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When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS 2, NITV and On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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6 Oct 2015 - 4:27 PM  UPDATED 19 Oct 2015 - 9:11 AM

Monday, 12 October

The Last House on the Left

8:35pm, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2009
Director: Dennis Iliadis
Starring: Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn 
What's it about?
The night she arrives at the remote Collingwood lake house, Mari and her friend are kidnapped by a prison escapee and his crew. Terrified and left for dead, Mari’s only hope is to make it back to parents John and Emma. Unfortunately, her attackers unknowingly seek shelter at the one place she could be safe. And when her family learns the horrifying story, they will make three strangers curse the day they came to The Last House on the Left.

SBS 2 Movies for Mondays: Slayhem

Cabin Fever

10:35pm, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2002
Director: Eli Roth
Starring: Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong, James DeBello 
What's it about?
New generation horror master Eli Roth takes us on a bucolic excursion, which as it turns out has nothing rejuvenating about it. To celebrate spring break, a group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals. 

Watch the original Movie Show review
SBS 2 Movies for Mondays: Slayhem

Hierro

12:05am, SBS
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

M
Spain, 2009
Director: Gabe Ibanez
Starring: Elena Anaya, Bea Segura, Mar Sodupe
What's it about?
During the course of a ferry trip to the remote island of El Hierro, Maria's son Diego simply vanishes from the boat. Months later Maria is fighting to overcome the pain of her loss, when she receives an unexpected call. A child's body has been discovered, and she must return to El Hierro. Stars SBS favourite Elena Anaya.

Read: Elena Anaya on the skin she lives in, Pedro Almodóvar, and playing powerful women

 

Wednesday, 14 October

Fright Night

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1985
Director: Tom Holland
Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse
What's it about?
In this 1985 horror classic by Tom Holland (Child's Play), teenager Charley Brewster starts harbouring suspiscions that his new neighbour, the charming Jerry Dandrige, might actually be a vampire. But no one believes him, and Charley sees no other solution than to turn to washed-up actor, Peter Vincent, who hosts Charley's favourite TV show, Fright Night. Together, they set out to destroy the blood-thirsty creature, but things don't quite go to plan.

SBS 2: Wednesday Movie Slayhem

The Company You Keep

9:35pm, SBS
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2012
Director: Robert Redford
Starring: Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon
What's it about?
When an ex-member of a radical protest/terrorist organisation turns herself in to the FBI, a young journalist (Shia LaBeouf) becomes determined to find the other members. His investigations lead him to uncover the identity of Jim Grant (Redford), a former member who's wanted for murder.

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The Orphanage

10:25pm, SBS 2

MA15+
Spain, 2007
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Starring: Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Princep
What's it about?
Laura and husband Carlos return to her childhood orphanage, hoping to turn it into a home for disabled children. The creaky old building unsettles their young son, Simón, who develops mysterious imaginary friends and starts drawing pictures of a scarecrow-headed figure from Laura’s own memories. Winner of seven 2007 Barcelona Film Awards, including Best Film.

Watch trailer & Read review
Watch original The Movie Show 4-star review
SBS 2: Wednesday Movie Slayhem

 

Thursday, 15 October

Riding Giants

9:30pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 2004
Director: Stacy Peralta
What's it about?
Documentary-maker Stacy Peralta profile the lives and times of the intrepid surfers who over the decades have dedicated themselves to finding and successfully challenging the biggest waves on earth. We meet Greg Noll, the pioneer, whose relentless push into Hawaii's big surf in the late 1950s earned him the nickname "The Bull." There's Jeff Clark, Northern California's lone frontiersman, and finally Hawaii's Laird Hamilton, the prototypical "extreme" surfer.

Read review

Planet B-Boy

11:20pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2007
Director: Benson Lee
What's it about?
Think breakdancing died in the eighties? Think again. This documentary re-discovers one of the most incredible dance phenomena the world has ever seen. Originally known as "B-boying", breakdancing was an urban dance form that originated from the streets of New York City during the birth of hip-hop in the seventies. Three decades later, B-boying is back in full force and has evolved into an art form, reaching a level never seen before.

 

Friday, 16 October

Casino

8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1996
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci
What's it about?
Film legend Martin Scorsese directs Academy Award winner Robert De Niro in this epic tale about the rise and fall of a Las Vegas gangster. The movie introduces us to the inner circle of the corrupt casino: "Ace" Rothstein (De Niro), the casino owner; his best friend and strongman, the uncontrollable Nicky (Joe Pesci); Ace's beloved wife; and the unstable Ginger (Sharon Stone, in her Oscar-nominated role).

