Seminal rock'n'roll documentary spoof This Is Spinal Tap has topped a new poll of cult movie hits.

The 1984 Rob Reiner movie about an ill-fated rock group, starring Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean, beat THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and 1932's FREAKS to claim top spot in the Top 50 Cult Movies list in influential American magazine Entertainment Weekly.

Notable omissions include A Clockwork Orange, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks: FIRE WALK WITH ME, LIFE OF BRIAN, Straw Dogs and Reservoir Dogs.

The top ten is:

2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

3. FREAKS (1932)

4. HAROLD + MAUDE (1971)

5. Pink Flamingos (1972)

6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

7. REPO MAN (1984)

8. Scarface (1983)

9. Blade Runner (1982)

10. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

(KL/EW/IG)

19/05/2003 09:14