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cult classic

A film that has a passionate fan base despite lacking critical acclaim, box office success, and/or mainstream interest. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Big Lebowski, and Plan 9 from Outer Space are often cited as examples of cult classics. A lot of cult classics are considered to be "so bad they're good."
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cult film

A film that has a passionate fan base despite lacking critical acclaim, box office success, and/or mainstream interest. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Big Lebowski, and Plan 9 from Outer Space are often cited as examples of cult films. A lot of cult films are considered to be "so bad they're good."
See also: cult, film

cult following

Collectively, the passionate fans of a film, TV show, book, or other creative work, typically one that has not had mainstream success. How did Twin Peaks manage to create a cult following in just two seasons?
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The attraction of cults is the promise of elite status, and the institute offers priests kingship.
'The killing of Mr Ire Chinello, a case of cult related killing at Sunnyside Pretoria; eyewitness account indicated that he was killed by unidentified gunmen, who fled the scene.
According to (https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-pol-reptile-cult-07172017-story.html) the police affidavit cited by the Associated Press in 2017, Rogers said her boyfriend believed the cult's leader to be a "reptilian" pretending to be a human.
Dr Mrabet Jihene, clinical psychologist at Dubai-based Life Psychological Counselling Centre, explains that a cult refers to a social group defined by its religious, spiritual, philosophical beliefs or interests.
Meanwhile, six other senior cult members have also been executed.
After witnessing the brutal rise of ISIS, the only words that seemed to accurately describe the sheer horror of the group's killing were "death cult" or "doomsday cult." Many asked themselves what else would explain the constant stream of highly publicized mass killings and executions released on the web by the group.
These contain a summary of political developments, insight into several important influences in society, and a comprehensive examination of the emergence and growth of the cult of St Erik.
With their latest album Hidden City barely a month old The Cult took the bold step of opening the show with a new song, Dark Energy.
As Pete Townsend once said, a great set list includes one third new songs for the label, one third hits for the casual fans and one third vintage cuts for the hard core fans and The Cult clearly took note as the tribal rhythms of Horse Nation galloped in from their very early days as the Death Cult.
Chapter 3 analyses Quadrophenia as a film, as a portrait of the Mod movement and as a cult object.
The 16 essays explore how, during the ventennio, the cult of the Duce was present not only in the institutions of government but also in every facet of the life of Italians.
The Stalin cult was a central element of Stalinism, and as such it was one of the most salient features of Soviet rule.
The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos: Cult, Polis, and Change in the Graeco-Roman World, by Guy Maclean Rogers.
A Nazareth court on Tuesday extended the remand of the Arab leader of a cult in northern Israel.
Matthew Davis was playi ing Alaric on The Vampire Diaries (2009-2012) one day and shooting the pilot for Cult the next.