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Cultish: A Movie Podcast

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What makes a cult film? Are all cult films worthy of the title? Join our panel as we delve deep into the depths of cult movies and decide whether or not they deserve the status they've been given.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season Four)
This week we continue our journey through Sunnydale with Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Four (original also Season Five, but due to an extended runtime and discussion of the #SnyderCut, we split the ep into two... something Snyder could have done too!).
02:00:47
April 5, 2021
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season Two & Season Three)
We're continuing our journey through Sunnydale with seasons 2 and 3 of the iconic cult show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
01:47:27
March 22, 2021
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season One)
This week we're starting our Buffy series by taking a look at all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season One. In light of recent allegations against the series showrunner and creator, Joss Whedon, we thought it was important to say that we at Cultish Movies do not condone his actions, nor do we seek to ignore or excuse them. Buffy, along with all the other television shows and movies Whedon has been a part of, is the result of hard work by many exceptionally talented people who deserve credit and recognition. It would be unfair and unjust to deny them the praise they have earned because of the unacceptable behavior of one man. For all of us at Cultish Movies, Buffy was an important and influential show in our most formative years, and we want to celebrate it for the good it has done, and for the good people who made that happen.
01:53:29
March 8, 2021
Southland Tales (2006)
We're taking a dive into the strange and surreal world of Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly's divisive second outing, Southland Tales. Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Sarah Michelle Geller, and Sean William Scott, Southland Tales details an alternative 2008, in which America is trapped by a fascistic Republican Party using fear to control the population, and an unusual new energy source might just lead to the apocalypse.
01:47:53
February 22, 2021
Judge Dredd (1995) & Dredd (2012)
A tale of two Dredds. There have been two adaptations of the iconic 2000AD character Judge Dredd. The first, 1995's Sylvester Stallone starring Judge Dredd, is a bombastic and over the top mid-90s Hollywood action movie. Directed by Danny Cannon, the film was a box office flop, with audiences and critics alike snubbing the movie for its tonal inconsistencies and use of Rob Schneider. 2012's Dredd, however, served to rectify the faults, and, despite a much lower budget, was a critical success. Both films have since become cult classics, with their own, very separate followings. But why?
01:53:27
February 8, 2021
Audition (1999)
Takashi Miike's controversial thriller follows Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), a widower who uses a series of fake auditions as a way to find a new wife. However, when he becomes involved with Asami (Eihi Shiina), he begins to realize that she isn't quite who she appears to be.
01:50:47
January 25, 2021
What We Do In The Shadows (2014)
This week we're taking a look at Jermain Clement and Taika Waititi's cult comedy/horror What We Do In The Shadows.
01:49:16
January 4, 2021
Krampus (2015) CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS! To celebrate, we're bringing you this holiday special, in which we talk about Michael Dougherty's 2015 cult classic, Krampus.
01:29:56
December 24, 2020
Rise Of, Dawn Of, and War For The Planet Of The Apes (2011, 2014, 2017)
We conclude our Planet of the Apes series by delving into the recent prequel trilogy, which reboots the franchise with state of the art effects and a killer central performance from the brilliant Andy Serkis. But are these movies any good?
02:12:28
December 21, 2020
Planet Of The Apes (2001)
Continuing our journey through the Planet of the Apes franchise, we take a delve into Tim Burton's 2001 reboot, starring Mark Whalberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti, and Michael Clarke Duncan. Despite becoming a box office success, the film was poorly received by critics and has since been largely forgotten, but does it deserve another look?
02:14:60
December 7, 2020
Planet Of The Apes: The Series (1974) & Return To The Planet Of The Apes (1975)
We're continuing our journey through the Planet of the Apes this week by taking a look back at the 1974 live-action television series, Planet of the Apes, starring Roddy McDowell, and the 1975 Saturday morning animation, Return to the Planet of the Apes. While both only lasted a single season, they have become cult favorites. Why?
01:44:01
November 23, 2020
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972) & Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)
This week we're continuing our journey through the Planet of the Apes franchise by discussing 1972's brutal Conquest Of, and 1973's disappointing Battle For the Planet of the Apes.
01:52:36
November 9, 2020
Final Destination (2000) HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!
It's Halloween, and so we're taking a break from our regular series to bring you this special, chosen by the listeners, in which we discuss all things 2000's spooktacular Final Destination.
01:46:24
October 31, 2020
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) & Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)
This week we're continuing out Planet of the Apes series by taking a look at 1970's Beneath the Planet of the Apes and 1971's Escape from the Planet of the Apes, both of which see the series take a strange turn into the more fantastical and sci-fi realms.
02:03:32
October 26, 2020
Planet Of The Apes (1968)
This week we begin our Planet of the Apes series by diving headfirst into the 1968 classic starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell. An absolute classic of the genre, the film spawned four direct sequels, two television series, a remake, and a prequel trilogy - not to mention a slew of merchandise beyond - but why?
01:51:50
October 12, 2020
Spaced (1999, 2000)
This week we're breaking from our usual movie output to take a look at the cult comedy sitcom Spaced. Written by Jessica Stevenson and Simon Pegg, and directed by Edgar Wright, Spaced is most notable for its pop-culture references and for featuring the team behind the Cornetto Trilogy in an early role. But why has it gained such a cult following?
01:52:41
September 28, 2020
Upgrade (2018)
This week we're taking a look at Leigh Whannell's excellent underseen sci-fi thriller UPGRADE, from 2018. Starring Logan Marshel-Green and telling the story of a technophobe who, after an accident, is paralyzed and implanted with an experimental computer chip called STEM that enables him to walk.
01:51:45
September 14, 2020
135. Peter Jackson (Conclusion)
This week we're wrapping up our Peter Jackson series by taking a look back at what we've learned over the last few episodes, and discussing some of the films he has worked on outside of his role as a director.
01:33:17
August 31, 2020
134. The Hobbit Trilogy (2012, 2013, 2014)
In the penultimate episode of our Peter Jackson series, we take a look at the underwhelming Hobbit Trilogy and discuss just why we think this didn't work after the success of Lord of the Rings.
01:51:10
August 17, 2020
133. The Lovely Bones (2009)
We're continuing our Peter Jackson series with 2009's The Lovely Bones, an adaptation of the novel of the same name, starring Mark Whalberg, Rachel Weiss, Saorise Ronan, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci.
01:40:19
August 3, 2020
132. King Kong (2005)
We're leaving Middle Earth, for now, and heading to Skull Island with Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of the iconic 1933 classic, King Kong. Starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrian Brody, and Andy Serkis in the title role, King Kong is an odd movie, but does Jackson bring any of his cult sensibilities to it?
01:48:14
July 20, 2020
131. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)
And so we reach the end of our first delve into the world of Middle Earth with Peter Jackson's trilogy closer, The Return of the King. It's bold, mainstream, iconic filmmaking, so just how does a cult director like Jackson bring his splatter-movie sensibilities to this critically acclaimed, award-winning epic?
01:57:34
July 6, 2020
130. The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
And so we continue to delve into Middle Earth, and into the work of cult director Peter Jackson, who brings his splatter-fest sensibilities to the operatic and sweeping world of J R R Tolkein. The Two Towers, released exactly one year after The Fellowship of the Ring, continues to story of Fodo, Sam, and the fellowship, while expanding the universe.
