Thursday, October 15, 2009

Horror Legend Roger Corman Teams with Netflix this Halloween Season

Fenot Tekle here from the Netflix communications team. We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with legendary horror filmmaker Roger Corman to create a series of Webisodes which will launch on October 29. Roger has chosen Netflix as the vehicle to make his online debut with “Splatter,” a three-part Web series debuting two days before Halloween and then concluding on Friday the 13th of November.

We’re inviting all of America to instantly stream “Splatter” for free on their computers by going to www.netflix.com/splatter. Netflix members with an unlimited plan will be able watch it directly on their TVs at the conclusion of the series through the variety of Netflix ready devices in the marketplace.

“Splatter” is the haunting tale of rock-and-roll legend Johnny Splatter, a musical genius whose sudden death has brought a small circle of “frenemies” to a mansion for the reading of his will. All came expecting a windfall, but when Johnny rises from the dead to seek gruesome revenge, they soon find out they’ll be getting a lot more than they bargained for. The Webisodes were produced by Roger and Julie Corman, directed by Joe Dante and star Corey Feldman in the title role of Johnny Splatter. The series will launch on October 29, with the second installment scheduled for November 6 and the concluding episode slated for November 13.

In an unprecedented plot twist, Roger is opening up the creative direction of the series by giving viewers the power to choose who lives and dies, making the outcome purely driven by audience participation.

For more information on the series, visit www.netflix.com/splatter. We welcome you to watch and vote and enjoy the fright-fest that is “Splatter!”