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Ice Twisters- (2009)
16:50 - 18:40 - Sun 11/4/21 - Horror Channel
2.1/10 Stars

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An experiment using liquid nitrogen to induce rain in the drought-ravaged Pacific Northwest goes horribly wrong and creates tornados that scatter deadly shards of ice. As scientists struggle to stop the phenomenon, an author is left to suggest a solution that has not been considered. Sci-fi thriller, starring Mark Moses, Camille Sullivan, Kaj-Erik Eriksen and Alex Zahara.


The Traitor- (1957)
12:20 - 14:00 - Mon 12/4/21 - Talking Pictures
0.5/10 Stars

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Nuance was not Donald Wolfit's strong suit, but he had presence and power in spades. He totally dominates this story with a bluster and conviction that keeps an uninspiring tale of the hunt for a Second World War traitor from falling flat on its face. As he showed in Operation Amsterdam, writer/director Michael McCarthy had a splendid sense of place, but no talent whatsoever for generating and sustaining suspense. It was a smart move casting Wolfit, Christopher Lee and Anton Diffring as a trio of shifty-looking suspects, but it all too quickly becomes clear in which direction the finger is pointing.


Lava Storm- (2008)
13:00 - 14:50 - Mon 12/4/21 - Horror Channel
1.5/10 Stars

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Husband-and-wife emergency workers suspect something strange is going on following a cave-in. Returning to the surface they discover a devastating series of volcanic eruptions is under way and face a race against time to save their family and prevent the imminent catastrophe destroying a nearby city. Disaster thriller, starring Ian Ziering and Valerie Valois.


Mega Piranha- (2010)
16:00 - 17:50 - Tue 13/4/21 - Horror Channel
2.7/10 Stars

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Gigantic, genetically modified piranha chomp their way down Venezuela's Orinoco River in another deliberately over-the-top creature feature from the company that brought you Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. As diplomats and even helicopters fall victim to the rapidly growing eating machines, it's up to a female scientist (1980s pop star Tiffany) and a special agent (Paul Logan) to try to prevent them reaching Florida. While the ultra-earnest leads compete for the title of "most hammy performance", a brainless script and ludicrously un-special effects recall the worst excesses of 1950s B-movies. With realism entirely absent, the mutant fish look particularly ridiculous, consequently swinging between giggle inducing and totally derisible. Nonetheless, writer/director Eric Forsberg revels in the film's absurdities, delivering the frantic events with a mock seriousness that heightens the cheap fun. Those who follow the "so bad it's good" school of thought will probably love it - anyone else should avoid.


Booby Trap- (1970)
18:30 - 20:00 - Tue 13/4/21 - Talking Pictures
1.0/10 Stars

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1957. Drama. An absent minded professor invents a pen that will explode on the sound of bells then leaves it in a taxi. Starring Sydney Tafler and Harry Fowler.


2010: Moby Dick- (2010)
16:00 - 17:50 - Thu 15/4/21 - Horror Channel
2.5/10 Stars

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Action thriller. Captain Ahab has an unhealthy obsession with tracking down a whale that once maimed him - how far will he go for revenge? (2010)