Director Alex Cox curated BBC2's Moviedrome from 1988 to 1994.
In his own words:
"What is a cult film? A cult film is one that has a passionate following, but does not appeal to everyone. James Bond movies are not cult films, but chainsaw movies are. Just because a film has become a cult movie does not automatically guarantee quality. Some are very bad; others are very, very good. Some make an awful lot of money at the box office; others make no money at all. Some are considered quality films; others are exploitation movies.
One thing cult movies do have in common is that they are all genre films - for example gangster films or westerns. They also have…