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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".

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Yellow Submarine (1968)

Director: George Dunning
Starring: The Beatles, Blue Meanies

Join the greatest band of all time for this mind-blowing voyage into the unearthly paradise of Pepperland and save it from the Blue Meanies, with humo... Read more

Yellow Submarine (Blu-ray) (1968)

Director: George Dunning
Starring: Dick Emery, Lance Percival, John Clive, Geoffrey Hughes, (Voices of) , Paul Ange...

The Beatles have arrived in high definition with the revelatory Blu-ray release of Yellow Submarine. The 1999 standard DVD reissue of the animated f... Read more

Zabriskie Point (1970)

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor, Paul Fix

Antonioni's portrait of revolutionary America of the 1960's; a disquieting, visually stunning film about two American young people of the 60's, faced... Read more

Zachariah (1970)

Director: George Englund
Starring: Don Johnson, John Rubinstein, Pat Quinn

Before 'Miami Vice' Don Johnson appeared in this 'electric western' that combines a standard gunfight plot with 60s psychedelia. With John Rubenstein,... Read more