01:48:46
June 22, 2020
129. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
This week we're taking our first step into Middle Earth as we continue our Peter Jackson series. Despite being labelled unfilmable, Peter Jackson adapted J R R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings into one of the most successful movie trilogies of all time. But just how did the cult director behind gross-out splatters wind up producing this epic trilogy?
01:53:17
June 8, 2020
128. The Frighteners (1996)
Continuing with our Peter Jackson series, this week we're talking all things Jackson's 1996 horror comedy, The Frighteners. Starring Michael J Fox as Frank Bannister, a man who can see ghosts and uses this ability to con unsuspecting townsfolk into paying him to perform exorcisms, The Frighteners was a box office disappointment, but has since gained a cult following. Why?
01:43:57
May 25, 2020
127. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
We're continuing our look at Peter Jackson this week by talking all things 1994's Heavenly Creatures. Based on the true story of two young friends who find their grip of reality increasingly uncertain, Heavenly Creatures introduced the world to Kate Winslet, and was a critical success upon release, even winning awards. Since then it has gained a small cult following. But, why?
01:25:59
May 11, 2020
126. Braindead (1992)
We're continuing a Peter Jackson series this week with 1992's horror comedy Braindead! When his mother is bitten by an infected rat monkey, awkward and bumbling Lionel must prevent her from turning his hometown in zombies. A flop on release, the film has since become a cult favourite. But why?
01:40:25
April 27, 2020
125. Bad Taste (1987) & Meet The Feebles (1989)
This week we're beginning our Peter Jackson series by taking at look at his first two movies. 1987's Bad Taste was Jackson's debut as director, and has earned a cult following for its gross out effects and unique humour, while 1989's Meet the Feebles is a satire of the entertainment world with some Muppet-esque creations. But why do these films remain cult favourites?
01:35:42
April 13, 2020
124. Airplane! (1980) & Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
We're headed to the skies this week as we take a look at the father of the modern spoof, Zucker/Abrams/Zucker's Airplane!, from 1980, and its sequel, Airplane II, from 1982. Spoofing airport disaster movies of the time, Airplane! introduced the world to countless gags, and even gave us the first Leslie Neilson comedic role! But what is it about these films that earned them their following?
01:34:13
March 30, 2020
Quarantine Streaming (Mini - Episode)
Since we're all stuck inside staying safe and doing our bit we thought we'd recommend some shows and movies you can watch on various streaming platforms. Hope you're all doing well, and enjoy!
52:47
March 28, 2020
Shut In Cinema (Special Announcement)
A Special Announcement from Alex Secker.
01:36
March 27, 2020
123. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004)
This week we're delving, for the first time, into the world of television. In 2004 Garth Marenghi's Darkplace was aired on a late night slot on channel 4. Although it received poor viewing figures, its blend of knowing homage and spoofing of low-budget 80s TV saw it gain a strong and loyal cult following. But why?
01:41:38
March 16, 2020
122. Psycho (Extras)
This week we conclude our Psycho Series by taking a look at the legacy of the franchise and the other key parts of it. From Anthony Perkins' last appearance as the iconic Norman Bates in Psycho IV: The Beginning, to the near shot-for-shot remake starring Vince Vaughn and the prequel/re-imagining of TV show Bates Motel, the Psycho franchise remains as popular as ever. But why?
01:38:05
March 2, 2020
121. Psycho III (1986)
Continuing our Psycho series, this episode we're talking all things 1986's Psycho III. Directed by Anthony Perkins, who also reprises his role as the infamous Norman Bates, Psycho III leans closer to slasher territory than the previous movies, and was something of a flop on release. Despite this, it maintains a cult following. Why?
01:37:08
February 17, 2020
120. Psycho II (1983)
Continuing our Psycho series, this episode we're taking a look at all things Psycho II. Directed by Richard Franklin and written by Tom Holland (of Fright Night and Child's Play fame), Psycho II sees Anthony Perkins and Vera Miles reprise their roles from the original, as Norman Bates is released 22 years after the Hitchcock original. A critical flop upon release, the film has since earned a cult following. But why?
01:38:08
February 3, 2020
119. Psycho (1960)
This week we're beginning our Psycho series by taking a look back at Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic. A critical and commercial success upon release, Psycho has since become recognised as one of the most iconic films of all time, casting a long shadow over Hollywood cinema, and horror cinema in particular. But what is it about this film that earned it such a strong and loyal cult following?
01:34:48
January 20, 2020
Cultish Special Announcement
A special announcement from Alex Secker about the show moving forward.
01:46
January 13, 2020
118. Gremlins
Still not ready to leave Christmas behind? Well, neither are we, so this week we're talking all things Joe Dante's Gremlins. Written by Chris Columbus and produced by Steven Spielberg, Gremlins tells the story of a small American town at Christmas, overrun by mischievous and deadly creatures. A critical and commercial success, Gremlins has become a Christmas staple and has a strong, loyal cult following. But, why?
01:36:48
January 6, 2020
117. Better Watch Out
Merry Christmas, this week we're taking a look at all things Chris Peckover's 2016 holiday horror Better Watch Out. A critical success upon release, Better Watch Out tells the story of a young babysitter who, during the Christmas period, comes under threat from a home invasion. Flying under the radar, it none the less has a small and loyal cult following. But why?
01:58:07
December 23, 2019
116. Hardware
This week we're heading into a post-apocalyptic wasteland to talk all things Richard Stanley's Hardware. When she uses a salvaged kill-bot in her artwork, an artist finds herself trapped in her flat with the deadly machine after it reactivates and goes on a rampage. Since its release Hardware, and Stanley himself, have gained a loyal cult following. But why?
01:44:19
December 9, 2019
115. Network
We want you to get up, go over to your device and listen to Cultish Movies as we talk all things Paddy Chyefsky's Network. Starring William Holden, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Robert Duvall, Network was directed by Sidney Lumet and received massive critical and commercial success on release. Since then it has gone on to become a cult film, but why?
01:59:10
November 25, 2019
114. Mamma Mia!
Here we go again, and this week we're talking all things 2008's musical comedy smash, Mamma Mia! Starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried, Mamma Mia is a jukebox musical of ABBA classics, based on the stage show of the same name. A critical flop, the movie was the highest grossing film in the UK on release, and has since gained a strong cult following... but, why?
01:57:10
November 11, 2019
113. Halloween II (1981)
We're feeling spooky this week, and to celebrate All Hallow's Eve we're taking a look back at the original sequel to John Carpenter's Halloween, Halloween II. Seeing both Jaimie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance return to the franchise, Halloween II picks up mere seconds after the original left off to complete the night HE came home. Since its somewhat lacklustre release it has developed a cult following, but why?
01:58:55
October 28, 2019
112. The Howling
We're delving deep into Joe Dante's 1981 breakout horror/comedy The Howling this week, to begin our October spookfest for Halloween. Released the same year as John Landis' An American Wereworlf in London, The Howling received critical acclaim on release but was overshadowed by Landis' monster, and has since gone on to become a cult film. Why?
01:51:13
October 14, 2019
111. Se7en
What's in the box!? That's right, this week we're talking all things David Fincher's Se7en. Starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, Se7en tells the story of two Detectives on the hunt for a serial killer who kills his victims based on the seven deadly sins. A critical and commercial success on release, Se7en has since gone on to earn a cult following, but why?
