Watch as many Cult/Drive-In/Grindhouse films as possible during May 2018
What counts for this challenge?:
What is a "Cult" film?
What is a "Drive-In" (i.e., B movie) film?A cult film is any film that has a cult following, although the term is not easily defined and can be applied to a wide variety of films. Some definitions exclude films that have been released by major studios or have big budgets, that try specifically to become cult films, or become accepted by mainstream audiences and critics. Cult films are defined by audience reaction as much as by their content. This may take the form of elaborate and ritualized audience participation, film festivals, or cosplay. Over time, the definition has become more vague and inclusive as it drifts away from earlier, stricter views. Increasing use of the term by mainstream publications has resulted in controversy, as cinephiles argue that the term has become meaningless or "elastic, a catchall for anything slightly maverick or strange". Academic Mark Shiel has criticized the term itself as being a weak concept, reliant on subjectivity; different groups can interpret films in their own terms. According to feminist scholar Joanne Hollows, this subjectivity causes films with large female cult followings to be perceived as too mainstream and not transgressive enough to qualify as a cult film. Academic Mike Chopra‑Gant says that cult films become decontextualized when studied as a group, and Shiel criticizes this recontextualization as cultural commodification. - source
What is a "Grindhouse" film?A B movie or B film is a low-budget commercial movie, but not an arthouse film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified films intended for distribution as the less-publicized bottom half of a double feature (akin to B-sides for recorded music). Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continues to be used in its broader sense to this day. In its post-Golden Age usage, there is ambiguity on both sides of the definition: on the one hand, the primary interest of many inexpensive exploitation films is prurient; on the other, many B movies display a high degree of craft and aesthetic ingenuity. - source
So here's how I think of this - You have the option to watch a particular film with one of three family members:A grindhouse is an American term for a theater that mainly showed exploitation films. It is also a term used to describe the genre of films that played in such theatres. Grindhouse films are also referred to as "exploitation films." Grindhouses were known for non-stop programs of B movies, usually consisting of a double feature where two films were shown back to back. Many of these inner-city theatres formerly featured burlesque shows which included "bump and grind" dancing, leading to the term "grindhouse." Beginning in the late 1960s and especially during the 1970s, the subject matter of grindhouse films was dominated by explicit sex, violence, bizarre or perverse plot points, and other taboo content. Many grindhouses were exclusively pornographic. - source
1. Your sweet grandmother who just got home from church and loves her adorable innocent grandchild dearly
2. Your intellectual cousin who appreciates being challenged artistically
3. Your weird uncle who has beer stains on his shirt and a penchant for saying REALLY inappropriate things
If you picked #3 to watch the film with, it will probably count for this challenge.
- A feature film (Anything over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry.
- For Mini-Series (40 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry.
- For Mini-Series with shorter episodes (25 minutes or so), the 60 minutes rule applies.
- Rewatches are welcome
Stats & Formatting:
- Title (year) is the preferred format
- For TV episodes, please use "Series Title: Episode Title (year)"
- New posts are preferred over edited posts
- I'm not going to be able to do weekly stats this month (sorry).
Challenge runs from 1 May 2018 to 31 May 2018
The Deuce Top 20
Badmovies.org Best B-Movies
The New Cult Canon
500 Essential Cult Movies
Danny Peary's Cult Movies
Hammer Film Productions
J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum's Midnight Movies
Ronny's Top 99 Arthouse Films
Video Nasties Deuce Guide
Blaxploitation.com's Top Thirty Classic Blaxploitation Films
A Guide to Pinky Violence
CineMassacre's Monster Madness
Furious Cinema's 50 Furious Films of The 1970s
Tim Dirks' The History of Sex in Cinema
Sound on Sight's Greatest Giallo Films
Cult Film Podcasts
50 Craziest B-Movies (Shortlist Magazine)
Final Girl Shocktoberfest Poll
Rue Morgue's 200 Alternative Horror Films
Paste Magazine's The 100 Best “B Movies” of All Time
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Feature Films
io9's 30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See
Gritty crime flicks of the 60s, 70s and 80s
The Gentlemen's Guide To Midnite Cinema
The Canadian Cult
The Rough Guide to Cult Movies
500+ Essential Cult Movies
Skype Crew Watch Bad Movies
Sleazoid Express: A Mind Twisting Tour Through the Grindhouse Cinema of Time Square
VideoHound's Cult Flicks & Trash Pics
An Exploitation Independent Checklist
The Complete Video Nasties List
Swedish Sensationsfilms 2011
Chicks in Chains and Mean Muthers
To Daviddoes, whose post last year I shamelessly borrowed.
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