Five films that deserve a huge cult following | Dazed
There are pockets of fans for literally everything, from Troll 2 to Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Conventions are held for flagging celebs whose complete retirement income is made sitting behind a plastic table at an off-strip Vegas hotel chortling on about their time on the set of Birdemic: Shock and Terror. And people go. That said, you can’t beat an instant classic. A handful of films have hit cinemas, made some noise, and subsequently disappeared without a trace. Here are just five recent releases that deserve to be buoyed by a cult following.
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (2014)
So many things happen in this film that are emblematic of cultish traditions: blood-letting, biting, skateboarding… It’s a slow burn about a lonesome vamp who stalks the residents of Bad City, exacting revenge on society’s bottom feeders. All she wants is a friend who shares her love of moonlighting as a street shredder and neck-biter. Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature won over critics and is one click away on Netflix, lying in wait for its hungry parade of stans that were too cool for Twilight.
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