Proudly schlocky indie studio Troma Entertainment built its rep on cult curios like The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet, the latter of which was co-scripted by a pre-Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn. But Troma’s latest achievement is supporting “the first prehistoric slasher film”—and its teenage writer-director.
Orange Is the New Black breakout star Laverne Cox was cast as fishnet fatale Frank-N-Furter back in October, but now the Rocky Horror Picture Show remake—which willair on Fox in the fall—has cast the two characters made immortal in the cult film by Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon.
Last week, Zoo was the second-most watched show in America. Yep, the silliest show on TV is a huge hit. Clearly, the people have spoken, and what they’re saying is: We can’t get enough of ANIMALS ATTACKING! But this genre is hardly new, with some of its finest examples hitting (drive-in) theaters decades ago.
Attention, fellow sickos! Here's an excellent reason to break out that VCR you still have lurking by the TV: Cult Movie Mania and Grindhouse Releasing are joining forces to release VHS versions of Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, and other gory classics.
Repo Man came out 30 years ago, but it remains one of the weirdest, and most beloved, cult movies of all time. But how did this genre-smashing comedy, about a punk kid who starts repossessing cars only to find one very special car, ever get made in the first place? Join us on a look inside the strange journey of Repo…
On this day in 1933, Prohibition ended in the United States — which means it's time to celebrate with what's probably the strangest film made about that dark time in history: 1976's Bugsy Malone. Cheers!
Forget Charlie Brown — one movie ought to be your family's Thanksgiving tradition. We're referring, of course, to Blood Freak, the 1972 horror movie about smoking too much weed and waking up with a turkey head.
There's a fine line between genius and madness... and it can be hard to tell a brilliant masterpiece from a giant disaster, sometimes. What's the movie where you just can't decide if it's a brilliant work of art or a huge steaming pile of offal?
Fred Olen Ray was already a legendary director of B movies and exploitation films back in the early 1980s. But amazingly, he's just gotten more prolific with time. His IMDB page lists 134 films with titles like Bikini Girls from the Lost Planet, Super Ninja Bikini Babes, Invisible Mom II, Droid Gunner and Wizards…
We celebrate cult movies for their subversiveness and willingness to defy your expectations by throwing gonzo shit at the screen. But the line between cult films and mainstream Hollywood blockbusters is never solid, especially with so many directors going back and forth. Which huge Hollywood tentpole film is really a…
A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential…
Anyone who delights in the world of grindhouse flicks will love this tale of a bunch of cult movie nerds who find the most obscure movie ever. Also, did I mention the bisexual love and demons?
Right now, in Los Angeles, casting is taking place for a low-budget action movie called Steampunk Samurai Biker Chick. And it sounds like Mad Max crossed with Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. When can we see this movie?
A young Bruce Campbell talks about growing up with Sam Raimi, surrounded by monstrous heads. It's just one of the many, many delights available in The Incredibly Strange Film Show, a 1988-1989 British series about "psychotronic movies" that's on YouTube.
The premise is simple enough. A mad doctor has kidnapped three people for his evil plans to create one person out of three, by surgically attaching them ass-to-mouth. With cult movies, execution is everything. And The Human Centipede delivers.
Troll 2 has a zero-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and its legendary awfulness has gained it cult status. An awesome documentary called Best Worst Movie explores the experience of this movie's star, a small-town dentist. Check out a new trailer.
What is happening here? Obviously a bloodthirsty rockabilly chick is fighting back against a tentacled sea monster using a trident. You know you want more of this bad craziness.
Want to live your life in the Ivory Tower, but uncertain about whether you can devote your scholarly energies to zombies, giant monsters, and low-budget horror movies? Well, fret no more. A film scholar named David Church has set up a new social network, Cult Media Studies, for academics who study cult movies.…