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20 Years Ago Today – Unapix Acquires from Attila Juhasz

20 years ago today, on December 3, 1998, publicly traded Unapix Entertainment Inc. issued a press release on acquiring, the first commercial genre web site, from Attila’s Creative Works founder Attila Juhasz.

Below is a copy of December 3, 1998 press release. The news was picked up by Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

Thursday December 3, 11:38 am Eastern Time

Company Press Release

Unapix Entertainment, Inc. Acquires

Company’s Vertical Integration Maximizes Cross-Promotion Potential Site Founder Attila Juhasz Appointed Director, Internet Marketing

NEW YORK–(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)–Dec. 3, 1998– Unapix Direct Media, a division of Unapix entertainment, Inc. (AMEX: UPX – news) has acquired the web site ( from site creator Attila Juhasz, announced Unapix Vice Chairman and CEO David M. Fox. Mr. Juhasz has been appointed director, internet marketing for Unapix Direct Media. is one of the most popular Internet horror sites, averaging over 500,000 hits per month and boasting close to 700 registered members. The site will facilitate cross-promotion of Unapix Entertainment’s theatrical releases; video and DVD sales and rentals; pay-per-view; basic and premium cable; broadcast syndication of the horror library; and e-commerce site The

“ completes our vertically integrated infrastructure to enable us to fully exploit all aspects of the horror genre,” said Mr. Fox. “The site will function as the hub of a wheel, affording unique cross-promotional capacity for Unapix products with very targeted and passionate consumers. It is our intent to become the e-commerce destination for multiple special interest groups that we have already identified in our film, television and video marketing activities.”

Unapix Direct Media currently operates the following web sites: The Horror Shop ( offers genre videos and related merchandise; The Jazz Store ( features one of the world’s largest collections of jazz recordings, and merchandise; The Digital Entertainment catalog ( offers DVD titles; Inner Dimension ( offers products for healthy living; and Direct Response Television ( where viewers can purchase Unapix television programs.

“Horror is the area in which we see the greatest potential for developing a loyal and broad consumer constituency throughout all media and distribution forms in which we are active. It is steadily and continually rising in popularity,” Mr. Fox continued, “Look at box office grosses of franchises like ‘Scream;’ ‘Chucky;’ and ‘Halloween.’ On the retail level, the Halloween holiday has grown into a $2.5 billion industry, second only to Christmas in consumer holiday spending.”

Unapix has demonstrated great strength in horror entertainment. Video title “Bleeders” recently shipped over 50,000 units, making it the Company’s largest video release to date. “Jack Frost” ranked first in turns per copy, resulting in an aggregate of 1.6 million rentals from Nov. 1997 – March, 1998, according to “Video Store” magazine. The Unapix horror library is expanding and improving in quality, with titles such as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – 25th Anniversary” (“TX25”), currently in pre-production.

Components of include a horror search engine linking to over 540 sites; a monitored message board with multiple forums; a polling feature; multiple chat rooms often featuring celebrities; and exclusive celebrity interviews.

Mr. Juhasz, an award-winning web designer, created and developed, which launched in July, 1996. Mr. Juhasz is the “Cyberzone” columnist for “Sci-Fi Teen” and has written on Internet horror for “Fangoria.” Most recently, he has been handling DuPont’s corporate Internet projects.

“Attila has a proven track record in web site development and design, as well as a passion for and expertise in horror entertainment. He’s turned into a prime destination for horror fans, which will serve us well promotionally,” said Mr. Fox.

Unapix Entertainment Inc. (AMEX: UPX/ is a global entertainment company specializing in producing, licensing and distributing market driven feature films, television programming and special interest home video in all media worldwide. The Company also distributes its products to specialized markets via the Internet and other new electronic media.

ACW’s Roku Channel Network increases to Seven Channels

Attila’s Creative Works LLC increased its network of Roku channels to 7 channels publishing Baby Boomer CartoonsBaby Boomer Horror and Abbott & Costello Classics.

Abbott & Costello Classics was added to Roku’s New & Notable section of the Channel Store this morning.

On August 7th, ACW added its 4th channel to its lineup, Western TV & Movie Classics, which immediately increased the networks viewership by 20% in less than a month.

The first three channels of the ACW network, WimZTV (published 9/9/16), Yesterfear (published 10/5/16) and Baby Boomer TV (just published on 6/26/2017), collectively have over 100,000 active viewers and have streamed over 7.5 million minutes of content.

100,000+ Active Views
7.5 Million+ Minutes Watched

Barto’s TV From Earth Pilot Episode on Amazon Prime


Our pilot episode of Barto’s TV From Earth is available free to watch on Amazon Prime as well as channels WimZTV and Yesterfear (Roku and Opera TV).

Barto’s TV From Earth is a short episodic series about an alien named Barto, who comically comments, educates and informs his cosmic viewers via the Inter-Galactive Independent Space Waves about classic and obscure TV and Films from earth. Episode Topic: The Dark Room.