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100 greatest cult films

Author: Christopher J Olson
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The term "cult film" is difficult to define, but one thing is certain: A cult film is any movie that has developed a rabid following for one reason or another. From highly influential works of pop art like Eraserhead and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! to trash masterpieces such as Miami Connection and Fateful Findings, thousands of movies have earned recognition as cult classics over the years, and new movies rise to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Olson, Christopher J.
100 greatest cult films.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018
(DLC) 2017054104
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Olson
ISBN: 9781442208223 1442208228
OCLC Number: 1005698016
Description: xix, 329 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The adventures of buckaroo Banzai across the 8th dimension (1984) --
American psycho (2000) --
The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford (2007) --
Being John Malkovich (1999) --
Better off dead ... (1985) --
The Big Lebowski (1998) --
Blade runner (1982) --
The Blues Brothers (1980) --
Brick (2005) --
Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) --
Buffy the vampire slayer (1992) --
The cable guy (1996) --
Cannibal! The musical (1993) --
Carnival of souls (1962) --
Clerks (1994) --
A clockwork orange (1971) --
Clue (1985) --
Commando (1985) --
Crank (2006) --
Death race 2000 (1975) --
The decline of western civilization II: the metal years (1988) --
Dog soldiers (2002) --
Donnie Darko (2001) --
Drive (2011) --
Earth girls are easy (1988) --
Eraserhead (1977) --
Evil dead II (1987) --
Faster, pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) --
Fateful findings (2013) --
Fight club (1999) --
Foxy Brown (1974) --
Freaks (1932) --
Friday (1995) --
Galaxy quest (1999) --
Ganja & Hess (1973) --
Ghost world (2001) --
Gremlins 2: the new batch (1990) --
Grey gardens (1976) --
Harold and Maude (1971) --
Heathers (1988) --
Hedwig and the angry inch (2001) --
Hot rod (2007) --
I'm gonna git you sucka (1988) --
Invasion of the body snatchers (1956) --
The iron giant (1999) --
Josie and the pussycats (2001) --
Killer klowns from outer space (1988) --
The little shop of horrors (1960) --
The lost skeleton of Cadavra (2001) --
Love streams (1984) --
Manos: the hands of fate (1966) --
Mean girls (2004) Memento (2000) --
Miami connection (1987) --
Ms. .45 (1981) --
Night of the living dead (1968) --
The nightmare before Christmas (1993) --
Office space (1999) --
Pee-wee's big adventure (1985) --
Phantasm (1979) --
Phantom of the paradise (1974) --
Pi (1998) --
Pink flamingos (1972) --
Plan 9 from outer space (1959) --
Point break (1991) --
Pootie tang (2001) --
Pulp fiction (1994) --
Punisher: war zone (2008) --
Putney Swope (1969) --
Re-animator (1985) --
Reefer madness (1936) --
Repo man (1984) --
Road house (1989) --
The rocketeer (1991) --
Rock 'n Roll high school (1979) --
The Rocky horror picture show (1975) --
Romy and Michele's high school reunion (1997) --
The room (2003) --
Rushmore (1998) --
Scott Pilgrim vs. the world (2010) --
The Shawshank redemption (1994) --
Shock corridor (1963) --
Slacker (1991) --
Sorcerer (1977) --
Speed racer (2008) --
Starship troopers (1997) --
Strange brew (1983) --
Stranger than paradise (1984) --
Sweet Sweetback's baadasssss song (1971) --
The Texas chain saw massacre (1974) --
The thing (1982) --
This is spinal tap (1984) --
The toxic avenger (1984) --
Trick 'r treat (2007) --
UHF (1989) --
V for vendetta (2005) --
Waiting for Guffman (1996) --
Walk hard: the Dewey Cox story (2007) --
The warriors (1979) --
Wet hot American summer (2001) --
Appendixes : A. Cult around the world: ten great international cult films --
B. Sex, violence, and everything in between: ten great exploitation films --
C. Things that go bump in the night: ten great midnight movies --
D. So bad they're good: ten great camp classics --
E. So bad they're bad: the ten worst cult films.
Other Titles: One hundred greatest cult films
Responsibility: Christopher J. Olson.

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