There is not completely satisfactory definition to what a Cult Movie is. In the following video essay, by Mike Miley, we hear that the essence of a cult movie is defined by the close-ups of the iconic characters that populate them. I don't know how much i can agree with this theory because this kind of camera work is not exclusive of this type of movie. But at least he give it a smart try. So, the face we stare on the screan staring at us is like the mirror that reflects not our faces but what is behind the features: our souls. Well, as I said before, I'm not so sure. Nevertheless I can't stop staring these dear weirdos from the most iconic Cult Movies we use to follow.
As a further reading I strongly recommend these three out of print wonderful volumes of one of my favorite movie books writer, Danny Peary: Cult Movies , Cult Movies 2 and Cult Movies 3. Edited by Fireside.
And if you feel like, go ahead and fill the numbers of the cult movie icons portraited on the cover of this entry.
Go ahead...Make my day!