by Amy Atkins
Even though Netflix now has more subscribers than HBO (more on that in the coming weeks), Redbox has managed to hold its own.
With old-school DVD rental fees of about $3 per night and highly visible red kiosks in front of convenience stores and fast-food chains, Redbox is the go-to for recently released DVDs—if you don’t want to wait for the mailman to deliver your next Netflix batch—and also offers streaming with Redbox Instant by Verizon. A subscription for DVD rentals and streaming runs about $8 per month but through Halloween, Redbox is sweetening the streaming deal for subscribers who’d rather stay in and get freaked out than be out with the freaks by offering a different horror flick each night for only $1 per rental.
The bewitching choice for Tuesday, Oct. 29 is The Witches of Eastwick; Wednesday, Oct. 30, see Saw; and Thursday, Oct. 31, settle in for an unsettling marathon of Paranormal Activity 1 and 2.
Non-subscribers can also partake in the terror treat by signing up for a free one-month Redbox Instant trial.