Tonight we have a triple threat of terror to keep you up all night. The thrills and chills start at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. CT with “Poltergeist”. Everybody now: THEY”RE HEEEEEEREEE. “Poltergeist” is writer-producer Steven Spielberg‘s (maybe you’ve heard of him?) dark and terrifying suburban haunted house horror fantasy. The film stars Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams as young parents faced with the fact that their house might be haunted. Watching a chair slided across the floor of its own accord or the living room furniture suddenly rearranging itself on the ceiling will make you suspect such things. Then their youngest daughter, Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke), gets taken away by the “TV people” she’s been talking about so much lately and young Robbie’s (Oliver Robins) stuffed clown tries to strangle him under the bed. That’s when things get really freaky.
Then at 8/7c is Stanley Kubrick’s fright fest “The Shining” . Jack Nicholson stars as a writer who thinks it’s a great idea to bring his wife and young son to an isolated hotel in the middle of a snowstorm. Obviously the hotel turns out to be haunted. Like, really really haunted. Based on the novel by Stephen King, Kubrick creates an ominous and near-hypnotic sense of ever-increasing tension and dread that’s been oft-imitated but never equaled, ensuring “The Shining” a spot on pretty much everyone’s Best-Ever Horror Movies list.
Finally at 11/10c we’re showing “Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III”. The horrifying saga of a hillbilly cannibalistic family continues in this sequel to/remake of the 1974 horror classic “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” this time though the film actually plays more like a slightly tongue-in-cheek piece of fan fiction. That doesn’t make it any less terrifying.
“Poltergeist” airs at 5:30 p.m. ET; “The Shining” airs tonight at 8/7c and Friday, May. 31 at 12:45 AM ET; Saturday, Jun. 8 at 10:45 PM ET; Sunday, Jun. 9 at 1:45 AM ET; Sunday, Jun. 16 at 8:00 PM ET; Monday, Jun. 17 at 1:00 AM ET; Wednesday, Jun. 19 at 8:00 PM ET; Thursday, Jun. 20 at 12:45 AM ET; Tuesday, Jun. 25 at 8:00 PM ET; Tuesday, Jun. 25 at 11:00 PM ET; “Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III” airs at 11/10c and Friday, May. 31 at 3:45 AM ET