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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".

Barbarella (1968)

5.9/10
Director: Roger Vadim
Starring: Marcel Marceau, Ugo Tognazzi, Milo O'Shea, John Phillip Law, Jane Fonda, David H...

Barbarella is marked by the same audacity and originality, fantasy, humor, beauty and horror, cruelty and eroticism that make comic books such a favor... Read more

Barbarian Queen (1985)

3.9/10
Director: Hector Olivera
Starring: Lana Clarkson, Frank Zagarino

AKA 'Queen of the Naked Steel'. Set during the days of the Roman Empire. A simple village is raided by Roman troops, and most of the people are whiske... Read more

Barton Fink (1991)

7.7/10
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Jon Polito

The 44th winner of Best Film at Cannes was this dark comedy/thriller in which a renowned playwright (John Turturro) comes to 1941 L.A. to write a scre... Read more

Barton Fink ( Blu-ray ) (1991)

7.7/10
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: John Goodman, John Mahoney, John Turturro, Jon Polito, Judy Davis, Michael Lerne...

The 44th winner of Best Film at Cannes was this dark comedy/thriller in which a renowned playwright (John Turturro) comes to 1941 L.A. to write a scre... Read more

Basket Case (1981)

6.1/10
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Starring: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith

"E.T."as if it were written and directed by a psychopath! The story of Duane Bradley and his little brother Belial who have come to New York looking f... Read more

Basket Case 2 (1990)

5.3/10
Director: Frank Henenlotter
Starring: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Annie Ross, Kathryn Meisle

Duane Bradley and his demented, detached Siamese twin brother, Belial, are back in this outrageous sequel that's equal parts fright and satire. They'r... Read more

Batman (1966)

7.5/10
Director: Leslie Martinson
Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Lee Meriwet...

The caped crusader and his youthful sidekick jump from their popular mid 1960s T.V. series into this full-length feature film. Very silly material pla... Read more

Batman and Robin: The Complete Movie Serial (1949)

6.2/10
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Starring: Robert Lowery, John Duncan, Jane Adams, Lyle Talbot

Join superheroes Batman (Robert Lowery) and Robin (John Duncan) as they help Commissioner Gordon (Lyle Talbot) battle The Wizard, a villainous madman... Read more

Battle Beyond The Sun ( Nebo Zovyot ) (1959) / Star Pilot ( 2+5: Missione Hydra ) (1966) (1959)

7.6/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola, Pietro Francisci, Mikhail Karzhukov, Aleksandr Kozyr

An americanised version of Nebo Zovyot was the product of Roger Corman's acquiring the rights to the Russian film and exploiting it for all the specia... Read more

Battle Of The Bombs (1985)

5.3/10
Director: Johnny Legend

It's showtime in Cinematic hell as we focus on highlights and previews from the biggest bombs, most twisted turkeys and wackiest worst movies of all t... Read more