Cult Movie Reviews by Matt
There are a lot of movies out there that do not get nearly enough attention either because they are low budget, wierd, shockingly violent or just plain bad. Personally, I think all those qualities can lead to awesomeness, but sometimes, well, they can lead to just plain crap. In order to save you precious time and money, I'm going to watch whatever I happen to come across and let you know what I think. So if you are eager to take the critical advice of somebody with no training whatsoever (and why wouldn't you be?), sit back and watch what I tell you to.
Killer of Sheep B- February 29, 2012
Summary: Stan (Henry Sanders) must balance providing for his family with the emotional toll of his job in a slaughterhouse.
Four Rooms C+ January 6, 2012
Summary: Left alone on New Year’s Eve, a bellhop (Tim Roth) must watch over the entire hotel including a coven of witches, a couple caught in a psycho-sexual drama, a pair of misbehaving children and a drunken celebrity entourage.
Rubber A July 12, 2011
Summary: A discarded tire mysteriously gains telekinetic powers and goes on a killing spree. And then things get weird.
The Room F (for "fun") April 15, 2011
Summary: Tommy Wiseau makes sweet love to his ego (and his girlfriend’s navel) as Johnny, the man who is loved by, yet somehow betrayed by, everybody.
Sucker Punch C March 31, 2011
Summary: Babydoll (Emily Browning) is wrongly placed in an insane asylum and escapes in to an imaginary world torn from the wet dreams of nerds the world over.
Rango A+ March 24, 2011
Summary: A lonely, sheltered chameleon is accidently dumped in the Mojave desert. Insert classic Western plot here.
Christmas on Mars C+ December 13, 2010
Summary: Uh... it is Christmas Eve on a recently established Mars colony and it seems like a baby is going to be born and a guy is trying to arrange a Christmas pageant and then an alien arrives and then it gets weird.
Splice B- June 23, 2010
Summary: Two biochemists, Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, secretly create a hybrid creature using DNA from a variety of animals including humans, but…. AT WHAT COST?!
Mother A+ June 4, 2010
Summary: After her mentally disabled son is convicted of murder, a middle-aged woman is determined to prove his innocence and is led down a path of darkness.
House WTF- May 19, 2010
Summary: A group of girls travels to the countryside to visit Gorgeous’ aunt, whom she has not seen in 10 years, only to discover things are not what they seem…
Antichrist WTF+ May 3, 2010
Summary: After the death of their child, psychotherapist Willem Dafoe takes his wife (Charlotte Gainsbourg) to a cabin in the woods to help her get over her grief.
Kick-Ass B April 20, 2010
Summary: Dave Lizewski decides to try being a superhero, calling himself Kick-Ass. Unfortunately he has no powers or skills and ends up pissing off a local crime-boss. He teams up with 11 year-old Hit Girl and her father, Big Daddy. Some serious shit goes down.
Cannibal Girls D April 20, 2010
Summary: A recently married couple (Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin) head to a small town in Ontario for a weekend vacation. The locals tell them the story of a house of cannibal women, which may not only be a legend…. Dun, dun, DUN!
Tetro A January 26, 2010
Summary: Tetro is the story of Bennie (Alden Ehrenreich), who travels to Buenos Aires to find out why his older brother, Tetro (Vincent Gallo), left their family years ago.
Rampage C+ October 25, 2009
Summary: A seemingly normal 20-something is fed up with the state of the world and decides to do something about it: by mowing down everyone who stands in his way.
Lesbian Vampire Killers B- October 25, 2009
Summary: After getting dumped by his girlfriend, an underachieving Brit and is bawdy buddy decide to go on a hiking trip in rural England. Unfortunately they get mixed up with a nest of lesbian vampires and a crazy vicar.
Zombieland A+ October 6, 2009
Summary: The zombie apocalypse has occurred and all you need to do to survive is follow the rules. Obsessively. And Purel helps. SPOILERS!
Strigoi B October 6, 2009
Summary: A young man returns home to a small Romanian town only to discover that a number of people have died under mysterious circumstances and seem to have come back for revenge.
William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet A October 6, 2009
Summary: A documentary about the making of a ballet based on William Shatner and Ben Folds’ album “Has Been”.
Sodium Babies C- October 6, 2009
Summary: Your guess is as good as mine. There are vampires involved.
Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat C- September 7, 2009
Summary: After tiring of living in hiding, a mysterious elder vampire leads the remaining vampires to a small town in western United States where they are developing a blood substitute. But not all the vampires are content….
Doomsday C+ July 6, 2009
Summary: A viral plague breaks out in Scotland, killing with massive loss of blood and pus, resulting in militarily enforced quarantine. After 30 years a Kate Beckinsale lookalike (Rhona Mitra) is sent in to find a cure, only to discover a crazy Mad Max world.
Saw 1 - 5 Saw 1 - C+, Saw 2 - 5 D March 29, 2009
Summary: Psycho named Jigsaw thinks he is teaching people to value life by playing games with them where he puts them in a trap and challenges them to get out. Some of the most stomach churning violence ever filmed ensues.
Pontypool B+ March 18, 2009
Summary: A strange viral outbreak hits the rural Ontario town of Pontypool, as witnessed by Grant Mazzy, a local radio personality. I don’t really want to say more than that. It is weird.
Plan 9 From Outer Space F- or B- March 8, 2009
Summary: Umm, some aliens are upset about being snubbed by earth and decide to preemptively destroy humanity before we discovered some ultimate bomb that will start a chain reaction destroying the universe. This will be accomplished, somehow, by Plan 9: raising the dead one by one to make an army that will march on Washington.
Alien Vs. Hunter: F February 3, 2009
Summary: In a ridiculous rip-off of Alien Vs. Predator, an intergalactic hunter follows his prey to earth where…. oh, who really cares?
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007): A November 1, 2008
Summary: A crazy blend of Yojimbo and Fist Full of Dollars with samurai cowboys and it just gets more ridiculous from there.
My Name Is Bruce (2007): B+ November 1, 2008
Summary: When a Chinese demon protector of bean curd attacks a small town, Bruce Campbell’s #1 fan gets him confused with the heroes he plays in the movies and kidnaps Bruce to get him to fight the demon.
Tokyo Gore Police (2008): A October 31, 2008
Summary: In the near future, Tokyo’s police have been privatized and are doing battle with a new breed of criminals, “Engineers”, whose wounds grow back as deadly weapons. Ridiculous amounts of gore ensue.
Peeping Tom (1960): A- October 3, 2008
Summary: Filmmaker Mark Lewis (Karlheinz Böhm) has an unnatural obsession with fear that leads him to murder women, while capturing their terror with his camera.