Category: Cult Movie Essentials

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 […]

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 […]