61 - Psychomania (1973)
Psychomania (also called The Death Wheelers in America and other markets) is one of those movies I can't help but love. Despite all the things wrong with it, despite the glaring plot holes and nonsensical actions of the characters I still find myself having a soft spot for this movie.
Maybe it's the ideas presented that seem so fresh and interesting in a world of remakes and reboots that make this film seem to interesting to me. It's a rare case where the artists - despite obvious shortcomings and inherent conflicts - persevered in spite of themselves to make something both deeply flawed and highly enjoyable.
What sets Psychomania apart from so many other films like it that have failed is the obvious care that this film was crafted with. The incredible soundtrack, the striking visuals, and the experimental shots and storytelling elements they delve into make this the real definition of a "cult classic". A movie that was panned at the time and only gaining respect after decades of obscurity.
While it's not a perfect film by any means, Psychomania gives it's audience something they have truly never seen before. Our main character Tom learns of his mother's deal with the devil when he was only an infant that she has kept secret for more than 18 years. The ability to come back from the dead and be immortal - the ultimate curse of mankind can be broken - by killing yourself and simply "believing you will come back" is the focus of the story. Yet with all the time in the world all Tom and his friends want to do is mess with the elderly. Boredom sets in quickly and what seemed like the gift of eternity turns into the curse of banality.