freaky fridays archive 2007 late night cult

Worship at the temple of cult cinema every Friday

Featuring the enigmatic, the anti-establishment, the quirky, the outrageous and movies that are so-bad-they're-good!

Cultists don't merely enjoy their favourite films, they track them down on the big screen (even when they have just played on television), watch them again and again, and persuade anyone who will listen that they should be appreciated, regardless of what the critics and reviewers say.

Sound familiar? Join the converted throng every Friday at 10pm. Curated by Lisa Pieroni.

Full $13  Concession $10

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Little Shop of Horrors

Corman's good-natured horror parody concerns a young florist's assistant who creates a talking, man-eating plant and begins to feed it customers.

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St Valentine's Day Massacre

Corman's hard-hitting and underrated portrayal of Prohibition-era gangsters is his biggest budget film to date.

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The House of Usher

Corman's first-rate horror isthe earliest of his eight adaptations of the works of Edgar Allen Poe.

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Frankenstein Unbound

Adapted from the Brian W. Aldiss novel, Corman's Frankenstein riff is also a trip into modern sci-fi.

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Kiss me Deadly

 This cracker-jack 1950s detective film is packed with sleazy jazz, cold war paranoia and plenty of collar-grabbing slaps in the face.

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Filmed as, when and like it happened, witness the decline of the Sex Pistols on their ill-fated 1978 US tour in all its shambolic glory.

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A world where wars are played out in a crazed circus maximus filled with motorbikes and over the top testosterone.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Fifty years on, this sci-fi thriller is still as fresh as the day it was made and it never stops moving as aliens invade planet earth by stealth.

The Velvet Hammer Burlesque

These chicks are something else as they rock 'n roll us through their leopard-print laden, tattoo resplendent burlesque show.

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The Killing

A major influence on films like Pulp Fiction, this Kubrick corker marked him as a true talent and master of style and content.

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Jason and the Argonauts

Legendary Greek tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece features the incomparable work of stop-motion illusionist Ray Harryhausen.

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Friday the 13th

1980s B-movie teen stalk-n-slasher that was hugely influential in whetting audience appetite for the horror boom that permeated the decade.

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The Loved One

Corrosive, black comedy that satirises the American way of death, based on the Evelyn Waugh novel.

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Motel Hell

Broadly parodying slasher movies of the 70s, Motel Hell is a drive-in horror comedy classic that will be gobbled up by fans of the genre!

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Shock Corridor

In Sam Fuller's highly subversive film, reporter Johnny Barrett goes undercover in the state mental hospital to solve a murder.

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Gutsy, scary and blackly comic, Re-Animator is the epitome of 80s horror - see it and scream! Imported print!

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Prick Up Your Ears

A celebration of outrageous British playwright Joe Orton's irreverent and charismatic talent starring Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina and Vanessa Redgrave.

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Wild Zero

Action-packed romp mixes sci-fi horror, true love, and good old Rock 'n Roll together with thrills, speed and dim-witted zombies.

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Burn! (Queimada)

Gillo Pontecorvo's incandescently furious assault on colonialism stars Marlon Brando.

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The Thing

John Carpenter's punchy action thriller is an entertaining macho monster mash. Stars alpha male Kurt Russell. Imported print!

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Allegro Non Troppo

Weird, experimental and unabashedly imaginative Italian film spoofs Disney's classic Fantasia.

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Rock 'n' Roll High School

Gloriously pop valentine to violence, rebellion, and the Ramones is a cult classic.

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Flesh & Blood

Paul Verhoeven's first US film is permeated by his trademark extremes of graphic violence and unbridled sexuality.

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Point Blank

In Boorman's singularly eccentric and haunting crime drama, a double-crossed thief returns to exact revenge on his wife and mob-connected partner.

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American Stag

Entertaining and fascinating look at the lost and forgotten history of the popular erotic movie.

Kid Galahad

Presley packs the screen's biggest wallop... with the gals, the gloves and the guitar! Living Elvis special presented with RMIT Gallery.

Elvis: That's the Way it is

Presley struts his stuff brilliantly, electrifying sell-out crowds of admirers. Living Elvis special presented with RMIT Gallery.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Buckaroo Banzai is a superhero/rock star/neurosurgeon/samurai warrior who wages war with evil creatures from the 8th dimension.

Demon Lover Diary

A legendary cult classic, this cinéma vérité diary documents the making of shambolic low-budget horror flick.

This Filthy World

John Waters leads us, film by film, through his extraordinary career. Thigh-slappingly funny!

Mondo Cane

A bona fide cult classic, this controversial anthropological 'shockumentary' is still an eye-opener.

Valley Girl

When punk meets prom the fun begins!

Flying High

Furiously paced with clever wordplay teamed with outrageous sight gags.

Blow Out

Stars John Travolta as a sound recordist for a sleazy Philadelphia B-movie factory.

Bad Girls Go to Hell

With its crazed plot, rampant nudity and predatory sex maniacs, this is one of Wishman's wildest 'roughies'.

The Blair Witch Project

Three film students venture into the forest to make a documentary about a spooky local legend.

Highway 61

A wickedly bizarre treat for offbeat addicts and lovers of quirky black humour.

Sex & Zen

Funny, outrageous and chock-a-block with lavish, imaginative sex scenes!

Carnival of Souls

This quirky, crackerjack ghost story retains an intriguing power.


This rollicking musical memoir of the Age of Aquarius has the charm of a fable and the slickness of Broadway showbiz.

Fist of Fury

The charismatic Bruce Lee is a martial arts student who returns to his former school to find his beloved teacher has been murdered.

Land of the Dead

Dennis Hopper, Simon Baker and Asia Argento in George Romero's zombiefest.

Irma Vep

Maggie Cheung prowls the rooftops of Paris in Olivier Assayas' coolly enigmatic film-within-a-film.

The Royal Tenenbaums

Wes Anderson's funny, sad and brilliant portrait of a peculiarly American family. Stars Gene Hackman.

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the phantom of the opera

Lon Chaney ('the man of a thousand faces') stars in Gaston Leroux's gothic fantasy.

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