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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".

Withnail and I ( Blu-ray ) (1986)

Director: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Paul McGann, Richard E Grant, Richard Griffiths

London. The 1960s. Two unemployed actors - acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden "I" (Paul McGann) - drown thei... Read more

Women In Prison Collection (2004)

Director: Jack Hill, Steve Carver, Gerry De Leon
Starring: Margaret Markov, Pam Grier, Lucretia Love, Paul Muller, Daniel Vargas, Judy Brow...

In the 1970s cult filmmaker Roger Corman produced a series of highly successful, groundbreaking 'Women In Prison' movies that hit paydirt on the drive... Read more

Women in Revolt (1971)

6/10
Director: Paul Morrissey
Starring: Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn

Three transvestites play at women playing at being women in this exercise in erotic confusion. Andy Warhol presents this madcap soap opera and Candy D... Read more

Wonderwall (1968)

5.6/10
Director: Joe Massot
Starring: Jack MacGowran, Jane Birkin, Richard Wattis, Iain Quarrier

Eccentric Professor Oscar Collins (Jack MacGowran), a specialist in the behaviour and collection of butterflies, discovers he can peep on his beautifu... Read more

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

7.3/10
Director: Goran Dukic
Starring: Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits, John Hawkes, Will Arne...

After breaking up with his girlfriend, Zia (Patrick Fugit) commits suicide, only to find himself in a bleak afterlife populated by lost souls and mela... Read more

Wrong (2012)

6.3/10
Director: Quentin Dupieux
Starring: William Fichtner, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little, Jack Plotnick, Eric Judor

Dolph Springer (Jack Plotnick) awakens one morning to find he has lost the sole love of his life - his dog, Paul. Desperate to reunite with his best f... Read more

Wuthering Heights (1939)

7.7/10
Director: William Wyler
Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven

An internationally acclaimed version of Emily Bronte's classic story of passion, hatred and revenge. Laurence Olivier claimed that William Wyler taugh... Read more

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

6.3/10
Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
Starring: Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Jay Gallagher, Luke Mackenzie, Yure Covich, Keith...

Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. His sister, Brooke, is kidnapped by a sinister... Read more

Xanadu (1980)

5.1/10
Director: Robert Greenwald
Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck

'Xanadu' is a look at the future and a loving rememberance of the way things were in the heyday of Hollywood. The musical score includes the hit songs... Read more

Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

5.5/10
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Hayato Ichihara, Yayan Ruhian

From acclaimed cult director Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Ichi The Killer, Audition). In the ruthless underground world of the yakuza, no one is more... Read more