Here we feature some of the best (or worst) cult films that for any reason have slipped into the public domain. Watch them here on-site (there is a full-screen button), or download them to burn on DVD.
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Saturday, March 14th, 2009 by
Director: Benjamin Christensen
Writer: Benjamin Christensen
Release Year: 1922
God may be a DJ, but Satan is a director
Regarded as one of the first cult-films and the first full-length documentary, this Danish silent movie about witchcraft is not one to miss. Don’t be discouraged by the rather dry first chapter of 12 minutes which shows mostly wood carvings and explains some of the rituals and background of medieval superstitions, as afterwards you’ll be rewarded with a great documentary played out with wonderful acting. The director himself plays Satan, seducing maidens and pestering priests, and does a great job at that. Being a very high budget film for its time, it also has some very realistic make-up and special effects.
Friday, January 30th, 2009 by
Director: Eugenio Martin
Writer: Arnaud d’Usseau, Julian Zimet
Release Year: 1973
A nightmare of terror travelling aboard the Horror Express!
This week we have for you Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing (and Telly Savalas aka Kojak) in this what many consider a classic horror movie. The plot involves a train, an anthropologist, his colleageu, an unstable monk and the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid. Certainly can’t go wrong. Our first film in colour featured here, and as always (I repeat myself) a must see.
Friday, February 13th, 2009 by
Director: William Castle
Writer: Robb White
Release Year: 1959
First Film With the Amazing New Wonder EMERGO: The Thrills Fly Right Into The Audience!
The above tagline refers to the special gimmick that was used in the theatre when it was first released. At the right time in the film, a plastic skeleton was flown over the audience as if it came out of the movie, effectively breaking the ‘fourth wall’. Or as they described it: “The Amazing New Emergo! The ghost emerges right off the screen and actually SOARS into the audience!“.
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 by
Director: George A. Romero
Writer: John A. Russo and George A. Romero
Release Year: 1968
They keep coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for HUMAN FLESH!…
I realise anyone who calls himself somewhat of a horror fan must’ve seen this movie already, but I couldn’t very well leave it out of our collection of public domain cult movies could I?
Friday, February 20th, 2009 by
Director: Chick Lim Yu
Writer: Lee Ge-Sun (screenplay) and Yu-Yen Lin (story)
Release Year: 1976
Too little Kung Fu goodness on the site, so here you are. The plot, as so many oldschool-kungfu movies, involves an evil ruler and a peaceful island nation. Said ruler conquers said nation killing the island’s three champions. Some 19 years afterwards the offspring of aforementioned champions want what they all want in these movies, revenge.