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Looking for popular cult film recommendations, ala The Room, Eraserhead, etc. Cheers.
It's basically unknown but some say it's fantastic.
- Jeffrey Lewis (or possibly Marilyn Monroe).
It's probably a little too artistically credible for what you're after though...
I've not seen it but am oddly curious because Status Quo getting involved in a jungle uprising sounds too odd to be true.
You can hear Mark Kermode talking about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmdRXsk64h4
had its moments ("YOU DON'T PISS ON HOSPITALITY" *undoes belt*) but wasn't as so-bad-it's-good as I was expecting.
something by kenneth anger
something by ken russell
something by russ meyer
something by herschell gordon lewis
something by william castle
something by roger corman
something by derek jarman
something by alejandro jodorowsky
something by todd solondz
something by paul morrissey
something by ed wood
something by doris wishman
something by greg araki
something by jim jarmusch
beyond the valley of the dolls
born in flames
celine and julie go boating
kind of neglected b-movies and '70s-'80s horror. all of this depends on your personal definition, whether or not you want cult or metacult, box office failures or just films with diehard fans.
Harold and Maud definitely.
I say this because I've met a couple of people recently who have not seen it. Weirdos.
Opening few minutes are terrible, almost switched if off. Would have missed a cracking film if I had.
Conan the Barbarian
the "ultimate" "cult" movie
Blue in the Face
brother from another planet
man bites dog
It's my favourite film sometimes. Not sure who else is in the cult apart from me though...
Don't really know what counts as cult.
Cashback (I spent ages thinking this was an erotic film because of the cover but it's actually brilliant)
Eraserhead 4: Eraserhead on Patrol
Assignment: Miami Beach
never seen the appeal in purposefully watching shit films
and I include actual comedies in this statement. ALSO it's fascinating, the fact it exists is just fascinating... I've watched it with friends multiple times and all them loved it, it's not like most 'so bad its good films' where you get 1 or 2 people enjoying its camp value whilst the others find it remarkably dull save a couple of spots... the Room is actually a very fun watch and if you skip the sex scenes it never drags like most aforementioned 'so bad its good films' often do.
probably watched it 20+ times over the last four years and never tire of it, especially when with other people
I actually don't understand the appeal of watching purposefully shit movies (Sharknado and whatnot). Seems like a bit of a try-hard waste where an unintentionally shit movie becomes a comedy of sorts.
Silent Night, Deadly Night
that one where Charlie Sheen turns into a car and kills people
Night of the Creeps
Galaxy of Terror
The Wraith. It's shite. Very enjoyable. Also recommend The Car, where James Brolin's small town gets menaced by a (non-Charlie Sheen) vengeance car. The inspiration behind the Were-car episode of Futurama, probs.
Also Lifeforce is on Netflix. MATHILDA MAY. As is The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension and Return Of The Killer Tomatoes (enjoyed this way more than I expected to. All the self-referential stuff can be a bit tryhard but I thought it was fun).
That was great fun.
I have The Car on my watchlist already it seems, but Lifeforce is new to me. Thanks!
Lovely stuff - looks awful, definitely need to watch it
Meet The Feebles
Woman Of The Dunes
but it has a bunch of good cult lists (DiS might break the links as they + symbols in them, idk, sorry if so)
the last one is by the AV Club and is based on long running series of pieces they published, there's one for each film and they're usually worth a read as well
One of the ultimate "so bad it's good" movies. It's freakin hilarious.
not saying which, obv
'cult films' is a slightly irksome phrase
Definitely watch John Waters' Pink Flamingos AND Female Trouble, they're pretty much mandatory viewing. His later stuff gets a bit tedious.
Forget Russ Meyer, he's boring.
If you like car-crash freakshow can't-look-away wreckage-of-humanity type films, then check out Grey Gardens (the 1975 documentary, not the 2009 drama adaptation).
Also: Crumb. Might be my favourite movie ever.
Unsettling, fascinating, hilarious.
also serial mom, desperate living and polyester are important. female trouble is the best but pink flamingos is 101 viewing too
not like i have a first class honors degree in this subject or anything
researching, and writing about cult and conscious, meta-cult is what i spent five years of my short life doing
fair to say i take it pretty seriously
just it's important to the discussion of what a cult film is, given it's production (probably could be argued that about cry-baby although it's my least favourite for this reason pretty much), you dickhead
fpkk is cult film 101
i would personally put female trouble up there but pink flamingos is obviously textbook #1 on any cult list
multiple maniacs is also essential viewing, almost all of john waters stuff is pretty great.
russ meyer has a few definite things worth watching (faster pussycat esp), as well as some abysmal rubbish
might go to this though http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Cameo_Picturehouse/film/Polyester_Scratch_And_Sniff/
p. mild as far as john waters goes, but i still like its aesthetic. and it has divine in it that's good enough for me
harold and maude
dunno how popular they are but two of my top three films; kids in the hall brain candy, hedwig and the angry inch
The original Assault on Precinct 13 by John Carpenter.
a cult fim. and it is about a cult. double cult.
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Completely mental.
The comedy the ZAZ trio made between Airplane and Naked Gun. No one has ever seen it and I think its their best film.
Think it's been left in the cupboard due to its political incorrectness - isn't the black character called Chocolate Mousse or something?
*checks on IMDB*
Yes, he is. Possibly explains why you don't see it any more, even though like you say it is a very funny film, though I wouldn't rank it above Naked Gun.
it's like Evil Dead 2, but better. Best mix of horror and comedy.
is a 100% must watch
Also Hausu, as mentioned in thread.
Bad Boy Bubby
Hansel and Gretel
The Big Empty
Beyond the Black Rainbow
Bubba Ho Tep
Some of these probably aren't classic cult films but you should see them and start a cult based on one or more of them
Just watched it on Film4 for the first time since the late 80s. Perfect mix of knowing camp and inventive gore.