Friday, May 29, 2009

Hulu for Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror! Two Bloody Thumbs Up!


Okay, I know I am really really late to the Hulu thing. You know it's bad when your mom has used something on the internets before you have. So I decided last night to give it a try after failing yet again to get the netflix instant play to work on my Mac...grumble. Verdict: Hulu was fabulous!

I was also pleased to see that they have a whole channel dedicated to horror! You can watch episodes of long cancelled sci-fi and horror shows like The Invisible Man and the awesome American Gothic! There are clips from upcoming films like 30 Days of Night as well as full on movies like The Birds and Aliens. All without any cost, nothing to download, and limited commercials. You do need speedy internet and sometimes the quality can be a bit gritty. But hey...free goes along way. You can even watch my beloved Buffy and Joss Whedon's latest, The Dollhouse!

1 comment:

Dr. AC, Fool for Blood said...

Here's the moral downside to Hulu: All those actors, directors, writers, etc. who made those films? They don't get a single dime in residuals from those viewings on Hulu. How this is not completely illegal, in the same way that having complete films on YouTube should be illegal, is beyond me. It's the same thing as the Napster downloading issue from back in the 90s - these artists deserve to be paid for their work. If we can pay nominal fees for ITunes, then there ought to be some fee paid to Hulu, and a portion of that fee ought to be going to the artists in question.

As a member of SAG and AFTRA, it's a tough thing to support, even though as a horror/sci-fi fan, it seems like a treasure chest of free goodies.

As you were.