DEMENTED FOREVER: The Cinema Terrorist Playlist From Cecil B. Demented and the SprocketHoles

Inspired by the John Waters film Cecil B. Demented, a list of the SprocketHoles favorite directors. 


In the film, the terrorist cinema filmmaking collective The SprocketHoles, each get a tattoo of their favorite director. I have collected here the five most popular films of each director on Letterboxd that were released by the time the film came out in 2000.

It's an eclectic list of filmmakers that range everywhere from classics, to trash cinema, to heavily experimental arthouse. They cover themes on everything from race, gender, sexuality, violence, art, politics, philosophy, and more. To me, it's a list that not only reflects the influences of the characters, but also John Water's himself, and in a way the very spirit of…

  • Cecil B. Demented
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • Laura
  • The Man with the Golden Arm
  • Bunny Lake Is Missing
  • Angel Face
  • Chelsea Girls
  • Vinyl
  • Blow Job
  • Empire
  • Kiss
  • Blood Feast
  • Two Thousand Maniacs!
  • The Wizard of Gore
  • The Gore Gore Girls
  • Color Me Blood Red
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Straw Dogs
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • The Getaway
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Malcolm X
  • Summer of Sam
  • He Got Game
  • Clockers
  • Blue Velvet
  • The Elephant Man
  • Eraserhead
  • Lost Highway
  • Wild at Heart
  • House on Haunted Hill
  • The Tingler
  • 13 Ghosts
  • Strait-Jacket
  • Mr. Sardonicus
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Fireworks
  • Lucifer Rising
  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • Invocation of My Demon Brother
  • All About My Mother
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • Live Flesh
  • Law of Desire
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • World on a Wire
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • Veronika Voss
  • Shock Corridor
  • Pickup on South Street
  • White Dog
  • The Naked Kiss
  • The Big Red One