Deciding what makes a film a cult movie is relatively arbitrary.
It can be a film that is so bad it’s good, a film that is in some way sexually or socially perverse or a title that has come to attain a sizeable following after being initially ignored by the masses.
Our new ‘Cult’ strand explores all of the above. We’ll take you on some weird and wonderful journeys, and to places both familiar and unknown.
Cult/ Vampire’s Kiss
The movie that launched a thousand memes, Vampire’s Kiss is classic Nic Cage. His performance is completely committed, unfiltered and features the most notorious, glorious…
Cult/ Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
A. A. Milne’s charming story of cuddly teddy bears and bucolic bliss in the British countryside gets a radical reimagining in Rhys Frake-Waterfield's brutal, bizarre…
The Silent Star
The first science-fiction film made in East Germany – and released in the midst of the US / USSR Space Race – The Silent Star…
Berlin – Schönhauser Corner
They are East Berlin teenagers. They want to be free – to dance to rock’n’roll, trade forbidden western goods and get away from the constraints…
Previously in this strand:
Cult/ Battle Royale
Fukasaku's brutal and harrowing yet totally bonkers action cult classic returns to our cinemas. Following 42 junior high schoolers as they're dumped on a remote…
The Blues Brothers
An anti-authority classic from John Landis, Akroyd and Belushi are a dream team, whilst Aretha Franklin, James Brown are amongst those providing the scintillating sounds
Cult/ The Lost Boys
After moving to a new town, two brothers are sucked into the mysterious and dangerous world of bikers, vampires and vampire hunters.
Cult/ The Room
The definition of contemporary cult classic and the fruits of labour of Tommy Wiseau, the narrative involves a semi-autobiographical love triangle and considers the curse…
Cult/ Horror Express
A classic 1970s horror film that brings together genre icons Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing alongside Telly Savalas on a Trans Siberian Express heading for…
Cult/ Deep Red
Musician Martin is haunted by a children’s song, and eyewitness to the murder of a psychic medium. Teaming up with a young reporter, can the…
Cult/ Harold and Maude
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets Maude at a funeral. This screening will be preceded by an…
Cult/ Demon Seed
After a scientist creates Proteus, an organic super-computer with artificial intelligence, it slowly becomes obsessed with its creator's wife, memorably played by Julie Christie. Cammell’s…