Watch as many Cult/Drive-In/Grindhouse films as possible during December 2022
What counts for this challenge?:
What is a "Cult" film?
What is a "Grindhouse" 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
Rules: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
- A feature film (Anything over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- A total of 80 minutes of short films and/or TV episodes count as one entry.
- Rewatches are welcome
- Please do new posts for new watches. Don't edit existing posts. Thanks.
Grindhouse Cinema Database's Top Grindhouse Classics
Badmovies.org Best B-Movies
The New Cult Canon
500 Essential Cult Movies
BFI's 100 Cult Films
The Spaghetti Western Database's Essential Top 50 Films
Sleazoid Express: A Mind Twisting Tour Through the Grindhouse Cinema of Time Square
The Complete Video Nasties List
Danny Peary's Cult Movies
I Was A Teenage Juvenile Delinquent Rock 'n' Roll Horror Beach Party
Hammer Film Productions
J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum's Midnight Movies
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
Sound on Sight's Greatest Giallo Films
Cult Film Podcasts
Paste Magazine's The 100 Best “B Movies” of All Time
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Feature Films
The Gentlemen's Guide To Midnite Cinema
The Rough Guide to Cult Movies
500+ Essential Cult Movies
Skype Crew Watch Bad Movies
VideoHound's Cult Flicks & Trash Pics
An Exploitation Independent Checklist
Swedish Sensationsfilms 2011
Chicks in Chains and Mean Muthers
The Disregarded Movies of Turkish Cinema
Shout-outs to MaxwellDeux who I stole this OP shamelessly from and to DulceDoes who Max stole his from shamelessly from the prior year. Also, holy crap! We haven't done this challenge in an official capacity since 2018. What's up with that, folks!?
And of course, you know how I usually roll with these challenges. Here's what is hopefully a fun little SCAVENGER HUNT for all you exploitation and cult-y movie watchers out there!
BONUS CHALLENGE #1: SCAVENGER HUNT
See if you can hit all 25 of the items in the scavenger hunt! Just tag your post with the relevant goal. For the goals that require multiple films to complete, please put the number of the film watched in the goal in the tag.
6. Rosso sangue a.k.a. Absurd (1981) #VideoNasty1
7. I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978) #VideoNasty2
Scavenger Hunt Goals
|Challenge Name||Challenge Description|
|#VideoNasty||Get Margaret Thatcher's knickers in a bunch and watch TWO Video Nasties (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls051364249/)|
|#Blaxsploitation||Check it, jive turkey! Watch a film that would be considered blaxsploitation released between 1970 and 1979|
|#NudieCutie||Take a trip back to a more innocent time and watch a nudie cutie (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096744003/)|
|#JuvenileDelinquent||Parents just don't understand...Show 'em who's boss and watch a JD film from the '50s or '60s.|
|#OfficialCult||Watch one film from Jennifer Eiss' 500 Essential Cult Movies list and one film from BFI's Top 100 Cult Films list|
|#TurkishMadness||Holy copyright infringement, Batman! Double dip and watch a Turkish film that rips off a commercial property. (https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/the+ ... flavo5000/)|
|#DontTouchMe||Need a cold shower? You will... Watch a rape/revenge film.|
|#42StreetForever||Celebrate the grindhouse in its purest form and watch a film from the '70s that features New York's famous 42nd Street.|
|#IKnowKungFu||Delight in the spectacle of ass-kicking and watch a film released by the Shaw Brothers.|
|#MakeItOfficial||Watch a film from the official Top Grindhouse Classics list (https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/grin ... +classics/)|
|#Giallo||Celebrate black gloves, straight razors and a glass of J&B scotch. Watch a giallo!|
|#Pinku||Get sexy and weird. Watch a Japanese Pinku film.|
|#DeepThroat||It wouldn't be a grindhouse challenge without a little bit of porn, right? Watch an adult film from the glory days!|
|#EuroCult||Revel in some nice grue from across the pond and watch a horror film from Europe from the 1970s.|
|#BikerPic||Get rough and rowdy with a biker flick (NO EASY RIDER PLEASE)|
|#Nazisploitation||Get ready for something vile. Watch a nazisploitation movie. (https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/nazi ... thpetgull/)|
|#GoldenAge||Take a walk back in time to the "Golden Age" of exploitation films and watch a film from this list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/kino ... makattack/|
|#Mondo||Double dip with one of the other challenges this month and watch a mondo doc|
|#TheKing||All hail the king! Watch an Ed Wood film (It could be one he wrote, directed or both)|
|#SoBad||Watch a film considered So Bad, It's Good, preferably with a group of friends to heckle it.|
|#PostNuke||Look into the future and see how awesome/awful our society will be. Watch a post-apocalyptic film from the '70s or '80s.|
|#SleazoidExpress||Take a trip with down the sticky, grimy back alleys of 42nd Street with Bill Landis, who lived the era and shared his experiences in his seminal 'zine Sleazoid Express. Watch a film from his book (https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/slea ... flavo5000/)|
|#MyOwnCult||Watch a film that you feel is deserving of cult status but may still be unrecognized as such by the greater population. There's no wrong answer here unless you post something like Star Wars!|
|#NoTimeWarp||Resist the urge to watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This can only be claimed on the last post of the challenge.|
This one is simple. Just watch the four films currently part of the 2022 ICM Film Festival: Just Before Dawn Slate!
All info for the four films can be found in the thread below (also while you watch them, post your thoughts in the below thread too!).
|Bonus #2 Rank||Participant||Count|