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Sky Cinema to celebrate Halloween with a week of scary movies

Thursday, October 5th 2017 by Phil Wilkinson-Jones

Fans of horror films are in for a treat (or trick) this Halloween as Sky Cinema is set to launch a channel dedicated to scary movies.

Sky Cinema Halloween will be available from 23 to 31 October on Sky channel 303 and will be free to Sky Cinema subscribers.

The latest pop-up channel from Sky will feature some of the most celebrated horror films of all time including the original Halloween (1978), which is being shown on Sky Cinema for the first time.

Other classics include Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Stephen King’s Carrie (1976) and Pet Sematary.

The collection, which will also be available on demand and to NOW TV customers, also includes John Carpenter’s The Thing 35 years after its cinematic release.

More recent releases such as Ouija: Origin of Evil and The Girl With All The Gifts also feature in the line-up.

More family-friendly Halloween-themed flicks will feature on Sky Cinema Animation – another pop-up channel showing on Sky channel 306 from 14 October to 5 November.

These include Coraline, Frankenweenie, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Monster House.

Group director of Sky Cinema Ian Lewis said: “Sky Cinema Halloween is the latest of our dedicated genre channels and brings together over 50 scary movies for a non-stop week of horror.

'Family Frights Day'

“With a range of classics and recent releases there is something for everyone, and it is another great example of the continued innovation that helps to make Sky Cinema the UK and Ireland’s leading in-home movies service.

“The whole family can also enjoy Halloween on Sky Cinema on our dedicated animation channel with a ‘Family Frights Day’ on 31 October and a line-up including Monster House and The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Sky Cinema has already run temporary channels dedicated to Oscar-winning movies and the Fast and Furious franchise this year.

Subscribers also have until Sunday 8 October to enjoy a range of sci-fi classics on Sky Cinema Sky-Fi.

The entire Star Wars series, all 10 original Star Trek movies, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Terminator all feature on the channel.

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