New Release & Classic Halloween Movie Tricks & Treats In the Movies On Demand Goodie Bag This Year
Plus, Our Streaming Jack-O-Lantern and All-New Spooky Video Confections Light up!
New York, Oct. 19 – Movies On Demand on cable (MOD) has scared up a frightful collection of new and classic thrillers to keep cable audiences across the country in goose bumps this Halloween, including new release movies, some of the most revered horror franchises, whimsical kids’ content, and campy original holiday videos.*
STREAMING PUMPKIN AND MORE – free on cable and online
Once again MOD sets the mood with its exclusive Free On Demand (FOD) Jack-O-Lantern, a glowing pumpkin, set to appropriately creepy music. Adding to the fun this year are seven all-new scary and whimsical Halloween-themed videos. From now through Nov. 1, viewers will find them on major cable systems as well as online at Halloween Free Videos. From a haunted house, to animated ghosts and witches, or the playful Halloween creature wallpaper, most run for 45 minutes, making them the perfect backgrounds for a Halloween party. On select systems, they can be found in the following On Demand folders: Comcast Xfinity: Kids/Not So Scary Halloween/Halloween Screensavers and Music/Halloween Screensavers/Fun for the Family. Spectrum Time Warner Cable and Spectrum Bright House Networks: Free Movies On Demand/Halloween. Cox: Movies On Demand/Halloween/Halloween Extras.
NEW RELEASE SCARY TITLES*
Several new releases from the major studios make their television premieres on cable and anchor MOD’s 2016 Halloween presentations:
The Purge: Election Year (now playing) – Apropos for this election year, a horror movie based on a female candidate for president who is targeted by barbarous anarchists. Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell
Ghostbusters– (now playing) – From director Paul Feig, ‘Ghostbusters’ makes its long-awaited return starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
In The Conjuring 2, (now playing), evil spirits and demonic possession are no match for Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, as they head to London to help a single mother of four investigate paranormal activity in her home.
In The Darkness (now playing), an ancient supernatural force follows a family home from their Grand Canyon vacation. Starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell.
Lights Out – Premieres 10/25. A woman is haunted by a creature that only appears when the lights go out. Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman
INDIE NEW RELEASES FOR HALLOWEEN
Phantasm: Ravager – (Now Playing), TV-MA, Horror/Sci-Fi, Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin. The cult favorite Phantasm series comes to a close.
The Greasy Strangler – (Now Playing), R, Horror/Comedy, Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar.
“Disturbing, funny and bizarre,” according to producer Elijah Wood.
Fear, Inc. – Premieres 10/21, R, Horror/Comedy, Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey. A horror junkie and his friends sign up with a company that brings their customers’ greatest fears to life.
CLASSICS AND FRANCHISES
Famed Horror Franchises* – Films from some of the most memorable classic horror franchises that ever haunted the screen return to cable this Halloween, including The Conjuring, Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Alien, The Addams Family, Evil Dead, Phantasm, Jason, Saw, Ghostbusters and Final Destination.
Classic and Recent Horror Movies* – Also playing are hundreds* of classic and recent horror and thriller titles. Here’s just a sample: The Purge: Election Year (see above), The Shallows, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Greasy Strangler (see above), Hocus Pocus, Sinister, The Exorcist, The Omen, The Shining, The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Paranormal Activity, Children of the Corn, The Crow and many more.
Kids and Family Halloween* – Kids and families can get into the Halloween “spirit,” on MOD with spooky pumpkins, monsters and magic from franchises or titles such as Harry Potter, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Monsters Inc., Paranorman, Coraline, Monster High, Scooby-Doo, The Addams Family, and new favorites such as Hotel Transylvania.
**Where to find Halloween titles within various Movies On Demand folders on some of the major systems (content availability varies by system). Folder titles and movie locations differ among cable systems, but here are some examples: Halloween, Horror, Friday the 13th, New Horror Hits, Sci-fi Scares, Zombies, Eerie Animation, Family Frights, Great Pumpkin & More, Spooky Stories, Great Remakes, Insidious or Scary Scooby-Doo. Many titles can also be found in the A-Z folders within Movies On Demand on various cable systems.
**Examples of Special On Demand Halloween folders on select systems:
Spectrum/Time Warner Cable and Spectrum/Bright House Networks: For You/Halloween Hits and For You/Kids Halloween, (or look for franchises or titles) until 11/7
XFINITY (Comcast): Various Collections under: Halloween Moviethon, Movies/Halloween Moviethon, Movies/Movie Collections/SD & HD/Halloween Moviethon, HD On Demand Movies/Movies Halloween Moviethon – until 11/3 [NOTE: Xfinity provides many other subheads with hundreds of titles.]
Cox: Various Collections under: Halloween/Halloween Movies or Halloween/Kids Halloween Movies – until 11/1
Optimum (Altice/Cablevision) Various Collections under: MOD/Halloween or MOD/Movie Collections/Halloween (or look for franchises/titles) – until 11/1
RCN: Various Collections under: Movie Stunts, Movies/Collections (or look for franchises/titles) – until 11/1
Midcontinent: Various Collections under All Movies/Collections (or look for franchises/titles) – until 11/1
*Title availability, dates, folder titles and number of available movies will vary by system.
These movies are distributed to U.S. cable systems by iN DEMAND. For more information about Movies On Demand on Cable, go to www.rentmoviesondemand.com, on-screen guides or cable system websites. Corporate info is at indemand.com