Film4 Week Of The Dead

A dead good week of films

Film4 has been taken over by some modern horror classics, including Train To Busan and Zombieland

It’s hot outside, so cool off with a chilling week on Film4

Week Of The Dead, from Wednesday 1 August, 9pm, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)

It might not be Halloween for another couple of months, but it’s never too early to get some costume inspiration. And Film4 is the place to be, as it’s showing the likes of Victor Frankenstein, Zombieland and Train To Busan as part of its Week Of The Dead.

 

If horror isn’t normally your thing, and you don’t know where to begin, then let us guide you through this multifaceted genre. Suss out which film is for you with our handy guide…

If you like any of the hundreds of Frankenstein adaptations…

Victor Frankenstein

Watch Victor Frankenstein, Wednesday 1 August, 9pm, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)

This interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is told from the perspective of Frankenstein’s assistant, Igor (Daniel Radcliffe). Through his eyes, we see Frankenstein (James McAvoy) turn from your average medical student into the twisted scientist of legend. Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones) and Andrew Scott (Sherlock) also star.

 

If you like Kick-Ass

Zombieland

Watch Zombieland, Thursday 2 August, 11.10pm, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)

Get ready to laugh yourself into an early grave with this hilarious action comedy about a gang of unlikely zombie bounty hunters. With an all-star cast including Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Bill Murray, you’ll be in stitches.

 

If you like Kill Bill

[REC] 3: Genesis

Watch [REC] 3: Genesis, Friday 3 August, 12.50am, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)

Seating plans, floral arrangements and keeping Aunt Gillian’s IBS at bay may seem like the biggest stresses of a wedding day. But for these newlyweds, it’s the flesh-eating zombies that have really ruined the day in the third instalment in the horror trilogy.

 

If you like 22 Jump Street

R.I.P.D

Watch R.I.P.D., Friday 3 August, 9pm, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)

Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) are charged with helping a destructive gaggle of souls who refuse to pass onto the afterlife as part of the Rest In Peace Department. If you thought your job was tough, check out this buddy copy movie with a killer edge.

 

If you like The Commuter

Train To Busan

Watch Train To Busan, Friday 3 August, 10.55pm, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)

Commuting can be a bit of a stress at the best of times. But imagine what it’s like when a zombie apocalypse kicks off. With a whole nation in danger, who is going to make it out alive? There is only one way to find out – by tuning into this critically lauded South Korean thriller. It’s slaying with 95 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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