Comcast Activity TV Announces Results of 2009 Halloween Survey

Philadelphia, PA.

Comcast announced the findings of its "2009 Halloween Activity TV Survey", an independent nationwide survey*, polling youngsters about what's hot and what's not this Halloween with Hannah Montana squeaking by President Obama as their top choice for Halloween mask. Comcast also revealed its "Halloween Movie Fest Collection" On Demand, which features more than 80 top horror hits including everything from Friday the 13th films to pop culture favorite Twilight featuring exclusive scenes from the new film New Moon

Activity TV 2009 Halloween Survey
Activity TV, a Comcast On Demand network, hosted the Halloween survey at www.activitytv.com and culled the opinions of more than 600 youngsters on all things pertaining to the season of scary. In addition to the Hannah Montana/President Obama mask favorites, Britney Spears, Star Wars characters and the Jonas Brothers ranked third, fourth and fifth respectively.  Others mentioned were Batman, Spider-man and Zac Efron.  

The top Halloween treats to make kids gag this year were brussels sprouts (48%), black licorice (25%), candy corn (11%), raisins (9%) and an apple (7%). 

The best Halloween tricks that gets the loudest scream this year were "shocking my grandparents by hiding in their closet" (29%), "faking out a friend by putting ketchup on my shirt" (26%), "leaving glue on a door knob" (25%) and "toilet papering someone's front lawn" (20%).

To help make this Halloween one to remember, Comcast will also feature how-to programming called Gross Out Crafts on Comcast Activity TV.  Activity TV's Gross Out Crafts provides video instruction for more than 30 Halloween activities for kids ages six to ten and includes activities such as art, magic tricks, cooking and more.  For example, kids can learn how to do everything from create a delicious Kitty Litter Cake to "faking" a broken finger.

Horror Movie Fest Collection

In addition to Halloween activities, Comcast Digital Preferred customers have access to more than 80 classic and contemporary Halloween movies now available in the Horror Movie Fest folder On Demand, which includes freak out favorites like: 

  • All original Alien movies 

  • All Friday the 13th movies

  • Psycho

  • The Exorcist

  • The Shining

  • Amityville Horror

  • The Fly 

  • Interview with a Vampire  

  • The Blair Witch Project

  • Nightmare on Elm Street 

  • The Village

  • Carrie

  • Night of the Living Dead

  • The Birds

  • Twilight and New Moon exclusives

 The On Demand Horror Movie Collection features many more movies including horror spoofs such as: Young Frankenstein, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Little Shop of Horrors, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Friday Night, Shaun of the Dead and Scary Movie 3.  The entire Horror Movie Fest collection can found at Movies & Events > Movie Collections > Horror Movie Fest. 

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.9 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.0 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content. 

Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.