Randy Harward


Randy Harward’s music and entertainment writing has appeared in HARP, Guitar World, Blurt, Salt Lake City Weekly, Salt Lake Magazine, and dozens of other publications since 1998. He watches tons of TV series and horror films as a Staff Writer for CableTV.com (and also for fun). His TV writing also pops up on SatelliteInternet.com and Move.org. Randy digs books, movies, burritos, disc golf, tarantulas, and cats.

Best Streaming Services for Horror fans

Best Streaming Services for Horror Fans 2022

by | Sep 20, 2022 | Best Of

Trick or treat, smell my feet, gimme somethin’ good to stream! Okay, horror fans—it’s time to start planning your Halloween-season horror movie binge-watching schedule. To find the good stuff, read this guide to the best streaming services for horror fans. (SPOILER: Shudder is once again our editor’s choice for horror.)

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Answer trivia. Win prizes. Stay alive.

CableTV.com Horror Trivia Contest

by | | Entertainment

Hey, there! Welcome to CableTV.com’s Kill Room, where you must correctly answer one horror trivia question daily on our Twitter during our October #Bloodstream promotion. Incorrect replies will cost you a finger, a toe, or worse. (Note from Legal: Clarification of joke needed.) This is absolutely not a joke! We’ve ordered bolt cutters, meat cleavers, [...]

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A collage of Blu-ray covers for Martyrs, Beyond the Darkness, I Spit on Your Grave (1972), The New York Ripper, Atroz, and No Reason.

The Nastiest Movies on Tubi

by | Sep 15, 2022 | Entertainment

Hey, gorehounds: Tubi has some remarkably gnarly, nasty horror movies—ones that redefine “hard to watch”—and you can stream them for free.

Here are six of the nastiest movies on Tubi. Whether or not you press ‘play’ is entirely your decision. So don’t send us your therapy bills if you do.

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Sling vs Youtube TV

Sling TV vs. YouTube TV

by | Sep 12, 2022 | Reviews, Versus Reviews

Sling TV offers a good deal for an affordable price—its packages have some flexibility, and its largest package is still cheaper than YouTube TV. But YouTube TV offers more channels and unlimited cloud DVR storage space, so in many ways, you really do get what you pay for.

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Spectrum vs DIRECTV

Spectrum vs. DIRECTV

by | Sep 9, 2022 | Versus Reviews

Spectrum offers cable TV and internet services to select regions across the US without a contract. Its TV plan is affordable, flexible, simple, and bundles well with Spectrum’s high-speed internet service.

DIRECTV satellite TV service is available almost anywhere in the country, includes the Genie DVR at no extra cost, and is the best TV provider for sports. But DIRECTV is losing NFL SUNDAY TICKET this fall. It’s too bad, though, that DIRECTV has contracts, high prices—including a steep second-year price hike—and limited bundling options.

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Announcement of Emmy Awards network, date, and time.

How to Watch the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards

by | Sep 8, 2022 | Entertainment, Industry News

Maybe you want to see your favorite TV series and stars honored with extra pomp and circumstance. Or perhaps you hope all awards shows have celebrity-on-celebrity fisticuffs now that Will Smith and Chris Rock blazed the trail.

Your motivations don’t matter to us—we’ll still tell you how to watch the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards live on NBC this Monday, September 12.

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Basic Cable Packages and Channels Guide 2022

by | Sep 3, 2022 | TV FAQs

Our experts spent hundreds of hours looking into basic cable, how to get it, and whether or not it’s actually worth your money.

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9 Streaming Bundles to Replace Cable

by | Aug 26, 2022 | Best Of

With no contracts and simple-but-affordable packages packed with popular channels, streaming TV is an attractive alternative to cable TV. But streaming’s best quality is customization. It offers the ability to create your own streaming service bundles tailored to your interests, while still saving you money over cable.

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A man watches TV while his partner tries to seduce him.

Survey: 1 in 10 Would Drop Sex Before TV

by | Aug 25, 2022 | Entertainment, Industry News, Outreach

What would you give up for a month to keep your favorite streaming TV service? Of the 983 Americans we polled, more than 1 in 10 said they’d drop sex.

For real? Didn’t sex put the “chill” in “Netflix and chill?” Well, the data is the data, and it’s compelling: 12% of respondents (so more than 1 in 10) said they’d go celibate for a month to keep streaming TV.

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Xfinity vs CenturyLink

Xfinity vs. CenturyLink Internet 2022: Plans, Prices, and More

by | Aug 19, 2022 | Reviews, Versus Reviews

Xfinity has fast, reliable cable internet packages and one super speedy (and super expensive) fiber plan—some of which are available without contracts (for a fee). And its xFi Advanced Gateway is a pretty sweet modem/router combo.

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