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 100 mystery films in this list.

  • Twelve Monkeys
  • 13 Beloved
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Absolution
  • Alice Sweet Alice
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
  • Altered States
  • And Soon the Darkness
  • Baba Yaga
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • Birth
  • Black Christmas
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Blood and Black Lace
  • Blow Out
  • Blue Sunshine
  • Blow-Up
  • Blue Velvet
  • Brick
  • Broken Flowers
  • Bubba Ho-tep
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Castle Freak
  • Cherry Falls
  • Cube
  • Night of the Demon
  • Dark City
  • Harlequin
  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow
  • Dead & Buried
  • Dead Hooker in a Trunk
  • Death Note
  • Deep Red
  • Delirium
  • The Devil's Sword
  • Donnie Darko
  • Don't Open Till Christmas
  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood
  • Dust Devil
  • Robbery of the Mummies of Guanajuato
  • The Vampire
  • Electra Glide in Blue
  • The Exorcist III
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
  • Fade to Black
  • Frogs
  • Horrors of Malformed Men
  • The House of the Devil
  • House of Wax
  • The House on Sorority Row
  • The House That Dripped Blood
  • The House with Laughing Windows
  • Infernal Affairs
  • Irreversible
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Let Me In
  • Let's Scare Jessica to Death
  • The Limey
  • Long Weekend
  • Memento
  • Messiah of Evil
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Murder by Decree
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • The Night Stalker
  • Oldboy
  • Orphan
  • Pi
  • Pieces
  • The Pit
  • Pontypool
  • The Prowler
  • The Rapture
  • [REC]
  • Re-cycle
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Rubber
  • Santa Sangre
  • Se7en
  • Session 9
  • Soylent Green
  • Spider
  • The Stepfather
  • The Stepford Wives
  • Dead Kids
  • Straw Dogs
  • Survive Style 5+
  • High Tension
  • Tenebre
  • Them!
  • The Thing
  • Tourist Trap
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Ugetsu
  • Videodrome
  • The Whip and the Body
  • Who Can Kill a Child?
  • The Wicker Man