RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A NIGHT OF FEAR IN THE “KING OF HORROR” BLOCK, FEATURING STEPHEN KING CLASSICS CUJO, PET SEMATARY, & THE DEAD ZONE ON DECEMBER 31

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 RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A NIGHT OF FEAR IN THE “KING OF HORROR” BLOCK, FEATURING STEPHEN KING CLASSICS CUJO, PET SEMATARY, & THE DEAD ZONE ON DECEMBER 31 

 

Other Highlights Include the ‘Back to Back Sequels’ Stunt, a Brad Pitt Birthday Bash, and a Steamy ‘Naughty Or Nice’ Lineup, Among Others 

 

Los Angeles – November 28, 2018 – HDNET MOVIES unveils a December lineup packed with chilling thrillers, seductive dramas, star-studded salutes, and more. The lineup is headlined by six sinister Stephen King adaptations in the New Year’s Eve ‘King Of Horror’ marathon. The night begins with an attorney under a gypsy’s curse in THINNER at 5:40pE. Then, Corey Haim and Gary Busey hunt a werewolf in SILVER BULLET at 7:20pE; a family man raises the dead in PET SEMATARY at 9pE; Dee Wallace fights a killer canine in CUJO at 10:50pE; Christopher Walken has visions of terror in THE DEAD ZONE at 12:25aE; and workers discover something lurking deep in the basement in GRAVEYARD SHIFT at 2:15aE.

 

Also this December, HDNET MOVIES pairs iconic films with their acclaimed follow-ups in ‘Back To Back – Sequels’ airing throughout the month. The event kicks off on Monday, December 3 with Sharon Stone as a psychotic seductress in BASIC INSTINCT at 9pE, and BASIC INSTINCT 2 at 11:10pE. On Saturday, December 8, mobster John Travolta makes it big in Hollywood in GET SHORTY at 9pE, and BE COOL at 10:50pE. And gumshoe Jack Nicholson gets caught in a web of deceit in CHINATOWN at 9pE, and THE TWO JAKES at 11:15pE, on Sunday, December 16.

 

HDNET MOVIES celebrates beloved leading man Brad Pitt in ‘Brad’s Birthday Bash’ on Tuesday, December 18, starting at 4:40pE with Pitt as a rebellious preacher’s son in A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT; followed by the espionage thriller SPY GAME at 6:50pE. Then, Pitt takes Ed Norton under his twisted wing in FIGHT CLUB at 9pE; transports a cursed firearm in THE MEXICAN at 11:25pE; and experiences the tragedies and triumphs of life, love, and war in LEGENDS OF THE FALL at 1:35aE.

 

Other December birthdays include Kirk Douglas in IN HARM’S WAY (Dec. 9 at 10:45pE); Jennifer Connelly in THE HOT SPOT (Dec. 12 at 1:30aE); Dee Wallace in CUJO (Dec. 14 at 9pE); Don Johnson in THE HOT SPOT (Dec. 15 at 4:55pE); Jane Fonda in 9 TO 5 (Dec. 21 at 7:05pE); Hector Elizondo in AMERICAN GIGOLO (Dec. 22 at 1:55aE); Noomi Rapace in PASSION (Dec. 28 at 10:45pE); and Jude Law in COLD MOUNTAIN (Dec. 29 at 10:30pE).

 

HDNET MOVIES heats up with three days of steamy hits in the ‘Naughty Or Nice’ block—every night from Saturday, December 22 through late night Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24. The 14-film event includes the adult entertainment opus BOOGIE NIGHTS, and the 1995 classic SHOWGIRLS (Dec. 22); Sharon Stone in SCISSORS, and Michael Pitt in THE DREAMERS (Dec. 23); Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in EYES WIDE SHUT, Marlon Brando in the controversial romance LAST TANGO IN PARIS, and James Spader in SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE (Dec. 24), among others.

 

And HDNET MOVIES presents a special screening of Mel Gibson’s groundbreaking 2004 epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, on Christmas Day at 10:30aE. The Oscar®-nominated film, starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus, takes viewers through the Messiah’s final hours, detailing Christ’s trial, death, and resurrection in what is considered to be one of the most powerful cinematic biblical depictions ever made.

 

HDNET MOVIES’ December Highlights are as follows (all times eastern):

‘Back To Back – Sequels’ Block

Mon., December 3

BASIC INSTINCT (1992) – 9pE

BASIC INSTINCT 2 (2006) – 11:10pE

Sat., December 8

GET SHORTY (1995) – 9pE

BE COOL (2005) – 10:50pE

Sun., December 16

CHINATOWN (1974) – 9pE

THE TWO JAKES (1990) – 11:15pE

‘Brad’s Birthday Bash’—Tues., December 18

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT (1992) – 4:40pE

SPY GAME (2001) – 6:50pE

FIGHT CLUB (1999) – 9pE

THE MEXICAN (2001) – 11:25pE

LEGENDS OF THE FALL (1994) – 1:35aE

‘Naughty Or Nice’ Marathon

Sat., December 22

SLIVER (1993) – 7:10pE

BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997) – 9pE

SHOWGIRLS (1995) – 11:40pE

AMERICAN GIGOLO (1980) – 1:55aE

SHAME (2011) – 3:55aE

Sun., December 23

SCISSORS (1991) – 7:10pE

BASIC INSTINCT (1992) – 9pE

BASIC INSTINCT 2 (2006) – 11:10pE

THE HOT SPOT (1990) – 1:05aE

THE DREAMERS (2003) – 3:20aE

Mon., December 24

PASSION (2012) – 7:15pE

EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) – 9pE

LAST TANGO IN PARIS (1972) – 11:45pE

SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE (1989) – 1:55aE

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (2004)—Tues., December 25

10:50aE

9pE

1aE‘The King Of Horror’—Mon., December 31

STEPHEN KING’S THINNER (1996) – 5:40pE

SILVER BULLET (1985) – 7:20pE

PET SEMATARY (1989) – 9pE

CUJO (1983) – 10:50pE

THE DEAD ZONE (1983) – 12:25aE

STEPHEN KING’S GRAVEYARD SHIFT (1990) – 2:15aE

December Celebrity Birthdays

Kirk Douglas—Sun., December 9

IN HARM’S WAY (1965) – 10:45pE

Jennifer Connelly—Wed., December 12

 THE HOT SPOT (1990) – 1:30aE

Dee Wallace—Fri., December 14

CUJO (1983) – 9pE

Don Johnson—Sat., December 15

THE HOT SPOT (1990) – 4:55pE

Jane Fonda—Fri., December 21

9 TO 5 (1980) – 7:05pE

Hector Elizondo—Sat., December 22

AMERICAN GIGOLO (1980) – 1:55aE

Noomi Rapace—Fri., December 28

PASSION (2012) – 10:45pE

Jude Law—Sat., December 29

COLD MOUNTAIN (2003) – 10:30pE

 

ABOUT HDNET MOVIES

HDNET MOVIES showcases the best in box office hits, award-winning films and memorable movie marathons, uncut and commercial free. Launched in 2003 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, the linear TV network and VOD service programs a diverse slate of top Hollywood films in beautiful high definition. HDNET MOVIES is widely distributed by major cable, telco and satellite TV providers in the U.S. For further information, visit www.hdnetmovies.com.

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