It’s all tricks and no treats this Halloween on World Movies, as we present the world’s deadliest female killers in WM Halloween: Killer Dames.
Join us for the greatest international horror films from across the globe over one terrifying week, plus a full marathon of all five films on All Hallow’s Eve. Films include the insomnia-inducing Shrew’s Nest ; skateboarding-vampire-revenge thriller A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night; a deadly and unhinged murderous odyssey in Alleluia; a black-tale of celebrity obsession in The Corpse Of Anna Fritz ; and gory slasher bloodbath High Tension .
Monday 26 October 9.30pm
Shrew’s Nest (Spain, 2014)
Montse and her unnamed younger sister are seamstresses. Nadia is a normal 18 year-old, but Montse, highly strung to breaking point is deeply religious and abusive to her sister. She is also phobic about leaving the home and only keeps herself under control via a serious addiction to morphine, which causes her to hallucinate visits from their sinister dead father. When their upstairs neighbour Carlos falls down the stairs and breaks his leg, Montse takes it upon herself to ‚Äònurse’ him back to health, refusing him leave, or a genuine doctor to see to his injuries. Despite Montse’s psychotic efforts to keep him a secret, Nadia discovers Carlos locked in the room, and the two develop a passionate secret attraction that will endanger any remnant of sanity that ever existed in the house.
Tuesday 27 October 9.30pm
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (USA, 2014)
Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the towns’ most unsavoury inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom…blood red.
Wednesday 28 October 9.30pm
Alleluia (Belgium, 2014)
Michel is a serial womaniser and professional hustler. When he meets Gloria, she falls in love with him just like the others. But this time, things will be different. Gloria finds her reason to live in Michel. Their love is passionate, limitless. When Gloria discovers Michel’s hustling she becomes his accomplice rather than risk losing him. Together they embark on a wild odyssey that becomes deadly and murderous. Their unfettered passions will drive them to the brink of insanity. Alléluia is the adaptation of a news event which shook the United States from 1947 to 1949, the story of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, lovers and serial killers, whose infamous murders earned them the name ‚ÄòThe Lonely Hearts Killers’.
Thursday 29 October 9.30pm
The Corpse Of Anna Fritz (Spain, 2015)
Anna Fritz is a very famous and beautiful actress, considered one of the most desired women in the world. Suddenly, she dies. Pau works as an orderly at the hospital where Anna Fritz was taken to. Pau is a shy and introverted youth. Often, when the body of a young woman is brought to the morgue, he can’t resist watching her. When he enters the morgue with the corpse of Anna Fritz, he takes a picture of her naked body and sends it to his friend Ivan. Ivan and Javi are Pau’s only friends, and go visit him at the hospital. They are a little drunk and Ivan wants to see the naked body of Anna Fritz. She’s there… they can’t lose this opportunity.
Friday 30 October 9.30pm
High Tension (France, 2003)
A night of terror awaits friends Alex and Marie when they take a trip to Alex’s parent’s country holiday house. From the director of The Hills Have Eyes, this sadistic and twisted thriller stars Cecile De France.
Saturday 31 October from 6.00pm
WM Halloween: Killer Dames Marathon