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101 Cult Films

by Jerome Magajes
101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider (Editor) (front flap) If you’ve ever spent a day in the company of Barbarella or Withnail, gone surreal with Un Chien Andalou, found yourself able to recite every line from The Blues Brothers, then, 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die is the book for you. From the psychotic delights of The Rocky Horror Picture Show to Mad Max, cult films have broken every rule and challenged every moviegoer’s perception. Stars who are cult in one movie may be definitely not in another; people ignored in their own time can become cult heroes after their death. Movies gain cult status… Read more


101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die
Steven Jay Schneider (Editor)

(front flap)

If you’ve ever spent a day in the company of Barbarella or Withnail, gone surreal with Un Chien Andalou, found yourself able to recite every line from The Blues Brothers, then, 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die is the book for you. From the psychotic delights of The Rocky Horror Picture Show to Mad Max, cult films have broken every rule and challenged every moviegoer’s perception.

Stars who are cult in one movie may be definitely not in another; people ignored in their own time can become cult heroes after their death. Movies gain cult status for a weird and wonderful array of reasons—for the iconic acting of stars such as John Belushi and Holly Hunter, or because of a series of bizarre, amusing, or macabre incidences. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! became a cult favorite for its satire of Hollywood horror movies and topical concerns of America in the late 1970s.

With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion about the movies you simply can’t help but watch. This book pays homage to decades of dark themes and outlandish characters. It takes a fascinating look back through decades of unforgettable films that have defined cult movies.

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