October Horror Channel premieres

October Horror Channel premieres to enjoy

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The October Horror Channel premieres have been revealed — and there’s plenty to look forward to

Horror Channel has seven weekend primetime premieres line up for October, including, at 9pm on Sunday nights, the UK TV premiere of Brad Peyton’s supernatural thriller Incarnate, starring Aaron Eckhart, and the channel premieres of David Cronenberg’s erotic psychological chiller Dead Ringers and Juan Carlo Fresnadillo’s atmospheric fantasy Intruders (2011), starring Clive Owen.

Plus, there are four premieres at 9pm on Saturday nights: Darren Lynn Bousman’s nightmarish mystery Abattoir, Iain Softley’s Southern Gothic-style frightener The Skeleton Key, starring Kate Hudson, dark horror comedy Mom And Dad, starring Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair and Mama, the Guillermo Del Toro exec-produced haunting drama.

There’s plenty of information in their announcement, so we’ll just focus on one title we think deserves your attention.

October Horror Channel premiere selection — Incarnate


While it’s always nice to have the opportunity to see something new, it’s not obvious at first sight this is a strong choice. If we look at Rotten Tomatoes, it gets a very low 17% score from critics and a 24% audience score. That said, we just wonder if it’s a case of something so bad it’s worth watching.

It’s was directed by Brad Peyton, and starred Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno and David Mazouz. Here’s the Rotten Tomatoes plot summary:

After a single mother witnesses terrifying symptoms of demonic possession in her 11-year-old son (David Mazouz), a Vatican representative calls on wheelchair-bound scientist Dr. Seth Ember (Aaron Eckhart) to rid him of the evil spirit. Driven by a personal agenda rooted in his own tragic past, Ember enters the boy’s unconscious mind where he confronts a demon as ferocious as it is ingenious…

So, plenty of tropes and in some ways we’re reminded of the excellent Stephen King novel Later, at least with regards demons in the mind. There are a few trailers, including this one and we still think this might be worth a watch. Let us know your view in the comments.