Cult Films

Are you a fan of cult films? These books examine some of the best. Or take a peek at a few films featured in “The New Cult Canon” series published for The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section for The Onion.

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Cult films

VideoHound's Cult Flicks & Trash Pics
Edited by Carol Schwartz with Jim Olenski
Featuring 1,300 irreverent reviews of masterpieces and misfits, this guide to cult flicks is reader-friendly with sidebars, movie tag lines, and quotes.

Cult Movies
By Karl French and Philip French
This book looks at 150 cult movies that cross all genres, including comedies, war movies, westerns, and more. It includes odd facts and key lines, in addition to basic descriptions and still shots from the films.

VideoHound's Complete Guide to Cult Flicks and Trash Pics
VideoHound decided that it was about time the alternative film fanatics among you got your due. In this amazing display of divine inspiration and depravity, you'll experience the best of directors Like WiLLiam CastLe and David Lynch, the gifted performances of Divine and Boris Karloff, and the thrillingly poignant characterizations of Godzilla and Frankenstein.

Cult Science Fiction Films: From “The Amazing Colossal Man” to “Yog, the Monster from Space”
By Welch Everman
Everman looks at 75 science fiction movies with a cult following and includes film details, photographs, and more.

“The New Cult Canon”

Take a peek at a few films featured in “The New Cult Canon” series by film critic Scott Tobias.

They Live

They Live (1988)
In this film directed by John Carpenter, when two men put on special sunglasses they see aliens and subliminal messages. Read the review by Scott Tobias. A screening of this film will take place on May 22, 2009, on the Rooftop Terrace at the Central Library.

Fight Club (1999)
A ticking time bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primary male aggression into a shocking new therapy. Read the review by Scott Tobias. A screening of this film will take place on July 17, 2009, on the Rooftop Terrace at the Central Library.

The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
In this animated film, a bicyclist is kidnapped from the Tour de France by mysterious gangsters and his grandmother travels to the city of Belleville where she tracks him down with the help of a musical trio gone to seed, the Belleville Triplets. Read the review by Scott Tobias.

Beau Travail (1999)
In this portrait of an all male world set in East Africa, a young sergeant and a new recruit are at odds in the French Foreign Legion. Read the review by Scott Tobias.

The Onion

The New Cult Canon series appears in The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section of The Onion, a weekly publication with a satiric bent.

 The Best of The Onion book jacket

Dispatches from the Tenth Circle: The Best of The Onion
Edited by Robert Siegel
Dispatches from the Tenth Circle is chock-full of the most hilarious stories ever to appear in The Onion, and every page in the book is designed as an Onion front page, with complete news stories.

Our Dumb Century: 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source
Edited by Scott Dikkers
From the dawning of what President McKinley dubbed the bold new "Coal Age" on January 1, 1900, to the Christian Right's miraculous ascension to heaven on January 1, 2000, Our Dumb Century chronicles the events that shaped the twentieth century and preserves them for posterity.

The Onion Movie (2008)
Based on the wildly popular satirical newspaper hailed by The New Yorker as the funniest publication in the United States, The Onion Movie brings you uncensored, uninhibited, unrated news and views from around the world.

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