Starz Goes Inside With More Documentaries

Villains, scary zombies and sex in cinema are some of the subjects covered by a new batch of Starz Entertainment's original documentary series Starz Inside.

New episodes of the series, hosted by film critic and author Richard Roeper, kicks off in June with The Face Is Familiar, a look at familiar character actors, according to the network.

Other shows on the slate to air include Zombiemania, a fun look cinema's love affair with the living dead (debuting July 21); Villainz!, which investigates the psychology behind classic on-screen villains; (Aug. 25); Comics on Screen, which examines the transition of comedians from stage to the big screen (Sept. 22); and Sex and the Cinema, which looks at sexually charged films and how such films reflect our sexual liberation (Oct. 20).

"Starz Inside is setting the standard for quality programs that take us into all aspects of the world of film," Roeper said in a statement.

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