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    New niche station The Horror Channel has been added to the Sky EPG afternoon ahead of its official launch on Monday.



    Available on EPG channel 330, The Horror Channel will broadcast for twelve hours each day starting Monday at 6pm.



    Between now and then, programming previews will run during those hours

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    Sadly I've been unable to find any tv listings but The Ghoul (1933), The Medusa Touch (1978) and Nothing But the Night (1972) are amongst those aired tonight.

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    Well after showing promise in it's pre-publicity, the reality so far has been somewhat rather duff. An appalling print of THE GHOUL as their opening film, which also ended abruptly (as did tonight's screening of ASSAULT.)



    They need to get their prints graded too - looks like they have bought in on the cheap and the whole thing is being run on a shoestring. What a shame...



    And if their 10pm film presenter is (as stated) a Classics graduate, Lord help the education system ! (I wonder why she got the job?)

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    Have you seen any promises of film titles to come Smudge?



    It looks like a low-budget operation but kudos to them for trying to fill a niche market. It's a shame somebody doesn't try and revive Carlton Cinema or a channel aimed at similar territory.



    The Horror Channel is FTA at the moment, I suspect they're hoping for decent ratings and to be picked up by the Sky package at a later stage (and the income it'll bring).



    Haven't seen the presenter you spoke of but a make reckoned it looked like she was reading of an autocue (badly) wink

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    Hi DB7 -



    The thing that catches my eye at the moment is GOODBYE GEMINI with Judy Geeson and the late Alexis Kanner. Their full schedule for the month can be found on their website



    http://www.a3collie.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/h...n/thc_index.htm



    You have to go through the schedules on a day-by-day basis, I don't THINK there's a Film Finder in there at present.



    To give them their due, they are trying I suppose ; they put on an (to me) unheard of 1957 Michael Hordern THE SPANIARD'S CURSE yesterday. Looked like more of a thriller than a horror to me ; not watched it yet.



    As I am in the website to get the address I'll queue up some films :



    VAMPYR

    ASSAULT (Don't finish it short this time, please.)

    THE FANTASIST (It says by the Director of the WICKER MAN)

    THE SHOUT

    CALIGARI

    NOSFERATU

    MONSTER CLUB



    Plus many more - including lots of US movies which I will keep an open mind about and look at as and when the fancy takes me.



    It's a start....shame we can't get a specialist monochrome channel, like BRAVO before it became the televisual equivalent of FHM. We'll just have to wait and see what develops....



    SMUDGE

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    Funnily enough, GOODBYE GEMINI now seems to have disappeared from the schedules for this month...



    S

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    I've noticed they already seem to be running short of material and have started rerunning films from the launch week.



    That other budget channel (classics tv) surprised me last week by airing Counterblast and Hitchcock's Blackmail. They must have purchased a handful of new public domain films.

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    The Ghoul (1933) was the film that Ralph Kemplen, who died last month, cut his teeth on in editing going on to edit Oliver! years later. Incidently, The Assault featured Anthony Ainley (famous for playing The Master in Dr Who) who died last week. Maybe their ghosts broght these poor quality prints to an abrupt end.

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