Rest in Peace, Monsters HD

Monsters HD is no moreOh, man, this really is a sad day for horror. The genre’s longest-running provider of high definition horror, Monsters HD, will be officially shutting its doors later this month. We knew this was coming when Dish Network stopped carrying Voom, which Monsters was part of, on its network but held out hope that something might save them. Alas, it was not to be.

From the official Monsters HD website: “TV’s first and longest-running hi-def horror and creature feature channel will cease operations and mad experiments this month. Thanks for all the screams and support over the years. Fear not – monsters never die … they always come back! Pleasant dreams, fiends.”

The folks behind the channel were always good to us here at Dread, though they never really had the budget or the time to reach out to horror fans the way they wanted to. It’s too bad, but hopefully some lessons were learned and we can see a bigger and better all-horror channel sometime in the near future.

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  • Mr. Dark

    I’m getting concerned about FearNET OnDemand which I get on Time/Warner. They have a grand total of three movies up now. Normally they have a dozen or so. Hope they aren’t going away as well, dammit.

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  • David

    Yeah, it is a sad day when the only decent horror channel goes belly up. I was so pissed when Monsters HD was unceremoniously dropped from the Dish Network lineup in favor of ABC Family and the goddamned HD fishing channel. Monsters showed HD transfers of all the Hammer horror classics that I love and they also financed the restoration of the missing footage from Stuart Gordon’s From Beyond, so they will be missed.

  • Kyle Reese

    I just heard about this yesterday and it actually broke my heart! It was the best channel I’ve ever seen in my life so far – there was even shit on there that hasn’t been properly released *cough* NIGHT OF THE CREEPS *cough*; so it it REALLY sad to see them go.

    There’s always the chiller channel I guess…