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58. eXistenZ

6/18/2018
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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?

Duration:01:48:06

57. Jackass The Movie

6/11/2018
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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?

Duration:01:36:31

56. Raising Cain

6/4/2018
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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?

Duration:01:41:33

55. The Breakfast Club

5/28/2018
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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?

Duration:01:35:24

54. The Avengers (1998)

5/21/2018
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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?

Duration:01:20:20

53. Predator

5/14/2018
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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...

Duration:01:29:28

52. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

5/7/2018
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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.

Duration:01:38:11

51. A Fistful Of Dollars

4/30/2018
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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...

Duration:01:31:14

Best Worst Movie (Mini - Episode)

4/24/2018
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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?

Duration:00:49:01

50. Aliens

4/23/2018
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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?

Duration:01:23:33

49. Ghostwatch

4/16/2018
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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?

Duration:01:30:58

48. The Blues Brothers

4/9/2018
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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?

Duration:01:38:37

47. The People Under The Stairs

4/2/2018
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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?

Duration:01:27:58

46. Spirited Away

3/26/2018
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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?

Duration:01:27:56

45. Hellraiser

3/19/2018
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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?

Duration:01:33:40

44. Clerks

3/12/2018
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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?

Duration:01:31:07

42. Moon

2/26/2018
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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?

Duration:01:26:15

41. Deep Blue Sea

2/19/2018
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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!"

Duration:01:24:41

Best Cult Movie... So Far: Part II (Mini-Episode)

2/13/2018
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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?

Duration:00:47:04

40. Howard The Duck

2/12/2018
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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?

Duration:01:30:28