El Rey Network is celebrating both Valentine’s Day and its first anniversary on Saturday, February 14th, and they have a full day of horror-themed programming planned.
Things kick off at 10:00 AM ET with an episode of “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” featuring the master of the horror genre, John Carpenter (Halloween, The Fog, The Thing). Next, you can revel in the love turned “slasher” as the terror continues with El Rey’s “Rip Your Heart Out” marathon, Italian style, beginning at 11:00 AM ET with seven classic Italian horror films including The Black Belly of the Tarantula, City of the Living Dead, Rats: Night of Terror, The Black Cat, Deathdream, Opera, and New York Ripper.
Below is the full movie schedule and a promo. To find El Rey Network in your area, check out their channel finder.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14th
The Black Belly of the Tarantula at 11:00 AM
Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black wasp. As suspects keep dying, Inspector directs his attention to a spa all the victims had a connection with.
City of the Living Dead at 1:15 PM
A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from the grave.
Rats: Night of Terror at 3:15 PM
One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions: the underground society and the scavengers above in the wastelands. A group of scavengers on bikes comes across a town infested with flesh-eating rats, and soon the gore is spilling everywhere.
The Black Cat at 5:30 PM
American honeymooners in Hungary are trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.
Deathdream at 7:30 PM
A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie.
Opera at 9:30 PM
A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
The Black Belly of the Tarantula at 11:45 PM
See description above.
The New York Ripper at 2:00 AM
A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.