Screen Junkies » Cult Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:59:28 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Screen Junkies Show: Craziest Cult Movies! http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/screen-junkies-show-craziest-cult-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/screen-junkies-show-craziest-cult-movies/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:32:38 +0000 bgoldstein http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262923 Sharknado 2 is on the horizon, and it's just the latest b-movie to be hailed as the new generation of cult films. But is it a cult movie? And which ones are the craziest of all time?

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Sharknado 2 is on the horizon, and it’s just the latest b-movie to be hailed as the new generation of cult films. But is it a cult movie? And which ones are the craziest of all time? We assembled a panel to get to the bottom of it. Oh hai, Mark!

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11 Best Movies Within Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/11-best-movies-within-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/11-best-movies-within-movies/#comments Thu, 01 Mar 2012 20:17:20 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246621 I'd buy a ticket to any of these.

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What do you do when you have a movie concept that’s totally stupid and Brett Ratner‘s not available to direct it? You film a short scene from it and dub it satire by sticking it in the film you’re currently working on. Over the years, Hollywood has had fun at its own expense by exaggerating the cliches and tropes for which it is well known.

Here are 11 movies from other movies that I would pay full price for.

Simple Jack (Tropic Thunder)

In the hopes of winning an Oscar, Tropic Thunder’s Tugg Speedman goes a bit overboard in his portrayal of a mentally-retarded adult. Having not received the guidance of never going “full retard,” he put it all out there and doomed his career in the process.

Choice Line: Goodbye Momma. Now you can eat ice cream in Heaven.

You Just Don’t Exist (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World)

Chris Evans steals the show as Lucas Lee, the self-serious action star who Michael Cera must square off against. Just check out this scene from You Just Don’t Exist. Dude is not messing around.

Choice Line: The next click you hear is me hanging up. The one after that… is me pulling the trigger!

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We’re Getting Closer To A ‘Killer Klowns From Outer Space’ Sequel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/were-getting-closer-to-a-killer-klowns-from-outer-space-sequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/were-getting-closer-to-a-killer-klowns-from-outer-space-sequel/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2012 16:11:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=241368 C'mon Syfy. Make this happen.

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It’s been a labor of love for the Chiodo Brothers, and they’re finally getting closer to another Killer Klowns From Outer Space film. They now have a script in hand for a “requel” of the late ‘80′s cult horror film. Serving as both a reboot and follow-up of the original, this new chapter would revisit the plot of the original with additional story elements.

In the new version, Mike Tobacco will return to mentor two young people who must save the world when the Killer Klowns return for a second course. They’re currently seeking distribution and funding for the film. I’m surprised that studios or Syfy aren’t jumping at this. It’s an opportunity to make something awesome and original. If I had the money, I’d do it. For now, I can only offer up my services as a wise-cracking victim. I’ll even lift weights for the part if needed.

Which do you think we’ll see first? Return of the Killer Klowns From Outer Space or Ghostbusters 3? (Facebook)

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IF FANS PICKED THE CRITERION COLLECTION http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/if-fans-picked-the-criterion-collection/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/if-fans-picked-the-criterion-collection/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Since 1984, the fine people at the Criterion Collection have been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in highest possible quality. But despite their valiant efforts, some important films are still missing from the collection. Luckily, some ingenious folks over at the Jinx World Forums have taken it upon themselves to create distinctive, Criterion-style box covers for those films that have been overlooked. Here are 12 of our favorites in no particular order. Our list is by no means definitive or comprehensive, so head over to Jinx World and take a look for yourselves.   Transformers Posted by Cth

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Since 1984, the fine people at the Criterion Collection have been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in highest possible quality. But despite their valiant efforts, some important films are still missing from the collection.

Luckily, some ingenious folks over at the Jinx World Forums have taken it upon themselves to create distinctive, Criterion-style box covers for those films that have been overlooked. Here are 12 of our favorites in no particular order.

