Monsters HD was the "first, and only uncut and commercial-free, all-monster-movie channel in high definition." The 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, linear horror and creature feature network launched on October 1, 2003 in the United States and premiered exclusively on the Voom DTH satellite platform, owned by Cablevision. The home theatre webzine, Widescreen Review, alluded to Voom's Monsters HD as having "the largest collection of HD Horror films" when Echostar's Dish Network picked up Rainbow Media's Voom Suite of High Definition Channels. Rainbow Media's AMC Network and its annual October "Monsterfest" (now known as "Fear Fest") programming of horror films served as the springboard and promotional platform for the launch of Monsters HD. Monsters HD commissioned the digital restoration of its film library, bringing them to high definition, and presented world television premieres of films like the Director's Cut of the Stuart Gordon film version of H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond.
Read more about Monsters HD: High Definition Horror: Restoration and Remastering, Film Acquisitions, Programming and Scheduling: Zombiethons To Killer Toy Stories, Original Productions: Monsterama, Gruesome Twosomes & Tales From The Crypt, Promotional Campaigns: "It's Alive!" and "See The Good Parts", Branding and Marketing: 1950s Horror Comics & Bernie Wrightson, Merchandising: Monsters HD Action Figures and DVDs, Litigation: Voom HD Networks Vs Echostar Satellite
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“Weve forgotten what its like not to be able to reach the light switch. Weve forgotten a lot of the monsters that seemed to live in our room at night. Nevertheless, those memories are still there, somewhere inside us, and can sometimes be brought to the surface by events, sights, sounds, or smells. Children, though, can never have grown-up feelings until theyve been allowed to do the growing.”
—Fred Rogers (20th century)