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Comcast set to launch Fearnet

Postby Zeo » Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:29 am

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111795 ... id=14&cs=1

There's not really too much info other than what is in the article. There also seems to be minimal advertisement or hype behind this venture.
Basically the deal is Sony/MGM and Comcast cable are launching an all horror on-demand channel on Comcast, as well as a website http://Fearnet.com at the end of this month (Halloween).

The on-demand channel will boast over 1,000 horror films from Lionsgate, (most of which suck) but will also offer older films from the now Sony owned MGM library, which is uber fucking awesome.

Seeing as how Monsters HD is only on Dish Network, and The Horror Channel is all but a ditched effort after the Dread Central fallout, this is great news. Especially since we have Comcast, which is easily available in most parts of Knoxpatch. It's been a long time coming for something like this.

Now if I could only get my Night Gallery and Dark Shadows fix on demand I would be goddamn ecstatic. :twisted:
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Re: Comcast set to launch Fearnet

Postby Onibubba » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:01 pm

Zeo wrote:Now if I could only get my Night Gallery and Dark Shadows fix on demand I would be goddamn ecstatic. :twisted:


Buy em. Cheaper than a month of cable. OK, maybe not the Dark Shadows (Christ - how many epesodes did that thing run?), but The Night Gallery collection is a must buy. Season 1 is out for about 40.00. No word on Season 2 yet (my favorite), not really interested in Season 3.
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Postby Bigun » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:18 pm

Wasn't dark shadows an old Vampire Sitcom?
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Postby Russo » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:26 pm

Bigun wrote:Wasn't dark shadows an old Vampire Sitcom?


Soap opera, actually.
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Postby Bigun » Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:24 pm

Yeah, sorry, I meant to say Soap Opera... they did it live too if I am not mistaken..
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Postby footprintzinthesand » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:40 pm

Haha, the fake bats..... :-)
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:47 pm

My boyfriend works for comcast...so we get it for free (or 5 bucks I can't remember)...so, if you and Russo wanna come over and watch, you are welcome anytime...( if you don't have On Demand which is the new crack I swear, I never leave the house)
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Postby abreeskye » Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:40 am

OOOOH! I can't wait.

On demand is like crack. I can't stay away.
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Postby Zeo » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:18 pm

Hardcoregirl wrote:My boyfriend works for comcast...so we get it for free (or 5 bucks I can't remember)...so, if you and Russo wanna come over and watch, you are welcome anytime...( if you don't have On Demand which is the new crack I swear, I never leave the house)


Thanks for the invite. :) We have digital cable through Comcast and a home theatre system, 52' HDTV and all. Needless to say I don't leave the house much either. Heh.
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Re: Comcast set to launch Fearnet

Postby Zeo » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:29 pm

Onibubba wrote:
Zeo wrote:Now if I could only get my Night Gallery and Dark Shadows fix on demand I would be goddamn ecstatic. :twisted:


Buy em. Cheaper than a month of cable. OK, maybe not the Dark Shadows (Christ - how many epesodes did that thing run?), but The Night Gallery collection is a must buy. Season 1 is out for about 40.00. No word on Season 2 yet (my favorite), not really interested in Season 3.


Yeah, plan on buying The Night Gallery season 1 at some point.
As for Dark Shadows, they have em on DVD all right. Every episode. 26 separate DVD collection sets and they run over $50 a pop. Sci-fi used to air Dark Shadows re-runs, but no channel does currently that I know of.
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Postby Zeo » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:38 pm

The site and On Demand channel launched today. The site it's self has some full streaming movies and if you have Comcast On Demand, Fearnet is listed under "free movies". They only have a hand full of movies so far. Hopefully they will expand in the next few weeks.
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Postby abreeskye » Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:48 pm

We just used Fearnet. I hope they put more movies up!

Hope everyone is having a wonderfully spooky halloween :)
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Postby footprintzinthesand » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:21 pm

Watched a movie on fearnet last night...
TCM: The Next Generation...
Something about a sadistic Matthew McConaughey with a robotic leg makes me all hot n bothered...
Hope they add more good movies...
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