FANGORIA® Partners with Blockbuster for 'FrightFest™': DVD, VOD, Digital Download AND Theatrical Contest

Blockbuster provides fans access to FANGORIA® FrightFest™ films 45 days before other home entertainment providers, offers extended viewing options.

Jun 22, 2010, 13:00 ET from Blockbuster Inc.

DALLAS, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Horror film fan magazine FANGORIA® today announced its partnership with leading global media entertainment provider Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B) and feature film, television and DVD distributor Lightning Entertainment Group, Inc., to begin a unique, multi-tiered summer film distribution program called the FANGORIA® FrightFest™.

This exclusive series will consist of eight new feature films, including PIG HUNT, FRAGILE, GRIMM LOVE, DARK HOUSE, HUNGER, ROAD KILL, THE HAUNTING and THE TOMB.  

Fans can visit www.FangoriaFrightFest.com and www.blockbuster.com/fangoria beginning June 21 to see film trailers and other special features. Participants will also be able to rate films from June 21 through July 19 online at www.FangoriaFrightFest.com to determine which one of the FANGORIA® FrightFest™ movies will win a big screen theatrical release in late July.  

Those who rate the films are automatically entered in a contest sponsored by Lightning Entertainment Group, Inc. to win a free trip to Las Vegas and other special prizes. In addition, fans who rated a trailer will receive an email on July 20, directing them to Blockbuster.com/fangoria for a free download of the classic biographies of Guillermo del Toro and John Landis. Watch these master directors discuss how they started in the movie business and get a fascinating glimpse into the world of horror filmmaking.

Beginning August 6, 2010, all films will be available to horror fans through participating BLOCKBUSTER® Stores, BLOCKBUSTER® By Mail, as well as digitally through BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® for a full 45 days before they are available for purchase or rental through other national home entertainment providers. In addition, stores will have a dedicated space for the FANGORIA® FrightFest™ promotion.  

"This exciting and unique partnership with FANGORIA® gives horror fans across the country a convenient way to see all these frightening flicks," said Keith Leopard, Director of Content Acquisitions.  "We are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity to FANGORIA's® loyal fans everywhere.  Blockbuster's multi-channel offerings provide fans immediate access to all eight FANGORIA® FrightFest™ films – whether in stores, by mail, or digitally," said Leopard.

Fans will also have access to over an hour of bonus material and content from the eight FrightFest™ films, including exclusive content.  Trailers for the FrightFest™ films and information about the contest are available at www. FangoriaFrightFest.com and www.blockbuster.com/fangoria.

Fans can learn more by visiting the FANGORIA® FrightFest™ social media sites including www.twitter.com/FangFrightFest, www.myspace.com/537687810 and http://www.facebook.com/pages/FANGORIAR-FRIGHTFEST/127592043932305?ref=ts.

About FANGORIA®

FANGORIA® sliced its way onto the scene in 1979, becoming the only national publication devoted to the modern horror genre. Three decades later, FANGORIA® is still the number one authority on all things scary! FANGORIA® provides the best in horror entertainment and news coverage including the website, magazine, radio show on Sirius XM, film production division, comic book division, convention circuit, and TV On-Demand. We know what scares you. www.fangoria.com

About Blockbuster Inc.

Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment. The company provides customers with convenient access to media entertainment anywhere, any way they want it - whether in-store, by mail, through vending kiosks or digitally to their homes and mobile devices. With a highly recognized brand and a library of more than 125,000 movie and game titles, Blockbuster leverages its multichannel presence to serve nearly 47 million global customers annually. The company may be accessed worldwide at www.blockbuster.com.

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