What is Cult Horror?
Cult films have a dedicated fan base that engage in creating a creative and elaborate fandom that repeatedly watch the films, quote dialogue, and encourage audience participation. The culture surrounding cult films is one that is shared among fans of the same genre, disseminating titles among others and keeping interest in the film alive for many years after its release. Cult horror films are a subgenre that focus exclusively on well done horror films that remain popular among scary movie fans.
This list is a collection of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed cult horror titles that we have in our collection that will interest both the novice and seasoned horror film fan.
Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is forced to take matters into her own hands. Her first move is to recruit private investigator Joseph Larch, who helps her to uncover a secret about Danielle's past that has them both seeing double. Watch the trailer here
In an effort to avoid spending time with her father and his creepy new lover, young Gorgeous resolves to visit her aunt's remote mansion. With six of her closest friends in tow, including the musically inclined Melody and the geeky Prof, Gorgeous arrives at the estate, where supernatural events occur almost immediately. A severed head takes flight, household appliances come to life and a portrait of a cat seems to contain an evil spirit. Watch the trailer here.
The president of a trashy TV channel is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon "Videodrome," a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend auditions for the show and never returns, he investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought. Watch the trailer here.
After a horrible boating accident kills her family, shy, sullen Angela moves in with her eccentric Aunt Martha and protective cousin Ricky. One summer, Martha sends the kids to Camp Arawak. Soon after their arrival, bizarre, increasingly-violent accidents claim the lives of various campers. Who is the twisted individual behind these murders? The answer will shock you. Watch the trailer here.
Melvin is a 98-pound weakling who works as a janitor at a health club in Tromaville, New Jersey, where the customers harass him constantly. After they chase him around the club and out a second story window, he lands in a drum of toxic waste which sets him on fire. After a dip in his bathtub, the chemicals turn him into the Toxic Avenger, a hideously ugly creature with superhuman strength. Watch the trailer here.
When foreman Frank shows new employee Freddy a secret military experiment in a supply warehouse, the two klutzes accidentally release a gas that reanimates corpses into flesh-eating zombies. As the epidemic spreads and the creatures satisfy their hunger in gory and outlandish ways, Frank and Freddy fight to survive with the help of their boss and a mysterious mortician. Watch the trailer here.
A delicious, mysterious goo which was found oozing from the earth, is marketed as the newest dessert sensation. The tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers, who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost, begin infesting the world. Watch the trailer here.