Techies, get ready to be scared out of your wits.
Pegged to Halloween, Comcast Corp., in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Lions Gate, today unveils a horror-movie network called FearNet. Fans will be able to watch movies through Comcast’s video-on-demand service and on the Web at FearNet.com, where they can blog about, search and tag the spooky flicks. Cellphone users will get free ringtones and wallpaper and eventually be able to watch video clips.
Digital cable subscribers can watch 200 ad-supported free movies a year through video on demand, with about 30 titles available each month. Selections include “Carrie,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” and “Night of the Living Dead.”
Web surfers can watch nine movies for free each month.
Philadelphia-based Comcast said FearNet mainly will be supported by advertising revenue and fees from cable operators that want to carry the network on their systems.