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 33 fantasy films in this list released in the 1980s.

  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Clash of the Titans
  • The Company of Wolves
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Harlequin
  • The Devil's Sword
  • Dolls
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
  • Evil Dead II
  • The Flight of Dragons
  • From Beyond
  • Gremlins
  • Hawk the Slayer
  • Highlander
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Krull
  • Labyrinth
  • Legend
  • Masters of the Universe
  • The Monster Squad
  • Pulgasari
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Q
  • The Return of Captain Invincible
  • Return to Oz
  • Santa Sangre
  • Teen Wolf
  • Vampire Hunter D
  • Warlock
  • Willow
  • Yor, the Hunter from the Future