|Posted by Anna H. on September 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM|
This Xanga blog was originally published on February 3, 2013.
Chiller TV or not so "Chiller TV"? That is the question I have been asking myself for a while. When I originally started watching Chiller TV, it was for Horror Anime such as Descendants of Darkness (Yami no Matsuei) and Tokko.
Considering that Chiller TV is Syfy's sister channel, I should've known the network was going to be a disappointment. Once it turns March 1st next month, it will be 6 YEARS, since Chiller was launched. After 6 years, some of us Horror fans are unimpressed.
Chiller TV looks like a network, that was only launched 5 minutes ago. Most of Chiller TV's programming is too syndicated, airs censored movies, TV shows, and NOTHING about the network "chills" me to the bone.
I have watched movie trailers both old and new, as well as movies on other networks with more frightening scenes than what is being aired on Chiller. Is that pathetic or what?
NBC Universal owns Chiller TV AND Syfy. Their commercials have special effects in them to help promote each network. However, their content is like eating Shit Sandwiches.
Sometimes, I watched Chiller TV to help me fall asleep in the morning because I have Chronic Insomnia.
Does anybody other than myself find that last sentence to be a bit strange?
Horror is not supposed to be used as a sleeping aid. Horror is supposed to scare its audience to the extent, that we're afraid to sleep for days, not bore us to sleep. I understand that Chiller TV is supposed to be low budget.
If NBC Universal is advertising Chiller TV and Syfy, the quality of programming should be a lot better on both networks. Maybe they should spend LESS on their promos and MORE on their content.
Chiller TV should NOT air marathons of the same shows everyday, while occasionally airing new Horror countdowns and documentaries. It would not be so bad, if Chiller left every syndicated movie and TV show UNCENSORED.
Horror is not meant to be censored. If Chiller TV is supposed to be pandering to Horror fans, the network is doing a poor job of attracting Horror fans.
When it comes to airing content, Chiller TV should be more like HBO, Starz, Encore, etc; Chiller TV should be an UNCENSORED Horror network, that can be watched on basic cable and satellite packages.
By Chiller not being included on Time Warner's basic cable package, its viewership is extremely niche. Only those with Direct TV and Dish Network can watch Chiller. As somebody, who enjoys watching Horror, Chiller is disappointing.
When I see a channel for Horror fans, I expect to watch independent, mainstream, and banned films, that were too controversial to be released in movie theaters.
At the rate Chiller TV is going, the network would be better off airing R.L. Stine's Goosebumps TV series from the mid-90's, that used to air on Nickelodeon.
With decades worth of Horror films, Chiller TV could air so many of them throughout the hours. Instead, the network chooses to air censored, syndicated shows from over 10 to 30 years ago. Then, follow those same shows up with films, which have terrible script writing and talentless, unknown actors, who we could care less about watching.
If NBC Universal and Chiller TV want to maintain their viewers and attract more fans, they need to modify Chiller's programming because it is not worth watching most of the time. I occasionally watch the channel for their documentaries.
Chiller TV's programming is starting to mimic music channels. Just like MTV and VH-1 spend most of their time discussing music videos from the last 10 to 30 years, Chiller mostly wastes time discussing Horror films throughout the decades.
That is when the network OCCASIONALLY decides to air a new Horror documentary.
For the love of God, Chiller TV, please air uncensored Horror and NOT "child-friendly" content. STOP discussing Horror and START showing it. Be like Nike and "Just DO it," already! Trust me, your ratings would probably soar, if you actually aired something, that Horror fans WANT to watch.
Do you agree or disagree? Let me know what you think!
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