The Minds Behind “Outside the Cinema” and “Fantasm” Bring the History of Cult Film into the Future With New Documentary.
For decades, films have been created on small budgets and for small initial audiences. From time to time, a film will bubble under the surface for years, gaining notoriety and fandom without the help of box offices or largestudio marketing support.
“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 fans experience movies.
The film will be directed by Bill Fulkerson (Outside the Cinema) and Kyle Kuchta (“Fantasm”). For over 9 years, Bill Fulkerson has been the host/producer of the cult film podcast Outside the Cinema. “For the better part of the last decade I have seen so many changes in the ways cult films get to their audiences. I look forward to breaking down the walls and seeing what people love and hate about how these films get to the public in the modern internet age.” Kuchta’s forays into film culture began with 2013’s “Fantasm,” a documentary about horror conventions and fan devotion. “People with extreme knowledge and love for film are so interesting to me because I, too, fall into that category. You see a strong fandom towards genre films, and I’m excited to see what shapes it takes under the umbrella of cult cinema.”
“Survival of the Film Freaks” will be conducting interviews and attending conventions this Fall, with a release date TBD.