Press Release #173 (10/15/13)
Ready to be Spooked?
Movies On Demand Presents the Television Premiere of The Conjuring, and a Scary Selection of Other Great New Release, Library and Kids Halloween Titles
Plus, the Return of the Popular Jack-O-Lantern On Demand!
New York, Oct. 14 - Movies On Demand on cable (MOD) has scared up a frightful collection of new and classic thrillers to keep audiences in goose-bumps this Halloween. From the television premiere of "The Conjuring" on Oct. 22 (along with a special Twitter contest), to genre premiere titles, some of the most revered horror franchises and whimsical kids' content, MOD has got your ghoul on.***
New Release Scary Titles* The centerpiece of MOD's 2013 Halloween presentations is the television premiere of this summer's The Conjuring, the terrifying true tale of a couple who were renowned paranormal investigators (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), directed by James Wan (Insidious, Saw). The film, called "well-crafted and gleefully creepy" by Rotten Tomatoes, premieres on demand October 22, (same day as DVD and weeks before Netflix and Redbox). Many other scary new major studio releases are already available on MOD for the holiday, including World War Z, The Purge, Dark Skies, The Last Exorcism Part II, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Evil Dead, This Is the End and R.I.P.D. (starts 10/22). Some of the new release indies now playing for Halloween include Argento's Dracula, Curse of Chucky and The Monkey's Paw, plus starting on 10/11 are Cottage Country, Escape From Tomorrow and Ghost Team One, and premiering 10/18 is Hellbenders. Titles are On Demand on most cable systems in the U.S.***. (More info about where to find these titles below*). OR get info on titles here: http://indemand.com/movies/
Kids and Family Halloween* Once they get into their costumes, kids can get into the Halloween "spirit," on MOD with The Addams Family, Coraline, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Corpse Bride, The Witches, The Little Vampire, The Goonies, and more now playing. (More info about where to find these titles below*).
Free On Demand** - Halloween Monster Mash-Up and Jack-O-Lantern On Demand Viewers will be screaming for more once they see the most heart-pounding Halloween Monster Mash-Up we've ever created with a monstrous montage from the scariest horror movies ever! Click here: MOD 2013 Halloween Mash-Up or find it on set-top box on cable. And for some 2013 Halloween kitsch, once again MOD presents a Jack-O-Lantern On Demand, a free set-top box treat available from now through Nov. 4. 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 on XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, RCN or Midcontinent systems, see exact locations below. "Jack" is also now streamed online at: streaming MOD Jack-O-Lantern.
Famed Horror Franchises and Classic Horror Movies* - From some of the most memorable classic horror titles that ever haunted the screen, to the latest releases in the horror/thriller genres, plus the most infamous horror franchises, cable has filled the goodie bag this season. MOD is now playing many episodes from the Alien, Final Destination, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, and many other franchises. Also playing are hundreds of other Classic and Recent Horror and Thriller titles** Here's just a sample - many more are available: The Silence of the Lambs, Carrie, Poltergeist, The Hills Have Eyes, The Exorcist, My Bloody Valentine, The Omen, The Shining, House on Haunted Hill and The Ring.
Twitter Sweepstakes - Fans of The Conjuring should follow @moviesondemand and keep an eye out the week of 10/22 for instructions to enter to win an "Annabelle" doll from The Conjuring.
*Where to find Halloween titles within various Movies On Demand folders: To access these movies, viewers should look for the "Halloween," "Kids Halloween" or similar categories on most cable systems including XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, RCN, Midcontinent and many other systems. (For example, Comcast kids' Halloween folder is called "Frightful Family Fun.") 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 on some major systems (content availability varies by system). Go to the following On Demand folders:
Time Warner Cable: Enjoy Better/Halloween
Bright House Networks: Hello More/Halloween
XFINITY: Movies/Halloween Moviethon/Creepy Classics
Cox: HALLOWEEN/Halloween Movies/Creepy Classics
RCN: Movie Stunts/Creepy Classics
Midcontinent: All Movies/Collections/Creepy Classics
Other notes: ***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 over 60% of all paid orders in the U.S., far outpacing satellite, iTunes, Amazon and all others.** Only 18% of movie orders come from digital storefronts. 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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