Towner Cinema: The Cult Film Club at home

Posted on 28/05/2020

Dr Adrian Smith from The Cult Film Club has prepared his recommendations of the best in classic cult films to keep you entertained during our time at home.

Adrian and The Cult Film Club team look forward to welcoming you back to their regular screenings in the Towner Cinema.

Still from Suspiria

Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)

Not to be confused with the recent remake, this is the dazzling original with startling visuals, operatic horror and a pounding prog-rock score. Just the film to take you away from the real horrors out there. Watch on Amazon Prime.

Waxwork (1988, Anthony Hickox)

A silly, fun eighties horror set in a waxwork museum. Will the models come to life and start killing the tourists? Of course they will. Watch on Amazon Prime.

Still from Robot Jox

Robot Jox (1990, Stuart Gordon)

It’s the distant future. Humans no longer take their fights outside into the car park, instead, they clamber into giant robots. This film is Pacific Rim meets a scrap outside the Rovers Return. Watch on Netflix.

Robo Vampire (1988, Godfrey Ho)

If you loved Robocop but felt that it was lacking something you couldn’t quite put your finger on, this is probably the film for you. Imagine Rambo meets Robocop with hopping vampires. Then try to imagine that they were trying to be serious. Watch on Amazon Prime.

Still from Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal (1981, Gerald Potterton)

This one is an animation, but it’s no Disney film. A Canadian production based on the influential Heavy Metal magazine, this is an R-rated sci-fi romp through all kinds of futuristic weirdness, with a terrific early eighties pop and metal soundtrack. Watch on Netflix.

Stay safe, and use the hashtag #cultfilmclub to let us know if you’re watching any of these films, or to recommend your favourites!

We are proud recipients of the BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund with thanks to the BFI Film Audience Network awarding funds from National Lottery.