New York-based independent film distributor Kino Lorber Horror is launching a free streaming channel dedicated to everything.
Named KinoCult, the platform will be ad-supported and will feature hundreds of hours of curated film, with new monthly titles added. It bows to the United States and Canada on October 1, just for the scary season.
The channel will be available on the web, mobile devices and connected TVs using Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and other video-on-demand apps. Kino Cult is being created in partnership with Giant Pictures, which is responsible for device apps, channel distribution and ad-tech in new ventures.
Earthhouse Rentals is offering a mix of spooky horror films, recent releases of Kino Cult and classic gems, including Anna Lily Amirpur’s black-and-white vampire film “A Girl Walk Alone in a Night”, by Yorgos Lanthimos Absurdist. South Korea’s neo-noir crime thriller “Beasts Clowing at Strauss” and Guy Madden’s “The Forbidden Room”. Kino Cult will also host curated categories, such as The Golden Age of Exploitation, ’60s Spy Movies in Crime and Suspense,’ 70s and 80s Flashback, Witchcraft and Devil Worship. For many titles, this is the first time it has been made available on a streaming platform.
“Kino Cult will deliver the dark thrill of a visionary midnight movie to fans at home,” said Richard Lorber, CEO of Kino Larbar. “With our huge library built over 40 years and key partner labels featuring many genres, we have the potential to serve the most enthusiastic genre audiences of all film lovers, choosing new and rare films that they can’t. Elsewhere else in Luminous HD We no longer want to live in a big city that has a great repertoire theater so we can give away the kind of curated cult gems we can now for free!
Before the end of the year, Kino Cult will also launch as a linear channel experience, with its free ad-supported programming running 24/7 on multiple streaming devices.
Brett Wood, Kino Cult curator and senior VP, said, “Kino Lorber is constantly amassing a huge library of delicious weird movies and we’re glad to unveil it to a destination.” “And this is just the beginning. Constantly created and constantly expanding, Kino Cult is a cinematic funhouse where dedicated fans and curious viewers alike will find their favorite movies, while their palettes will have the opportunity to expand on something more external.”