Tired of re-watching the same American made horror movies and craving for some diversity? FEARnet has got you covered with their new Friday night programming block, “Expedition Fear.” Starting October 18th, FEARnet will spotlight genre films from overseas. Starting each Friday night at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, “Expedition Fear” will allow audiences exposure to international films that may otherwise go unseen. One of the films that will be showing is the Australian ghost tale, LAKE MUNGO. Look, I’m not saying the movie gave me nightmares, but the movie gave me nightmares. This film is just one of an incredible line-up, not to mention some exclusive Fantastic Fest 2013 content that you will only see during “Expedition Fear.”
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
“Beginning October 18, the films will come packaged with exclusive wraparound content—shot at the 2013 Fantastic Fest and made specifically for FEARnet—highlighting the best of the independent horror cinema scene. The interstitial content features roundtable discussions on topics such as a First-Time Directors panel with Evan Katz (CHEAP THRILLS) and Randy Moore (ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW); a Foreign Genre Films panel with Katrin Gebbe (NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN) and Tamae Garateguy (SHE WOLF); an American Independent Cinema panel with Joe Begos (ALMOST HUMAN) and James Bykrit (COHERENCE); an Indie vs. Mainstream panel with Jesse Cook (SEPTIC MAN) and Ben Wheatley (A FIELD IN ENGLAND); and a Film Critics and Bloggers panel where Sam Zimmerman (FANGORIA), Ryan Turek (DREAD CENTRAL), Brian Collins (BADASS DIGEST), and FEARnet’s own Lawrence Raffel, Sarah Shannon, and Alyse Wax discuss the films they saw at Fantastic Fest, and why the festival is important for both the genre and the audience. As a bonus, the Network will also air an exclusive one-on-one interview with Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League.”
The “Expedition FEAR” October lineup includes:
At 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, the preteen Estrella retreats into horror films, where her playmates are some of the genre’s greatest monsters, in A REAL FRIEND, part of Spain’s “6 Films To Keep You Awake” series. The found footage Australian import, LAKE MUNGO, is next at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, as distraught parents investigate their daughter’s mysterious death.
The October portion of “Expedition FEAR” comes to a close with two more “6 Films To Keep You Awake,” starting with SPECTRE at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, about an old man who returns to his hometown, and sees the ghostly beauty he fell in love with many years ago. Then, a man and his pregnant girlfriend visit a creepy apartment complex run by a disturbed landlord in TO LET, from [REC] scribe Jaume Balagueró, at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT.
Seriously, though. Watch LAKE MUNGO, it’ll give you the willies.