The first time I met Thomas Ashley of Invincible Pictures, we were both waiting for a taxi after a screening at the Cannes Film Festival (in case you didn't know, I'm totally hot shit like that). I was delighted with how delighted he seemed to find me, and we shared a taxi, then stayed in touch via Facebook. I was recently able to catch up with Tom (we're friends, so I can call him that) to discuss the unprecedented collection of horror films available through his online streaming movie provider, FlixFling.
As a writer for moviepilot.com, I have become familiar with the level of fandom the horror film genre generates (my articles concerning The Walking Dead are the only ones that regularly trend). I already knew about FlixFling's expansive collection of horror films, and figured an article about it would be beneficial for everyone involved.
Perhaps one of the most notorious pictures on FlixFling is A Serbian Film. Invincible Pictures exclusively distributes the incredibly controversial movie that has been banned in several countries. I personally have not seen the film, and will likely never see it, but it's inclusion among FlixFling's collection is a tribute to their dedication to the genre.
While FlixFling does not provide horror movies exclusively, there is simply no where else you can find such an extensive collection. From classic films like Halloween to more contemporary releases like The Perfect Host, FlixFling gives you all the horror you could want.
There are two different channels geared toward horror on FlixFling: Nightmares & Monsters, and FrightFlix (A Serbian Film is on the FrightFlix channel). You can have unlimited access to the films for a monthly subscription of $2.99 for each channel.
Aside from it's collection of horror films, FlixFling offers a subscription to thousands of films for $7.99; this subscription also includes one free rental of newly released films each month (a $4.99 value). In addition to the Monsters and Nightmares and FrightFlix channels, there is a documentary channel (Dox), a Warrior and Gangsters channel, and a KidFlix channel, also available for $2.99 each.
FlixFling is the largest privately owned streaming service, and was the first to have an application for the iPhone, even before Netflix. In addition to big budget films, they cater to niche markets and independent films, partnering with studios like Magnolia Pictures and Warner Bros.
If you are a casual, run-of-the-mill consumer of only the biggest and most well-known movies, FlixFling might not serve all your needs. However, if you are truly a film geek - and if you are reading something on moviepilot.com, this means you likely are - FlixFling can give you the access to films you've never imagined possible.
A special thanks to Thomas Ashley for his interview contributing to this article!