I previously watched and reviewed Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time-Vol 1: Midnight Movies, and it left me hungry for more information on the types of movies I grew up loving and continue to love…cult films. The genre that has the biggest cult following more than any other is horror. I started my career by reviewing horror films and have always loved them, so I was very excited about the horror aspect of Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time-Vol 2: Horror and Sci-Fi. I was also interested to see what they came up with for sci-fi because that’s a genre in which I’m not as well-versed.
“…go from some of the most critically acclaimed movies of all time to some that are such cult classics that even I haven’t seen…”
Danny Wolf, this time around, picked some quality horror films that definitely fit into the cult category. We have George Romero‘s classics Night of The Living Dead and Dawn of The Dead. Up next, we have Sam Raimi’s masterpiece, Evil Dead. Then to go a little bit more modern, we have one of my favorite modern horror films, The Devil’s Rejects, followed by a movie I don’t think I will ever actually be able to watch (the clips in this doc were enough for me) The Human Centipede. Then we go back into classics by going into the worlds of Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator and Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
All of these horror films are excellent examples of horror movies with cult followings. I was expecting maybe some William Castle or Herschel Gordon Lewis, but oh well. It was interesting to hear anecdotes about these classic films from people who were in them or directed them. Such as the fact that Bruce Campbell actually shot out the window with a real gun in Evil Dead 2. The “tutti-f***in-frutti” line in Devil’s Rejects was improvised by Sid Haig. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre house is now a restaurant. All stuff I didn’t know before. Additionally, it should be no surprise that co-host John Waters was the person who initially mentions Human Centipede, considering his history with coprophagia in Pink Flamingos.
"…worth watching for a young Jeff Goldblum in a ridiculous cowboy outfit..."