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93. The Invisible Man (1933)

2/25/2019
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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?

Duration:01:52:50

92. Blazing Saddles

2/18/2019
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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?

Duration:01:45:53

91. The Wicker Man (2006)

2/11/2019
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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?

Duration:01:50:14

Cultish Best And Worst Remakes (Mini - Episode)

2/5/2019
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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?

Duration:01:00:53

90. The Wicker Man (1973)

2/4/2019
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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?

Duration:01:36:16

89. Anaconda

1/28/2019
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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?

Duration:01:30:19

88. Team America: World Police

1/21/2019
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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?

Duration:01:29:13

87. Re - Animator

1/14/2019
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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?

Duration:01:38:34

86. When Harry Met Sally

12/31/2018
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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?

Duration:01:36:04

85. Rare Exports

12/24/2018
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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?

Duration:01:28:36

84. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

12/17/2018
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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?

Duration:01:44:25

83. The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters

12/10/2018
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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?

Duration:01:38:39

82. Virus

12/3/2018
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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.

Duration:01:46:09

81. Sleepy Hollow

11/26/2018
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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?

Duration:01:38:48

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

11/20/2018
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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?

Duration:00:41:05

80. Touch Of Evil

11/19/2018
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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?

Duration:01:36:19

79. Harry And The Hendersons

11/12/2018
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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?

Duration:01:44:17

78. Airheads

11/5/2018
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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?

Duration:01:45:05

77. Dr Phibes Rises Again

10/29/2018
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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?

Duration:01:15:22

76. The Blair Witch Project

10/22/2018
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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?

Duration:01:45:16