Friday, November 30, 2012

FEARnet announces holiday 'Holliston,' 'Tales From The Crypt'

FEARnet isn’t just a channel to indulge in at Halloween, they also like to get into the spirit of Yule! They’ve announced their HoHoHo-rifically awesome holiday line-up and promise a sack full of screams.

Among the highlights are a Holliston marathon and Christmas special, Christmas Eve "Killer Kringle" marathon and a New Year's Eve Tales from the Crypt marathon.

First up is a marathon of the horror-nerd sitcom Holliston,beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET. Starring director Adam Green and Joe Lynch, the show revolves around the aspiring genre filmmakers as they deal with romance and run-ins with horror legends Kane Hodder, Tony Todd and John Landis - not to mention GWAR's Oderus Urungus and Dee Snider. Then, at 8 p.m., is the Holliston Christmas Special.

Says a FEARnet press release, "the most wonderful time of the year quickly turns into 'Black Christmas,' when a blizzard strikes the town of Holliston, trapping Adam, Joe, Corri and Laura inside with no power. Of course, being a horror sitcom, it makes sense that a "crazed serial killer" is loose in the area, which interrupts the gangs reminiscing about their time together. Derek Mears (Friday the 13th, Community) guests.

Then, the Christmas Eve "Killer Kringle" marathon begins at noon ET with the promise that "Santa Claus is comin’ to town… and he’s out for blood in a four-film frightfest "dedicated to the not-so-nice side of Old St. Nick." The programming block includes The Traveler, starring Val Kilmer, about a stranger with a secret. Then there's Santa's Slay, about Santa (aka the Son of Satan) whose deal with an angel to play nice for a 1,000 years is up. Up next is Saint, a Dutch flick about a really pissed off Santa. Finally the Spanish movie A Christmas Tale involves a captured woman in a Santa suit who decides to seek revenge against her captors.

And on New Year's Eve, if you're not into The Twilight Zone marathon on Syfy, check out the Tales from the Crypt one. Beginning at 4 p.m. ET, the marathon is hosted by The CryptKeeper, with his first new appearances in 15 years. The 24 episodes include many great classic Crypt eps, including "Dead Wait" ( 8:30 p.m. ET) and "Yellow," (2:30 a.m. ET) but none more appropriate than "And All Through The House," about a "murderous woman terrorized by a maniacal Santa Claus" (6:30 p.m. ET).

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