Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Crackle is using Halloween as a way of drawing attention to its library of free movies and television programs. It has launched Kill Count, a collection of 30 uncut and uncensored horror films, which audiences can watch, rate and discuss with other viewers on the multi-platform video entertainment network.
“Our hope is that Kill Count will not only excite our current fans but will also intrigue new audiences to come experience Crackle,” said Mark Cregar, vice president, Marketing for Crackle. “Kill Count will feature more ‘kills’ than any other Halloween collection and we are excited to get audiences counting.”
For those who would like an idea of what’s in store, Crackle promises anyone who watches all of the movies will witness a minimum of 300 deaths, including 35 vicious stabbings, 12 decapitations, eight defenestrations, seven zombie face-slashings, four vehicular murders and two spontaneous combustions. Crackle is supporting the promotional collection with a Facebook sweepstakes – 13 Severed Heads in 13 Days.
Among the titles featured will be Bram Stoker’s Dracula (pictured), The Grudge 3, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Night of the Living Dead (the 1990 one), Christine, Clive Barker’s The Plague, Silent Hill and Vacancy.
Crackle.com is accessible on mobile devices including iPhone, iPad and Android, and OTT integrations Bravia, Playstation 3, Sony Blu-ray and Roku.