Gunpowder & Sky (G&S), an independent studio, announced recently that it had acquired over 30 TV series and feature films for its specialized sci-fi and horror FAST channels, DUST and ALTER. The acquisitions will include popular titles like “Train to Busan”; “Creep”; “Hounds of Love”; “Summer of ‘84”; The “Masters of Horror” series, with episodes directed by John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween), Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Joe Dante (Gremlins) and John Landis (An American Werewolf in London); “Fear Itself”, starring Elisabeth Moss, Anna Kendrick, and Jesse Plemons; Elvira’s “Movie Macabre” (1980s); Mark Hamill’s “Pop Culture Quest”; “Weird or What?” with William Shatner; and “Encounter: UFO”.
The channels will also feature marathons of popular franchises like “Phantasm”, “Phantasm 3: Lord of the Dead”, “Phantasm 4: Oblivion”, “Phantasm 5: Ravager”; “Grave Encounters 1 & 2”; “The Stepfather 1 – 3”; “Waxwork 1 & 2”; “Wishmaster”, “Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies”, “Wishmaster 3, Sword of Justice”, “Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled”; “Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes”, “Amityville: It’s About Time”, “Amityville: A New Generation”, “Amityville Dollhouse”, and many others.
“It’s amazing to see how quickly our channels are growing, and because of that we are now able to invest a lot more in programming,” said Floris Bauer, Co-Founder of Gunpowder & Sky. “We are excited to take the channels to the next level, offering fans a highly curated mix of iconic titles, as well as boundary-pushing new films and series. And, for ALTER and DUST filmmakers just starting out, they get to see their short films live shoulder-to-shoulder with the masters of the genre, and be viewed by millions of people.”
With a focus on quality content, G&S launched its FAST channel strategy in 2018. Today, DUST and ALTER are available on major streaming platforms like Samsung, Roku, Sling TV, and have over 12 million monthly viewers and 10 million social media followers. In addition, the launch of the DUST podcast has garnered over 6 million downloads to date, and G&S has also worked with more than 1000 global filmmakers.
The acquisition of over 30 new series and films demonstrates G&S’s commitment to becoming the leader in sci-fi and horror content. The new content will allow DUST and ALTER to provide both established and up-and-coming genre films to viewers. For new filmmakers, it provides an opportunity to have their work featured alongside influential directors in their genres. G&S’s curated approach to building the channels has clearly resonated with viewers and poised DUST and ALTER for further growth and success.
ABOUT DUST & ALTER
DUST and ALTER are the dynamic and ever-expanding home for emerging and established storytellers in horror and sci-fi. Beyond their long standing presence on YouTube and Facebook, DUST and ALTER are on free ad-supported linear television (FAST) channels across major platforms including Roku, Samsung TV, Sling TV, LG, Tubi, Freevee, Vizi,, Xumo and Redbox. They have created a much-needed and thriving community of more than 1000 global storytellers. The teams behind DUST and ALTER take immense pride in hosting more than 1200 short films, and promoting their talented creators, including Rob Savage (HOST), Natalie Erika James (RELIC), Bishal Dutta (IT LIVES INSIDE), Michael Matthews (LOVE AND MONSTERS), among others.