that Fearnet.com is running.
not as dramatic as the title would seem but eh…
So Fearnet was a channel on Comcast/website that catered to horror fans old and new. And now because of Comcast being bought by NBC and them finding Fearnet to be too redundant with their already owned channels of SyFy and Chiller, they are taking it off the air.
I am sadden to see it go D;
Here’s some of the main article from the site:
“You may or may not know this, but as of July 30th, FEARNET will shut its doors forever. In April, Comcast NBCUniversal bought out FEARNET. Because NBCUniversal already has Chiller and Syfy, it was decided that FEARNET was redundant. Most of the staff was laid off then, with a skeleton crew kept around to help with the transition.
I have worked at FEARNET for the last six years – the last two full-time as associate editor – and it has been the most formative experience of my life. It would drive my husband crazy because I would work non-stop – but when it was all said and done, he told me that he never heard me complain. Not once. I loved this job. I will continue writing about horror. Currently I am writing for Shock Till You Drop, and I have some stuff in the works for Fangoria. I am currently working on a book about Friday the 13th: The Series. It is my favorite television show of all time, and am getting brand new interviews with the cast and crew.
All of us at FEARNET did it because we loved it. We love horror, and we were given an amazing outlet to work in. Network president Peter Block is a gregarious man who always had time for a conversation about the newest horror flicks and what I was watching on TV this week (it was usually everything). Editor-in-chief Lawrence Raffel has ruined me for other job. As a boss, he never said “no” to an idea I pitched, and he was always there to help flesh out ideas. As a friend, he was always there with a sarcastic quip and an open ear. I believe that I will always remain good friends with our brilliant editorial staff, Rob Galluzzo, Greg Burkart, John Squires, Scott Weinberg and Chris Connors, and with our amazing video staff, Rhianne Paz Bergado, Kyle Van Vonderen, Ben Koppin, and Jaclyn Kabble.”
– See more at: http://www.fearnet.com/news/news-article/final-farewell-fearnet#sthash.voao4bH0.dpuf”