Shout! Factory has launched Scream Factory TV, a new YouTube channel that will feature footage and exclusive content from classic horror and sci-fi films like "The Fog" and "The Howling." In addition to special clips from the films and TV shows, the channel will offer previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast and crew members.
The channel is an extension of Scream Factory, a branch of Shout! Factory dedicated to horror and other cult films. Shout! Factory has made a business out of nostalgia, offering DVDs and Blu-Rays of performances from icons like Mel Brooks and hit shows like "Leave it to Beaver."
Yet the company has also begun to move its library of classic footage onto the entertainment portal of the next generation – YouTube. The company launched a channel dedicated to James Brown in collaboration with the James Brown Estate in April.
"Launching Scream Factory TV is just one more way Shout! Factory continues to diversify itself as a media leader while increasing its growing presence within the digital space," Jeffrey Thompson, Shout! Factory’s Vice President of Digital Strategy & Business Development, said in a statement to TheWrap.
Shout! Factory will continue to acquire rights to new content and expand what is offered on the channel. Its library already includes the cult classics of famed director Roger Corman. New titles will become available on the channel each week.
"Scream Factory TV is completely fueled by our deep passion and love for the horror genre," Jeff Nelson, Shout! Factor’s director of marketing said in a statement. "As we continue to celebrate and curate more amazing content for the site, we look forward to sharing it with horror and sci-fi fans around the world."