Watch original The Movie Show 4½-star review
SBS: Life of Crime Season

The Medallion

10:00pm, SBS 2

M
Hong Kong, USA, 2003
Director: Gordon Chan
Starring: Jackie Chan, Lee Evans, Claire Forlani
What's it about?
A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

SBS 2: Kung Fu Fridays Season

Tear This Heart Out

11:45pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Mexico, 2008
Director: Roberto Sneider
Starring: Ana Claudia Talancón, Daniel Giménez Cacho, José María de Tavira
What's it about?
In the 1930s, sexy and vivacious Catalina loses her innocence and assumes the role of wife to a ruthless General, Andres Ascencio who, after becoming governor of the province, sets his sights on becoming Mexico's president. Mexico's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2009.

 

Saturday, 17 October

Kon-Tiki

8:30pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Norway, 2000
Directors: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg
Starring: Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Gustaf Skarsgard, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
What's it about?
A true epic, Kon-Tiki profiles the legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 101 day, 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947. Along with five adventurous companions, Heyerdal sought to prove his theory that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Read Joachim Rønning interview
Read review
SBS: True Stories Season

Blacula

9:30pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1972
Director: William Crain
Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas
What's it about?
Cultivated and articulate Prince Mamuwalde is bitten by Count Dracula, and develops the requisite insatiable hunger for blood. Two centuries on, the princely ghoul is transported to modern day Los Angeles where bloodthirst is a way of life. Blaxploitation and the horror genre mingle in this creature feature that inspired the sequel Scream Blacula Scream.

Foxy Brown

11:10pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1974
Director: Jack Hill
Starring: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown
What's it about?
Blaxploitation queen Pam Grier, who later starred in Tarantino's homage Jackie Brown, plays sexy badass Foxy Brown, "a whole lotta woman", who goes on a rampage when her federal agent boyfriend is murdered by mobsters. Foxy takes a job at a "model agency", where she tracked down the hitmen, then proceeds to unleash her wrath, thanks to her "black belt in bar stools" and an Afro haircut big enough to conceal her gun.

Coffy

12:50am, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1973
Director: Jack Hill
Starring: Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui
What's it about?
Boobage, afros and arse-kicking guaranteed in this unofficial Foxy Brown prequel, which cemented Pam Grier's position as a Blaxploitation icon. She stars as Coffy, a nurse seeking revenge for her heroin-addicted sister. She doesn't hesitate to use her considerable charms, passing herself off as a drug-addicted prostitute to gain access to, then inflict a violent death on, the drug lords she holds responsible for the decay of her city. "Coffy: she'll cream you!" 

Sugar Hill

2:25am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1974
Director: Paul Maslansky
Starring: Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Colley
What's it about?
When her boyfriend is brutally murdered, after refusing to be shaken down by the local gangsters running their protection racket, Sugar Hill, decides not to get mad, but bad! Calling upon the help of aged voodoo queen Mama Maitresse, Sugar entreats her to call upon Baron Zamedi, the Lord of the Dead, for help in gaining a gruesome revenge. In exchange for her soul, the Dark Master raises up a zombie army to do her bidding. The bad guys who thought they were getting away clean are about to find out that they're dead wrong.

Sunday, 18 October

Primal

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Australia, 2010
Director: Josh Reed
Starring: Zoe Tuckwell-Smith, Krew Boylan, Lindsay Farris
What's it about?
A group of friends travel into the bush to view ancient cave paintings but soon find a horrible sickness gripping one of their own, which leaves them with nothing in their mind but a primal blood lust.

Vargas: A Dubious Place

11:55pm, SBS

M
France, 2010
Director: Josee Dayan
Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Helene Fillieres, Charlotte Rampling
What's it about?
A gruesome discovery is made outside a London cemetery one night – 17 pairs of shoes with a severed foot inside each one. Meanwhile in Paris, Police Captain Adamsberg discovers a body chopped into so many pieces there is nothing left of it. Could there be a link between the two?


Undertow

2:00am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Peru, 2009
Director: Javier Fuentes-León
Starring: Cristian Mercado, Manolo Cardona, Tatiana Astengo
What's it about?
An unusual ghost story set in a small Peruvian fishing village; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover with his town's rigid traditions. Winner of the Audience Award for World Cinema at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.