Cult Column

Cult Column: Eraserhead (1977)

David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977) is a genuinely haunting film. It is presented as a fever dream of confusion and disgust which explores both the horrors of parenthood and the cruelty of the modern world. The style Lynch uses to creates his inhuman...

Cult Column: Heathers (1988)

Heathers’s perfect balance between dark comedy and American high school movie earns the film its status of cult classic, with language and themes that its modern counterparts, such as Mean Girls (2004), could never get away with. It presents...

Cult Column: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

The 1968 classic Rosemary’s Baby tiptoes around the label of ‘horror’; no ghosts, no gore, nothing to make you jump out of your skin (the horror of it having been directed by such a murky figure as Roman Polanski is a discussion for another...

Cult Column: Halloween (1978)

After 40 years and over 10 follow-ups, the world keeps coming back to the night he came home. John Carpenter’s horror masterpiece Halloween has been succeeded by almost a dozen sequels, remakes and reboots now, but not one has yet achieved...

Cult Column: The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary year with a re-release in cinemas. For this dark comedy cult classic, one of the narrator’s first statements remains just as pertinent in summarising its plot as it did in 1998:...

Cult Column: The Godfather Part II (1974)

As the follow-up to Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo’s 1972 classic The Godfather, often considered one of the best films ever made, 1974’s The Godfather: Part II had perhaps the highest hurdle to cross that any sequel could be faced with....

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