Zoe Delahunty-Light and Gamesradar.com present The 34 Best Cult Movies You Should be Obsessed With. Here are three of my favorites…
22. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
The film: Plan 9 dips well below “so bad it’s good” and into “I can’t believe someone has made this on purpose”. The someone in this case being trash king and Burton muse Ed Wood. Plans one to eight having all failed, the alien invaders apparently skip straight to the one where they use plates on string to overcome the Earth.
Join the cult: Plan 9 was redeemed from oblivion when it was sold to TV stations and shown in the late movie slot to audiences who understood its special qualities. Now, it lives forever on the internet where you can download it free.
29. They Live (1988)
The film: Rowdy Roddy Piper finds a pair of sunglasses that show the world how it really is. That is, teeming with skull-face aliens and controlled by a hypnotising television broadcast. You could do a Marxist analysis on the consumer culture stuff, but really you’re in for the “chew bubblegum and kick ass” moment, right?
Join the cult: Everything you need to become an enlightened alien hunter is right there in your petrol station 24-hour market. Bubble gum, shades… actually, you’ll need to cast around a bit for the firearms.
19. The Warriors (1979)
The film: Gritty thriller about the leather-clad, face-painted gangs of New York. When street visionary Cyrus is gunned down The Warriors are blamed, and must escape from the Bronx to their Coney Island home, chased by hundreds of rival urchins.
Join the cult: Recreate every step of The Warriors’ midnight journey with a guide from a New York gang nostalgia site…
Just wondering… no Escape from New York? The Thing? Highlander?