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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".

Wild Side (1995)

5.6/10
Director: Donald Cammell
Starring: Christopher Walken, Joan Chen, Anne Heche

A torrid, erotic, suspenseful drama about a beautiful banker (Anne Heche) moonlighting as a prostitute who gets involved in more than just a blackmail... Read more

Wild Zero (2000)

6.6/10
Director: Tetsuro Takeuchi
Starring: Guitar Wolf, Drum Wolf, Bass Wolf, Masashi Endo, Kwancharu Shitichai

When aliens start turning the population into flesh-eating zombies, only rock fan Ace and his favourite band, Guitar Wolf (and they're a real band!) h... Read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Gene Wilder, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ( Blu-ray ) (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Withnail and I (1986)

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

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