01:52:47
September 30, 2019
110. The Mask
It's party time! P-A-R-T-Why? Because this week we're talking all things 1994's The Mask. Starring Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz, The Mask was a box office smash on release, and catapulted its stars to international fame. Since then it's become something of a cult movie, with a small, but loyal. cult following. Why?
01:38:52
September 16, 2019
109. Misery
This week we're strapped to a bed and fearing for our ankles as we talk all things Rob Riener's 1990 Stephen King adaptation, Misery. Starrying James Caan and Kathy Bates, Misery tells the story of Paul Sheldon, a famed novelist who, after crashing his car during a blizzard, finds himself at the mercy of a crazed fan. A critical and commercial success upon release, Misery now has a cult following. But, why...?
01:52:04
September 2, 2019
108. Jaws
We're gonna need a bigger podcast, since this week we're talking all things Stephen Spielberg's shark thriller Jaws. Often cited as the first summer blockbuster, Jaws tells the story of a small island community plagued by a man-eating Great White Shark, and the town sheriff, who must protect the citizens. Since it's release it has grown a strong and loyal following, but why?
01:50:40
August 19, 2019
107. The Matrix
Will you take the red pill or the blue pill? This week we're following the white rabbit to see how deep the rabbit hole goes, with the Watchowski's 1999's sci-fi action blockbuster The Matrix. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie Anne Moss, The Matrix was a critical and commercial smash on release, and has since gone on to form a strong a loyal cult following... but, why?
01:52:07
August 5, 2019
106. Silent Hill
This week we find ourselves trapped in the spooky town of Silent Hill, Christophe Gans' big screen adaptation of the iconic video game of the same name. Starring Rhadha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger and Sean Bean, Silent Hill was a critical flop but a commercial success upon release, and has since gone on to become a cult classic. But why?
01:44:30
July 22, 2019
105. Barton Fink
What's in the box!? No, we're not talking Se7en, this week we're delving deep into the mind of Joel and Ethan Coen and their ode to writer's block, Barton Fink. A bizarre and surreal tale of the creative process, starring Johns Tuturo and Goodman. A flop upon release, Barton Fink has gone on to become one of the Coen's most culty of films, but why?
01:50:44
July 8, 2019
104. Little Shop Of Horrors (1986)
We're hungry this week, and we need feeding! We're talking all things Audrey II and Frank Oz's 1988 musical-horror-comedy Little Shop of Horrors. Starring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Ellen Greene and Levi Stubbs, Little Shop of Horrors was a critical success upon release but didn't do well at the box office. Since then it has gained a loyal cult following, but why?
01:40:01
June 24, 2019
103. Equilibrium
We don't feel anything this week, because we're busy talking all things Kurt Wimmer's 2002 action/sci-fi/dystopian movie Equilibrium. Starring Christian Bale, Taye Diggs, Emily Watson and Sean Bean, Equilibrium received negative review on release and did poorly at the box office. Despite this it has since gained a small but loyal cult following... why?
01:53:25
June 3, 2019
102. Death Becomes Her
This week we're talking all things Robert Zemeckis' underappreciated horror comedy Death Becomes Her. Starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and a career-best performance from Bruce Willis, Death Becomes Her received mixed reviews upon release but has since gone on to develop a cult following. Why?
01:44:59
May 20, 2019
101. Mulholland Drive
We're back after our 100 episode extravaganza to take a dive into the weird and surreal dreamworld of David Lynch's masterpiece Mulholland Drive. Starring Noami Watts and confusing the hell out of audiences since 2001, Mulholland Drive had an interesting journey to the big screen but has since become a cult classic. Why?
01:48:27
May 6, 2019
Most Cultish Showdown (100 Episode Extravaganza)
We're celebrating 100 episodes with this special mini-episode in which we pit our Best Of... So Far winners against each other to see who will be crowned our very first Most Cultish Movie. Enjoy!
01:50:17
April 22, 2019
Best Cult Movie... So Far Part V (Mini - Episode)
To celebrate 100 episodes we're taking a look back at the last 20 movies we've reviewed and picking our favorite. Each 20 episodes we will pick a winner until episode 100, when all the winners will battle it out to win the Cultishest Cult Movie of Cult Movies. What movie will win, and what movies will loose? And who even cares?
57:05
April 16, 2019
100. Alien3
100 episodes!!! To celebrate we're heading back to the future with Lt. Ellen Ripley and talking all things Alien3. A critical and commercial failure on release, Alien3 had a troubled production and nearly caused its director, one David Fincher, to never return to film. Since then it has gone on to be recognized as a cult classic. But why?
01:45:50
April 15, 2019
99. Boogie Nights
This week we're delving into the seedy world of the late 70s and early 80s porn industry with Paul Thomas Anderson's sophomore feature, Boogie Nights. Released in 1997, and featuring one of the most impressive ensemble casts ever committed to film, Boogie Nights was a critical and commercial success on release and has since gone on to become a cult classic, but why?
01:52:25
April 8, 2019
98. This Is Spinal Tap
We're on tour this week, and we're tapping into Rob Reiner's feature debut, This is Spinal Tap. A mockumentary following the disastrous American tour of fictional heavy mental band Spinal Tap, This is Spinal Tap received a lukewarm reception upon its release but has since gone on to become a cult classic. Why?
01:39:56
April 1, 2019
97. Candyman
This week we're staring in the mirror and saying his name five times. Based on a short story by Hellraiser's Clive Barker, Candyman stars Tony Todd and Virginia Masden and was a critical success upon its release. Since then it has gone to become a cult film, often cited as one of the best modern horror has to offer. But why?
01:42:03
March 25, 2019
96. Serenity (2005)
They aim to misbehave. This week we're taking a look back at Joss Whedon's feature debut, the feature follow-up to cult sci-fi TV show Firefly, Serenity. Despite critical acclaim Serenity performed poorly at the box-office, but has since gone on to become a cult movie. But, why?
01:53:18
March 18, 2019
95. True Romance
We're talking Elvis, comic books and the Tarantino scripted, Tony Scott directed True Romance this week. Starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette and a whole host of famous faces in a spectacularly impressive ensemble cast, True Romance was a success upon its release and has since gone on to earn a strong cult following, but why?
01:40:29
March 11, 2019
94. Cradle Of Fear
This week we're diving deep into the world of straight-to-video micor-budget horror with Alex Chandon's Cradle of Fear. Starring Dani Filth, of Cradle of Filth, Cradle of Fear homages the old Amicus portmanteau movies on the 60s and 70s, and received a lukewarm reception on release. Since then it's gone on to become a cult movie, but why?
01:32:25
March 4, 2019
93. The Invisible Man (1933)
This week we're taking a look back at Universal's classic monster movie, 1933's The Invisible Man. Directed by James Whale, starring Claude Rains in the iconic title role, and adapted from H G Welles' novel of the same name, The Invisible Man was revolutionary upon release and remains a cult classic to this day. But why?
01:52:51
February 25, 2019
92. Blazing Saddles
It's off to the Old West this week with Mel Brooks' satire comedy Western Blazing Saddles. A critical and commercial success upon its release, Blazing Saddles has since gone on to become a beloved cult movie, but why?
