cult film(s)


cult film(s)
  usually a non-mainstream film that attracts a small, but loyally-obsessed group of fans, and remains popular and worshipped over many years; cult films have limited but special appeal, and often have unusual or subversive elements or subject matter; they are often replayed for repeat viewings and audience participation (and group identification) as midnight movies; not to be confused with B-films (not all cult films are B-films)
  Examples: most cult films are from the horror and sci-fi genres, such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978), Repo Man (1984); also Harold and Maude (1971), Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982), the films of Roger Corman or David Lynch, etc.

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