Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Decapitation, torture, disembowelment, fright… These are all things that no one wants to see or experience in real life, and yet people flock to watch movies online for free, or even paid—through streaming services like The Viewlorium or Netflix respectively—to see them. Psychologists have long struggled to learn the truth behind the mass appeal of horror movies like Poultrygeist, The Boneyard, and The Toxic Avenger. Why would someone who naturally seeks out peace and happiness want to watch the horrific scenes that these films are known for? A FilmmakerIQ.com article attempts to answer the question through a few interesting theories on people’s attraction to horror.
Monday, 30 March 2015
A recent report entitled Online and on Demand: Trends in Australian Online Video Use reveals details about Australians who enjoy movie streaming. The study found several key details about Australians who stream content on paid services land sites that offer free online movie streaming like Viewlorium. Ultimately, the study discovered that the strong preference for Hollywood films in Australian Cinemas is not mirrored in their online viewing habits. When asked about their cinema habits, Australians, yielded the following response: 59% watch Hollywood films, 31% say they watch Australian films, while 21% say they favour the independent/arthouse variety. On the other hand, when asked about their video-on-demand (VOD) preferences, only 33% watch Hollywood films, 20% go for the locally produced, and a steady 21% will still go for independent/arthouse films.
Sunday, 29 March 2015
Are you fond of watching movies on your computer or laptop? Do you often find yourself “binge watching” films or having hour-long viewing marathons every weekend? A lot of other Australians are just like you, and everyone has accessible online streaming sites to thank for that. The digital age has truly paved the way for various industries to boom, and video-on-demand (VOD) services are one of them. In Australia, for instance, young viewers (teens and adults in their 20s or early 30s) are continually shifting away from conventional television in favour of these convenient, pocket-friendly online channels.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Gone are the days when you had to dress up, drive to a cinema, fall in line to buy tickets, and sit in a crowd to watch a movie. The new norm when indulging in films is to do it at home (movie marathon in the living room, anyone?). You can even do it all day if you want, and it wouldn’t require any effort or cost you much. Watching movies in the comfort of your home is certainly an acceptable pastime and source of entertainment—and a lot of Australians are loving it. What makes video-on-demand so attractive to online users are the availability of numerous choices and the convenience it offers. For instance, the much-hyped Netflix is coming to Australia (estimated to launch on March 2015), and by subscribing to their services, you can stream movies using your computer or television. Its existing competitors like Stan and Viewster have similar offers available for your consumption.