01:45:54
February 18, 2019
91. The Wicker Man (2006)
So, following on from our episode last week (and the mini-ep), this week we're taking a look at Neil LaBute's 2006 remake, The Wicker Man. Starring Nicolas Cage in the Edward Woodward role, The Wicker Man 2006 is widely regarded as one of the worst films ever made. And yet it has a strong and loyal cult following. Why?
01:50:15
February 11, 2019
Cultish Best And Worst Remakes (Mini - Episode)
To celebrate 90 episodes we're talking our favorite and least favorite movie remakes and we'll be asking; are remakes ever really worth it?
01:00:54
February 5, 2019
90. The Wicker Man (1973)
We're being burned alive with The Wicker Man this week as we talking Robin Hardy's 1973 folk horror cult classic. Arguably one of the most influential and infamous horror films to have come out of Britain in, well, ever, The Wicker Man drew strong critical praise upon its release and has since gone on to become a cult classic, but why?
01:36:17
February 4, 2019
89. Anaconda
Thisss week we're talking all things 1997's creature feature Anaconda. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Jon Voight and Ice Cube (also sort of Eric Stoltz but not really) Anaconda was, inexplicably, a success upon its release and has since gone on to become a cult favorite... but why?
01:30:20
January 28, 2019
88. Team America: World Police
This week we're talking all things Team America: World Police. Released in 2004, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the hit TV show South Park, take down everything from action-movie blockbusters to American Foreign Policy with their satirical homage to Jerry Anderson's Thunderbirds. Since then it's become a cult movie, but why?
01:29:14
January 21, 2019
87. Re - Animator
Happy New Year! For our first episode of 2019 we're delving into the world of HP Lovecraft's Re-Animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, produced by Brian Yuzna and starring Jeffery Combs and Barbara Crampton. Well received upon its release Re-Animator has since gone on to become a cult classic, but why?
01:38:34
January 14, 2019
86. When Harry Met Sally
Happy New Year! This week we're celebrating with When Harry Met Sally, as Rob Reiner genre hops once again with Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Nora Ephron's romantic comedy is often consider one of the classics of the genre, with critical and commercial success upon its release it has since grown a large and loyal cult following, but why?
01:36:04
December 31, 2018
85. Rare Exports
Merry Christmas! 'Tis the season to be jolly, so to celebrate we're talking all things 2010's fantasy action horror Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. A critical success upon its release, Rare Exports began life as a short film before being adapted into a feature. Since finding life on home video the film has gained a small but loyal cult following, but why?
01:28:37
December 24, 2018
84. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
With the Christmas season upon us we've decided to take a look back at Shane Black's directorial debut, the comedy thriller neo-noir Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang was a quiet film upon release but has since gone on to gain a loyal cult following. Why?
01:44:26
December 17, 2018
83. The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters
This week we're taking a look at Seth Gordon's 2008 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Detailing the rivalry between reigning Donkey Kong world champion Billy Mitchell and underdog challenger Steve Wiebe, The King of Kong received critical acclaim upon its release and has since gone on to become a cult classic, but why?
01:38:40
December 10, 2018
82. Virus
So, it's come to this. Our episode this week is on 1999's sci-fi thriller Virus. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland, Virus tells the story of the crew of a tugboat who find themselves under threat from an alien life form hellbent on turning humanity into cyborgs when the discover a large ship abandoned in the middle of a storm... and it's awful.
01:46:10
December 3, 2018
81. Sleepy Hollow
Heads will roll this week as we take a look back at Tim Burton's 1999 adaptation of Washington Irving's classic short story in Sleepy Hollow. Starring Johnny Depp (obviously, this is Burton after all), Sleepy Hollow was a success upon its release but has since dropped from the public conscious to become more of a cult film. But why?
01:38:49
November 26, 2018
Best Cult Movie... So Far: Part IV (Mini - Episode)
To celebrate 80 episodes we're taking a look back at the last 20 movies we've reviewed and picking our favorite. Each 20 episodes we will pick a winner until episode 100, when all the winners will battle it our and win the Cultishest Cult Movie of Cult Movies. What movie will win, and what movies will loose? And who even cares?
41:05
November 20, 2018
80. Touch Of Evil
This week we're off to the Mexican border for Orson Welles' Touch of Evil. Dismantled by the studio and maligned upon its release, Touch of Evil was re-cut in the 90s and reappraised as one of Welles' classics. Since then it has gone on to become a cult movie, but why?
01:36:19
November 19, 2018
79. Harry And The Hendersons
John Lithgow, Don Ameche and David Suchet star in this week's movie, Harry and the Hendersons. Telling the story of a typical American family who, when they hit Bigfoot with their car, are forced to care for the gentle giant in their suburban home, Harry and the Henderson was a flop upon its release but has since earned a cult status. Why?
01:44:18
November 12, 2018
78. Airheads
We're in search of fame and recognition this week with The Lone Rangers, as we discuss 1994's underappreciated comedy Airheads. Starring Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler as a band who, in a desperate attempt to get some air time for their demo, hijack a radio station and hold the employees hostage. A flop upon release the film has since become a cult classic, but why?
01:45:06
November 5, 2018
77. Dr Phibes Rises Again
Finishing off our Halloween special series, we return to the wonderfully weird and bizarre world of Dr Phibes. Starring Vincent Price in the titular role, Dr Phibes Rises Again sees the murderous Dr return to wreak havoc on those who stand in his way of the mythical River of Life. Since it's release the film has become a cult classic, but why?
01:15:22
October 29, 2018
76. The Blair Witch Project
We're lost in the woods on the hunt for a mythic witch this week, as we attempt to unlock the secrets of 1999's The Blair Witch Project. Literally changing the shape of cinema upon its release, The Blair Witch Project is most notable for popularizing the found footage sub-genre and it's inventive viral marketing strategy. By why does it have such a cult following?
01:45:16
October 22, 2018
75. Halloween (1978)
We're in Haddonfield celebrating Halloween this week with Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, discussing John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic Halloween. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her first feature film, Halloween spawned the slasher sub-genre and has since gone on to become a cult classic, but why?
01:36:14
October 15, 2018
74. The Hitcher (1986)
We're stuck on the road and being hunted by an insane killer this week discussing the much underappreciated 1986 horror thriller The Hitcher. Starring Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the Hitcher was maligned upon release but has since grown a cult follow, why?
01:44:25
October 8, 2018
73. Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Brother, mother, any other sucker, this week we're heading to cockney London with Guy Ritchie's Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. A critical and commercial success upon its release, Lock Stock launched the careers of its cast and crew and change the face of British cinema forever. But what is it about this low budget comedy that gives it its cult following?
01:36:35
October 1, 2018
72. Road House
We're heading down to the Double Deuce roadside bar this week to talk all things 1989's Road House. Starring Patrick Swayze and directed by Rowdy Herrington, Road House tells the story of a bouncer named Dalton who must protect a town from a corrupt businessman. Despite a poor critical reception upon its release the film has earned a cult following and is often considered the best bad movie. But why?
