Monsters HD - Film Acquisitions, Programming and Scheduling: Zombiethons To Killer Toy Stories

Film Acquisitions, Programming and Scheduling: Zombiethons To Killer Toy Stories

For its May 2006 issue, the Canadian horror publication Rue Morgue Magazine featured a cover story on the Monsters HD network reporting that the channel also "aired the world television premiere of Bubba Ho Tep and broadcast a wide range of beloved classics like The Evil Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tombs of the Blind Dead, The Tingler, Abominable Dr. Phibes, Scanners and others, all presented in 5.1 sound, uncut and completely commercial free. Rue Morgue Magazine also noted that Monsters HD managed to secure licensing deals with all the major studios -- Paramount and their Friday The 13th franchise, MGM (which includes Sam Arkoff's AIP drive-in classics from Roger Corman), New Line's (post Paramount) Friday The 13th movies as well as the 2003 version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the Universal horror classics, Sony/Columbia's Ray Harryhausen stop-motion monster films and oddball titles like Octaman and Joe Giannone's Madman. Monsters HD's curation of horror films for 2006 were presented in Rue Morgue Magazine's "TV Terror Guide", which cited the channel's monthly marathons, weekly film festivals including thematic programming stunts like May's "Monsters Mother's Day" featuring Larry Cohen's It's Alive trilogy; August's "Jawsfest" featuring the first four Jaws films; September's "Zombiethon" featuring George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead; November's "Monsters Goes Ape" featuring King Kong (1933), Son of Kong, Mighty Joe Young (1949 film) and King Kong (1976) and a Christmas schedule of "Killer Toy Stories" featuring films from the Child's Play (film series) and Puppetmaster franchises." Monsters HD's program stunts for 2006 and 2007 also included a July "Japanese Giant Kaiju Fest" featuring various Godzilla films from Toho and an October schedule featuring four titles from the Hellraiser film series and a Halloween marathon of six titles from the Halloween (franchise).

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