Cult

Errol Morris – Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)

What do an elderly topiary gardener, a retired lion tamer, a man fascinated by mole rats, and a cutting-edge robotics designer have in common… Read More »

Herschell Gordon Lewis – Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

Synopsis:
The citizens of the southern town Pleasant Valley lure six Yankee tourists into town where they are to be the reluctant guests for the centennial celebration of the day a band of renegade Union troops decimated the town. The town then participates in events, a different event for each of the tourists, in which the tourist is dispatched. One couple begins to suspect something and seeks a way to escape. Read More »

Andy Warhol & Paul Morrissey – Chelsea Girls (1966)

Synopsis:
Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol’s art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen. Read More »

Caveh Zahedi – I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore [+Extras] (1994)

Quote:
I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore is a real-life documentary comedy about a filmmaker who takes a road trip to Las Vegas with his father and half-brother in an attempt to prove the existence of God. He posits that if God exists, and if God is indeed omniscient, omnipotent and omnibenevolent, then all the filmmaker has to do is roll the camera and let God direct the movie. But the movie isn’t going in the direction the filmmaker would like, and so the filmmaker attempts to force God’s hand by trying to persuade his father and half-brother to take Ecstasy with him. When they refuse, things quickly start to unravel. Read More »

Robert Bierman – Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

Vampire’s Kiss follows the story of yuppie literary agent Peter Loew (Nicolas Cage) as he descends into madness and vampirism. Loew believes he has been bitten by a vampire (Jennifer Beals) and is slowly becoming one himself, despite the contrary opinion of his therapist (Elizabeth Ashley). He then begins to wage a campaign of escalating terror against his secretary and first potential victim, Alva (Maria Conchita Alonso, looking appropriately baffled). Alva begs her parents to let her stay home from work to avoid her unusual boss, but they force her to go on that fateful day, and the plot unfolds. Read More »

Joe Dante – The ‘Burbs (1989)

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An overstressed suburbanite and his neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult. Read More »

Yoshihiko Matsui – Tsuitô no zawameki AKA Noisy Requiem (1988)

Makoto, a youth bound to the slums of Osaka, murders brutally and often, hoarding the entrails he collects atop his rooftop shelter. Read More »