01:44:57
September 24, 2018
71. Dracula (1958)
This week we're heading to Transylvania (or rather Bray Studios, in London) to talk the iconic Peter Cushing/Christopher Lee Hammer Horror Dracula. Released upon an unsuspecting public in 1958, Hammer's Dracula has since gone on to earn cult status, spawing eight sequels, countless rip-offs and practically inventing British Gothic Horror Cinema. But why?
01:33:48
September 17, 2018
Cultish Recommends... TV Shows (Mini - Episode)
To celebrate 70 episode we're recommending some of our favourite TV shows that we think deserve a wider following. Let us know your favourite shows and maybe we'll check them out.
48:44
September 11, 2018
70. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
This week we're heading to Angel Grove to discuss the original Power Rangers movie, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. Released in 1995 to warm audience reception by poor critical reviews, the Power Rangers have since gone on to gain a loyal cult following (and their own festival) but why?
01:38:27
September 10, 2018
69. Eraserhead
This week we're delving into the world of nightmares with David Lynch's feature debut Eraserhead. Released to critical panning the film gained notoriety as a midnight movie and has since gone on to become a widely regarded masterpiece and cult movie. But why?
01:33:13
September 3, 2018
68. The Man With Two Brains
We're off into the wacky world of Steve Martin and Carl Reiner's 1983 science fiction comedy The Man With Two Brains. A disappointment on its release The Man With Two Brains has since gone on to earn itself a reputation as one of Martin's best works and a cult following in its own right. But why?
01:39:32
August 27, 2018
67. The Cable Guy
This week we're looking back at Ben Stiller's directorial debut with the Jim Carrey vehicle The Cable Guy. Considered a critical and commercial failure upon its release, The Cable Guy has since gone on to gain a cult following, with some considering it to be both Stiller and Carrey's most underrated works. But why?
01:30:05
August 20, 2018
66. Labyrinth
This week we're heading into the realm of the Goblin King with Jim Henson's 1986 fantasy adventure Labyrinth. Starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connolly Labyrinth is notable for its use of puppetry. Since it's release, which saw a poor critical reception, the film has developed a strong and loyal cult following, but why?
01:40:53
August 13, 2018
65. Creepshow
This week we're delving into the dark minds of two of horror's greatest icons, George A Romero and Stephen King. United by a shared love of EC Comics, Creepshow sees Romero and King pay homage to their favourite graphic novels with a series of five bizarre and unsettling tales. Since its release the anthology has spawned a sequel, a comic book series and a newly announced TV show, but why?
01:28:19
August 6, 2018
64. Death Race 2000
We're taking part in the Transcontinental Death Race this week, discussing Roger Coreman's cult classic Death Race 2000. Starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone, Death Race 2000 has spawned a prequel series, a sequel, comic books, games and countless rip-offs and homages. But what is it that makes it endure?
01:29:12
July 30, 2018
63. Election
This week we're picking Flick and talking all things Election, Alexander Payne's 1999 high-school comedy that has more in common with All The President's Men than it does Ferris Bueller, despite starring Ferris Bueller himself, Matthew Broderick. Since it's rather poor box office performance Election has gone on to become a cult film, but why?
01:30:41
July 23, 2018
62. House Of The Dead
We're delving into the dark recesses of Uwe Boll's video game adaptation House of the Dead this week. Based on the popular arcade game of the same, House of the Dead is often cited as the worst video game movie, and sometimes one of the worst movies ever made. So, what is about this film that has earned it such a strong and loyal cult following?
01:32:34
July 16, 2018
61. Witchfinder General
This week we're delving into the first of the so-called 'Unholy Trinity' of Folk Horror film, Michael Reeves' 1968 cult classic Witchfinder General. Starring Vincent Price as the infamous Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder General plays fast and loose with historical accuracy, but manages to convey an unsettling authenticity none the less. Since it's controversial release the film has gained a loyal cult following, but why?
01:37:57
July 9, 2018
Best Cult Movie... So Far: Part III (Mini - Episode)
To celebrate 60 episodes we're taking a look back at the last 20 movies we've reviewed and picking our favorite. Each 20 episodes we will pick a winner until episode 100, when all the winners will battle it our and win the Cultishest Cult Movie of Cult Movies. What movie will win, and what movies will loose? And who even cares?
01:02:38
July 3, 2018
60. RoboCop
Thank you for your co-operation. This week we're talking all things Paul Verhoeven's 1987's classic Robocop. Starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Kurtwood Smith and Ronny Cox, Robocop tells the story of Police Officer Alex Murphy who, when he is killed by a gang of murderous thugs, becomes a super human cyborg known as Robocop. Since its release the film has become a cult classic, but why?
01:29:20
July 2, 2018
59. Shaun Of The Dead
This week we're heading to the Winchester with Shaun and Ed as we tackle Edgar Wright's feature debut Shaun of the Dead. Released in 2004 Shaun of the Dead was a critical and commercial success and has since gone on to gain a strong and loyal cult following. But just what is it about the irreverent and often times bizarre movie that has earned it its cult status?
01:44:30
June 25, 2018
58. eXistenZ
This week we're playing a game with David Cronenberg's spirital sequel to 1983's Videodrome, 1999's eXistenZ. Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law and a whole host of British actors doing outrageous accents, eXistenZ questions the very nature of reality and how creators interact with their creations. Somewhat forgotten upon it's release the film has gone on to gain a loyal cult following, but why?
01:48:07
June 18, 2018
57. Jackass The Movie
This week we're headed into the very stupid and dangerous territory of the Jackass crew with their would-be send off, Jackass The Movie. Billed as the finale to the show, Jackass The Movie catapulted the controversial stunt men and pranksters into the mainstream and has since gone on to gain a rabid cult following, but why? Why? Whyyyyyyyy?
01:36:32
June 11, 2018
56. Raising Cain
We're "split" this week discussing Brian De Palma's return to Hitchcockian thrills with 1992's psychological thriller Raising Cain. Re-edited after a poorly received test screen, De Palma's Raising Cain, starring John Lithgow in perhaps the performance of his career, has since gone on to become a cult classic, but why?
01:41:34
June 4, 2018
55. The Breakfast Club
We're stuck in detention this week with John Hughes' 1985 cult classic teen dramedy The Breakfast Club. Starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy, The Breakfast Club was a critical and commercial success upon its release, catapulting its cast to super stardom and earning itself a cult following along the way, but why?
01:35:25
May 28, 2018
54. The Avengers (1998)
This week we're talking The Avengers! Not the movie that kick-started the Marvel Cinematic Universe, nope! Instead we're talking 1998's adaptation of the cult 70s British sci-fi action adventure show about two secret agents who must battle a crazed Sean Connery who is intent on controlling the weather. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Jim Broadbent and Bond himself, 1998s The Avengers is often considered one of the worst films ever made, why?
01:20:20
May 21, 2018
53. Predator
Join Alex, Warren and Paul for a mission to Central America, where we'll be talking all things Predator. Starring the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by John McTiernan, Predator is today best known for fighting the Aliens. But before pop-culture threatened to destroy this beast, Predator introduced the world to a deadly killer from outer space. Since its initial release the film has gained a large cult fanbase, but just what is it about this odd little (or muscular maybe) film that has earned it its status.
