Tuesday, February 26, 2013

FEARnet unleashes March madness scheduling

courtesy FEARnet
March: The month that conjures up images of lions, lambs, leprechauns, and to some... madness! Of course, we here at PPC are not referring to basketball when it comes to madness but good, ol' scares.

Thanks to the programming over at the horror, thriller, and suspense channel FEARnet, we’re guaranteed some delicious madness this March. According to a recent press release, they’ll be offering an "all-star roster loaded with haunted houses, evil arms, vampires, slashers and Jigsaw!”

The programming includes "Mangled Madness" and "Cowboys & Critters" marathon on March 14 and 28, respectively, along with world TV premieres of The Selling and Holla (March 24 & 31). But the "Saw Sunday Stunt" on March 9, which includes Saw VI and Saw VII, will be a solid draw for the network.

For a complete list of FEARnet's March lineup, just saw through the jump below.


Body Parts
(Network Premiere)
Saturday, March 9 (10 p.m. ET/)
After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist (Jeff Fahey) receives the limb of an executed serial killer in this cult "body horror" gem from Hitcher scribe Eric Red. Genre favorite Brad Dourif also stars as the recipient of the killer’s other arm.

"Saw Sunday" Stunt
Sunday, March 10 (8 p.m.-12 a.m. ET)
Jigsaw is back as FEARnet presents the final pieces of the puzzle in this "SAW Sunday" stunt. Saw VI sets the wheels of madness in motion at 8 p.m. ET, delving deeper into the SAW mythos, while Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) continues to uphold Jigsaw’s legacy—crafting another deadly game as the FBI closes in. The macabre masterpiece is completed with the broadcast premiere of the series finale, Saw VII, at 10 p.m. ET, as Hoffman (Mandylor) punishes a man who lied about encountering Jigsaw, and Jigsaw’s widow (Betsy Palmer) seeks to fulfill her husband’s plan with the help of a familiar face.

"Mangled Madness" Marathon
Thursday, March 14 (8 p.m.-2 a.m. ET)
Experience a tournament of terror with FEARnet’s "Mangled Madness" Marathon! Tip-off begins at 8 p.m. ET with Murder-Set-Pieces, as a Las Vegas photographer makes murder his art form in this shocker featuring appearances by Texas Chainsaw Massacre alums Gunnar Hansen and Edwin Neal, and horror legend Tony Todd. Next, it’s Mangler II at 10 p.m. ET, with Lance Henriksen as the human host of a sinister computer virus, wreaking havoc in the halls of a boarding school. The Mangler Reborn brings this night of carnage to an end, when a repairman buys a legendary killing machine, and is forced to feed it blood as he slowly rots away.

Buried
(Broadcast Premiere)
Sunday, March 17 (8 p.m. ET)
Ryan Reynolds stars in this acclaimed thriller, as an American truck driver in Iraq who awakens bound, gagged, and buried alive in a coffin. Armed with nothing but a cellphone and a lighter, he must piece together clues and unravel the mystery before time runs out.

Night Watch
(Network Premiere)
Saturday, March 23 (10 p.m. ET/)
Modern Russia is transformed into a supernatural war zone, when the minions of Night battle the guardians of Light in this award-winning visual feast based on the popular series of graphic novels created by Sergei Lukyanenko.

The Selling
(World Television Premiere)
Sunday, March 24 (8 p.m. ET)
Desperate for a quick way to make some money to pay for his mother’s medical bills, an honest realtor has a difficult time selling a fixer-upper with five bedrooms, four baths, and 12 ghosts in this indie festival favorite.

"Cowboys & Critters" Marathon
Thursday, March 28
(8 p.m.-2 a.m. ET)
The showdown begins with Dead Noon, at 8 p.m. ET, with a vengeful outlaw who raises the forces of Hell to demolish a small town. Then, it’s The Burrowers, at 10 p.m. ET, starring Clancy Brown as a pioneer on a mission to rescue a family from bloodthirsty subterranean creatures. Left for Dead wraps things up at 12 a.m. ET as a group of scorned women hunt down the man who wronged them, stumbling upon a deserted town haunted by the murderous ghost of a slain preacher.

Holla
(World Television Premiere)
Sunday, March 31 (8 p.m. ET)
A television star heads out on a quiet weekend retreat to a cabin in the woods. But, unbeknownst to her and her friends, a sadistic killer lurks in the darkness—watching their every move, and waiting to pick
them off, one by one.

-Larissa Mrykalo

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