SMC Delivers A Month Of Terrifying Tricks And Twisted Treats This Halloween Season, With A Star-Studded "Killer Thursdays" Lineup Every Thursday In October, At 10 p.m. ET

Other Highlights Include a 12-Film Halloween Marathon, the "Sundays in HD" Block, Stunts Starring Richard Pryor and Sean Connery

Sep 23, 2014

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Creatures of the night take over October, as Sony Movie Channel unleashes a "Killer Thursdays" block loaded with tricks and treats every week at 10 p.m. ET. The lineup features genre icon Tony Todd in the Clive Barker classic CANDYMAN (October 2); Tom Atkins fights alien parasites in NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (October 9); Stephen King's feline terror SLEEPWALKERS (October 16); Tobin Bell in BOOGEYMAN 2 (October 23); old favorites get a modern twist in the '06 thriller WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION, starring Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger (October 30); and more. The month closes with a monster 12-film Halloween Marathon on Friday, October 31, at 6 a.m. ET.

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SMC honors comedy mastermind Richard Pryor on Tuesday, October 7, in a special double feature at 10 p.m. ET. The night begins with the groundbreaking RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP, as the influential funnyman delivers a trademark set that is simultaneously heartfelt, honest, and hilarious. Then, Pryor and Gene Wilder are falsely accused in the 1980 fish-out-of-water prison comedy STIR CRAZY.

"Sundays in HD" presents five visual cinema masterpieces, every week at 7 p.m. ET. Sam Rockwell learns he is not alone in MOON, and Gene Hackman and Gregory Peck lead a doomed lunar expedition in the Oscar®-winning drama MAROONED (October 5); Uma Thurman, John Neville and Robin Williams star in THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (October 12); Matt Damon finds trouble in Mexico in ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (October 19); and Patrick Swayze shines in CITY OF JOY (October 26).

Spend an evening with Sean Connery, as SMC celebrates the Oscar®-winning leading man as part of the "Friday Features" block on October 24, at 10 p.m. ET. Connery stars as a reclusive author who mentors a writing prodigy in Gus Van Sant's FINDING FORRESTER. Then, Connery's King Arthur enters a Medieval love triangle with Richard Gere as Lancelot and Julia Ormond as Guinevere, in FIRST KNIGHT.

And SMC's "The Recline" takes you into the ring for a night of "Brawling and Boxing," on Wednesday, October 1, at 8 p.m. ET, with Charles Bronson as a talented Depression-era boxer who partners with a shifty promoter, played by James Coburn, in HARD TIMES. Then, two boxers clash as their careers head in opposite directions in the 1972 Oscar®-nominated drama FAT CITY, starring Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges.

OCTOBER PROGRAMMING PRIME TIME HIGHLIGHTS  (All Times Eastern)
Mandays (movies guys like)

Monday, October 6C.I.A. SEAGAL
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m.SHADOW MAN (2006)
11:45 p.m. & 3:15 a.m.BLACK DAWN (2005)

Monday, October 13 – ART OF WAR FRANCHISE
10 p.m. & 1:25 a.m.THE ART OF WAR II: BETRAYAL (2008)
11:50 p.m. & 3:15 a.m.THE ART OF WAR III: RETRIBUTION (2009)

Monday, October 20 – SCI-FI HORROR
10 p.m. & 1:45 a.m.SCREAMERS (1996)
12 a.m. & 3:40 a.m.SCREAMERS: THE HUNTING (2009)

Monday, October 27 – MILITARY HORROR THRILLS
10 p.m. & 1:10 a.m.RED SANDS (2009)
11:35 a.m. & 2:45 a.m.OUTPOST (2008)

Take Two Tuesdays (two movies – one theme)

Tuesday, October 7RICHARD PRYOR
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m.RICHARD PRYOR LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP (1982)
11:30 p.m.STIR CRAZY (1980)

Tuesday, October 14 – TEEN-DRIVEN SUSPENSE
10 p.m. & 1:40 a.m.TOY SOLDIERS (1991)
12 a.m. & 3:40 a.m.LITTLE NIKITA (1988)

Tuesday, October 21 – ONE WILD AND CRAZY NIGHT
10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m.AMERICAN CRUDE (2008)
11:45 p.m.THE HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS (1980)

Tuesday, October 28JAMES SPADER
10 p.m. & 1:50 a.m.ALIEN HUNTER (2003)
11:40 p.m. & 3:30 a.m.WOLF (1994)

