Shout! Factory Partnering With AGFA To Bring 50 Cult Classics Back to Theaters!

In some huge news today, Shout! Factory has announced a partnership with the American Genre Film Archive that will bring a ton of quality cult hits back onto the silver screen. From the official press release:

The American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive and distributor in the world, is excited to announce a theatrical partnership with Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company. AGFA will distribute fifty film classics from Shout! Factory’s cult classic movie library to theaters in 2019. This is AGFA’s latest collaboration following their distribution partnerships with home video labels Arrow Films (DONNIE DARKO), Severin Films (SANTA SANGRE), and Vinegar Syndrome (DOLEMITE).

“We could not be more thrilled about this partnership,” said AGFA Head of Business Affairs Alicia Coombs. “Shout! Factory’s catalog is so diverse, and every title is a winner — both for us as fans, and for the cinema-going public.”

AGFA has curated fifty stunning classics from Shout’s movie catalog to reissue in theaters throughout the year. These movies include fan favorites such as Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS, arthouse milestones like John Cassavetes’ A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, deep-cut horror blasts such as Amy Holden Jones’s THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, and seminal genre milestones like John Ford’s STAGECOACH.

“I greatly admire the care and attention afforded each film by AGFA,” said Mark Balsam of Shout! Factory. “That focus will serve each of these classic films wonderfully.”

Shout! Factory movies are available on DCP — and in some cases, 35mm — for theatrical bookings from AGFA starting immediately.

Here is a full list of the Shout! titles that will be given theatrical screenings thanks to the partnership with AGFA:

  • BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS
  • BEN
  • BLACK CHRISTMAS
  • BOY AND HIS DOG
  • BREAKER MORANT
  • CAGED HEAT
  • CHOPPING MALL aka KILLBOTS
  • CRAZY MAMA
  • DOWNFALL
  • DREAMSCAPE
  • FACES
  • FANNY
  • FEAR CITY
  • FORBIDDEN WORLD
  • FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
  • GALAXY OF TERROR
  • GARGOYLES
  • GREASERS PALACE
  • HOLY MOTORS
  • HOPSCOTCH
  • HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP
  • HYPE!
  • I MARRIED A WITCH
  • THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
  • KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE
  • LONG VOYAGE HOME
  • THE NINTH CONFIGURATION
  • OPENING NIGHT
  • OTHELLO
  • PIRANHA
  • QUADROPHENIA
  • RABID
  • ROCK N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL
  • THE HARDER THEY COME
  • THE RULING CLASS
  • SAINT JACK
  • SHADOWS
  • SHAKMA
  • SIMON, KING OF THE WITCHES
  • SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE
  • SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II
  • SMITHEREENS
  • STAGECOACH
  • STARCRASH
  • THE STUNT MAN
  • SUBURBIA
  • TO BE OR NOT TO BE
  • WILLARD
  • THE VELVET VAMPIRE
  • WHALE RIDER
  • A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

There’a lot here to be excited about. Some of my favorites that will be running are the Slumber Party Massacre flicks, Black Christmas, Chopping Mall, and of course Humanoids From The Deep! We anxiously await further details.

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Ah now for the one thing everyone loathes...writing about themselves! Well for starters, my name is Chuck, and I am a south Jersey transplant living in Amish country. I’ve been a horror fan since 5th grade, about 16 years ago. My horror fandom started when I got my hands on a copy of Jay Anson’s novel The Amityville Horror. The book terrified me, and I knew I just had to watch the movie. An older cousin of mine had a copy of it, and that was the genesis of my obsession with the genre. Over the years I have expressed my horror fandom in many ways. Since about 2005 I have been regularly attending horror conventions. These have been great ways to amass collectibles, movies, and to meet some of my favorite celebrities. My best friend Mike and I used to run our own horror blog years ago, and we also dabbled in script writing. I am looking forward to going back to writing about horror, something I’ve always loved. When I’m not working (I work at PNC Bank), my non-horror interests are studying theology and economics, watching Japanese tokusatsu, and doing play-by-play commentary for professional wrestling. I’m also a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and singing in a Barbershop quartet. Oh, and I’m probably the biggest fan of the Golden Girls you’ll ever meet. My top 5 horror flicks (definitely subject to change): 1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) 2. Basket Case (1982) 3. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) 4. The Beyond (1981) 5. Dawn of the Dead (1978)