Kino Cult, the new streaming site from film and video distributor Kino Lorber will try to fulfill the cravings of all fans of cult movies, no matter what genre or sub-genre they belong to. All of the films should be remastered in HD. Kino Cult is making all films available at no charge.
There are a variety of different eras and subgenres: “Drive-in favorites” like Ape and Beware! The Blob; “Golden age exploitation” like Reefer Madness and She Shoulda Said ‘No’!; and even classics like Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire.
As Open Culture points out, true cult-film enthusiasts, of course, may well go straight to the available selections, thoughtfully grouped together, from “Master of Italian Horror” Mario Bava and prolific Spanish “B-movie” kingpin Jesús Franco. Those looking to throw a fright night might consider Kino Cult’s offerings filed under “Hardboiled Horror”: Killbillies, The House with 100 Eyes, Bunny: The Killer Thing.
Open Culture adds that Kino Cult’s library has clearly been curated with an eye toward films that, although for the most part produced inexpensively and with unrelenting intent to provoke visceral reactions in their audiences, are hardly without interest to serious cinephiles. The site even includes an “Artsploitation” section containing such taboo-breaching works as Curtis Burz’s Summer House. Among its general recent additions, you’ll also find Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos, perhaps the most daring high-profile provocateur currently at work in the medium.