It’s the last week of Indie Screams, so we brought out all the stops. We’re going to scare your pants off so hard you won’t find them until Christmas.
Here’s what to watch this week on Indie Screams:
Double doses of terror at sea when “Open Water” and “Open Water 2: Adrift” air back to back beginning. These movies are so scary you’ll be a landlubber for life. Grab a life preserver and see you at 8 p.m. ET.
During a boring, routine weekend, young Glen (Stephen Dorff) and his best buddy, Terry (Louis Tripp), discover a strange hole in the backyard. Consulting one of his heavy-metal record albums, Glen comes to the conclusion that “The Gate” is actually the Gate to Hell. Offering a sacrifice in the form of a dead dog, Glen further opens the portals of Hades, through which pass some of the most hideous demons imaginable. Tune in at 9:30 a.m. and/or at 4:15 p.m. ET or you’re next.
In Kingdom of the Spiders a swarm of huge tarantulas, enraged by the misuse of pesticides, try to take over their part of the world. Dr. Robert Hansen (William Shatner), a local Arizona veterinarian joins forces with entomologist Diane Ashley (Tiffany Bolling) to keep the spider population under control. It’s a cult classic and favorite of several generations of giant insect horror film buffs. It starts at 4 p.m. ET.
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” — or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick’s eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, “The Shining.” With wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Jack starts acting more and more erratically as isolation and writers’ block and some seriously bad ju ju set in. The nightmares start at 8 and again at 11 p.m. ET.
Cabin Fever director Eli Roth skips the humor of his freshman feature and goes straight for the jugular in “Hostel.” It’s an unrelenting scare-fest about a pair of libidinous American backpackers seeking cheap thrills in the European countryside. Tune in at 9 p.m. ET or be tortured for eternity.
We have a full day of terror lined up as we celebrate Halloween a.k.a Pedophiles’ Christmas a.k.a. the best day of the year. The highlight of the day starts at noon ET with a full marathon of “Dead Set,” the mini-series that looks at what would (will?) happen when the zombie apocalypse takes down the set of Big Brother.