Join Marc Fennell for these movies that are so wrong they're right. From Boxing Day til New year's Eve on SBS 2.
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1 Dec 2014 - 1:17 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:31 AM

Black Sheep

Screened Friday December 26, 8.30pm
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(NZ, comedy/sci-fi/horror)

Director: Jonathan King
Starring: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis
What's it about?
Suffering sheep-phobia after his father's death plunge trying to save a sheep, Henry returns to his family's farm to sell out to his older brother, who is experimenting with genetic engineering on the sheep with a group of scientists. When a couple of animal activists inadvertently release a mutant lamb into the farm, it spreads a nasty bug which turns all the sheep into bloodthirsty predators.

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Grabbers

Screened Saturday December 27, 9pm
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(UK/Ireland, comedy/sci-fi/horror)

Director: Jon Wright
Starring: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey
What's it about?
The inhabitants of quiet island off the coast of Ireland are helpless when they find themselves under attack by bloodsucking tentacled creatures from the sea, until they discover that the creatures don't attack people who have a high blood alcohol content. Getting drunk seems like the only way to survive and the town soon organises a big party at the local pub.

 

 

Big Ass Spider!

Screened Sunday December 28, 8.30pm
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(USA, comedy/sci-fi)

Director: Mike Mendez
Starring: Lin Shaye, Ray Wise, Greg Grunberg
What's it about?
A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and goes on a rampage through the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a duo of unlikely heroes - a clever exterminator and a hospital security guard - to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

 

 

Splice

Monday December 29, 8.30pm
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(Canada/France/USA, horror/sci-fi)

Director: Vincenzo Natali
Starring: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac
What's it about?
Genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) secretly splice together DNA from animals and humans to create a new hybrid that could revolutionise medicine. The result is Dren (Delphine Chanéac), an amazing, strangely beautiful creature, who grows and learns at an accelerated rate – and soon becomes their worst nightmare.

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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Monday December 29, 10.30pm
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(Japan, action/horror/sci-fi)

Director: Kazuki Ohmori
Starring: Kosuke Toyohara, Anna Nakagawa, Megumi Odaka
What's it about?
Three years after Godzilla took a nose dive into the Fuji volcano and was left for dead, a flying saucer lands in panic-gripped Tokyo. The crew claim to be from 200 years into the future, and they wish to save Japan from impending destruction by Godzilla. They plan to do this by going back to Lagos Island circa 1944 where Godzilla - then just an ordinary dinosaur - was hit by a hydrogen blast and mutated into a monster.

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Monsters

Tuesday December 30, 8.30pm
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(UK, drama/sci-fi/thriller)

Director: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga
What's it about?
In 2009, NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear there and half of Mexico was quarantined as the military struggle to contain 'the creatures'. An American photojournalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

Tuesday December 30, 10.15pm
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(Japan, action/sci-fi/horror)

Director: Takao Okawara
Starring: Yasufumi Hayashi, Yôko Ishino, Takurô Tatsumi
What's it about?
Godzilla has absorbed too much radiation after being too close to an explosion.  At risk of melting, Godzilla also faces a separate issue: destroying the nefarious beast, Destoroyah before it kills him. 

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Piranha

Wednesday December 31, 8.30pm
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(USA, comedy/horror/sci-fi)

Director: Joe Dante
Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy
What's it about?
An insurance investigator and her local guide search the Lost River Lake area to find too missing teenagers. When stumbling on an abandoned military facility, they release by accident in the river some flesh-eating piranhas that were bred to use in the Vietnam war. The piranhas are heading straight to a nearby summer resort's lake and its guests.

 

Troll Hunter

Thursday January 1, 8.30pm
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(Norway, action/adventure/fantasy)

Director: Andre Ovredal
Starring: Otto Jespersen, Erland Tosterud, Tomas Alf Larsen
What's it about?
Presented as surviving footage shot by a student documentary crew investigating the mysterious deaths of bears, students discover something at once scary and magical in the woods. The key to unlocking the activities of Norway's secretive Troll Security Service is Hans, a bear hunter who reluctantly allows the ambitious filmmakers to chronicle his activities.

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Monkey Magic

Thursday January 1, 10:20pm

(Japan, action/adventure/comedy)

Director: Kensaku Sawada
Starring: Eri Fukatsu, Mikako Tabe, Shingo Katori
What's it about?
Based on the classical ancient Chinese story 'Journey to the West', Tang Dynasty monk Tripitaka and his three mischievous disciples – Songoku, Sandy and Pigsy – are journeying to a great temple in India in search of magical sutras which will restore peace to the land. En route they encounter a kingdom in distress and decide to save Princess Reimi, the child monarch of the Tiger Kingdom, from evil brother goblins Golden Horn and Silver Horn.