Category: Cult Movie Essentials

The New York Ripper (1982)

The New York Ripper aka Lo squartatore di New York is a film so subversive that it was banned outright on its first foray into UK: its original print, due for UK censors (BBFC) inspection, was legendarily escorted back to the border by the Police, without ever being screened! It […]

Survival Zone (1983)

It is 1988, in the near future! Only a few years earlier, the world has collapsed during a nuclear war and the few survivors must make do as best they can. Ben Faber (Gary Lockwood) operates a family farm and is isolated from world events. They live a […]

Never Cry Werewolf (2008)

When 16-year-old Loren (Nina Dobrev) and her family greet a new neighbor, Jared (Peter Stebbings), a good-looking single guy and his dog, she senses something mysterious and dangerous about him. Her suspicions become further aroused when some of the locals begin disappearing one by one. As Loren becomes […]

Contamination (1980)

A large ship drifts into New York Harbor, seemingly abandoned. The ship is discovered to be carrying large containers of coffee, hidden inside of which are a series of football-sized green eggs. The crew sent in to explore the ghost ship find the mutilated remains of the former […]

Decoys (2004)

A jock sneaks into his supposed girlfriend’s house with flowers for her. It is cold inside and when he approaches his girlfriend’s room he finds a dead man with his mouth wide open. He then spots two more corpses. Elsewhere, Luke Callahan (Corey Sevier) and Roger (Elias Toufexis), […]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare (1987)

Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare aka The Edge of Hell follows the band Triton as they are recording some new music in an isolated farmhouse. Like any isolated farmhouse, something scary stirs in the darkness. It turns out that eternal evil haunts the farmhouse and the band members start turning into demons from Hell […]

Munchies (1987)

Space archaeologist Simon Watterman (Harvey Korman ), discovers a fossilized “Munchie” in a cave in Peru. Bringing the specimen back to the United States, Watterman’s son Paul (Charlie Stratton) and girlfriend Cindy (Nadine Van der Velde) accidentally reanimate it and name it Arnold. Cecil Watterman, Simon’s evil twin brother […]

Scalps (1983)

Six college archaeology students work on a dig in the California desert, despite the warnings of a professor and the town drunk. When the group digs around in an Indian burial ground for artifacts, they unleash the evil spirit of Black Claw. The spirit possesses one of the […]

Breeders (1986)

When five Manhattan women, all virgins, are accosted under mysterious circumstances, the police think they have got a twisted serial rapist on their hands. But as Detective Dale Androtti (Lance Lewman) and Dr. Gamble Pace (Teresa Farley) soon discover, the reality is much worse. Tracing the source of […]

Inseminoid (1981)

Inseminoid aka Horror Planet was directed by  Norman J. Warren and made with a low budget of £1 million, half of which was contributed by the Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers. On a desolate planet, a team of 12 Xeno project scientists are conducting an archaeological excavation of the ruins of an ancient […]

Spaced Invaders (1990)

The space armada from Mars, known as the Imperial Atomic Space Navy (Battle Group Seven), fights an interstellar war against their long-time enemy, the Arcturans. The armada is forced into battle by Enforcer Droids, tasked to keep the Martian soldiers in line, despite objections by some that it […]

Robot Jox (1990)

Fifty years after a nuclear holocaust, open war is forbidden by the surviving nations, which have merged into two opposing factions: the western-influenced Market and the Russian-themed Confederation. To resolve territorial disputes, the two sides hold gladiator-style matches between giant robots piloted by “robot jox”. Following a contest […]

Moon 44 (1990)

By 2038, all of Earth’s natural resources have been depleted. Multinational corporations have taken control of the galaxy and rival companies battle each other for access to mining planets. A major battle is for Moon 44, a fuel mining operation in the Outer Zone. It is the only […]

Dog Soldiers (2002)

A couple is camping in the Scottish Highlands. The woman gives the man a silver letter opener as a present; shortly afterwards they are killed in their tent by an unseen assailant. Meanwhile, Private Cooper (Kevin McKidd) is seen running through a forest in North Wales. He attacks his […]

Shakes the Clown (1991)

Shakes the Clown is a birthday-party clown (Bobcat Goldthwait) in the grip of depression and alcoholism. Shakes lives in a weird world where different communities of clowns, mimes and other performers are depicted as street gangs obsessed with precedence and status. Various stars who appear as clowns include Adam […]