Mad, Bad and Downright Strange - A 1001 Cult and Obscure Movies

Hi there and first off let me start by welcoming you to this blogging collaboration, whose purpose is to not only provide a 1001 film introduction to what is possibly some of the most fun, let alone as the title of this blog states Mad, Bad and Downright Strange cinema that currently lurks out there to be enjoyed by those not afraid to wander away from the well trodden path of the cinema mainstream.

Meanwhile for those already familiar with these movies, we hope to have provided a viewing challenge similar to the one set by the book “1001 Movies to See Before You Die”, which inturn provided the original catalyst for this project. For the publishers of that weighty…

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There are 229 films in this list released in the 1980s.

  • Eight Diagram Pole Fighter
  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • Action U.S.A.
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Akira
  • Alligator
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Altered States
  • Amazon Women on the Moon
  • American Gothic
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Anguish
  • The Grim Reaper
  • Arena
  • Bad Taste
  • Barfly
  • Basket Case
  • Betty Blue
  • The Beyond
  • The Big Blue
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Black Devil Doll from Hell
  • Blade Runner
  • The Blob
  • Blood Diner
  • Bloodsport
  • Bloody Birthday
  • Blow Out
  • Blue Velvet
  • The Blues Brothers
  • The Boxer's Omen
  • Brain Damage
  • Brazil
  • 1990: The Bronx Warriors
  • The Burning
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • Challenge of the Tiger
  • Chopping Mall
  • Christmas Evil
  • C.H.U.D.
  • City of the Living Dead
  • City on Fire
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Class of 1984
  • Class of Nuke 'Em High
  • The Clones of Bruce Lee
  • Combat Shock
  • Come and See
  • The Company of Wolves
  • Computer Beach Party
  • Critters
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Harlequin
  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow
  • Das Boot
  • Dead & Buried
  • Dead Ringers
  • The Dead Zone
  • Deadly Prey
  • The Deadly Spawn
  • The Decline of Western Civilization
  • The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
  • Demons
  • The Devil's Sword
  • Dolls
  • Don't Open Till Christmas
  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Eastern Condors
  • The Elephant Man
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
  • Escape from New York
  • Escape from the Bronx
  • The Evil Dead
  • Evil Dead II
  • Fade to Black
  • Fair Game
  • The Flight of Dragons
  • The Fly
  • For Y'ur Height Only
  • Friday the 13th
  • Fright Night
  • From a Whisper to a Scream
  • From Beyond
  • Ghetto Blaster
  • Gleaming the Cube
  • Food of the Gods II
  • The Last Shark
  • Gremlins
  • Hairspray
  • Hawk the Slayer
  • Heathers
  • Hell Comes to Frogtown
  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • The Hidden
  • Highlander
  • The Hitcher
  • Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
  • The House on Sorority Row