The Recline (classics)

Wednesday, October 1 – BRAWLING AND BOXING
8 p.m. & 11:25 p.m.HARD TIMES (1975)
9: 40 p.m. & 1:05 a.m.FAT CITY (1972)

Wednesday, October 8 – WESTERN ACTION
8 p.m. & 10:35 p.m.SEMINOLE UPRISING (1955)
9:20 p.m. & 11:55 p.m.SECRET OF TREASURE MOUNTAIN (1956)

Wednesday, October 15WARREN BEATTY
8 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.SHAMPOO (1975)
10 p.m. & 1:25 a.m.THE FORTUNE (1975)

Wednesday, October 22 – GRITTY MOB NOIR
8 p.m. & 11:15 p.m. THE BROTHERS RICO (1957)
9:40 p.m. & 12:55 a.m.THE MOB (1951)

Wednesday, October 29 – RARE SCARES
8 p.m. & 11:15 p.m. THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN (1971)
9:40 p.m. & 12:50 a.m.SEE NO EVIL (1971)

Killer Thursdays (horror and suspense)

Thursday, October 2CLIVE BARKER
10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m.CANDYMAN (1992)
11:45 a.m. & 3:05 a.m.CLIVE BARKER'S THE PLAGUE (2006)

Thursday, October 9 – ZOMBIE NIGHTS
10 p.m. & 1:10 a.m.NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986)
11:35 p.m. & 2:45 a.m.NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990)

Thursday, October 16 – CAMPY SCREAMING
10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m.SLEEPWALKERS (1992)
11:40 p.m. & 3 a.m.BRAINSCAN (1994)

Thursday, October 23 – BOOGEYMAN FRANCHISE
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.BOOGEYMAN 2 (2008)
11:35 p.m. & 2:50 a.m.BOOGEYMAN 3 (2009)

Thursday, October 30 – SINISTER REMAKES
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m. WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (2006)
11:40 p.m. & 2:50 a.m.TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION (1994)

Friday Features (popular hits)

Friday, October 3 – HOUSEBOUND THRILLERS
10 p.m. & 2 a.m.STRAW DOGS (2011)
12:05 a.m.THE GLASS HOUSE (2001)

Friday, October 10 – EXPLOSIVE ACTION
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.S.W.A.T.: FIREFIGHT (2011)
11:35 p.m.SNIPER: RELOADED (2011)

Friday, October 17 – FBI LONE WOLVES
10 p.m. & 1:50 a.m.THUNDERHEART (1992)
12:10 a.m.NO WAY BACK (1996)

Friday, October 24SEAN CONNERY
10 p.m. & 2:45 a.m.FINDING FORRESTER (2000)
12:25 a.m. & 5:10 a.m.FIRST KNIGHT (1995)

Friday, October 31 – ZOMBIE NIGHTS
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986)
11:40 p.m. & 2:50 a.m.NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990)

Sundays in HD (cinematic favorites)

Sunday, October 5
7 p.m. & 11:15 p.m.MOON (2009)
9 p.m. & 1:10 a.m.MAROONED (1969)

Sunday, October 12
7 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (1989)

Sunday, October 19
7 p.m. & 9 p.m.ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (2000)

Sunday, October 26
7 p.m. & 9:20 p.m.CITY OF JOY (1992)

Halloween Marathon

Friday, October 31
6 a.m.BOOGEYMAN 2 (2008)
7:35 a.m.BOOGEYMAN 3 (2009)
9:15 a.m.GUILTY AS CHARGED (1992)
10:55 a.m.BRAINSCAN (1994)
12:35 p.m.SLEEPWALKERS (1992)
2:15 p.m.CLIVE BARKER'S THE PLAGUE (2006)
3:50 p.m.CANDYMAN (1992)
5:35 p.m.MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN (1994)
7:45 p.m.WOLF (1994)
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986)
11:40 p.m. & 2:50 a.m.NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990)
4:25 a.m.INSANITARIUM (2008)

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.Sonymoviechannel.com/schedule.
In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)

About Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel is the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut, uncensored theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards including 12 for Best Picture. Sony Movie Channel is available on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse TV on linear as well as on authenticated VOD and online platforms. For more information, visit SonyMovieChannel.com, Facebook and/or Twitter @SonyMovieCh.

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