The UK’s most popular TV destination for genre fans plays host to chilling Chinese legends, sinister sorcery, deadly zombies and a rampaging Arnold Schwarzenegger. There are four prime-time UK TV premieres this month, headed by Caroline Labrèche & Steeve Léonard’s unusual and compelling sci-fi thriller Radius (Fri 25 May, 9pm).
Premiered at FrightFest in 2017, it weaves an ingenious plot from the moment Liam (Diego Klattenhoff) wakes from a car crash with no memory of who he is. As he makes his way into town to look for help, he finds only dead bodies, all with strange pale eyes. Liam’s first assessment is that a virus is present in the air. However, he soon discovers the terrible truth: that anyone who comes within a 50-foot radius of him dies instantly. Then he meets Jane (Charlotte Sullivan) with whom he seems to have some sort of bizarre connection. However neither is prepared for the terrifying and appalling truth that binds them together…
Also receiving their first outings on British television are The Blair Witch Project co-director/writer Eduardo Sánchez’s Seventh Moon – a devilish spell-binder starring Amy Smart, (Sat 5 May, 9pm), Matt Eskandari’s tense, underground adventure The Gauntlet (Fri 11 May. 9pm) and post-apocalyptic zombie actioner Extinction, directed by Inside helmer Miguel Ángel Vivas. (Sat 12 May, 9pm)
Fans of Arnie will welcome the Governator’s top-notch performance in The 6th Day, which receives its prime-time Network premiere on Friday 4th of May at 9pm, along with John Ottman’s smart slasher sequel Urban Legends: Final Cut (Fri 18 May, 9pm) and Damiano Damiani’s diabolical prequel to The Amityville Horror – Amityville II: The Possession (Sat 19 May, 9pm).