Monster Monday movies on Sony MAX this festive season


Whether it’s time to come in from the beach or take a break as the frenetic festive season countdown continues, Sony Max has some spine-chilling reasons – from ferocious flying fish, the reptilian version of Jaws and snakes on the loose – for you to stay in and chill out.

Monster Monday Movies starts on Monday, December 7, at 21h00, with the cult classic Snakes on a Plane, which gives new meaning to cold-blooded terror! When hundreds of venomous snakes invade an ill-fated trans-Pacific flight in this action horror extravaganza, it’s up to Samuel L Jackson to thwart the twisted scheme of a deadly assassin to eliminate a key witness in an upcoming trial and kick some serpentine asps!

Director David Ellis (Cellular and Final Destination 2) ups the velocity in this adrenaline rush of a picture with performances from Rachel Blanchard (Without a Paddle), Julianna Margulies (ER) and Nathan Philips (Wolf Creek).

Beaches, bikinis, babes and flying killer piranha – what more can you ask for? In Piranha 2: The Spawning, Monday, December 14 at 21h00, you’re no longer safe outside the water – these fish with teeth can fly with horrifying consequences. A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort. The picture stars Tricia O’Neill, Steve Marachuk and Lance Henriksen.

From deep inside the scaly throat of a voracious 12-metre snake, you can see the head of its human prey being inexorably sucked into the gaping mouth in the terrifying Anaconda to be broadcast on Monday, December 21 at 21h00. This cult classic has an all-star cast including Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube and Jon Voight.

One of the slithering, genetically enhanced anaconda offspring has regenerated to live on in the next action-packed chapter of the Anaconda series. Anacondas: Trail of Blood will be aired on Monday, December 28, at 21h00. A dying mogul, Murdoch (John Rhys-Davies), hires a doctor to harvest a fresh supply of blood orchids and experiment with the regenerative nectar on a baby snake. Overnight, the offspring grows monstrous enough in size and appetite to devour the good doctor whole, before slithering free on a regenerative rampage. The bloodthirsty reptile is seemingly invincible!

SONY MAX airs on DStv Channel 128