Tag Archives: cult films

This SHITs for Reels – Passive Aggressive Edition

Michel Sargent, staff Gaslight (1944) coined the term for the psychotic jewel thief husband manipulating his wife to believe she’s sick and insane trope. A doctor tries to put her patient’s multiple personality pieces back together, revealing the psychological torture committed against Sybil (1976) in her extreme Christian upbringing of guilt trips, physical violence, and enemas with singing. Based on …

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This SHITS for Reels – Money Edition

Mike Sargent, staff Jimmy Durante’s dying words after flying off a cliff sets forth teams of today’s leading comic actors and comedians in a hilarious race to find a wealth of cash buried in a park and It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). Airplane! (1980) stole a lot of visual gags from this film! This romantic fast-talking witty …

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This SHITs for Reels – Beach Edition

Mike Sargent, staff “The annual migration of the idiot” is Welcome to Spring Break (1989) and the accompanying beachsploitation horror, Biker on spring breaker violence, corrupt city officials, T & A sexism, an annoying priest, and unholy death explosion by electrocution motorcycle. Not cool. An island bound ship with Little Richard harbors cheating art burglars with a stolen painting and …

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This S.H.I.T.’s for Reels – Wild Animal Edition

Michel Sargent, contributor The second scene starts with a woman playing a Jaws arcade game and investigating the disappearance of two teens who, in the first scene, sneaked into a tank of experimental Piranha (1978) upstream a lake resort. “Operation Razor Teeth” is the incompetent government and military trying to hide from the summer river enthusiasts and children’s camps that …

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This SHIT’s for Reels: That Was a Rough Year

Michel Sargent, contributor Three hapless grade school troublemakers in boarding school get Zero For Conduct (1933) and begin plotting their way out of continuous Sunday detentions. After finding the attic store of ammunition the whole class makes a Jolly Roger and declare surreal war with “dirty cans and smelly boots, liberty or death!” Influenced by Zero For Conduct, the film …

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This SHITs for Reels – Punk Rock Movies

Michael Sargent, contributor Jubilee (1978) is an avant-garde punk rock dystopian nightmare. In a good way. Queen Elizabeth I demands her alchemist show her 400 years into a future world of roaming punk gangs (The Slits!), gunfire, creepy sex games, Adam Ant, violent cops and a crazy-eyed madman producer who proclaims “As long as the music’s loud enough, we won’t …

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