A very dark thriller is among the movies on TV tonight 1 week ago

A very dark thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

It's from the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and Wild Things.

Welcome back to JOE's daily movies on TV column, where we give you the rundown of the films airing on television each evening.

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Without further ado, here are your options for Wednesday, 16 November.

Can't Come Out to Play - Horror Xtra - 9pm

Our pick for tonight is this horror thriller that revolves around a physician named Katherine (Samantha Morton) and her husband Richard (Michael Shannon) who keep their dying son Andy (Charlie Tahan) completely secluded.

Katherine, however, becomes unhinged when she learns that her new neighbor, a young girl named Maryann (Natasha Calis), has secretly befriended the boy.

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Directed by John McNaughton of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and Wild Things fame, Can't Come Out to Play (also known as The Harvest) is an effective little chiller thanks to its great cast, as well as its twisted and twisty story.

Deadpool 2 - Film4 - 9pm

Ryan Reynolds returns as the merc with a mouth in this solid superhero sequel.

The Expendables 2 - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

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Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a villain named Vilain in this action follow-up that is actually the best of the trilogy.

National Security - Comedy Central Extra - 10pm

Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn star in this buddy cop action comedy with only an 11% score on Rotten Tomatoes, meaning it's probably best to avoid it.

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Barbara Crampton in Sacrifice, which airs on Horror Xtra after Can't Come Out to Play.

Sacrifice - Horror Xtra - 11.05pm

This low-budget Norway-set tribute to H.P. Lovecraft is very flawed but not without some fun, including the appearance of cult horror icon Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator) in a supporting role.

Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood - Turner Classic Movies - 11.10pm

This 2012 western featuring Christian Slater, Jeff Fahey and Perry King boasts a lowly 3.8 IMDB score which also suggests you should not watch it.

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Krisha - Film4 - 11.20pm

In contrast, this family drama from indie darling writer-director Trey Edward Shults (It Comes at Night, Waves) has an impressive 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes.