Now that so many of us have been asked to remain at home during the Coronavirus crisis, streaming entertainment is more important than ever: as a distraction, an escape, and a way to feel connected to the outside world, cinema is more important than ever.
If you’re looking to bulk up on your horror knowledge, we’ve assembled a list of 13 Killer Cult Classics streaming now on ShoutFactoryTV. We’ll do our best to keep the recommends coming, with additional recommends of what’s worth watching on Hulu, Amazon, Shudder, and more.
After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie (Elizabeth Peña), and ex-wife, Sarah (Patricia Kalember), try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer’s chiropractor friend, Louis (Danny Aiello), fails to reach him as he descends into madness.
The Last Broadcast
A man (David Beard) films a documentary about four men who went into the Pine Barrens of New Jersey looking for the Jersey Devil, and only one survives.
Maniac Cop 2
Renegade police officer Matthew Cordell (Robert Z’Dar) once roamed the streets of New York City unleashing his murderous brand of vigilante justice upon its denizens before being struck down by good cop Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell). Now, Forrest is eager to move on from those heinous events, but he is stopped short when a familiar killing spree begins. Though thought dead and gone, Cordell is back from the grave and ready to wreak his merciless havoc once more.
Pet Sematary Two
When his mother dies, young Jeff Matthews (Edward Furlong) moves back to his hometown with his father, Chase (Anthony Edwards). Jeff grows friendly with Drew Gilbert (Jason McGuire) at school, who tells him about the Indian burial grounds that bring people and animals back to life, which led to the deaths of the Creed family who used to live in town. Desperately missing his mom, Jeff ignores warnings and buries her corpse, only to have her return in deadly zombie form.
Thrilling tale about a deadly creature at large in the Chicago Field Museum. Following several grisly murders, a policeman teams up with a biologist to find the demonic force stalking the corridors of the museum. With the museum’s gala opening being imminent, they face a race against time to track down the creature before it strikes again.
Return of the Living Dead 3
Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top-secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she’s killed in an accident.
When a government scientist intercepts a space transmission containing the genetic sequence for an alien life form, he uses it to produce a gorgeous alien-human hybrid, Sil. As Sil grows at a rapid rate of growth, she wrecks the laboratory and begins a violent quest for a suitable male human to impregnate her. The U.S. government dispatches a top assassin to stop her.
In a flooded future London, Detective Harley Stone (Rutger Hauer) hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner, and has haunted him ever since. He soon discovers what he is hunting might not be human but a slimy monster ripping out hearts.
Teenage campers and their chaperones encounter a horde of bloodthirsty mutated ticks.