A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential…
Aliens who come to Earth inevitably get hooked on our human vices. It's just a natural law of the cosmos. And sooner or later, every extraterrestrial wants to smoke. It's a filthy habit, but just barbaric enough to seem fascinating.
People worship Burroughs' Naked Lunch, but don't give it its props as a science fiction classic, argues Rudy Rucker on his blog. Rucker, whose new novel about Alan Turing includes Burroughs as a character, describes Naked Lunch as "Transreal SF."