An introduction to cult movies
August 3, 2012 11:40 PM Subscribe
"What is a cult film? A cult film is one that has a passionate following, but does not appeal to everyone. James Bond movies are not cult films, but chainsaw movies are. Just because a film has become a cult movie does not automatically guarantee quality. Some are very bad; others are very, very good. Some make an awful lot of money at the box office; others make no money at all. Some are considered quality films; others are exploitation movies. One thing cult movies do have in common is that they are all genre films - for example gangster films or westerns. They also have a tendency to slosh over from one genre into another, so that a science fiction film might also be a detective movie, or vice versa. They share common themes as well, themes that are found in all drama: love, murder and greed."
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- of the British TV film slots accompanied by an introduction perhaps the most celebrated
, running between 1988 and 2000 and presented first by Repo Man director Alex Cox
and then film critic Mark Cousins
Alex Cox introduces...
The Wicker Man
The Parallax View
An American Werewolf in London
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Face to Face
The Andromeda Strain
The People Under The Stairs
Race the Devil
Nothing Lasts Forever
Mark Cousins introduces...
Don't Look Now
ALSO ON BBC 2:
The Forbidden Season...
Alex Cox presents Django Kill
Empire of the Censors
Doing Rude Things 1
ON BBC 4:
Alex Cox presents...
Five Westerns Part 1
Five Westerns Part 2
Moviedrome Guides part 1 & 2 in the free stuff
section Alex Cox's website. Moviedrome archive
. Previous Alex Cox. Previous Repo Man
. Bonus insanity: Alex Cox interviews Sam Cohen, inventor of the neuron bomb