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, and whimsical kids’ content.
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 – From director Paul Feig, Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones.
The Conjuring 2 – Evil spirits and demonic possession are no match for Ed and Lorraine Warren as they head to London to help a single mother of four investigate paranormal activity in her home. Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson.
In The Darkness – An ancient supernatural force follows a family home from their Grand Canyon vacation. Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell.
Lights Out – A woman is haunted by a creature that only appears when the lights go out. Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman.
INDIE NEW RELEASES
Phantasm: Ravager – The cult favorite Phantasm series comes to a close. Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin.
The Greasy Strangler – “Disturbing, funny and bizarre,” according to producer Elijah Wood. Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar.
Fear, Inc. –A horror junkie and his friends sign up with a company that brings their customers’ greatest fears to life. Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey.
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, 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.
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.
These Halloween titles can be found in various Movies On Demand folders, depending on your cable provider, including Spectrum/Time Warner Cable, Spectrum/Bright House Networks, Xfinity (Comcast), Cox, Optimum (Altice/Cablevision), RCN, and Midcontinent.
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.