Press Release #140 (10/25/12)
For immediate release
LET THE NIGHTMARES BEGIN!
Movies On Demand Presents a Thrilling Selection of Halloween Titles
Plus the First Ever Jack-O-Lantern On Demand, Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Interviews and other Free On Demand Content
New York, Oct. 25 - Movies On Demand on cable has scared up a frightful collection of new and classic thrillers to keep audiences in goose-bumps this Halloween. From some of the most memorable classic horror titles that ever screamed across the screen, to the latest releases in the horror/thriller genres plus the most infamous horror franchises, cable fans will need to keep the lights on to survive this movie gore-fest. For the more whimsical mood, there is also a selection of great kids and family Halloween titles. In addition, there is a wealth of Free On Demand content to add to holiday goodie bags.
For the first time ever, Movies On Demand will present a Jack-o-Lantern On Demand, a free set-top box treat in XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks systems. This glowing pumpkin face, set to appropriately creepy music, will set the mood for any Halloween party or scary movie festival via Movies On Demand. To find the Jack-O-Lantern on various systems, see locations below*. "Jack" is also now streamed online at: rentmoviesondemand.com/Halloween along with Halloween-themed games.
Other Free On Demand* (FOD) content on both cable and online includes a collection of behind-the-scenes featurettes, interviews with horror directors and stars such as Will Smith and Chris Hemsworth and rare footage of the making of horror films such as "The Hills Have Eyes," "I Am Legend," "The Loved Ones" and others.
New release Halloween titles on Movies On Demand** (all are now playing):
"Prometheus" - R, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender
"Dark Shadows" - PG-13, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeifer
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" - R, Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper
"The Cabin in the Woods" - R, Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Whitford
"Chernobyl Diaries" - R, Devin Kelley, Jonathan Sadowski
"The Raven" - R, John Cusack, Luke Evans
"Red Lights" - R, Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver
"Grave Encounters 2" - TV-MA, Richard Harmon, Sean Rogerson
"The Loved Ones" - PG-13, Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy
"Munger Road" - PG-13, Bruce Davison, Randall Batinkoff
"#HoldYourBreath" - TV-MA, Katrina Bowden, Randy Wayne
Famed Horror Franchises - MOD is now playing many episodes**:
Friday the 13th
Nightmare on Elm Street
The Night of the Living Dead
Classic and Recent Horror and Thriller titles** (just a sample - many more available):
"Paranormal Activity 2"
"The Blair Witch Project"
"The Hills Have Eyes"
"I Am Legend"
"The Loved Ones"
Halloween for Kids and Family**:
"Scooby-doo" franchise (nine films included)
"The Addams Family" and "Addams Family Values"
"Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II"
"It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"
Where to find these titles within various Movies On Demand folders: Viewers should look for the "Halloween Moviethon" on XFINITY, and the "Halloween" folder in Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks and many other systems. Many of these titles can also be found in the A-Z folders within Movies On Demand on various cable systems.
*Where to find the Jack-O-Lantern On Demand and other Free On Demand Content (content availability varies by system):
Time Warner Cable: Enjoy Better/Halloween
Bright House Networks: Halloween
Movies/Movie Collections/Halloween Moviethon/All Movies,
Top Picks/Halloween Moviethon/All Movies,
Top Picks/Halloween for Kids,
Top Picks/Movie Collections/Halloween Moviethon/All Movies
Cox: Halloween, Previews and Extras/Extras
**Title dates and availability may vary by system. HD not available in all systems.
Cable is the nation's powerhouse in delivery of movies via the On Demand platform, representing more than 50% of all paid orders in the U.S., far outpacing satellite, telco, iTunes, Amazon and all others. (Source: Independent third party research.) Comcast alone averages four billion views annually on its On Demand platform. Movies On Demand on Cable (MOD) is the easiest, most convenient way to rent movies from home instantly, with just a click of the remote. It is part of digital cable service.
These movies are distributed to U.S. cable systems by iN DEMAND. For further information, go to www.indemand.com. For more information about Movies On Demand on Cable, go to www.rentmoviesondemand.com, on-screen guides or cable system websites.
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