Hey Look! Free Content!

Peter asks us what movies we’ve seen off of NPR’s 100 ‘cult films’ list.  Mine are marked in **bold**:

**2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968**
**Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988**

Angel of Vengeance, Abel Ferrara, 1981
Bad Taste, Peter Jackson, 1987
Baise-moi, Virginie Despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi, 2000
Begotten, E. Elias Merhige, 1991
Behind the Green Door, Artie Mitchell, Jim Mitchell, 1972
La belle et la bête, Jean Cocteau, 1946
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Russ Meyer, 1970
**The Big Lebowski, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1998**
Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, 1982
Blue Sunshine, Jeff Lieberman, 1978
Brazil, Terry Gilliam, 1985
Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale, 1935
The Brood, David Cronenberg, 1979
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene, 1920
Café Flesh, Stephen Sayadian, 1982
Cannibal Holocaust, Ruggero Deodato, 1979
Casablanca, Michael Curtiz, 1942
Un chien andalou, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí,1928
Coffy, Jack Hill, 1973
Daughters of Darkness, Harry Kümel, 1971
**Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero, 1978**
Deadly Weapons, Doris Wishman, 1974
Debbie Does Dallas, Jim Clark, 1978
Deep Red, Dario Argento, 1975
Dirty Dancing, Emile Ardolino, 1987
Django, Sergio Corbucci, 1966
**Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly, 2001**
Don’t Torture a Duckling, Lucio Fulci, 1972
**Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton, 1990**
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals, Aristide Massaccesi, 1977
Emmanuelle, Just Jaeckin, 1974
Enter the Dragon, Robert Clouse, 1973
Eraserhead, David Lynch, 1977
**The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, 1981**
**Fight Club, David Fincher, 1999**

Flaming Creatures, Jack Smith, 1963
Freak Orlando, Ulrike Ottinger, 1981
Freaks, Tod Browning, 1932
Ginger Snaps, John Fawcett, 2000
The Gods Must Be Crazy, Jamie Uys, 1981
**Godzilla, Ishirô Honda, 1954**
The Harder They Come, Perry Henzell, 1972
Harold and Maude, Hal Ashby, 1971
Häxan, Benjamin Christensen, 1922
Hellraiser, Clive Barker, 1987
The Holy Mountain, Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973
The House with the Laughing Windows, Pupi Avati, 1976
I Walked with a Zombie, Jacques Tourneur, 1943
Ichi the Killer, Takashi Miike, 2001
In Bruges, Martin McDonagh, 2008
**Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don Siegel, 1956**
Invocation of My Demon Brother, Kenneth Anger, 1969
**It’s a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra, 1946**
The Killer, John Woo, 1989
Lady Terminator, H. Tjut Djalil, 1988
**The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson, 2001–3**
**Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, George Miller, 1981**

Man Bites Dog, Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, 1992
Manos, the Hands of Fate, Harold P. Warren, 1966
The Masque of the Red Death, Roger Corman, 1964
**Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975**
Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow, 1987
Nekromantik, Jörg Buttgereit, 1987
**Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero, 1968**
Pink Flamingos, John Waters, 1972
Piranha, Joe Dante, 1978
Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood, Jr, 1959
Re-Animator, Stuart Gordon, 1985
Reefer Madness, Louis Gasnier, 1936
Repo Man, Alex Cox, 1984
Ringu, Hideo Nakata, 1998
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jim Sharman, 1975
Rome Armed to the Teeth, Umberto Lenzi, 1976
The Room, Tommy Wiseau, 2003
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975
She Killed in Ecstasy, Jesús Franco, 1971
**Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven, 1995**
Soul Vengeance, Jamaa Fanaka, 1975
**The Sound of Music, Robert Wise, 1965**
**Star Wars, George Lucas, 1977–2005**
**Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, Todd Haynes, 1988**

Suspiria, Dario Argento, 1977
**Tank Girl, Rachel Talalay, 1995**
Tetsuo, Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989
**The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, 1974**
**This Is Spınal Tap, Rob Reiner, 1984**

Thriller: A Cruel Picture, Bo Arne Vibenius, 1974
Thundercrack!, Curt McDowell, 1975
El Topo, Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970
The Toxic Avenger, Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman, 1984
Two-Lane Blacktop, Monte Hellman, 1971
Two Thousand Maniacs!, Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1964
The Vanishing, George Sluizer, 1988
Videodrome, David Cronenberg, 1983
The Warriors, Walter Hill, 1979
Witchfinder General, Michael Reeves, 1968
Withnail & I, Bruce Robinson, 1987
**The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming, 1939**

So, I counted 23. Not too bad. For someone who doesn’t make it to the theater and doesn’t watch teevee, a quarter of the list is a pretty good run, I’d say. But, I’m with Peter. I’m surprised that some of these are on the list. There are a few that I didn’t select because I think I’ve seen them but just don’t remember them. Yeah. That’s totally worthy of ‘cult’ status! 😛

One thought on “Hey Look! Free Content!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *