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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".

American Splendor (2003)

7.5/10
Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, James Urbaniak, Judah Friedlander, Harvey Pekar

"From off the streets of Cleveland" comes the acclaimed filming of Ohio file clerk/jazz buff/crank Harvey Pekar's underground comic book chronicle of... Read more

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

7.6/10
Director: John Landis
Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine

David Naughton and Jenny Agutter star in writer/director John Landis' classic cult black comedy. American backpackers David (David Naughton) and Jack... Read more

An American Werewolf in London ( Blu-ray ) (1981)

7.6/10
Director: John Landis
Starring: David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter, John Woodvine

David Naughton and Jenny Agutter star in writer/director John Landis' classic cult black comedy. American backpackers David (David Naughton) and Jack... Read more

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018)

5.7/10
Director: Jim Hosking
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch, Jemaine Clement, Matt Berry, Craig Robinson

Lulu Danger's unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called "An Evenin... Read more

Android (1982)

5.9/10
Director: Aaron Lipstadt
Starring: Klaus Kinski, Don Opper, Brie Howard

Space games turn into reality when experimental space station ULC53, run by the enigmatic Dr. Daniels (Klaus Kinski) is invaded by a trio of tough cos... Read more

Anguish (1987)

6.7/10
Director: Bigas Luna
Starring: Zelda Rubinstein, Talia Paul, Michael Lerner

An original, imaginative, not to be missed thriller/horror that begins as a straightforward psycho film and then turns in on itself, as a mad-killer i... Read more

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

6.6/10
Director: John McPhail
Starring: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Mark Benton, Paul Kaye

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to surv... Read more

Annie Hall (1977)

8/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Paul Simon, Carol Kane, Shelley Duvall,...

One of Woody Allen's most well-loved and funniest films, with Diane Keaton as the ditsy sometime object of Woody's neurotic affections. Originally co... Read more

Antiviral (2012)

5.7/10
Director: Brandon Cronenberg
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Sheila McCarthy, Wendy Crewson, Nicholas Campbell, Douglas Smi...

Syd March (Caleb Landry Jones) is an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Syd... Read more

Apocalypse Now (1979)

8.5/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Sam Bottoms, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Laurence Fishburne, Har...

A flawed masterpiece, intended as the definitive Vietnam film, based on Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'. With Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Dennis... Read more