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Survival of the Film Freaks (2018)

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"Survival of the Film Freaks is a documentary exploring the phenomenon of cult film in America and how it survives in the 21st Century. Through interviews and fan events, the documentary ... See full summary »


Bill Fulkerson, Kyle Kuchta (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Ted Raimi ... Himself
Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself
Adam Green ... Himself
Kansas Bowling ... Herself
Greydon Clark ... Himself
Luigi Cozzi ... Himself
BJ McDonnell ... Himself
Jackson Stewart ... Himself
James Balsamo ... Himself
William Sachs ... Himself
Jack Bennett ... Himself
Chris Gore ... Himself
Robert V. Galluzzo Robert V. Galluzzo ... Himself
Kurando Mitsutake ... Himself
Stephen Scarlata ... Himself


"Survival of the Film Freaks is a documentary exploring the phenomenon of cult film in America and how it survives in the 21st Century. Through interviews and fan events, the documentary will trace decades of film fanaticism up to the present, where the 'digital age' has transformed the way we experience movies." Written by Bill Fulkerson

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Why dont you ask me what it feels like to be a freak?
14 September 2018 | by cinemapsyopscortSee all my reviews

Very few documentary films engage with me on a personal level. I have not had the experience of anticipating what might be the next topic or era of time discussed eagerly before. With documentaries I tend to view them clinically to simply gain the information they are conveying. I have never found myself wanting to find a missing piece or overlooked moment to prove something to myself about my own passion on a subject while watching a documentary until now. Every time I thought about a topic that would probably not be mentioned, even something so trivial as a lost video format, it was brought up right as the thought occurred, and expanded on with the same enthusiastic joy from those interviews as I myself have.

I have watched many documentaries on cult films, exploitation films, and other movies that were often dismissed and maligned. Those docs have all championed the films, the hey day they existed in, and the makers behind the scenes. Survival of the Film Freaks is about those of us who traded tapes, spent a fortune on a doomed video format, fought tooth and nail for that rare out of print DVD or Blu Ray, and even stooped to sourcing torrents when there where no other means to find a film all for the love of watching movies.

Besides connecting with this film on such a personal level, it tells the narrative of how the evolution of viewing formats changed the way we consume entertainment expertly and enthusiastically. It is a terrific independent documentary that all film fanatics and physical media collectors should check out.

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