01:29:28
May 14, 2018
52. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
We're off to Toon Town this week with Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg's 1988 animation/live action hybrid Who Frames Roger Rabbit. Featuring a cast of characters from Warner Bros. through to Disney, Who Framed Roger Rabbit tells the story of Eddie Valiant, a Private Investigator who must exonerate the titular cartoon star, Roger Rabbit, when he is framed of murder. Since its release the film has gained a cult following, and we're going to find out why.
01:38:12
May 7, 2018
51. A Fistful Of Dollars
This week Alex, Warren and Paul are heading to the Old West with some badly dubbed anti-heroes in Sergio Leone's game-changing western A Fistful of Dollars. Starring Clint Eastwood as the now iconic The Man With No Name (who's name is Joe...). A Fistful of Dollars, along with its two sequels, introduced American and the UK to the Spaghetti Western, and altered the cinematic landscape in the process. But just what is it about this mean spirited, gritty film that has earned it such a strong and loyal cult following?
01:31:14
April 30, 2018
Best Worst Movie (Mini - Episode)
To celebrate 50 episodes we're taking a look back at the 50 movies we've covered so far and picking out our absolute worst. It's a showdown for the ages, or, at least forty or so minutes. We've covered some stinkers in our time, and we've had some controversial opinions, but which one of our 50 movies is going to be crowned Best Worst Movie?
49:02
April 24, 2018
50. Aliens
To celebrate 50 episodes we're heading back to where it all began, with the follow-up to Ridley Scott's classic Alien, James Cameron's Aliens. Starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, Aliens is often cited as the greatest sequel ever made, and continues to draw people into it's already pretty hefty cult following. But just what is it about this slightly cheesy, 80s action romp that has earned it such a cult following?
01:23:34
April 23, 2018
49. Ghostwatch
Round and round the garden we go this week with the BBC's controversial and groundbreaking TV movie, Ghostwatch. Starring Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene, Craig Charles and Mike Smith, Ghostwatch terrified the nation and was banned from broadcast immediately after it aired. It has since gone on to become one of the most legendary pieces of television ever, with a strong and loyal cult following. But why?
01:30:59
April 16, 2018
48. The Blues Brothers
We're putting the band back together this week with John Landis and Dan Ackroyd's musical comedy The Blues Brothers. Released in 1980, and starring Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, The Blues Brothers tells the story of petty criminals Jake and Elwood Blues, who, in an effort to save the orphanage they called home, go on a mission from God to get their blues band together. With a host of cameos from blue musicians and comedy legends The Blues Brothers has become a beloved cult classic, but why?
01:38:38
April 9, 2018
47. The People Under The Stairs
This week we're pulling a reverse Home Alone with Wes Craven's forgotten horror comedy The People Under The Stairs. A satire of the Reagan era and a mad-cap caper about a young boy named Fool who finds himself trapped in a booby-trap laden house with some very frightening foes. And we haven't even got to those pesky stair dwellers yet! Despite being all but forgotten by the mainstream The People Under The Stairs has gained a cult following. But why?
01:27:59
April 2, 2018
46. Spirited Away
We're in the Bath House this week with Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away. Often cited as one of the greatest animated films of all time, Spirited Away tells the story of Chihiro, a young girl who finds herself trapped in the spirit realm when her parents are turned into pigs. But just what is it about this strange, imaginative and weird movie that has earned it its cult following?
01:27:57
March 26, 2018
45. Hellraiser
The podcast! You opened it, we came! This week we're blurring the lines between pleasure and pain with Clive Barker's feature debut Hellraiser. Famous for kicking starting the Hellraiser franchise ad introducing the world to Pinhead and the cenobites, Hellraiser is a surprisingly low-key affair, but just what is it about this creepy little horror that has earned it it's cult following?
01:33:40
March 19, 2018
44. Clerks
We're not even supposed to be here today, but we are, and we can assure you we're open. This week we're talking all about Kevin Smith's debut feature Clerks. Shot on a minimal budget in grainy black and white, Smith's debut film is also the first entry into his View Askew-niverse and introduced the world to Jay and Silent Bob. But just what is it about this cheap, foul mouthed, rough around the edges comedy that draws in a loyal cult following?
01:31:08
March 12, 2018
43. Starship Troopers
In this episode we're signing up for the mobile infantry with Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey and Neil Patrick Harris in Paul Verhoeven's 1997 satire Starship Troopers. Something of a dud upon its initial release, criticized for it's poor acting, fascist tendencies and seemingly pro-war story, recently Starship Troopers is being recognized for th film it actually is, a cold, hard satire of fascism. Having spawned three sequels and an animated series, just why does this film have such a cult following?
01:20:58
March 5, 2018
42. Moon
We are the one and only, and we're coming to you from the dark side of the moon talking Duncan Jones' seminal feature debut Moon, starring Sam Rockwell and Sam Rockwell. Arguably one the best science-fiction movies of the last twenty years, Moon has developed a solid cult following that shows no signs of slowing down, but why?
01:26:16
February 26, 2018
41. Deep Blue Sea
This week we're pissing into the wind with Deep Blue Sea, the sharkiest shark movie since Jaws: The Revenge. Starring Samuel L Jackson, Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows and some guy called LL Cool J, Deep Blue Sea is the story of a group of scientists trapped by super smart (and size changing) sharks of their own creation. Yes, you read that right. Now sing it with us, "deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin!"
01:24:42
February 19, 2018
Best Cult Movie... So Far: Part II (Mini-Episode)
To celebrate 40 episodes we're taking a look back at the last 20 movies we've reviewed and picking our favorite. Each 20 episodes we will pick a winner until episode 100, when all the winners will battle it our and win the Cultishest Cult Movie of Cult Movies. What movie will win, and what movies will loose? And who even cares?
47:05
February 13, 2018
40. Howard The Duck
We've had a bad week and we want to make it even worse so this week we're talking Howard the Duck, George Lucas' first attempt at destroying a beloved franchise. Starring Leah Thompson, Jeffrey Jones and Tim Robbins, for some reason, Howard the Duck is widely considered to be one of the worst movies ever made, and yet it has a loyal cult fan-base. Why?
01:30:28
February 12, 2018
39. Mean Girls
It's back to high school this week with Mean Girls, Tina Fey's way-better-than-it-should-be 2004 teen comedy. Starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Fey herself, the film was well received upon its release but has since gone on to become something of a bizarre cult classic. But why? Join us as we attempt to find out.
01:26:27
February 5, 2018
38. The Evil Dead
We've taken a trip to a cabin in the woods with Sam Raimi's cult horror classic The Evil Dead. Starring Bruce Campbell and a heap of tortured unknowns, The Evil Dead was made on a shoe-string budget from a script written on napkins and went on to become one of the most infamous video nasties in the world. But just why does this insane, controversial and ridiculously low-budget B-Movie have the massive cult following that it does? Well, "join us" as we try to find out.
01:29:57
January 29, 2018
37. Pulp Fiction
This week we're chowing down on Big Kahuna Burgers with Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. A critical and commercial success, Pulp Fiction saw the writer/director shoot to super stardom, and reinvigorated and kick started the careers of it's stars, John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis. But just why does this tale of LA's seedy underbelly have such a lasting impact, and what makes it one of the most famous cult movies of all time? Join us as we find out.
