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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".

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

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

Angel of Vengeance ( aka Ms. 45 ) (1981)

2.4/10
Director: Abel Ferrara
Starring: Zoe Tamerlis, Steve Singer, Jack Thibeau

Aka 'Ms. 45'. A stunning American debut film for the equally stunning Italian actress Zoe Tamerlis who plays a mute woman who is raped twice in one ni... 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

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

Apocalypse Now ( Blu-ray ) (1979)

8.5/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Albert Hall, Dennis Hopper, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Laurence Fishburne,...

Francis Ford Coppola directed, produced, and co-wrote this masterful Vietnam War-updating of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." The film chronicles... Read more

Army of Darkness ( Evil Dead III ) (1992)

7.6/10
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Marcus Gilbert, Embeth Davidtz, Bruce Campbell

This is the third film in Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" series and is by far the most polished. Film fanatics will cherish the comedy, mayhem and salutes to... Read more

Army of Darkness: Director's Cut ( Evil Dead III ) (1992)

7.6/10
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz

The third film in Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" series. Forced to lead a makeshift Dark Ages army against the demonic Deadites, who possess all the deadly m... Read more