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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.

Duration: 01:24:32

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?

Duration: 01:33:32

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?

Duration: 01:16:49

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!

Duration: 01:17:49

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?

Duration: 01:20:45

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...

Duration: 01:19:24

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?

Duration: 00:38:08

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"...

Duration: 01:22:23

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?

Duration: 01:27:33

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...

Duration: 01:27:52

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.

Duration: 01:28:20

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?

Duration: 01:23:54

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...

Duration: 01:31:14

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!

Duration: 01:28:34

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.

Duration: 01:29:23

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

Duration: 01:27:56

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?

Duration: 01:26:45

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.

Duration: 00:56:24

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.

Duration: 01:28:09

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.

Duration: 01:23:31

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