01:28:23
January 22, 2018
36. Last Action Hero
We're getting extremely violent this week with the Arnold Schwarzenegger starring action movie satire Last Action Hero. Directed by John McTiernan, written by Shane Black, and co-starring F Murray Abraham, Charles Dance, Tom Noonan and a really irritating kid (not John Connor!) Last Action Hero was a flop upon release but has since grown a cult following. Why? Join us to find out.
01:24:33
January 15, 2018
35. Dr Terror's House Of Horrors
This week we're stuck on a train with Dr Terror and his House of Horrors - although that's not a literal house. From Amicus Productions, professional Hammer Horror rip-offs, comes a tale filled with dread and thrills only the 70s could imagine! From two of British horrors biggest icons sharing the screen once again (and one of them facing off against a severed hand!) to Donald Sutherland in one of his earliest screen credits, Dr Terror's House of Horrors has become a cult classic, but why?
01:33:32
January 8, 2018
34. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
Happy New Year! To celebrate we're up North with Wallace and Gromit as they take on the ferocious and terrifying were-rabbit. Based on the beloved stop-motion shorts featuring the titular characters, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit sees the dynamic duo head to the big screen in a suitably grand adventure! But just what is it about these two that gives them such a lasting impression and cult following?
01:16:50
January 1, 2018
33. Bad Santa
Merry Christmas you filthy animals (wrong movie, we know). Hope you're having a great day. We certainly are! And to celebrate the holiday season we're taking a look at the Billy Bob Thornton starring Bad Santa, a hilarious crime caper imbued with a sense of cynicism only appropriate for the season to be jolly! But just why has this hateful little comedy capture the hearts of so many? Join us to find out, and have a wonderful Christmas time!
01:17:49
December 25, 2017
32. Freddy Got Fingered
As it's almost Christmas we decided we had to earn that Christmas special, and so we're earning it by watching Tom Green's surrealist comedy thing Freddy Got Fingered. Panned by critics upon release, in more recent years the movie has been undergoing a sort of reappraisal, with some going so far as to call it a misunderstood masterpiece. But why?
01:20:45
December 18, 2017
31. Society
Join us as we investigate strange goings on up in Beverly Hills. Rich boy Billy suspects there's something very wrong with his mum, dad and sister, but he can't quite put his finger on it. Are they really involved in an incestuous relationship or is it, as his therapist says, all in his mind? Or maybe it's something much sinister. After the success of Re-Animator and From Beyond, Producer Brian Yuzna took the step into a director's chair and produced this cult classic. But why does the film have a cult following, and why isn't it better known?
01:19:24
December 11, 2017
What Makes A Christmas Movie? (Mini-Episode)
Join us for this special mini-episode where we try to work out just what the hell makes something a Christmas film? Is there an algorithm we can use to prove, once and for all, that Die Hard should stand up there with The Muppets Christmas Carol and Scrooged, or are you humbuggers destined to forever complain about John McClain and his lack of festive cheer?
38:08
December 6, 2017
30. The Room
This week we're locking ourselves in The Room (a place where either good or bad things can happen... apparently). We need to be locked in, otherwise we'd just get up and leave for Tommy Wiseau's head scratcher - and not in the "cool" Matrixy way - The Room. Made on a ridiculous large budget considering what we see on screen, and starring a cast of... people? The Room is an oddity as much as it is an odyssey, and we're going to try and work out just why the so-called "worst movie ever made" has such a large cult following.
01:22:24
December 4, 2017
29. Monty Python And The Holy Grail
This week we're on a quest with the knights of the round table to see if we can't figure out just what makes the surreal, madcap misadventures of Monty Python and the Holy Grail so enjoyable, captivating and hilarious for multiple generations. A modest success upon its release, the film has gone on to become arguably the most successful cult movie of all time. But why?
01:27:33
November 27, 2017
28. Casablanca
This week we're headed through Casablanca and we're trying to decide if this classic, often heralded as one of the greatest movies of all time, is a plane worth being on. In more recent years older movies have become under-seen, and is now the time to reappraise Casablanca and the like as cult classics rather than masterpieces of cinema? Have you see Casablanca, and if not do you regret it? Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life? Does Casablanca deserve to be rediscovered.
01:27:52
November 20, 2017
27. Batman & Robin
This episode we're braving the cold and trying to solve the attempted murder of the Batman franchise with Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin. Panned by critics upon its release, is now the time to reevaluated this oddity of a movie? Probably not.
01:28:20
November 13, 2017
26. V For Vendetta
Today we're blowing up parliament with V and Eve in the adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel V For Vendetta. Penned by the Watchowski brothers (they were then) and directed by a total newcomer, V For Vendetta is arguably the only film we've covered that is so ingrained in popular culture it has its own culture around it. And yet, no one talks about it. Why?
01:23:55
November 6, 2017
25. Saw
Would you like to play a game? Well, we're going to as this week we find ourselves chained to pipes in a dirty bathroom ready to play along with John Kramer, AKA Jigsaw, talking James Wan and Leigh Whannell's Saw. Despite kick-starting a gory torture porn franchise, known for its horrific and violent traps, 2004's Saw focuses more on the investigation that it does the stomach-churning horror. But just why does this little movie (featuring a little Danny Glover) have such a loyal and vocal fanbase? That's the question we're asking in celebration of the release of the latest entry in the franchise - Jigsaw.
01:31:15
October 30, 2017
24. Galaxy Quest
We're beyond the final frontier with the crew of the NTE Protector this week to figure out just why Galaxy Quest, the hilarious sci-fi send up starring Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver and Sam Rockwell doesn't have more of a cult following. We don't care how long it takes, we're figuring this one out - never give up, never surrender!
01:28:34
October 23, 2017
23. Blade Runner
With Blade Runner 2049 our in cinemas we thought now was the time to take a look back at the original 1982 movie, Blade Runner. Or maybe it's one of the other cuts? We're not sure. Regardless, released to critical and commercial failure, Blade Runner has become one of the most popular cult movies of all time, but why? On the panel today is Warren Badenski and Paul Woolhouse.
01:29:23
October 16, 2017
22. Flatliners (1990)
In this episode we attempt to see what's on the other side as we flat-line with Kiefer Sutherand, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon. With the Ellen Page staring remake currently in cinemas we want to know: why has this cult movie suddenly found new life and appreciation, and does it really deserve it? On the panel is Warren Badenski and Paul Woolhouse
01:27:56
October 9, 2017
21. The Brave Little Toaster
Today we're taking a closer look at our household products with The Brave Little Toaster. A fan favorite among those who have seen it, but under-seen and (possibly) underappreciated. Just why didn't The Brave Little Toaster hit the big time when other films did, and what is it about this low-budget little independent animation that keeps viewers coming back?
01:26:45
October 2, 2017
Best Cult Movie... So Far (Mini - Episode)
To celebrate 20 episodes we've decided to take a look back at the movies we've reviewed so far and pick our favorite Cult Movie so far. What movie will win, and what movies will loose? Listen and learn. On the panel are Warren Badenski and Paul Woolhouse.
56:24
September 26, 2017
20. The Lost Boys
This week we're heading to the murder capital of the U.S. to sleep all day and party all night with The Lost Boys. Considered by many to be the ultimate 80s movie, and often cited as one of the best vampire movies ever made, The Lost Boys has a large fan base and is most definitely a cult movie. But why? On the panel today is Warren Badenski and Paul Woolhouse.
