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Cinedigm relaunches Screambox

October 26, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

Cinedigm has announced that Screambox, the company’s flagship enthusiast streaming service for horror fans, has relaunched with a new consumer experience and features in time for Halloween. To celebrate the relaunch, the box office hit Terrifer 2, starring David Howard and AEW wrestler Chris Jericho, will stream exclusively on Screambox beginning October 31st.

The new Screambox features an updated fan experience, improved content discovery and several live FAST channels from Cinedigm and its partners featuring horror, thriller, cult movies and series. These include Cinedigm’s Bloody Disgusting TV, CONtv, Crime Hunters, El Rey Network, Midnight Pulp, RetroCrush, as well as partner channels including Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Shout Factory TV. Screambox is available on iOS, Android, Prime Video, YouTube TV, Comcast, Vizio and Roku, with more Connected TV platforms coming soon.

“We couldn’t have dreamed up a better example to validate our investment in horror programming than the incredible success of Terrifier 2, an initially fan-funded sequel to a cult favourite that has exceeded all box office expectations by its performance in theatres and will now anchor the new Screambox,” said Brad Miska, Managing Director, Bloody Disgusting/Cinedigm. “By strategically utilising theatrical, VoD and streaming distribution, we put ourselves in a position to catch lightning in a bottle, which has been the case with this title, and we plan to look for similar opportunities when it makes sense both from a business perspective and for fans, especially in horror. At a time when films like Smile and Barbarian are proving the value of this genre, and as Terrifier 2‘s success is just beginning as it moves to streaming, we can’t wait to bring Art the Clown to Screambox exclusively and alongside lots of other great content, this month.”

“The phenomenon around Terrifier 2 demonstrates that super-serving enthusiast audiences with movies and shows made for them without compromise is a powerful strategy,” said Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Networks and Chief Strategy Officer for Cinedigm. “Enthusiast films and series can have massive appeal once audiences can discover them, which is our entire mission with the Screambox service as well as our new flagship service, Cineverse. We can’t wait to connect filmmakers and fans around the world this Halloween and beyond starting with this amazing film.”

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