Terrified teens, haunted classrooms, wayward witches and dead cheerleaders…welcome to B-movie heaven as the Horror Channel celebrates the best of high school horror during February 2011.
The 1989 cult classic HEATHERS makes a welcome network debut on Sat 26 Feb. This Michael Lehmann (True Blood) debut has sealed its place in movie history – ranked no.5 in Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 50 Best High School movies and no. 412 on Empire’s list of the 500 Greatest Movies of all time.
The season kicks off on Sat 5 Feb with the network premiere of comedy horror RETURN TO HORROR HIGH (1987) which marks George Clooney’s film acting debut as Oliver – an ambitious but unrated actor. Guess who is the first to die?
SATAN’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (2000) has its network premiere on Sat Feb 19 and, like HEATHERS, features Beverley Hills 90210 star. Shannen Doherty. Doherty plays Beth, a student who enrols at an all-girls college to investigate her sister’s suicide. But things don’t go as planned when she is lured into a witchcraft cult.
Lastly, on Sat 12 Feb, there’s another showing for James Hickox’s gruesome DETENTION, which stars David Carradine in his last completed film before his untimely death. Look out for his ‘death by seat-belt’ scene.