Find The Cult Movie Visual References
July 16, 2007 9:28 PM   Subscribe

Crazy 4 Cult is a new exhibit coming to Gallery 1988, the Los Angeles art gallery that hosts the annual (and always great) IAm8Bit exhibit. Just as IAm8Bit uses videogames of the 1980s as the theme for the artists, Crazy 4 Cult is using Cult movies. For fun, the exhbit poster features a huge number of movie references - can you catch them all? Via.
posted by jonson (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
DISCLAIMER - there IS a contest, a drawing for those who can name all the references, but I am not in that contest, nor do I plan to enter. I just thought it would be fun for mefites to hunt for the film references.
posted by jonson at 9:30 PM on July 16, 2007

"BOOBY TRAPS"... I was nine years old and I literally pissed my pants when that glove sprang the henchman in his balls.
posted by autodidact at 9:54 PM on July 16, 2007

Pulp Fiction, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Evil Dead 2, Mars Attacks, Fight Club, Spinal Tap, Life of Brian, Little Shop of Horrors(?)
posted by Sailormom at 9:55 PM on July 16, 2007

Cool poster.
posted by asuprenant at 9:56 PM on July 16, 2007

The only ones I don't recognize (I think...) are the pretzel with the chocolate(?) on top of it, next to Kevin Smith, and the T-Bone next to Napoleon Dynamite. Otherwise, I see Clerks, Star Wars, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (golden ticket), Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, Pulp Fiction, Halloween, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Weird Science, Little Shop of Horrors... and a bunch more. Hey waitaminnit, Sailormom, where do you see Fight Club? And Life of Brian? And actually what I think it Halloween may actually be a Tomato, which is where you're seeing Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
posted by jonson at 10:19 PM on July 16, 2007

I see (in addition) Woodstock, Clerks, Holy Grail, Weird Science, Empire Strikes Back, Office Space (the red stapler), Alien and (possibly) Napoleon Dynamite.
posted by McLir at 10:22 PM on July 16, 2007

I see Life of Brian at the top of the poster, I think its the guy with tree branches on his head. I see Fight Club on the bottom right. Nice post by the way, I've followed some interesting links.

On preview, Life of Brian is most likely Holy Grail.
posted by Sailormom at 10:27 PM on July 16, 2007

... the pretzel with the chocolate...

That may be Mallrats
posted by 517 at 10:39 PM on July 16, 2007

Yeah, Mallrats. Say, would you like a chocolate covered pretzel?
posted by tellurian at 10:53 PM on July 16, 2007

FYI: the poster is by Christopher Lee, who I think is quite the talented fellow.
posted by billyfleetwood at 11:35 PM on July 16, 2007

To ruin the contest, the references are, in order from the top left going clockwise:

Escape from New York
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, one of the Knights who say Ni!
The Golden Ticket from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Zombie from Zombie Flesh Eaters. Or Night of the Living Dead. Or Sean of the Dead. Or any zombie movie, really.
Robocop, eating a donut(??)
Lips from "Rocky Horror Picture Show"
The Boom belongs to Ash from "Armies of Darkness"
The chemistry stuff represents Weird Science
The "Prepare to Die" is said by a very unconvincing Inigo Montoya from "The Princess Bride"
A logo that I will bash my forehead bloody trying to remember the origin of. The fangs one. I can see the movie poster in my mind's eye. Bleah.
Mars Attacks flying saucer.
A fist punching the Fight Club soap.
Darth Vader, complete with light saber, which is just above...
A boxing-glove gadget belonging to Data, representing Goonies with a bunch of skulls.
Derek Smalls from Spinal Tap saying "Rock!"
Howard the Duck
Milton's red stapler, complete with staples, from Office Space
A Killer Tomato
Another Monty Python's Holy Grail reference, the killer rabbit. Or one of the bunnies from Night of the Lepus
A Clock Work Orange represented by a mascara'd eye and a bowler.
Vinnie Vega and Jules from Pulp Fiction
Alien from Alien
The severed hand from "Evil Dead 2"
Another Monty Python reference, with the Black Knight sporting a flesh wound.
Napoleon Dynamite, with the steak Uncle Rico ate.
Silent Bob and plague-carrying chocolate pretzel from Mall Rats
Pewee Herman, from PeeWee's Big Adventure
Audrey, from Little Shop of Horrors
The barrel and mop from The Toxic Avenger

So, if you can remember what that fang logo is before I do, you win.
posted by Slap*Happy at 2:14 AM on July 17, 2007 [1 favorite]

I've always thought the fangs were a nod to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie)."

Just a guess.
posted by MissNefertiti at 6:05 AM on July 17, 2007

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