I really enjoy movies that involve cults, congregations and secret societies, something I found in the following movies:
Genealogies of a Crime – RAÚL RUIZ
Eyes Wide Shut – STANLEY KUBRICK
and Rosemary’s Baby – ROMAN POLANSKI
There’s something about the mystery that surrounds these groups that I find very intriguing!
I’ve been searching for more movies that touch these topics, but haven’t been successful.
Any suggestions? It would be very appreciated!
New movie came out called The Sound of My Voice with Brit Marling. Haven’t seen it but after her work on Another Earth, I’m down. It’s about a couple of (I think) investigative journalists that penetrate a cult and try to record its goings-on with a camcorder.
Also you can go real life and watch things like Jonestown: the Life and Death of the People’s Temple.
Nice to see someone else liked GoaC.
the wicker man! (1973 only) also night of the demon (1957), the devil rides out (1968)
anyone see that movie Martha Marcy May Marlene that came out recently? was curious about that one
MMMM is one of my favorite films to come out last year. Who knew and Olsen could actually perform.
I Walked with a Zombie
The Devil’s Rain
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Ben Wheatley’s Kill List is one I saw recently (it’s not bad, goes a bit haywire at the end though!) & second the recommendation for MMMM Ti West House of the Devil
Race with the Devil (1975) — Jack Starrett
Night of the Demon (1957) — Jacques Tourneur
DeNiro’s 2006 “The Good Shepherd” gives us some peeks inside Yale’s secretive Skull & Bones “club”.
Great! The list so far:
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
The Seventh Victim (1943)
Night of the Demon (1957)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
The Wicker Man! (1973)
Race with the Devil (1975)
The Devil’s Rain (1975)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Genealogies of a Crime (1997)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Jonestown: the Life and Death of the People’s Temple (2006)
The Good Shepherd (2006)
The House of the Devil (2009)
Kill List (2011)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Red State (2011)
The Sound of My Voice (2011)
I should suggest Juan López Moctezuma’s ALUCARDA (1978) and/or Jacques Tourneur’s CAT PEOPLE (1942), anyone?
The movie Society from the ’80s, directed by Brian Yuzna.
2000 Maniacs (1964)
The Sentinel (1977)
The Believers (1987)
The Witches (1990)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Then there’s true crime like Helter Skelter (1976/2004) and the Guyana Tragedy (1980).
I think P.T. Anderson’s upcoming film The Master (2012) will fall under this category too.
The cult’s takeover of Rosemary’s life is the part that scared the most about Rosemary’s Baby.
What a horrible situation.
I’ve always wanted to see Society.
I think you’ll like it, House.
I remember seeing the pics in Fangoria when I was a kid, but the movie is hard to find.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way :)
Very true ;) And I will, it’s just in line… And it’s a long line…