Our list is by no means definitive or comprehensive, so head over to Jinx World and take a look for yourselves.

 

Transformers
Posted by Cth

Dude, Where’s My Car
Posted by Cth

Manos: The Hand of Fate
Posted by Alabasterdeity

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Posted by Thudpucker

Freddy Got Fingered
Posted by chrisfasowned

The Crying Game
Posted by MIKE D

Broke Back Mountain
Posted by Patton


Back To the Future

Posted by Patton

Groundhog Day
Posted by Patton

The Big Lebowski
Posted by The Dean

Fight Club
Posted by Cth

Teen Wolf
Posted by Pia Guerra

Thanks to all the artists at Jinx World Forums

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10 CULT FILMS YOU SHOULD KNOW http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/10-cult-films-you-should-know/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/10-cult-films-you-should-know/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2009 17:42:16 +0000 King of NY   Out of the 30,000 movies produced each year only 700 see theatrical distribution. If you do the math correctly, that means that there are exactly one gazillion movies that very few people see -- movies that have their own charms whether those charms be a skewed sense of humor or a dude jacking off onto a chicken. For every watered down family-friendly blowstravaganza like Wild Hogs, there's a truly brilliant gem that has only found itself a small but loyal group of fans. We've turned over a few rocks and come up with trailers for ten crazy little cult flicks.  RUBIN AND ED

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Out of the 30,000 movies produced each year only 700 see theatrical distribution. If you do the math correctly, that means that there are exactly one gazillion movies that very few people see — movies that have their own charms whether those charms be a skewed sense of humor or a dude jacking off onto a chicken. For every watered down family-friendly blowstravaganza like Wild Hogs, there’s a truly brilliant gem that has only found itself a small but loyal group of fans. We’ve turned over a few rocks and come up with trailers for ten crazy little cult flicks.

RUBIN AND ED


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“This is the perfect spot to bury a cat!”

Rubin and Ed looks like an amazingly surreal movie. You’ve got the always eccentric Crispin Glover dressed like an uncool lesbian and Howard Hesseman wearing Stan Lee’s hair. Together the two form an unlikely bond and go on an adventure to bury Rubin’s dead cat. The journey is frought with peril, hallucinations, really high-heeled shoes, waterskiing cats, and pyramid schemes. It’s like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid through the lens of Hunter S. Thompson.

BAD BOY BUBBY

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“God doesn’t like fat people!!”

Definitely the most bizarre of the bunch, Bad Boy Bubby is an Australian cult film about a 35 year old shut-in who ventures into the world for the first tme. The trailer makes it seem tame but trust me the movie is completely shocking due to scenes of incest, blasphemy, violence, menacing, and animal cruelty. The initial release was banned in the UK which is already a pretty seedy place. Need I remind you that’s where George Michael lives?

THE GATE


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“There is a passageway to the most evil place you can imagine… a gate. Behind which the demons wait to take back what was once theirs.” (In other words, the pilgrims dicked over the demons.)

The trailer begins with young Stephen Dorff cracking open a rock that unleashes an army of demons into his suburban home. This seems like a bizarre move considering that all the children around him are extremely demon-savvy. I especially enjoy around the 1:00 mark when the girl exclaims, “Demons? What kind?!!” The perfectly natural response to which would be a sarcastic, “Oh well, let me just grab my copy of Demonology for Dummies and… THEY’RE F***ING DEMONS, THAT’S WHAT KIND!!”

Since its 1987 release, The Gate has amassed a good number of fans including Alex Winter, who has begun work on his own remake of the film. And speaking of Alex Winter

FREAKED


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I am woman. And I like me.”

Alex Winter’s opus, Freaked tells the tale of a spoiled Hollywood super-douche who is kidnapped by a sinister mad bio-engineer and mutated into a side-show freak. He bands together with the other experimentations (including Mr. T as a bearded lady) to fight for their freedom from the oppressive Colonel Sanders wannabe that holds them captive. With inventive freaks and machine gun-toting Rasta Eyeballs, it’s safe to say that Freaked isn’t for every movie-goer but definitely held dear by its fans.

