Posted by mike in Entertainment,Film at 10:35 pm on June 18, 2007

Kevin Smith is going to be hosting the opening of a new art show called Crazy 4 Cult next month, and I found the promotional picture for it to be quite interesting:
Cult Movie Characters
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Looking at the picture, I recognized a lot of the characters instantly, and some I was able to remember after a little bit of thought. I decided to try to see if I could come up with them all, so I devised this key to use as I went:
Who are they?
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Unfortunately, cult film aficionado (and fan of movies in general) that I believe myself to be, I can’t come up with all of them, so I thought I’d ask for help. Below is my list (those listed in bold I’m pretty sure I’ve got right), without looking any of them up in IMDB or anything of the sort; as such, I hope I’ll be forgiven for any misspellings. Can you help me fill in the ones I’m missing?

  1. Is this from a movie, or just part of the scene?
  2. Paul Reubens as Pee-Wee Herman (Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure)
  3. Kevin Smith as Silent Bob (Clerks, et. al)
  4. Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski (The Big Lebowski)
  5. Sacha Baron Coen as Borat Sagdiyev (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazahkstan)
  6. Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth (Blue Velvet)
  7. Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves as ??? and ??? (Point Break)
  8. Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me)
  9. Malcolm McDowell as Alexander DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange)
  10. ??? as Frank (Donnie Darko)
  11. Christopher Guest as Nigel (This is Spinal Tap)
  12. Rick Moranis as ??? (Strange Brew)
  13. Laura Palmer, wrapped in plastic (see #11)
  14. This looks like Alec Baldwin, but I’m not sure which movie it’s supposed to be from. Or it could be David Lynch.
  15. Tim Curry as Frank N. Furter (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  16. Like #2, I’m not sure if this is from a movie or just part of the setting of the picture.
  17. ??? as Chunk (The Goonies)
  18. This looks like it might be Malcolm McDowell again, but I’m not sure from what.

Comments (5)

5 Responses to “Cult Movies”:

  • Isn’t #7 Jason from Friday the 13th?

  • That’d be a really stylized hockey mask if it is. I’m not much of a horror movie guy, so I’m not sure on that one.

  • Comment by C. at 11:51 am on July 12, 2007

    #1: Divine from John Waters’ _Pink Flamingos_

  • Comment by Skaar at 9:16 pm on August 8, 2007

    #7 is LeatherFace from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, no?

  • I’m glad this became a game, the cult classic name game
    You can see the finished version on my site:

    1.Divine(Pink Flamingos)
    2.Funeral Bouquet(Decoration)
    3.Pee Wee(Big Adventure)
    4.Kevin Smith(Clerks)
    5.Ed Wood(Ed Wood)
    6.The Dude(Big Lebowski)
    7.Leatherface(Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
    9.Frank Booth(Blue Velvet)
    10.Dead Presidents(Point Break)
    11.Laura Palmer/ Prom Photo(Twin Peaks)
    12.Alex D’large(A Clockwork Orange)
    13.Frank the Bunny(Donnie Darko)
    14.Nigel Tufnel(Spinal Tap)
    15.Bob Mackenzie(Strange Brew)
    16.Laura Palmer(twin Peaks)
    17.David Lynch(Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Dr., Fire Walk with Me)
    18.Frank N. Furter(Rocky Horror Picture Show)
    19.Funeral Bouquet(Decoration)
    21.Remy(Higher Learning) was painted over to a Fury(The Warriors) see final version
    22.Zombie(Dawn of the Dead) see final version
    23.Milton(Office Space) see final version
    24.Leg Lamp(A Christmas Story)
    25.Toxic Avenger(The Toxic Avenger)see final version

    that’s all of em