500 Essential Cult Movies

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From the book by Jennifer Eiss. The list is arranged by chapter. Each chapter starts with a top 10 (in alphabetical order), followed by the "best of the rest" (in alphabetical order).

#1-83: Dramatic Situatons
#84-133: Gripping Tales
#134-165: Lights, Camera…!
#166-228: Visionary Universes
#229-280: Criminal Underworlds
#281-360: Tales of Terror
#361-432: Cult Humor
#433-453: The Wild Wild West
#454-502: Film Lab

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  1. 458 -294

    Eraserhead

    1977, in 18 top lists Check
  2. 444 -238

    Grim Prairie Tales: Hit the Trail... to Terror

    1990, in 1 top list Check
  3. 427 +28

    The Toxic Avenger

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  4. 418 -13

    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
  5. 413 -58

    Pink Flamingos

    1972, in 9 top lists Check
  6. 410 -85

    Night of the Comet

    1984, in 2 top lists Check
  7. 405 -129

    The Little Shop of Horrors

    1960, in 2 top lists Check
  8. 397 -210

    Fright Night

    1985, in 2 top lists Check
  9. 393 -219

    Dance of the Vampires

    1967 — a.k.a. The Fearless Vampire Killers, in 4 top lists Check
  10. 386 -280

    Crimewave

    1985, in 1 top list Check
  11. 375 -345

    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

    1958, in 1 top list Check
  12. 360 +142

    Zombi 2

    1979 — a.k.a. Zombie, in 3 top lists Check
  13. 359 +135

    Witchfinder General

    1968 — a.k.a. The Conqueror Worm, in 6 top lists Check
  14. 358 +130

    White Zombie

    1932, in 2 top lists Check
  15. 357 +116

    Vamp

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 356 +86

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
  17. 355 +86

    Tenebre

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
  18. 354 +62

    Society

    1989, in 3 top lists Check
  19. 353 +57

    Shock Waves

    1977 — a.k.a. Almost Human, in 2 top lists Check
  20. 352 +56

    Shivers

    1975, in 3 top lists Check
  21. 351 +49

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 350 +47

    Scanners

    1981, in 4 top lists Check
  23. 349 +46

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
  24. 348 +40

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  25. 347 +26

    Re-Animator

    1985, in 4 top lists Check
  26. 346 +26

    Razorback

    1984, in 2 top lists Check
  27. 345 +24

    The Quatermass Xperiment

    1955 — a.k.a. The Creeping Unknown, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 344 +24

    Q

    1982 — a.k.a. Serpent, in 2 top lists Check
  29. 343 +24

    Psychomania

    1973 — a.k.a. The Death Wheelers, in 2 top lists Check
  30. 342 +14

    Piranha

    1978, in 3 top lists Check
  31. 340 +10

    Peeping Tom

    1960, in 20 top lists Check
  32. 339 +1

    Operazione paura

    1966 — a.k.a. Kill Baby, Kill, in 2 top lists Check
  33. 338 -5

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
  34. 337 -13

    Near Dark

    1987, in 8 top lists Check
  35. 336 -38

    Maniac Cop

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  36. 335 -51

    The Lost Boys

    1987, in 3 top lists Check
  37. 334 -71

    The Last House on the Left

    1972, in 4 top lists Check
  38. 333 -83

    Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    1988, in 3 top lists Check
  39. 332 -84

    The Keep

    1983, in 2 top lists Check
  40. 331 -85

    Ju-on

    2002 — a.k.a. Ju-on: The Grudge, in 3 top lists Check
  41. 329 -91

    The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped...

    1964 — a.k.a. Diabolical Dr. Voodoo, in 1 top list Check
  42. 328 -99

    I Walked with a Zombie

    1943, in 8 top lists Check
  43. 327 -99

    I lunghi capelli della morte

    1965 — a.k.a. The Long Hair of Death, in 1 top list Check
  44. 326 -99

    I Bury the Living

    1958, in 2 top lists Check
  45. 325 -100

    The Hunger

    1983, in 2 top lists Check
  46. 323 -120

    Gothic

    1986, in 3 top lists Check
  47. 322 -125

    Ginger Snaps

    2000, in 5 top lists Check
  48. 321 -129

    The Fury

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
  49. 320 -131

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    1996, in 2 top lists Check
  50. 319 -134

    Freaks

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
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