FML Film Night - WEEK 3 - Cult Films / B- Movies
-SPRING SEASON - WEEK 3 - TONIGHT - ROOM OPEN - JOIN US
-Spring is here and we return to our tried and tested method of weekly themes categorised by genre!
The voting method is similar to last Season.
1) Nominate your films based on the Genre of the week.
2) Nominated films will then be chosen for screening by those who attend FML Film Night!
As always, there is some Genre crossover, but here are some good lists to take your picks from!
THIS WEEK - CULT FILMS / B-MOVIES!
What is a cult film?
"Cult films trace their origin back to controversial and suppressed films kept alive by dedicated fans. In some cases, reclaimed or rediscovered films have acquired cult followings decades after their original release, occasionally for their camp value. "
But that definition has broadened out to cover more mainstream films that had a major release, bombed, only gain popularity in subsequent years on VHS/DVD.
What is a B-Movie.
The definition of this has morphed over time too.
"A B movie or B film is a low-budget commercial movie, but not an arthouse film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified films intended for distribution as the less-publicized bottom half of a double feature (akin to B-sides for recorded music)"
These days that definition has often morphed into meaning a film made on a budget but with ingenuity and craft. These are often cheap horror/sci-fi films that gained traction in the 70s/80s, especially when VHS became common place.
Film Night takes place each SATURDAY with the room opening at 6:00pm est with the film starting around 6:30pm.
Rabb.it is the streaming site we use. It allows a simultaneous stream and chat.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME at any point during the night. We normally try to watch two films each evening depending on length.
If you have not already, sign-up to rabbit and join us when the link is posted!
Feel free to attend, even if you are late or can only make the second film.
Film Night will be at 6:00pm EST on SATURDAY each week!
Join Our Rabbit Film Night Group to be kept up to date...
Where does big lebowski fall? B-movie? Love that one!
Lebowski is CultMar 15, 2019, 9:32am PDT
Primer The Big Lebowski Withnail and I Escape from New York The Princess BrideWhere does big lebowski fall? B-movie? Love that one!
Big Lebowski would fall into the modern definition of a cult film in the sense that it did not do well on release, but has since garnered a strong following on home release.
So while it was a mainstream release, it's fanbase comprise of people who pretty much know it's script and quote it verbatim.Mar 15, 2019, 9:33am PDT
Film Night starts Tonight at 6:00pm EST
Nominations will stay open until then!Mar 16, 2019, 8:24am PDT
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002)Mar 16, 2019, 8:27am PDT
@nosferatus_shadow We miss you Kelly
I miss you guys too! It's a huge bummer when work gets in the way of my movie fun!
I still regret missing the Run Lola Run viewing party with you guys.
I will definitely be there tonight. I'm bringing the Bartles and Jaymes wine coolers that Lola requested. It's gonna be lit! 🔥Mar 16, 2019, 9:46am PDT
Not going to make it but I want to throw out one film:
Daughter of Darkness - it's a B movie, it's campy and it has a cult following.Mar 16, 2019, 1:39pm PDT
Room Opens in 30min!Mar 16, 2019, 3:34pm PDT
Room OpenMar 16, 2019, 4:06pm PDT