By James Whittington, Tuesday 2nd August 2022
Horror Channel continues its transformation into new channel Legend with a heady mix of classic horror, sc-fi, thriller, action, fantasy and suspense titles.
Saturday nights on Legend in August get trigger-happy, with four action-packed premieres, including the UK TV premiere of Code Name: Geromino, John Stockwell's explosive military thriller starring Tom Sizemore. There are also channel premieres for An Eye For An Eye, Michael D. Moore's classic Western revenge drama starring Robert Lancing and Slim Pickens, Buffalo Bill & The Indians, Robert Altman's acclaimed revisionist Western starring Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Geraldine Chaplin and Harvey Keitel, and Peter Yate's superior crime thriller The Robbery, which stars Stanley Baker, Frank Finlay and Barry Foster.
And the popular stand The Vintage Vault continues, once again presenting double-bills of classic sci-fi and horror films every Sunday night. The vault is unlocked on Sunday August 7th with The Changeling, Peter Medak's classic supernatural horror starring George C. Scott. This is paired with The Brood, David Cronenberg's early body-horror shocker, which stars Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar. The following Sundays boast some of the greatest genre movies of all time - John Carpenter's The Fog, and Joe Dante's werewolf cult hit The Howling, David Cronenberg's body horror masterpiece Scanners, Tony Maylam's The Burning, John Carpenter's brilliant body-mangling monster horror The Thing and the equally brilliant Videodrome Croneberg's cult-classic with acclaimed performance from James Woods and music legend, Deborah Harry.
Here's a run down of some of the movies waiting for you during August:
In the Channel Premiere of An Eye for An Eye on the 6th a man called Talion is on the trail of Ike Slant and his gang, responsible for the murder of his wife and child. He teams up with Benny, a youthful bounty hunter. During a fight with the killers, Benny is blinded and Talion's hand shattered. In order to overcome their handicaps, Benny learns to shoot according to Talion's shouted command. There's more western drama with Robert Altman's satirical movie Buffalo Bill & The Indians on the 13th which stars Paul Newman, Joel Grey and Kevin McCarthy. In 1885, Buffalo Bill's name is the symbol of heroism in America. His famous "Wild West Show", which is known all over the country, is organised by his brilliant manager, Nate Salsbury. But when he is off stage, Buffalo is a show-off who drinks and continually seeks new mistresses, while trying to consolidate his prestige. When he calls Sitting Bull for help to improve his show, he begins to get into trouble...
A classic British heist drama on the 20th, Robbery. Based on the infamous Great Train Robbery, we follow Paul Clifton (Stanley Baker) as he forms a team to carry out an ambitious heist of cash from a government mail train traveling from Scotland to London. Everything goes to plan until the very last moment when a series of unforeseen events conspire against them and the police manage to capture the gang. Clifton however tries to escape the country using a counterfeit identity. If you want action of a more contemporary nature then Code Name: Geronimo on the 27th is for you. Seal Team 8 must fight their way through the Congo to defuse one of the greatest threats the world has ever known.The Vintage Vault continues throughout August, on the 7th paranormal fear with The Changeling and The Brood, classics from the masters on the 14th with John Carpenter's The Fog and Joe Dante's The Howling, VHS memories will come flooding back on the 21st with Scanners and The Burning and the finel double-bill on the 28th are two of the finest, John Carpenter's The Thing and David Cronenberg's Videodrome.
Related show tags: AN EYE FOR AN EYE, BUFFALO BILL & THE INDIANS, CODE NAME: GEROMINO, SCANNERS, THE BROOD, THE BURNING, THE CHANGELING, THE FOG, THE HOWLING, THE ROBBERY, THE THING, VIDEODROME MORE FEATURES Welcome to Legend
By Dave Macleod, Tuesday 7th June 2022
Legend is the channel for people who want to indulge in their favourite genre classics.
From action to thriller, suspense to sci-fi, we guarantee to keep everyone on the edge of their seat.
Legend is available on Sky channel 148, Virgin Media channel 192, Freeview channel 69 and Freesat channel 137.SHARE: READ MORE PICK OF THE WEEK
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