The blood runs freely in this series of horror films, playing as double-features each Wednesday throughout July.
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26 Jun 2017 - 4:20 PM  UPDATED 26 Jul 2017 - 5:12 PM

Body-horror, horror-comedy, zombie-horror, creature-features - whatever you call 'em, this selection of horror films playing in July on SBS Viceland is sure to satiate your bloodlust.

Wednesday 5 July

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Australia, 2014
Genre: Horror, Action
Language: English
Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
Starring: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill
What's it about?
Barry (Jay Gallagher), a mechanic and a family man, sees his life fall apart after a global disaster triggers a zombie apocalypse. When his sister Brooke (Bianca Bradey) is kidnapped by sinister gas mask-wearing soldiers, Barry sets out to find her in the harsh Australian bush along with a group of survivors, all while battling hordes of flesh-eating monsters.

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Review

Goal of the Dead

SBS VICELAND, 10:20PM

MA15+
France, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: French
Director: Thierry Poiraud, Benjamin Rocher
Starring: Alban Lenoir, Charlie Bruneau, Tiphaine Daviot, Ahmed Sylla, Bruno Salomone, Patrick Ligardes
What's it about?
For the Olympique de Paris soccer team, this away match scheduled against Caplongue was merely supposed to be one last chore before the end of the professional season. Yet no one could ever have imagined that an unknown rabies-like infection was going to spread like wildfire, turning this small town’s inhabitants into ultra-violent and highly contagious creatures.

Wednesday 12 July

The Fly

9:05PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, Canada, 1986
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz
What's it about?
The Fly remains cult director David Cronenberg's biggest commercial success, and well as one of his very best films. It gave Jeff Goldblum one of his defining roles as Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist who attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation. Against all the expectations of the scientific establishment, his experiment has proven successful. But when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds himself transforming into something beyond human. 

Cellar Dweller

10:55PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States of America, 1988
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: John Carl Buechler
Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Jeffrey Combs, Michael Deak, Brian Robbins
What's it about?
In the 1930s, a horror-comic artist's creations come alive and kill him. Years later, a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist's colony.

Wednesday 19 July

The Fly II

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Canada, United States of America, 1989
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Language: English, Polish
Director: Chris Walas
Starring: Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga, Lee Richardson, John Getz, Frank C. Turner
What's it about?
In this oft-forgotten sequel to Cronenberg's smash hit, Martin Brundle (son of Jeff Goldblum's "Brundlefly" in the first film), is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.). While searching for a cure for his mutated genes, the employees are nervous about Martin's mutant chromosomes coming out of their dormant state.

Brain Damage

10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States of America, 1988
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Starring: Rick Hearst, Jennifer Lowry, Gordon MacDonald, Theo Barnes, Lucille Saint-Peter
What's it about?
New York underground filmmaker Frank Henenlotter made a splash with 1982's Basket Case, but it took him six years to return with this horror-comedy which is often regarded as his best film. In it, a young man wakes one morning to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return.

Wednesday 26 July

Evil Dead (2013)

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 2013 
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Fede Alvarez
Starring: Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas, Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci
What's it about?
In this remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

Evil Dead II

10:10PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States of America, 1987
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie DePaiva, Denise Bixler, Richard Domeier
What's it about?
For this follow-up to his 1981 cult hit, writer/director Sam Raimi had a budget ten times the size of the first film's (3.6 million), and amped up the cartoonishness present in the original to create a sequel that stands on its own as one of the defining films of the horror-comedy genre. Here, Ash and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist reciting ancient chants from “The Book of the Dead.” Once they play the recording, an evil power is unleashed and takes over Linda’s body.