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The Hidden Characters in Return to Oz!

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This month the Cult Film Club is covering the 1985 cult classic, Return to Oz. Being the Ozphile of the hosts, I’ve read all 14 of the original L Frank Baum Oz books as well as some of the non-Baum Oz books. You can read my reviews of all of those books here. As I mentioned

Why Don’t These Exist?! Young Guns Novelizations

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It’s no secret that Paxton and I love the Young Guns flicks, I mean just give our double feature a listen (part 1 & part 2), but we share another deep seated love in common, movie novelizations!  Between the two of us I think we own like 90% of the novelizations and tie-ins published between

6 of my favorite pop culture Grim Reapers

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I love the idea of the Grim Reaper. It’s just such a cool visual and the idea of personifying death with this skeletal figure in a tattered black robe and scythe is a cool one. I recently re-watched a few movies and TV shows with Grim Reapers that I loved so I thought I’d run

Top 15 Cult Film T-Shirts and a Contest!

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**UPDATE**  Just wanted to update everyone with the winner of the CFC/Found Item T-Shirt contest, Congrats go to Todd R of Junkfed! Here at the Cult Film Club we spend a lot of time thinking about the fun aspects film and paying attention to the little details, like fashion in the flicks we adore.  Whether

7 Favorite Ascot-Wearing Villains

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Villains come with many quirks; megalomania, sociopath, obsessive compulsiveness.  You name it, there’s some villain with that attribute.  One of the more fun type of villains is one that is a fancy dresser.  Tuxes.  Three piece suits.  Battle armor.  Ascot. Yep, the ascot.  The ascot tie has been a defining villainous characteristic for decades.  And yes,

More Awesome Unofficial Trilogies

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Earlier this week, Shawn revealed several “unofficial movie trilogies” featuring three or more movies that were, if not technically linked, were thematically linked. This is a topic Shawn and I have discussed before, so I thought I’d write up my own list of “unofficial movie trilogies”. “Sho Kosugi Ninja Trilogy”  I’ll start with one of

The Karate Kid Part III movie ad from 1989

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The Karate Kid Part III was released on June 30, 1989. This is what a typical advertisement for the movie would have looked like in your local paper.  You can see an ad for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier below it. This particular weekend, June 30-July 2, was exactly one week after the June 23

Talking about 80s cult geek transformation movies

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This week the Cult Film Club discusses the 1982 movie Zapped! While this movie is mostly a parody of other popular movies at the time (Carrie, Porky’s, Exorcist) it is also what I like to call a “geek transformation” movie. In the movie, the lead character, who could be described as a “geek” or “nerd”, is

Viva la VHS! A look back at my first video rental stores

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Continuing a look back at our home video history.  Pax talks a little bit about a few of the video rental stores he frequented while growing up.  Check out Shawn’s recollections here. I think I’ve talked about how important the video rental store was to my development as a cult film fan.  Hell, it was

Pax discusses 6 of his mega-crushes from the 1980s

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Lori Loughlin (Secret Admirer, The New Kids, Full House) – I saw Lori first in Secret Admirer, then I saw her in The New Kids (both movies are from 1985).  Loved her in both.  The New Kids is more of a dark thriller and Secret Admirer is a great 80s teen comedy.  She was really