Cult Films / After Dark

Cult Films generally have limited but very special appeal. They are usually strange, quirky, offbeat, eccentric, oddball, or surreal. They may have outrageous, weird, cartoony characters or plots, and garish sets. They are often considered controversial because they step outside standard narrative and technical conventions. Cult films cut across many film genres (science fiction, horror, melodrama, etc.), and though they can be very stylized, they are often flawed or unusual in some striking way. To make a little sense of this unique genre, scroll the motherlode below, or take a side road by clicking a blue sub-heading to yer left... Visiting "Television Shows" and the "Cult Television" sub-feature may be worth checking out, also the "Animation" feature and the "Cult Animation" or "JapAnime" sub-feature will help with the bigger picture.. Right: Henry (Jack Nance) is "Eraserhead".

Tommy (1975)

Director: Ken Russell
Starring: Ann-Margret , Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, Elton John, Eric Clapton, John Entwist...

Ken Russell's garish and psychedelic handling of The Who's visionary rock opera about a young man named Tommy (Roger Daltrey), who retreats into a mot... Read more

Tommy ( Collector's Edition ) (1975)

Director: Ken Russell
Starring: Ann-Margret , Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, Eric Clapton, John Entwistle, Keith Mo...

This 2 disc version of The Who's psychedelic rock opera starring Oliver Reed, Ann-Margaret, Elton John and many more, contains a raft of new extras in... Read more

Top Hat (1935)

Director: Mark Sandrich
Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton

Commonly called the quintessential Astaire-Rogers musical, Top Hat is a breathless combination of glorious music, marvelous dance routines which seem... Read more

Touch of Evil (1958)

Director: Orson Welles
Starring: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Akim Tamiroff, Joseph Calleia, Marle...

This twisting cinematic masterpiece of style and suspense, based on the Whit Masterson novel, features Orson Welles as a corrupt cane-wielding officia... Read more

Tourist Trap (1978)

Director: David Schmoeller
Starring: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Tanya Roberts, Robin Sherwood, Jon Van Ness

An eerie and deserted wax museum, Slausen's Lost Oasis, is the site for spine-tingling terror where four unsuspecting young travelers (including Tanya... Read more

Tower of Evil (1972)

Director: Jim O'Connolly
Starring: Dennis Price, Marianne Stone, Anna Palk, William Lucas, John Hamill

In this low-budget British slasher a team of archaeologists lands on a fog-shrouded island, the site of a recent, horrific double murder. A private de... Read more

Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)

Director: Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz
Starring: Ron Fazio, Phoebe Legere, John Altamura, Rick Collins, Lisa Gaye, Jessica Dublin...

This third instalment (put together entirely from sub-plot and time cuts made from Part II) has Toxie finding there is little to do in Tromaville afte... Read more

Track 29 (1988)

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd

Nicolas Roeg's playfully beguiling mystery stars Theresa Russell as a bored young woman trapped in a loveless and childless marriage with model train... Read more

Trader Hornee (1970)

Director: Don Tsanusdi
Starring: Buddy Pantsari, Elizabeth Monica, John Alderman

Twenty-one years after two zoologists disappeared in the jungle, detective Hamilton Hornee leads an expedition into daftest Africa to search for their... Read more

Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009)

Director: Mike Clattenburg
Starring: John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, John Dunsworth, Mike Smith

Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are about to get out of jail and this time, Julian vows to go straight, even open a legit business. Soon the boys will be ri... Read more