What is it about horror themed channels? This idea just seems to be doomed. Monsters HD was and is the only true channel out there dedicated to our genre. Unfortunately their main platform has just pulled the rug out from under them.
Without warning to fans Dish Network pulled all of their VOOM channels, which is where Monsters HD hung its proverbial hat. “Kung-Fu HD and several others were also given the heave-ho, but Dish did add ABC Family so at least viewers can tune in to Pat Robertson” in as high a resolution as possible.
DC reader David Anderson wrote in with the infuriating news, which also contained the above Pat Robertson quip (it was too funny not to use; thanks, David!). Anderson also provided a link to an online petition that may help to eventually right this wrong. I wouldn’t hold my breath though.
It should be noted that none of the VOOM channels are off the air. They’re just no longer available on Dish. Something tells me that lots of horror fans will soon be canceling their satellite service.
Why this no-brainer of an idea continues to wade through troubled waters is anyone’s guess. There could be one possible explanation though … horror channels apparently have (as Crazy Ralph would say) … A DEATH CURSE!!!!!
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