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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".

Tusk (2014)

5.3/10
Director: Kevin Smith
Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Michael Parks, Justin Long, Genesis Rodriguez

From writer-director Kevin Smith ("Dogma", "Red State") comes this wickedly funny modern-day monster movie that will hold you in terror as it keeps yo... Read more

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)

7.2/10
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Kyle MacLachlan, Madchen Amick, Moira Kelly, Harry Dean St...

Prequel to the surreal TV series dealing with the last seven days of Laura Palmer's life; the homecoming queen with the plethora of secrets in her clo... Read more

Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971)

Director: Mario Bava
Starring: Claudine Auger

A family's murderous battle over some bayfront property is the subject of director Mario Bava's bloody horror-thriller, which many have cited as the g... Read more

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

7.3/10
Director: Monte Hellman
Starring: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Dennis Wilson, Laurie Bird, David Drake

Monte Hellman's acclaimed cult film concerns a race around the back-roads of America between a pair of drag-racing drifters (musicians James Taylor an... Read more

UHF ( aka The Vidiot from UHF ) (1989)

7/10
Director: Jay Levey
Starring: Weird Al Yankovic, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, David Bowe, Victoria Jackso...

Despite this being his only starring role, Yankovic plays it to the hilt in this quirky cult film from the 80's. Yankovic stars as George Newman, a ho... Read more

Un Chien Andalou / Land Without Bread ( Las Hurdes ) (1929)

Director: Luis Bunuel

Luis Bunuel's first film, the surrealistic masterpiece "Un Chien Andalou" ("An Andalusian Dog"), was based after an exchange of dreams with co-writer... Read more

Uncle Sam (1997)

4.3/10
Director: William Lustig
Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Robert Forster, Isaac Hayes, Bo Hopkins

This unique ride for horror fans tells of a Desert Storm chopper pilot, shot down by friendly fire who returns to his hometown, come back to life as a... Read more

Undead or Alive (2007)

5.3/10
Director: Glasgow Phillips
Starring: Chris Kattan, James Denton, Navi Rawat

AKA 'Undead or Alive: A Zombedy'. From the demented imagination of one of the writers of 'South Park' comes the first zombie Western! 'Blazing Saddles... Read more

Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

4.9/10
Director: Prince
Starring: Jerome Benton, Prince, Kristin Scott Thomas, Steven Berkoff, Alexandra Stewart,...

Prince stars as Christopher Tracy, an American musician on the French Riviera, living off the bank accounts of rich, bored divorcees. The next object... Read more

Under The Silver Lake (2018)

6.5/10
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough

Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment's swimming poo... Read more