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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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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.


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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.