There's really nothing like a good cult flick. It's fun, engaging, and wonderfully quotable. Even the vibe is different -- fans of cult films don't just sit quietly, catatonically watching the screen -- they radiate energy -- hooting, hollering, and reciting. It's why films like Bubba Ho-Tep should be seen in a theater -- it's there to have fun. Others, like Fight Club and Donnie Darko, are a little darker and serious, but just as engaging. So, the question VH1 is asking: Is Wristcutters: A Love Story destined to be the cult classic?

I, for one, am dying to find out. Way back in the beginning of 2006, Karina Longworth reviewed it and said: "It's a bold first effort, with a distinct, swaggering sense of style and humor that's hard – even for a cynical blogger sick to death of indie 'quirk' – to resist." Sounds good to me! The flick also had a controversial ad campaign to elicit buzz and anger, while appealing to the darker more cult-driven movie fans. Topping all that off, it's even got a following already, according to Courtney Solomon, the head of After Dark films. While it's going into limited release on October 19, he says: "People do actually quote the lines, and it's gotten such an underground following just from doing the festival circuit." Maybe, just maybe, this is the next big thing. But either way -- people have to stop comparing these sorts of films to Heathers-- they never live up to it and just make expectations way too high.
categories Cinematical