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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.


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?