Every niche from the eras of video nasties or grindhouse has its fandom. Seems that more recent movies that fit description from the title are less hip, but that makes them more obscure and more “cult” so one day today’s man trash will be tomorrow’s man cult classic. Recently Asian (Japanese) exploitation films are most popular, but what else is there? Also what about actors and actress who never made the A-list but make every movie they’re in it worth watching? What would be your nominees? Here are some of mine:
Actress: Gina Gershon
Movie: Heute Tension/High Tension aka Switchblade Romance (2003)
With budget of 2.2M euros, gory exploitation-style violence, and its great cast (that is unknown to mainstream audience, but has wonderfully intriguing careers), this movie is B-movie delight. On rottentomatoes it has 41% rating among critics, and 67% among audience, another indication of the cult film. Mark my words, the film’s status among critics will grow with age as the film is “re-evaluated”. I read the review of Roger Eberthttp://books.google.hr/books?id=SbAEim_dVQkC&pg=PA303&lpg=PA303&dq=that+is+not+only+large+enough+to+drive+a+truck+through,+but+in+fact+does+have+a+truck+driven+right+through+it&source=bl&ots=-f0LQxQo3h&sig=oSmrl-ZFIpAg1t2Jelb7a0a2as8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Y89nUcSTIYPfPaK8gcgK&ved=0CGgQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=that%20is%20not%20only%20large%20enough%20to%20drive%20a%20truck%20through%2C%20but%20in%20fact%20does%20have%20a%20truck%20driven%20right%20through%20it&f=false. His review is totally misplaced, even dare to say (emperor has no clothes!) blind and superficial, there’s no sign that he recognized what the movie was actually about. Neither consensus on rottentomatoes is more insightful: "There is indeed a good amount of tension in this French slasher, but the dubbing is bad and the end twist unbelievable."
The final twist is not only at the very core of the film, but it begins to be (very subtly) hinted at since the early scene in the car when the girls listen and sing Sara Perche Ti Amo.
I guess you must avoid American version dubbed in English at all causes.