Everyone loves a Cult Film. They’re those underrated, unappreciated movies that you hear about through a friend of a friend.
Most movies, after their run of the theatre and the first initial wave of DVD sales die off – are destined to live a dust-jacketed life on the back of a shelf. Cult films are different. These genre-bending films only get more popular with age. They become the theme of parties, have re-screenings in the back of coffee houses, and receive limited re-releases to theatres where fans dress up like their favourite characters.
Here are 6 underrated films that you probably haven’t seen yet. They aren’t quite cult films yet, but they will be.
1. What We Do In The Shadows.
What We Do In The Shadows is a must-watch Mockumentary style Horror/Comedy. Vampire housemates (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh) try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) some of the perks of being undead. The film is currently holding strong at 96% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
2. In Bruges
In Bruges is a 2008 Black Comedy/ Drama film. After a particularly difficult job, hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) head to Belgium to hide out until things cool down. Ray hates the medieval city they land in, but Ken finds its beauty and peacefulness enchanting. Their experiences become increasingly surreal and possibly life-changing as they encounter tourists, locals, an American dwarf and a potential romance for Ray. The film currently holds an 84% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
3. Trick R’ Treat
Trick R’ Treat is a 2007 Horror Anthology Film. Interwoven stories demonstrate that some traditions are best not forgotten as the residents (Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker) of a small town face real ghosts and goblins on Halloween. Tales of terror reveal the consequences of extinguishing a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight and a grumpy hermit’s encounter with a sinister trick-or-treater. The Film currently holds an 86% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Populaire is 2012 French Romantic Comedy film. An insurance agent (Romain Duris) and his new secretary (Déborah François) become locked in the grip of romance and competition as they train together for a speed-typing contest. The film currently holds a 75% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Zodiac is a 2007 Mystery/Suspense film by David Fincher. In the late 1960s and 1970s, fear grips the city of San Francisco as a serial killer called Zodiac stalks its residents. Investigators (Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) and reporters (Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr.) become obsessed with learning the killer’s identity and bringing him to justice. The film currently holds an 89% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
6. You’re Next
You’re Next is a 2011 Slasher Horror Film. The Davisons, an upper-class family, are extremely wealthy — but also estranged. In an attempt to mend their broken family ties, Aubrey (Barbara Crampton) and Paul (Rob Moran) Davison decide to celebrate their wedding anniversary by inviting their four children and their children’s significant others to their weekend estate. The celebration gets off to a rocky start, but when crossbow-wielding assailants in animal masks suddenly attack, the Davisons must pull together or die. The film currently holds a 75% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes.