A must watch for any horror or sci-fi fan. Hardware is an ambitious, artsy, exploitative, perverse, poetic, British low budget scifi/horror/action movie from 1990. It was originally supposed to be a 1-million-pound low-rent Terminator clone, but writer/director Richard Stanley gave it all he got, and made one of the defining cult classics of the 90’s. Dystopian future, killer robots, hard-hitting gore, explicit nudity, Iggy Pop, Lemmy, and the greatest soundtrack to any film ever. Don’t let the middling IMDB grade fool you, this is a love-it-or-hate-it affair. Most people hate it, but those who love it, REALLY love it.
Larry Cohen’s first film is a strange mix of tension, black comedy, racial commentary, and surrealism. It’s surprisingly artier than his later, more genre-friendly work, and features a fantastic performance from Yaphet Kotto. Challenging, fierce, and funny, maybe the best film Cohen ever made — definitely worth checking out!
Paul Verhoeven’s Christian horror movie. Ranked #93 in Empire magazines ”The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema” in 2010. Popular opinion is that Turkish Delight and Soldier of Orange are his best Dutch movies, but this really stylish horror gets my vote.