Sky’s Pop-Up Channel From Hell

Sky Movies will run a Halloween marathon from October 28 – November 4 on a pop-up channel.

Highlights will include four Hellraiser movies ( V-VIII), Wes Craven’s Dracula trilogy, the five Robert the Doll movies, and the premieres of Circus Kane, Happy Death Day 2U, Do You See Me, Clowntergeist and The Legend of Halloween Jack.

The season also will include Blumhouse Productions’ 12-part anthology, Into the Dark, which unfolded monthly on Hulu (with each instalment being based on that month’s holiday).

Hulu has renewed the series that The Verge reckons “represents the good and bad sides” of Blumhouse (Paranormal Activity, Get Out): “The premise is loose enough to allow Into the Dark’s roster of writers and directors room to tell a wide variety of stories, all united by a common fascination with cultural celebrations and gruesome violence.”

And New York magazine has just ranked them in order of their merits while here’s how they’ll unspool on Sky Movies:

EP 1: The Body

A sophisticated hitman with a cynical view on modern society finds his work made more difficult when he has to transport a body on Halloween night, but everyone is enamoured by what they think is his killer costume. Starring Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau.

EP 2: Flesh And Blood

Kimberly, a teenager suffering from agoraphobia, has not left the house since her mother’s unsolved murder. On the eve of Thanksgiving, she begins to suspect that the safe harbour of home and her doting father may be a dangerous mirage. Starring Dermot Mulroney, Diana Silvers, Tembi Locke.

EP 3: Pooka!

A struggling actor takes on a seasonal holiday job as the mascot for the year’s hottest new toy: Pooka. However, after putting the costume on, he develops two personalities – one for himself, and one for Pooka. Starring Nyasha Hatendi, Latarsha Rose, Jon Daly.

EP 4: New Year, New You

A group of millennial friends gather for a girls’ night reunion on New Year’s Eve to reconnect and reminiscence. But as they begin to rehash old memories and revisit an old party game of ‘Never, Have I Ever’, secrets they’ve been harbouring manifest in nefarious ways. Starring Suki Waterhouse, Carly Chaikin, Kirby Howell-Baptiste.

EP 5: Down

A pair of office workers get trapped in an elevator over a long Valentine’s Day weekend, but what at first promises to be a romantic connection turns dangerous and horrifying. Starring Natalie Martinez, Matt Lauria, Diane Sellers.

EP 6: Treehouse

Celebrity chef Peter Rake tries to escape a recent wave of negative tabloid exposure by moving away to his family’s vacation estate in the woods, but the ghosts of his past are everywhere and debts will be settled. Starring Jimmi Simpson, Mary McCormack, Stephanie Beatriz.

EP 7: I’m Just F*Cking With You

A young man and his sister endure a night of increasingly frightening practical jokes while spending the night at a secluded motel. Starring Hayes MacArthur, Jessica McNamee, Keir O’Donnell.

EP 8: All That We Destroy

A geneticist, who fears that her son may be becoming a serial killer, creates a group of clones in an attempt to cure him of his psychopathic tendencies by allowing him to relive the murder of his first victim. Starring Israel Broussard, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Whaley.

EP 9: They Came Knocking

After losing his wife to cancer, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip where he finds his family in the cross-hairs of terrifying supernatural entities. Starring Clayne Crawford, Josephine Langford, Robyn Lively.

EP 10: Culture Shock

On Independence Day, a young Mexican woman is in pursuit of the American Dream. This causes her to cross illegally into the United States, where she soon finds herself in an American nightmare. Starring Martha Higareda, Richard Cabral, Shawn Ashmore.

EP 11: School Spirit

Arthur, an outcast, has secretly lived inside the walls of the local high school since his Freshman year spending his days spying and obsessing over his former classmates … and one girl in particular –Wendy. When Wendy gets her heart broken, Arthur sees his chance to swoop in and enact revenge on his enemies. Starring Corey Fogelmanis, Annie Q, Philip Labes.

EP 12: Pure

A group of teen girls perform a secret ritual at a purity retreat. When one of them begins to see a supernatural entity, the terrifying question emerges – what is more dangerous: the demon they’ve unleashed, or the pressure to conform to their fathers’ expectations? Starring Jahkara Smith, McKaley Miller, Scott Porter.

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