Category: Cult Movie Essentials

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 […]

Howard The Duck (1986)

No one laughs at a master of Quack Fu! Twenty-seven-year-old Howard the Duck lives on Duckworld, a planet similar to Earth, but inhabited by anthropomorphic ducks and orbited by twin moons. As he is reading the latest issue of Playduck magazine, his armchair begins to quake violently and […]

Aces Go Places (1982)

A suave, smooth burglar named King Kong (Samuel Hui) tries to make up for his thieving ways by teaming up with an Albert ‘Baldy’ Au (Karl Maka), a bumbling Taishanese police detective from the United States. They work together to try to find a set of stolen diamonds; […]

Aikoku Sentai Dai-Nippon (1982)

Aikoku Sentai Dai-Nippon (aka Patriotic Squadron Great Japan) was a 1982 movie made by Daicon Films. It is a parody Super Sentai shows and is also a satire of the Russo-Japanese War, with the members of the title team (Ai Kamikaze, Ai Harakiri, Ai Sukiyaki, Ai Geisha, and Ai Tempura) fighting the evil […]

Crossroads (1986)

Crossroads is a feature film inspired by the legend of blues musician Robert Johnson. It stars Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca and Jami Gertz, the film was written by John Fusco and directed by Walter Hill and features an original score featuring Ry Cooder and Steve Vai on the soundtrack’s […]