Amazon Channels Adds 'Screambox' Horror SVOD Service28 Sep, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Just in time for Halloween, Screambox, the privately-held subscription streaming video service featuring horror movies and TV series, Sept. 28 announced it has joined Amazon Channels.
Founded in 2014, Screambox has access to more than 300 movies and is available to Prime members in the United States for $4.99/month after a seven-day free trial. The Los Angeles-based service claims to have 100,000 subscribers.
Amazon Channels launched in 2015 to provide Prime subs access to third-party over-the-top video services, including Showtime, HBO and Starz.
Screambox features weekly movies, including The Haunting of Helena (Salient Media), All Hallows’ Eve (RLJ Entertainment), The Shortcut (Lionsgate) and The Wicked (RLJE). The titles are also available on disc at Amazon.com.
Other Screambox content includes House (RLJE), Cannibal Holocaust (Grindhouse), Cassadaga (Naedomi), and all 26 episodes of the 2005–06 “Masters of Horror” series, featuring content from genre directors such as John Carpenter, John Landis, Takashi Miike, Norio Tsuruta, Joe Dante and Tobe Hooper.
“Launching on Amazon Channels allows us to fulfill our mission to reach horror fans everywhere — on all streaming platforms and devices,” COO Larry Baird said in a statement.
Screambox is not alone in the growing horror genre available on Amazon Channels. The platform also features access to third-party services such as AMC Networks’ Shudder, Horror TV, Full Moon, XL TV, FlixFling’s Monsters and Nightmares, and Fear Factory.