This is why I love getting email:
After your A-Z contest, I was in the supermarket on Monday and grabbed a copy of Entertainment Weekly magazine, as they had the "50 Top Cult Films" listed in there.
Some good ones were listed (This is Spinal Tap at #1, Heathers, Clerks), but there was also some stuff that I just didn't get (Shawshank Redemption and PeeWee's Big Adventure chief among them).
It'd be interesting to see what your readers could come up with on this
one (hell, it'd also be worth it to see what you come up with, too).
You got it,
[I would link EW, but their website is only available to AOL users or purchasers of the magazine. So fuck you, EW.]
Now, before we begin, let's define a cult movie.
Todd says a cult movie is one with "a wide popular base that developed by word of mouth, outside of the theatres."
According to cultmovies.info, the definition is thus:
are unusual, unconventional, sometimes controversial films (e.g. splatter movies); are rare, hard to find or even out of print (limited availability plays an important part); are usually watched over and over again by their admirers; were initially forgotten and later re-discovered and hailed as masterpieces (e.g. THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW).
So. nothing as challenging or game-worthy as the A-Z contest, but let's make a list of the blogosphere's favorite cult movies. Give me no more than five. I'll tabulate tonight or tomorrow to get the top three. Keep the definition in mind.