What is Your Favorite Cult Movie?

“The 1979 film The Warriors. My dad let me stay up late one night and we watched it. I was probably around 10 years old. Since then, I have never been able to turn it off when I come across it on the tube. ‘Warriors! Come out to play-ay!’” –Kara Dennis, payroll/human resources manager

The Room, directed by Tommy Wiseau. It’s the worst movie ever made—so bad that it has a 32 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. There’s nothing better than telling your friends it’s the greatest movie ever and later getting a text at 1 a.m. saying, ‘I just wasted an hour of my life watching this stupid movie.’”–Ryan Vellinga, editorial intern

Fight Club. I would tell you why it’s my favorite, but I’m not supposed to talk about it.” –Darren Flores,
lead editor, Critical Focus

True Romance. Not only does the 1993 Quentin Tarantino–scripted movie feature everyone from Gary Oldman as a rasta pimp to Brad Pitt as a stoner on the couch—there’s a lot of screen time for Patricia Arquette’s perfectly imperfect teeth, too—but Samuel L. Jackson also delivers one of the greatest lines in the history of film. Watch it to find out.” –Zoneil Maharaj, director of digital content

“Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Not only does it brilliantly portray what can happen when one is alone with his or her thoughts, vulnerabilities and paranoia, but it also spawned a cult following that produced films about the movie. Some analyze The Shining with a fine-tooth comb typically taken to the Zapruder film of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The documentary Room 237 explores possible subliminal meanings and theories that fans believe are tucked beneath The Shining’s iconic carpet pattern that may or may not resemble Apollo 11’s NASA launchpad at Cape Canaveral—and that Kubrick may or may not have been hired to fake that mission’s 1969 moon landing.”–Charlotte Wall, editorial intern

Army of Darkness, because of Bruce Campbell’s chainsaw arm and chin.” –Jessie O’Brien, web editor

Big Trouble in Little China is one of my absolute favorites. Directed by the master of horror, John Carpenter, this 1986 treasure features Kurt Russell kicking evil sorcerer ass in San Francisco’s Chinatown. A martial arts masterpiece, Big Trouble puts action on a pedestal. I still watch it every chance I get.” –Amber Sampson, web editor

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