Fandango Kicks Off "House of Screams" with the "Fear Face-Off: 13 Days of Psychos" Social Tug-of-War Application on Facebook
LOS ANGELES - September 25, 2013 - Horror has a new home! Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today the launch of "House of Screams" (http://www.fandango.com/houseofscreams), its first-ever video and digital content destination dedicated to Hollywood's scariest movie moments and upcoming horror films. "House of Screams" also provides moviegoers access to advance ticketing at more than 22,000 screens nationwide.
Slash, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and now film producer, will provide exclusive and original video content to Fandango's "House of Screams." Slash will co-host with Fandango correspondent Tiffany Smith a special video mini-series, "Slash's Screamings," highlighting the season's new horror films -- from the Chloe Grace Moretz remake of Stephen King's "Carrie" to the Amber Heard thriller, "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane." "House of Screams" will also showcase an exclusive 6-minute excerpt from Anchor Bay and Slasher Films' upcoming horror film, "Nothing Left to Fear," starring Anne Heche, James Tupper and Clancy Brown, as well as footage from the movie's star-studded Hollywood screening. "Nothing Left to Fear," which opens on October 4, features original music produced by Slash.
Also debuting in Fandango's "House of Screams" is a "Behind the Screams" video mini-series, hosted by Tiffany Smith, featuring an insider's look at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights. Featured segments will highlight Universal's Eyegore Awards, horror movie premieres, and the secrets behind gory special effects make-up.
"For tons of moviegoers and fear fanatics, Halloween is their favorite time of year," said Tiffany Smith, Fandango correspondent. "When they visit Fandango's House of Screams, they'll be able to quickly find everything there is to know about upcoming horror flicks, along with all ‘the fright stuff' they love!"
To help kick off "House of Screams," Fandango is launching the "Fear Face-Off: 13 Days of Psychos" Facebook application, which pits "Psycho's" Norman Bates against the likes of Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, and other masters of menace in a social tug-of-war for big-screen bad guy dominance at http://facebook.com/fandango.
In addition, "House of Screams" will offer special editorial features including "When Animals Attack" Movies, 10 Unlikely Horror Movie Debuts, Great Horror Comedies, The Best and Worst Slasher Villains, and more.
"House of Screams" is the latest example of how Fandango is offering premium video and editorial content along with advance ticketing opportunities to help movie fans perfect their moviegoing experience. Earlier this year, Fandango launched "Weekend Ticket," a weekly movie recommendation show hosted by chief correspondent Dave Karger, to help moviegoers pick the right film for them, followed by audience-based content hubs including "The Family Room" and "Summer of Action."
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and an NBCUniversal company, sells tickets to more than 22,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 37 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 30 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.
About Anchor Bay Films
Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and provides quality distribution with operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and offers distribution capabilities in other key territories. Anchor Bay Films uniquely offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the United States. The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms. Upcoming theatrical releases include Billy Bob Thornton's Jayne Mansfield's Car starring Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon and Ray Stevenson and Nothing Left to Fear, the first release from iconic rocker Slash's production company Slasher Films. Films in its library include the recent theatrical release of Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison and genre favorite Ken Foree, 10 Years starring Channing Tatum and Rosario Dawson, the critically-acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas as well as Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken, Toronto Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen and Cannes 2011 premiere Corman's World. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.
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