies of horror: those evil, tormented women, who have been inhabited by the devil or perhaps chased by a crazed lunatic wielding a deadly chainsaw. Fear not, your nightmares have been answered as EPIX and FEARnet have partnered to present "Maidens of Mayhem," a week-long festival of horror films featuring possessed ladies and the men/women and other entities who love them - or want to kill them. The festival begins on FEARnetMonday, October 14th and moves to EPIX on Thursday, October 17th with a special presentation of the original Carrie (1976) starring Sissy Spacek on the eve of the latest film adaptation of the Stephen King novel, starring Chloē Grace-Moretz and Julianne Moore. Following the film, EPIX will present a World Premiere sneak peek at the new movie (see full schedule below).
The femme fatales featured in "Maidens of Mayhem" have a power akin to an enchantress, seductress, vampire, witch or demon, having some power over men - and women, who, by the end of the films are generally found to be no easy pushovers.
"As movie fans anticipate the upcoming release of Carrie, we are pleased to present the original horror classic and to partner with FEARnet to reach all horror fans across both networks with this unique festival," says EPIX CEO Mark Greenberg.
"This is the type of cross-promotional programming we look for to boost awareness of FEARnet as well as excite the horror fans who watch both our channel and EPIX," says Peter Block, President and General Manager of FEARnet.
"MAIDENS OF MAYHEM" on EPIX and FEARnet
Monday, October 14th
Fright Night (1985) - A teenager (William Ragsdale) realizes that his next door neighbor is a vampire, but, no one will believe him, putting him and his girlfriend (Amanda Bearse) in grave danger. With Roddy McDowall and Chris Sarandon.
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) - In this supernatural thriller based on a true story, the Campbell family's move to Connecticut takes a mysteriously dark turn when a series of shocking paranormal events reveals that their inviting new home is a former mortuary with a sordid past. Starring Virginia Madsen and Martin Donovan.
Hard Candy (2005) - Ellen Page portrays a teenager who suspects the guy (Patrick Wilson) she's texting on the internet is a pedophile. She decides to visit him and plays a dangerous game of cat & mouse with the much older man.
Tuesday, October 15th
Reaper (Series) - What happens when your parents sell your soul to the Devil? You become his (or her) bounty hunter until you die. The series stars Missy Peregrym and Bret Harrison.
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005) - Under no circumstance should a trio of young people chant an incantation...because....they'll unleash an evil spirit from the past that causes a lot of...death. Starring Kate Mara and Lillith Fields.
Single White Female (1992) - Perhaps Bridget Fonda should have vetted her new roommate (Jennifer Jason Leigh) a tad better...because this girl's a full-fledged psychopath who is trying to "become" her.
Wednesday, October 16th
The Last Exorcism (2010) - It's probably a bad idea to have your last exorcism filmed by a documentary crew - doncha think? The film stars Ashley Bell and Iris Bahr.
An American Haunting (2005) - Based on true events of the only case in US history of the death of a person caused by a spirit. The film stars Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood and Donald Sutherland.
Drive Thru (2007) - Teenagers start getting whacked to death by a demonic, cleaver-toting hamburger drive thru mascot. Starring Leighton Meester and Morgan Spurlock ("Super-Size" me please).
Thursday, October 17th
Carrie (1976) - People actually jumped out of their seats in Brian De Palma's 1976 film based on the Stephen King novel. John Travolta and P.J. Soles learned the hard way not to mess with 17-year-old Carrie White (Sissy Spacek), a shy girl with telekinetic powers. Spacek and Piper Laurie (who played her mother) were Oscar®-nominated for Best Actress and Supporting Actress for their horrifyingly great performances.
Carrie Sneak Peek of the new Carrie remake starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore opening Friday, October 18th.
Tamara (2005) - Please take this advice - do not pick on unattractive girls in high school, because one day, they'll come back from the dead to kick your ass - and other parts of your body. Starring Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Katie Stewart.
Carrie (1976) - An encore airing of Brian De Palma's groundbreaking film adaptation of Stephen King's frightening novel.
Friday, October 18th
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) - A suburban family notices that strange things start to happen when a mysterious woman and child move into the neighborhood. Starring Katie Featherstone and Kathryn Newton.
The Possession (2012) - Attention all yard sale buyers...be careful of antique boxes purchased, because there may be evil spirits lurking inside...just ask the little girl in The Possession starring Kyra Sedgwick, Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jewish Rapper Matisyahu.
The Devil Inside (2012) - See what happens when a young woman (Fernanda Andrade) gets involved in unauthorized exorcisms. You've been warned.
Saturday, October 19th
The Cabin in the Woods(2012)- In last year's surprise horror fun ride, five friends go to a remote cabin and get more than they bargained for. The film is written by Joss Whedon, and stars Kristen Connolly and Thor's Chris Hemsworth.
Texas Chainsaw (2012)- Tobe Hooper's 1974 film changed the way the public viewed the chainsaw industry - forever. The film's main character "Leatherface" was inspired by Wisconsin madman Ed Gein, who also inspired the Norman Bates character and Hannibal Lecter - now that's pretty horribly good company. Starring Marilyn Burns and Gunnar Hansen.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters(2012) - Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton play sibling bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. They encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.
FEARnet is a multi-platform programming service delivering original and acquired horror, thriller and suspense content as a cable TV movie network, a video-on-demand outlet and web portal. FEARnet, a partnership among Sony Pictures Television, Lionsgate Entertainment and Comcast Corporation, features a robust lineup of popular titles from major film studios and independents, encompassing 300 plus movie titles a year, including 14 world television and 22 theatrical broadcast premieres. The Network is distributed to U.S. cable subscribers across the country on various systems and is often ranked as the number-one free HD VOD movie service available in more than 27 million homes. The website, FEARnet.com, ranks as one of the most popular sites in the genre category among total uniques and duration per visit. Follow FEARnet on Facebook and Twitter (@FEARnet). For more information about the company, visit www.FEARnet.com. To access photos visit FEARnetPR on flickr.
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NAS: VIA) (NAS: VIA.B) , its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYS: LGF) , available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.
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