cult classic

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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."
See also: cult
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It is the first in a series of special Cult Classics screenings by Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.
It is the first in a series of special Cult Classics screenings byHerbert Art Gallery & Museum.
Synopsis: "Essential Horror Movies: Matinee Monsters to Cult Classics" is the definitive book for fans of monster movies, slasher films, and cult classics.
Scorsese, who is famous for cult classics such as Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas, said that the 'Titanic' star has given him a whole reboot and energy to make films in the past 10 or 12 years, the Daily Express reported.
has fashioned its own Netflix-style Internet streaming service for hard-to-find pics and TV shows, betting a small but rabid fan base will pay for the cult classics.
KNITS FOR NERDS: 30 PROJECTS offers knits inspired by science fiction, comic book and fantasy cult classics from Star trek and Star Wars to Harry Potter, and is a special recommendation for any who want projects for such a nerd.
. Jameson Cult Film Club brings to life haunting classics like Amityville Horror and Dracula at the Hallowe'en Cult Classics Film Event at St George's Hall, Lime Street on Thursday night.
A second set full of Cult classics rounded off an enjoyable, air-punching night.
As a child, Stephen was transfixed by the big screen, yet it was the work of cult classics Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford that truly captured his imagination.
The admittedly low-budget ads Lincoln Metal Processing produced and aired became cult classics in Erie, attracting more than the amount of attention Howard Lincoln hoped they would.
"IT WAS A CULT CLASSIC BEFORE THERE were cult classics," playwright John Longenbaugh says of The Man Who Was Thursday, the phantasmagoric 1908 novel of eccentric anarchists, philosopher-detectives and a riddle-writing criminal mastermind who just might be God.
Following a survey of the student population, the Odeon has picked five 1980s cult classics which they will bring back to the big screen.
Alongside old chestnuts like Danny Wilson's Mary's Prayer, Deacon Blue's Dignity and Texas breakthrough I Don't Want A Lover are cult classics like The Rezillos' Top Of The Pops, the late Alex Harvey's take on Tom Jones standard Delilah and The Skids' Into The Valley - one of the best new-wave singles ever released.
Jeff found cult classics don't have to be brilliantly written, acted or filmed.