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".

Assassin of Youth (1935)

Director: Elmer Clifton
Starring: Luana Walters, Arthur Gardner, Fay McKenzie, Michael Owen

Stop! Don't light that joint until you first watch this crackpot cannabis 'classic' from the 1930's. Here are the True! Facts on the weed with the Roo... Read more

Assault of the Killer Bimbos (1988)

Director: Anita Rosenberg
Starring: Nick Cassavetes, Elizabeth Kaitan, Christina Whitaker, Griffin O'Neal, Tammara S...

Sometimes great bodies disguise great brains. Not in "Assault of the Killer Bimbos". Go-go dancers Peaches (Christina Whitaker) and Lulu (Elizabeth Ka... Read more

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Laurie Zimmer, Darwin Joston, Austin Stoker

A riveting movie about a deserted L.A. Police Station that finds itself under siege by a youth gang. Exceptional performances by Austin Stoker, Laurie... Read more

Attack Of The 50 Ft. Woman (1958)

Director: Nathan Juran
Starring: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers

Brilliantly terrible sci-fi with some of the worst special effects of all time, involving Nancy Archer (Allison Hayes) a wealthy woman fresh from the... Read more

Attack Of The 50 Ft. Woman (1993)

Director: Christopher Guest
Starring: Daryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin, William Windom

A contemporary and satiric reworking of the 1958 cult classic, starring Daryl Hannah as a successful businesswoman who discovers that her philandering... Read more

Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes! (1977)

Director: John De Bello
Starring: David Miller, Sharon Taylor, George Wilson

A tomato farm downwind from the local nuclear reactor grows intelligent, monster-sized vegetables (or are they fruits?) that run amok and threaten Sou... Read more

Baadasssss! (2003)

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Starring: Joy Bryant, Ossie Davis, David Alan Grier, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez, Saul Rubine...

Based on a true story, this is actor/writer/director Mario Van Peebles' candid portrait of his father Melvin's struggle as a young, black director dur... Read more

Baby Geniuses (1999)

Director: Bob Clark
Starring: Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Kim Cattrall, Peter MacNicol, Dom DeLuise, R...

Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin... Read more

Bachelor Party (1984)

Director: Neal Israel
Starring: Tom Hanks, Adrian Zmed, Tawny Kitaen, William Tepper

This outrageous look at one man's final moments of bachelorhood stars Tom Hanks as Rick, reluctant recipient of a bachelor bash given by a group of fr... Read more

Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: Claire Benito, Nicholas Hope, Ralph Cotterill, Carmel Johnson

Locked in his room for 35 years (no TV or Radio here) as not much more than a sex slave, Bubby's perception of the universe is not extensive. Through... Read more