Heads up, Shudder: there’s a new competitor in the world of niche genre streaming.
Arrow Video, the distribution company that focuses on cult, classic, and horror cinema, is getting into the streaming service space by launching their own streaming service on October 1, 2020. Shudder, the streaming service which had sort of cornered the market on horror, may have some significant and direct competition in that arena, and Arrow’s cheap monthly price (it’s cheaper than Disney+) should be awfully enticing.
To help mark the new service’s launch, filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, the upcoming Last Night in Soho) weighed in and passed along some recommendations of what new subscribers should watch. Get more details about the service and check out Wright’s suggestions below.
The new Arrow streaming service debuts in North America on Thursday, so you can kick off Halloween season with “cult classics, hidden gems and iconic horror films, all curated by the Arrow Video team.” After a free 30-day trial, the service only costs $4.99 per month, or $49.99 per year. That’s a pretty great deal for a streaming service – especially one that counts films like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Hellraiser among its initial offerings. Go to Arrow-Player.com for more info.
The service kicks off with the following group of headliners: The Deeper You Dig, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Crumbs, The Hatred, Cold Light of Day, Videoman, and The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast. (Among those Herschell Gordon titles are Blood Feast, How to Make a Doll, The Wizard of Gore, Scum of the Earth, Color Me Blood Red, Something Weird, The Gruesome Twosome, A Taste of Blood, She-Devil on Wheels, Two Thousand Maniacs, Moonshine Mountain, Just for the Hell of It, This Stuff’ll Kill Ya, and The Gore Gore Girls.) In addition to all of those, you’ll have access to “full collections from the Arrow archives packed with exclusive extras, rarely seen interviews, and documentaries,” as well as movies like Hellraiser 1 & 2, Elvira, Ringu, and the complete Gamera series.
Below, you’ll find some additional selections that will be available at launch, as well as Edgar Wright’s personally curated list of suggestions.
Edgar Wright Selects (Filmmaker Edgar Wright Selects his top ARROW picks)
Blood and Black Lace
Death Walks at Midnight
Death Walks on High Heels
Don’t Torture A Duckling
Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno
The Cat o’ Nine Tails
The Fifth Cord
The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
What Have You Done To Solange? Tooled Up (Power Tools and Blood Splatters) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Microwave Massacre The Driller Killer Edge of the Axe Blood Rage The Wizard of Gore Doom Asylum Why Don’t You Just Die! The Mutilator The Gore Gore Girls White Fire Audition Midnight Movies (Restored Low-Budget Exploitation) Videoman
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
Cold Light of Day
Deadbeat at Dawn
La Grande Bouffe
Story of Sin
Sister Street Fighter
The Swinging Cheerleaders
Warning From Space
Inferno of Torture
The Coming of Sin
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