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MTV Previews Saturday Night Horror Line-up

I remember when I was a kid back in the early Eighties, MTV was the badass rock and roll cable channel that played nothing but music videos. It was innovative, dangerous to some, and ready to change the face of television. Nowadays I’m not even sure what time to tune in to see a music video as it’s now saturated with reality programming and such, but I do know when to tune in to see a horror flick!

That’s right, kids! Every Saturday night at Midnight (appropriate) MTV will be beefing up its horror movie programming, and next on tap are the following films:

Land Of The Dead (2/27)
The Hills Have Eyes (remake) (3/6)
Slither (3/13)
Deep Blue Sea (3/20)
The House Of The Devil (3/27)

Check out a preview for this programming block below, and let us know what you think — yay or nay. Personally, I’m for as much horror on TV as possible and am bewildered (lord knows I have enough experience with this subject) as to why a whole network dedicated to it hasn’t exploded by now.

MTV’S SATURDAY HORROR BLOCK from Chris W on Vimeo.

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  • Terminal

    Oh please like an average MTV viewer is going to sit through House of the Devil and wait for the big bang in the climax.

  • AngryChairr

    This isn’t anything new. I interned at Fuse TV 3 years ago and my main job in the programming department was to screen movies for content to ensure all the nasty bits were edited out, the bumpers looked good, and all that crazy shit. This was just as Fuse was starting to add movies to their schedule and since their main demo was like young emo kids pretty much everything was horror. TCM also had their weekly exploitation film showings hosted by Rob Zombie, and I’m pretty sure IFC ran a showing of “grind house” movies around the time that Grindhouse came out, mixing horror with chop-socky and blaxplotation from week to week.

    It’s just a shame that these types of shows don’t get any hype. I miss stuff like the Joe Bob Briggs show on TNT or even USA Up All Night, shows that seemed to be the norm for cable for something like 20 years and then suddenly died off for no reason in the early part of the last decade because everyone had to make the programming schedule of every cable network look the same with the same reruns of sitcoms playing over and over while shitty D-grade action movies starring Vin Diesel act as their lead-in. It’s good to see horror starting to make a comeback on cable, I just wish it would get the kind of attention it once did.

  • The Butcher

    Wow MTV actually does something cool for once.

    Good for Ti West too, getting HotD onto MTV is somewhat of a coup.

  • The Woman In Black

    Someone at MTV needs to learn to read a calendar (or hire a proofreader). Do they really have House of the Devil labeled for the 26th, not the 27th? LOL