Shout! Factory Launches New Horror-Themed Streaming Channel (TV News Roundup)

A still from 'Day of the Dead'

Shout! Factory is celebrating Halloween months early with the launch of its new horror-themed streaming channel Scream Factory TV, set to bow this spring.

Based on Shout! Factory’s “Scream Factory” brand, and following the recent launch of the company’s Shout! Factory TV service, Scream Factory TV will offer horror films, thrillers and science-fiction films, with a particular focus on cult classics. The titles will be available both on demand and as a 24/7 stream of the films.

The channel will launch this April with an initial slate of 30 titles. Notables films include “Black Christmas,” “Dark Star,” “Sleepaway Camp” and “The Last Man on Earth.” In addition, two George Romero films, “Night of the Living Dead” and “Day of the Dead,” will stream on the service. Scream Factory TV will be available online and as a separate vertical on the Shout! Factory TV apps, which can be found on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, and Roku.

Scream Factory TV launches April 15. View the full list of titles that will be available on the channel at launch:

“Bad Moon”
“Black Christmas”
“Carnival Of Souls”
“The Cat O’ Nine Tails”
“Chopping Mall”
“Class Of 1984”
“The Company Of Wolves”
“The Crush”
“Dark Star”
“Day Of The Dead”
“The Exorcist III”
“Forbidden World”
“Galaxy Of Terror”
“House On Haunted Hill”
“Humanoids From The Deep”
“The Last Man On Earth”
“Night Of The Demons”
“Night Of The Living Dead”
“Nightbreed: Director’s Cut”
“Piranha (1978)”
“Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2”
“Sleepaway Camp”
“The Slumber Party Massacre”
“The Stepfather”

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