Cult films are my favorite films. The ones that don’t do well in their initial theatrical run because they’re too weird, too violent, and too much in some way. The ones that go straight to the midnight movie screen. The ones that go over a lot of people’s heads. These are the movies that are celebrated in Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films Of All Time.
Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All Time is very impressive simply because of the people they were able to get on-screen to talk about the films they made sometimes up to 40 or more years prior. For example, there’s Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Fred Willard and Fran Drescher for This Is Spinal Tap; Barry Bostwick, Nell Campbell, and Patricia Quinn for Rocky Horror Picture Show; Pam Grier, Sid Haig, and Jack Hill for Coffy and Foxy Brown; Lori Williams from Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!; Michael Beck and David Patrick Kelly for The Warriors; Penelope Spheeris and John Doe for The Decline of Western Civilization; Gary Busey for Point Break; Jeff Bridges and John Turturro for The Big Lebowski and many more critics, producers, and actors who are fans of these movies.
“…they’re too weird, too violent, and too much in some way.”
It’s a gargantuan undertaking to encompass the history of cult cinema in one documentary, so Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All Time has been divided up into volumes. Volume One is Midnight Madness, which celebrates films that played to audiences at midnight screenings across the world. We’re talking films like David Lynch‘s Eraserhead, Tod Browning’s Freaks, John Waters‘ Pink Flamingos, John Carpenter‘s Assault on Precinct 13, Sam Fuller’s The Naked Kiss, Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude and many more. The weird and wonderful films that have made the silver screen more colorful and interesting ever since the advent of the motion picture.
"…if you want to know more about cult cinema, Time Warp...is a great place to start. "