Category: Cult Movie Essentials

Iceman (1984)

Anthropologist Stanley Shephard (Timothy Hutton) is brought to an arctic base when explorers discover the body of a prehistoric man (John Lone) who has been frozen in a block of ice for 40,000 years. After thawing the body to perform an autopsy, scientists discover to their amazement a real […]

April Fool’s Day (1986)

On the weekend leading up to April Fools’ Day, a group of college friends, consisting of Harvey (Jay Baker), Nikki (Deborah Goodrich), Rob (Ken Olandt), Skip(Griffin O’Neal), Nan (Leah Pinsent), Chaz (Clayton Rohner), Kit (Amy Steel), and Arch (Thomas F. Wilson ), gather to celebrate spring break by spending […]

Let’s Get Harry (1986)

The film opens in Colombia with an American engineer named Harry Burck (Mark Harmon) on hand to oversee the opening of a water pipeline built by his company. Harry becomes embroiled in a kidnapping when a group of rebels arrives to kidnap an American diplomat who is on hand […]

Born American (1986)

Born American is an action movie about three Americans vacationing in Finland who cross the border into the Soviet Union. It was originally supposed to star Chuck Norris but he backed out when filming was delayed by funding problems and his son, Mike Norris, landed the lead instead. A […]

The Zero Boys (1986)

Steve (Daniel Hirsch), Larry (Tom Shell), and Rip (Jared Moses) are part of a paintball team known as “The Zero Boys”. After winning a paintball tournament, they decide to celebrate. The trio and their girlfriends take a leisure trip into the mountains, but stumble upon the most gruesome massacre […]

Fear City (1984)

A serial killer who is an expert at martial arts is preying on strippers in Manhattan’s Times Square. Night after night, he visits smoky strip clubs, waiting for his victims. The owners of the largest company of strippers in the city are Matt Rossi (Tom Berenger) and Nicky […]

The Gladiator (1986)

A homicidal maniac is on the loose in Los Angeles, killing motorists at random with his “death car”. After losing his brother Jeff (Brian Robbins) to the twisted assassin known as “Skull”, Rick Benton (Ken Wahl) takes it upon himself to hunt down the reckless drivers that fill […]

The Star Chamber (1983)

“They are the most powerful members of our community. They have a shattering secret. A secret that will affect us all. Only one man is willing to stop them. On August 5, you’ll know who they really are.” Judge Steven Hardin (Michael Douglas) is an idealistic Los Angeles jurist […]

Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998)

Nick Fury (David Hasselhoff ) is retired, but he is needed back on duty to take down agents of the terrorist organization HYDRA, led by Andrea von Strucker aka Viper (Sandra Hess) and Werner von Strucker (Scott Heindl) – the children of Baron Wolfgang von Strucker (Campbell Lane), his old enemy. HYDRA has reconstituted a […]

Dr. Strange (1978)

In Hell, where The Nameless One (David Hooks with the voice of Michael Ansara) must transfer his position and powers to his successor. Morganna Le Fay (Jessica Walters) has three days either to defeat the wizard or kill his successor. Le Fay possesses a young woman named Clea Lake (Eddie […]

Spiderman (1977)

Peter Parker (Nicholas Hammond), a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle, is bitten by a radioactive spider and discovers he has gained superpowers, such as super-strength, agility and the ability to climb sheer walls and ceilings. When a mysterious Guru(Thayer David) places people under mind-control to rob banks […]

The Fantastic Four (1994)

It remains officially unreleased, but 1994’s The Fantastic Four (which was only made so that the film company could retain the rights) was still better than the the 2015 movie and kept a lot of the comics greatest aspects including the superteam’s origin from The Fantastic Four #1 […]

The Punisher (1989)

Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle – the city’s most wanted, and most mysterious vigilante…they call him The Punisher! Castle has killed 125 criminals in the past five years. An ex-police officer, Castle’s family was murdered in a mob hit, in which Castle was also thought to have perished. The […]

The Secret of NIMH (1982)

The Secret of NIMH is a 1982 American animated fantasy adventure film directed by Don Bluth in his directorial debut. It is an adaptation of Robert C. O’Brien’s 1971 children’s novel Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Mrs. Brisby (Elizabeth Hartman), a timid widowed field mouse, lives […]

Dark Water (2002)

Among the many things the contrived American Horror Story: Roanoke ripped off (sorry paid homage to *cough*), it was finale that left me thinking of the film I am going to write about today. Dark Water was based on the tale Floating Water (浮遊する水; Fuyū Suru Mizu) taken from Koji Suzuki’s 1996 […]

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 […]