A horror with 99% on Rotten Tomatoes is among the movies on TV tonight
This is a must-watch for lovers of scary movies.
Tonight you've got some decisions to make. (A) You could choose from the new movies added to Prime Video. (B) You can choose from the new movies added to Netflix. Or (C) You can choose from the movies on TV, which we've listed out in full for you below...
Funny People - Comedy Central - 9pm
Adam Sandler stars in this not-very-funny comedy about a comedian who learns he is dying, so he trains an up-and-comer (Seth Rogen) to be a star.
John Carpenter's Vampires - Legend - 9pm
James Woods heads up this bonkers action horror about a vampire hunter ... hunting vampires. There actually isn't much more to it than that. Not a good movie, but does have an intense cult following.
Lion - FilmFour - 9pm
A young boy is adopted by a loving woman (Nicole Kidman) when he loses his family, but 25 years later, the now grown man (Dev Patel) and his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) set out to find his parents. An emotional, well-made drama, based on a true story.
The Evil Dead - BBC Three - 10pm
Sam Raimi's classic horror. If you've never seen it (and you're not a scaredy cat), then it is definitely worth checking out.
Trouble is waiting just outside the house in Host, our big pick of the flicks for tonight
Homefront - Sky Max - 10pm
An action thriller about a retired DEA agent (Jason Statham) who is trying to live a quiet life, only for it to be disturbed by the arrival of a drug kingpin (James Franco) in his sleepy town.
Mad Max - ITV4 - 11.10pm
The original Mel Gibson take on the character. Still holds up pretty well all these years later. Although we'd rather watch Fury Road, tbh.
Hancock - FilmFour - 11.20pm
Will Smith's cranky superhero is good fun until the final third, when it gets all soppy and emotional. Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman provide excellent support.
Host - BBC Three - 11.25pm
Our pick for the night is Host, a horror movie released in 2020, and presented almost entirely via Zoom call. With a score of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, it tells the story of a group of friends who are attempting to escape the grasps of a demon that they accidentally brought forward during a seance. It was also called the first great entry in what was briefly called "quarantine horror", which was a genre that was both made during and actively set within the pandemic. Hooray? If you miss it on TV tonight, Host is also available to rent on Rakuten TV, Apple TV and Google Play.
The Two Faces of January - BBC Two - 11.45pm
A con man (Viggo Mortensen) is on holiday in Greece with his wife (Kirsten Dunst), and they're forced to go on the run with an untrustworthy stranger (Oscar Isaac) following the murder of a local police officer. A decent romantic thriller.
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