"Name That Cult Movie"- The Answering

Here there be answers! The photo is from Polyester, the John Waters film that featured the miracle of "Odorama," a scratch 'n sniff card with numbered spots; when a number flashed on the screen, you would scratch the same spot on your card and experience the odors of flowers, pizza, dirty sneakers and farts. A miracle in modern filmmaking!

1. Wild Zero- A rock 'n roll/zombie/ufo/completely gonzo flick featuring Guitar Wolf (pictured in the post yesterday), "Japan's Greatest Rock 'n Roll Band." They really have to be seen to be believed. Sadly, one of the members of the Band, Billy, recently passed away. However, they appear to be re-grouping, so if they come to your town, definitely catch them. I should also note that this is one of the most pro-transexual and pro-gender-blind love movies that I've ever seen. Check it out!

2. Piranha- The Joe Dante campy "Jaws" tribute. Or parody. Or rip off. Whatever you want to call it, it's great fun. Kentucky Fried Movie also had lots of fun with that "film at eleven" line: "The popcorn you're eating has been pissed in... film at eleven!"

3. Polyester- When good crafts go bad.

4. Repo Man- I hadn't seen this flick in such a long time that I had to rely on my friend Grendel72 to give me the quote. Now that the anniversary collector's edition DVD has been released, I'll have to check it out again. Warning: May contain traces of Emilio Estevez.

5. The House on Haunted Hill- The original, with my hero, Vincent Price. The dialogue came from a delightfully nasty exchange between Vince and his wife, who is hoping he'll kick the bucket soon so she can run off with all his money. Let's just say that Vince and an acid pit in the cellar may have something to say about all that.

6. Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things- A very painful-to-sit-through zombie flick, with a few classic moments. As has been noted on many movie sites, the scariest thing in the film is the main character's pants. The best moment is at the very end of the film, (*spoilers!!*) when the zombies have broken into the house and are chowing down on what remains of the cast. The main character, Alan, tosses one of his friends down the stairs to the zombies to save his own cowardly ass. This is such a slimy display of cowardice that she, and even the zombies themselves take a beat to stare at him in complete disgust and disbelief. Apparently, this film is currently going through a re-make; it'll be interesting to see if it ever comes out.

7. Killer Klowns from Outer Space- Natch. This line is uttered by the nasty cop, Officer Mooney (played by the very missed John Vernon as only he can). Let's just say that his choice of words becomes very ironic later in the film.

8. Johnny Dangerously- My favorite character in this film is the grouchy cleaning lady in the courthouse, and this exchange between her and Maureen Stapleton is just hysterical. This film also features the last time Joe Piscopo was funny.

9. It Conquered the World- I've used this film several times in the past for this game, partially because it has so much fantastic dialogue. Also, I just really love this movie! Where's the DVD release, dammit?

10. The Tingler- Another exchange between Vincent Price and yet another gold-digging wife. When is Vince gonna learn?

Thank you for playing! You'll all get a copy of "Name That Cult Movie" the Home Game, and a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the SanFrancisco Treat!

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