Sunday, 27 September 2015

Future Cult Favourites

Cult films always seem like the kind of films that happen years ago, that you get to appreciating way too late in the game. Fortunately for us at His and Hers, we've had the opportunity to see some films that wouldn't normally be a priority screening for the average movie-goer, and get first screenings of some films I consider to be future cult favourites. These are the films we constantly recommend to people, and while they may not win any Bafta's or Academy Awards, these are the films that have well and truly lodged a place into memories. Watch these while they'll still relatively unknown, and make sure to tell your friends about them too.

Coming straight to DVD in the UK last autumn, Lowell Dean's WolfCop looks like an old grindhouse film, and pastiches that genre's cliches. In an all too brief 80 minutes, we see an alcoholic cop (Leo Fafard) turn into a werewolf and solve a conspiracy that plagues his small town. Over the top, crazy and more clever than the average B-movie, WolfCop has been condemned to the depths of Netflix in the US, and anyone willing to browse HMV in the UK. Already amassing a following, we could see a big name actor come to the pack with the release of WolfCop 2 next year. Download our review, along with Richee's Virgin Viewing of Cat People, here.

A action film that's paced like a horror with an 80s synth-goth soundtrack, The Guest left us truly exhilarated when we left the cinema. With Richee's latest man-crush, ex-Downtown Abbey fop Dan Stevens, playing the unexpected visitor, The Guest feels like it should of turned into a glorious franchise, but instead it drifted out of the cinema and onto VOD. If you are a fan of John Carpenter, I thoroughly recommend that you check this film out. Download our podcast review here.

I remember when we saw this in the cinema. There was only a couple of evening showings, and it pretty quickly dropped out of the roster. By the time the end credits came up, which are worth the price of admission on their own, me and Richee were giddy. The rest of the audience, however, were left looking confused. Well, a guess a comedy about a schizophrenic accidental murderer which ends with a musical number might seem a little left field to some. The Voices is probably one of my favourite films of the year so far, and I've lost count of the amount of times I've waxed lyrical about it to people. Download our full podcast review here.

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