01:28:10
September 25, 2017
19. Withnail And I
This week we're going on holiday by mistake with Withnail and I. Considered by many to be the ultimate British cult movie, this blackly comic tale of two struggling actors heading off for a week in the country has become a favorite among movie enthusiasts, but why? On the panel to find out are Keith Huckfield and Warren Badenski.
01:23:32
September 18, 2017
18. Masters Of The Universe
This week we're taking a look at Canon Film's 1987 attempt at their very own Star Wars, Masters of the Universe. Cheap, tacky, cheesy and featuring unexpected cows, Masters of the Universe is the very definition of a bad movie. So, why such a cult following? Joining the panel to find out are Warren Badenski and Paul Woolhouse
01:23:16
September 11, 2017
17. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
This week we're taking a look at Tobe Hooper's 1974 game changer, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Often considered to be one of the most influential and important horror movies ever made, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has a huge and very loyal cult following. But what is it about this crazed, gritty and almost bloodless (that's right!) film that keeps people so enthused about it? Joining the panel today our Paul Woolhouse and Warren Badenski.
01:29:32
September 4, 2017
16. Dazed And Confused
This week we're talking Richard Linklater's stoner classic Dazed and Confused. Starring a whole host of famous faces before they were famous, Dazed and Confused tells the story of high-school kids on the last day before summer, 1976. It has a massive and loyal cult following, but why? Joining me to find out is Warren Badenski and Paul Woolhouse.
01:26:13
August 28, 2017
15. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
This week we're erasing our memories and meeting in Montauk with Charlie Kauffman and Michael Gondry's science-fiction, romantic comedy thingamajig Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Released in 2004 and starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst and the Incredible Hulk. the film was a modest success at the box office but has since earned a loyal cult following. Why? On the panel today are Warren Badenski and Paul Woolhouse.
01:21:32
August 21, 2017
14. Annie Hall
This week we're taking a look at Woody Allen's Annie Hall. Starring Allen and Diane Keaton, Annie Hall tells the story of a neurotic comedian and his relationship with the titular character. Considered by many to be Allen's best film, Annie Hall used to have a vocal cult following but has become lesser known in recent years. Why? On the panel is Warren Badenski and Paul Woolhouse.
01:20:03
August 14, 2017
13. From Dusk Till Dawn
This week we're taking a look at Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's bat-shit crazy From Dusk Till Dawn. Starring George Clooney, Juliette Lewis and Tarantino himself, From Dusk Till Dawn is one of the most absurd and memorable action/horror movies ever made, but just what makes it such a cult classic? On the panel today is Warren Badenski and Paul Woolhouse. Be cool.
01:24:27
August 7, 2017
12. The Abominable Doctor Phibes
Today we're playing organ and exacting absurdly poetic revenge with The Abominable Doctor Phibes. Starring Vincent Price in the title role, Doctor Phibes is a precursor for some of the most famous horror movies ever made (including Seven and Saw). But this cult classic has been somewhat forgotten in recent years, why? On the panel today we have Warren Badenski and Paul Woolhouse.
01:15:26
July 31, 2017
11. Wild Things
This week we're heading South to the murky swamps of and sleezey bars of John McNaughton's Wild Things. The movie received a lot of controversy upon its release for it's explicit (by the standards of the day) sex scenes, but has largely been forgotten. Starring Nerve Campbell, Matt Dillon, Denise Richards, Kevin Bacon and an always excellent Bill Murray, Wild Things is a movie destined for cult status, but why? On the panel to find out is Warren Badenski and Keira Georgeson.
01:26:59
July 24, 2017
Masters Of Cult - George A Romero (Mini - Episode)
On the 16th July 2017 the world lost one of the most influential and important filmmakers ever. George A Romero created the zombie movie as we know it, and his influence can be felt throughout the entire medium of movie making. He was the very definition of a cult master. Our panel, featuring Warren Badenski and Keith Huckfield, joined together to pay tribute to the man who brought us some of the most cultish movies of cult movies. RIP George A Romero.
43:50
July 18, 2017
10. Wayne's World
This week we're on the sofa with Wayne and Garth, talking Mike Myers' debut feature Wayne's World. An hilarious romp through Aurora, IL - but this is a film that seems to have been forgotten in recent years. Why? Joining us on the panel to figure it out are Warren Badenski and Paul Woolhouse. Party on, guys!
01:22:21
July 17, 2017
09. Videodrome
David Cronenberg's techno-surrealist horror Videodrome has become a cult film since it's release in 1983, but despite it's ever relevant subject matter the question remains: does it deserves its status as a cult movie? Join us as we find out! On the panel is Keira C Georgeson and Warren Badenski.
01:22:04
July 10, 2017
08. The Thing
This episode we're discussing John Carpenter's cult classic The Thing, poorly received when released it has since had a reappraisal and is often considered one of the best films ever made. But why does this tale of shape-shifting aliens and paranoid humans have such a cult following? Joining the panel are Keith Huckfield, Warren Badenski and Ashley Robson.
01:15:44
July 3, 2017
07. Donnie Darko
It's the end of the world, or it will be in 28 days, and so this week we're discussing Richard Kelly's spectacular debut Donnie Darko. Arguably the very definition of a cult film, Donnie Darko struggled to find an audience upon release and has since become one of the most successful independent features of all time. But why? On the panel we have Ashley Robson and Warren Badenski.
01:20:28
June 26, 2017
06. The 'Burbs
This week it's all about suburbia, and we're talking Joe Dante's Tom Hanks starring comedy horror The 'Burbs. A mad tale of a neighborhood gripped by fear, paranoia and, probably, a little bit of boredom, The 'Burbs is considered by man a cult classic, but does it deserve the title? On the panel is Ashley Robson and Paul Woolhouse.
01:18:59
June 19, 2017
05. It Follows
Today we're talking about 2014's It Follows. A critical success upon its release, despite a fairly low budget, It Follows isn't yet a cult classic, but it appears a cult following is fast growing around it. Why is this? And is the film really all it's cracked up to be? On the panel today is Warren Badenski and Keith Huckfield.
01:20:23
June 12, 2017
04. Office Space
This week we're looking at Mike Judge's feature debut, the workplace comedy Office Space. Based on his popular Milton cartoon, Office Space was poorly received upon release but has since become a cult classic, even making it into the top 10 best selling DVDs in 2003. So why has it found an audience of die hard fans?
01:07:30
June 5, 2017
03. They Live
Today we're discussing the John Carpenter's sci-fi, political satire action movie They Live, starring "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and the world's longest fist fight. Why has this film earned the following it has and what makes it such a success in the realms of cult films? On the panel this week are Keith Huckfield and Warren Badenski.
01:19:44
May 29, 2017
02. The Big Lebowski
Today we're discussing the Coen Brothers' stoner noir The Big Lebowski. Why has this film earned the following it has and what makes it such a success in the realms of cult films? On the panel are Keith Huckfield, Keira Georgeson and Warren Badenski.
01:10:14
May 22, 2017
01. Alien
Today we're discussing Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi horror Alien. What gives this film the staying power that it has, and does it deserve the cult film label it's been given? On the panel are Keith Huckfield, Sam Spencer and Keira Georgeson.
01:19:04
May 15, 2017