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SANTA MONICA, Calif.,
Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Nothing says "I love you" like
FEARnet this February, as it shows fans how much it cares by offering a horrific heart-shaped box full of premieres, prizes, and stunts kicked-off by the world television premiere of
Lost Boys: The Thirst on
Sunday, February 3 and "The Complete
Exorcist" Marathon on
Sunday, February 17.
For the first time ever, a TV network is consecutively airing all films, prequels and sequels associated with
The Exorcist franchise. One of the most significant genre films ever made, the Academy Award®-winning movie celebrates its 40
th anniversary this year. In that time, it has spawned two sequels and two prequels, which FEARnet presents back-to-back starting at
2 p.m. ET/
11 a.m. PT on
The original head-spinning classic
The Exorcist stars
Linda Blair as
Regan MacNeil, a young girl possessed by the demon Pazuzu, and
Max von Sydow and
Jason Miller as the priests who try to save her. Next, is
Exorcist II: The Heretic at
4:30 p.m. ET/
1:30 p.m. PT, picking up four years later, with Regan's (Blair) recent hypnotherapy sessions revealing that Pazuzu still lives within her.
Exorcist III follows at
7 p.m. ET/
4 p.m. PT, starring
George C. Scott as Lieutenant Kinderman, investigating a series of murders similar to those of the Gemini Killer (
Brad Dourif), who has been dead for 15 years. Then, it's
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist at
9:30 p.m. ET/
6:30 p.m. PT,
Paul Schrader's vision of Father Merrin's (
Stellan Skarsgard) days in
Kenya, where an ancient Byzantine church causes an outbreak of madness in the camp, leading Merrin to his first encounter with Pazuzu. The evening closes with
Exorcist: The Beginning at
12 a.m. ET/
9 p.m. PT,
Renny Harlin's version which places Father
Merrin (Skarsgard) in the ruins of a subterranean Satanic temple, where he must save a woman possessed by Pazuzu.
For some, this
Valentine's Day is not about marriage proposals or candy-filled hearts, and for those people, FEARnet is offering a six-film fright-fest with the "
Luv Sucks" marathon on
Thursday, February 7. It all starts at
4 p.m. ET/
1 p.m. PT with
Lost Boys: The Thirst, as Edgar Frog (
Corey Feldman) returns to hunt down a vampire DJ who uses worldwide raves to create an army of the undead.
John Carpenter's Vampires is next at
6 p.m. ET/
3 p.m. PT, starring
James Woods as a vampire hunter who must stop a bloodsucking horde from taking control of the Black Cross of Berziers, an ancient relic allowing them to walk in daylight. At
8 p.m. ET/
5 p.m. PT, it's
John Carpenter Presents Vampires: Los Muertos, with
Jon Bon Jovi heading south of the border to battle a different group of vamps seeking the Black Cross of Berziers.
Children of the Night follows at
10 p.m. ET/
7 p.m. PT, when a teacher and a priest are all that stands in the way of a small town falling victim to an evil vampire lord.
Blood: The Last Vampire strikes at
12 a.m. ET/
9 p.m. PT, as a 400-year-old human-vampire girl goes toe-to-toe with a demon on a Japanese military base.
The Forsaken wraps things up at
2 a.m. ET/
11 p.m. PT, placing "Roswell" stars
Kerr Smith and
Brendan Fehr in a desert showdown with a vampire master (
Jonathan Schaech) and his undead gang.
Tuesday, February 5 at
12 p.m. ET/
9:00 a.m. PT to 8 p.m. ET/
5:00 p.m. PT on
Friday, February 15, viewers will be able to enter the
"Luv Sucks" Sweepstakes on
FEARnet.com/luvsuckssweeps, for a chance to win a prize package featuring a 40" LED Sony EX620 Smart TV and Bravia Theater System;
Let Me In,
Let the Right One In,
Bram Stoker's Dracula,
Fright Night, The Corpse Bride, and
Jennifer's Body on DVD; a DL & Co. Jewelry Box; a FEARnet Military-style hat, mug and other fun surprises.
Other February Highlights Include:
'LOST BOYS: THE THIRST' (World Television Premiere) - Sunday, February 3 ( 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT)Think the Big Game's matchup sucks? Put a stake in it with the world television premiere of Lost Boys: The Thirst. Legendary amateur vampire hunter Edgar Frog ( Corey Feldman) is back, this time going toe-to-toe with the undead DJ X, whose notorious raves turn his crowds into bloodsuckers in this follow-up to the '80s teen-vampire classic.
'KNOCK, KNOCK 2' (World Television Premiere) - Sunday, February 10 ( 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT)Death comes knocking for a group of friends on a Halloween tour of haunted landmarks, when their adventure leads them to a house known as 1666—the site of a brutal murder where ghosts of the past are said to roam free.
'WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END' (Network Premiere) - Sunday, February 10 ( 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT)Henry Rollins( Suck) stars as the host of a reality show testing players' instincts in the wild. But the competition becomes a fight for survival, when the contestants find themselves stalked by a legendary cannibal family. Joe Lynch (" Holliston") directs this follow-up to the original genre hit.
'CUBE' (Network Premiere) – Sunday, February 24 ( 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT)Six strangers wake up imprisoned in an intricate maze, filled with multiple rooms and a variety of traps. They must put their skills together to learn the truth behind their captivity and find a way out in this fan-favorite Canadian import from Splice writer-director Vincenzo Natali.
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