HAPPINESS

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“I’m living in a state of irony.”

I’m a jerk for not having seen Happiness yet. My friends rave about it and demand that I check it out. I’ve watched Todd Solondz’s other films and really dug them so I don’t know why I’ve held out on this one. This trailer is really entertaining and Dylan Baker as a bored psychiatrist cracks my sh*t up. I guess the reason I haven’t seen it is because I’m easily distrac– OOO LOOK! BRIDE OF CHUCKY IS ON AGAIN. I’MA WATCH THIS!

NIGHT OF THE DAY OF THE DAWN OF THE SON OF THE BRIDE OF THE RETURN OF THE REVENGE OF THE TERROR OF THE ATTACK OF THE EVIL, MUTANT, HELLBOUND, FLESH-EATING SUBHUMANOID ZOMBIFIED LIVING DEAD, PART 3


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“Listen up baby. I got a bunch of cracker ass, white zombie honkey muthaf***as jackin’ up my fresh ride. If I don’t waste their white asses they’re gonna come in here and house us.”

This awesomely-titled Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating Subhumanoid Zombified Living Dead, Part 3 (or NotDotDotSotBotRotRotTotAotEMHFESZLD III as I like to call it) is a comedic redub of the George Romero classic Night of the Living Dead. Why? Because the original really didn’t capture the nuances of Black Culture properly. It re-envisions the ill-fated cast as a jive-talkin’ slickster, a blissed out surfer and a racist. Plus everyone’s favorite, wise-cracking zombies!!

EX DRUMMER


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“Ooooo. Look at me. I’m so German.”

I haven’t seen this film but it looks like a really slick trailer. The movie is about three handicapped low-lifes who draft a celebrity author into their band. His handicap is that he can’t play the drums. The visuals look great and I’m definitely adding this to my Netflix queue. It seems to be filled with violence, brutality, and nihilism. Not to mention, the song from the trailer sounds like something Ween would record. Whatever happened to handi-capable bands that visit school auditoriums and encourage hugs over drugs? These dudes definitely don’t look like any hug addicts I’ve ever met.

AMERICAN MOVIE

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“Aw dude. I’m sorry I tried to put your head through that.”

The only documentary in the bunch, American Movie tags along as independant filmmaker Mark Borchardt struggles to make his own cult-quality film. It’s a sincerely one-of-a-kind, hilarious. and heartfelt film and was a darling at Sundance about a decade ago. That’s why I’m surprised when people tell me that they’ve never heard of this. You kids today with your Clarence Clemonses and your jazz-tap dancing. Back in my day we knew how to document!

DELICATESSEN

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“Squeeka squeeka.”

Another fantastic trailer for a crazy movie. Though the plot details are only communicated to us visually we still get perfect sense of the film’s themes of love and cannibalism. Which is good seeing as all dialogue is in the French language and I studied the more practical language of wood shop. I can’t order a crepe but I can build a birdhouse that will just blow your doors off.

ROLLING THUNDER

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“Let’s go clean them up.”

TV cad William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones co-star in this tale about war heroes who return to find their world has changed. Throw in a dead son and a lost hand and you’ve got a recipe for a bloodbath. The pacing of the film itself is quite strange as well. At one point, Tommy Lee Jones’s character is asked, “What are you doing?” He replies stone-faced, “We’re gonna kill a bunch of people.” I don’t want to give away any spoilers but, excluding Two-Face, have you ever known Tommy Lee Jones to lie?

Honorable mentions go to Troll 2 and The Room only because we wrote about them in our Totally Awfulsome Movies post from a few months back.

What are your favorite cult flicks that we have yet to discover? Sound off in the ‘Comment’ section below.

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