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Welcome to the new (& hopefully improved) version of our Hidden Gems series, now affectionately titled "Dumpster Diamonds"!

In honor of my 10th list of forgotten classics, obscure favorites, and cult oddities I have decided to revamp the look of these lists. If you wanted to go back to the 1st Hidden Gems entry, you'll notice that it's clunky-looking & difficult to read (especially on mobile devices). In later iterations, I made an attempt to use more images and create a better experience for folks on phones & tablets. The problem is, there's still too much of me jabbering on and too little actual recommending of movies. So, I'm throwing away virtually all of the jibber-jabber!

For the uninitiated, a "Dumpster Diamond" is a highly recommended cult film (any genre, any decade) that has fewer than 5,000 votes on IMDb. They're hand-selected by the CineMania crew to assist movie maniacs in finding something that's off the beaten path. As always, you can buy any of the following movies through our Amazon Associate links (provided below), and we'll get a few pennies to help keep the site up. We provide the entire CineMania website free of charge and without advertisements or any corporate influence, so I'd really appreciate the clicks.

Click on any poster below for more information. It's just that simple!

Truth Or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)

Dir: Tim Ritter

Starring: A.J. McLean

Plot: Mike Strauber catches his wife Sharon in bed with his best friend Jerry. He gets mad and takes off to embark on an adventure of murder and self-mutilation in demented games of truth or dare.

 Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness<br/>(1986) on IMDb

Gen X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem (2000)

Dir: Benny Chan

Starring: Paul Rudd & the Afro Ninja

Plot: Asia's funkiest crime fighters battle robots & Paul Rudd's frosted hair.

 Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem<br/>(2000) on IMDb

Bone (1972)

Dir: Larry Cohen

Starring: Yaphet Kotto, Joyce Van Patten

Plot: Blaxploitation film where a thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as happily married as they appeared.

 Bone<br/>(1972) on IMDb

TRUTH OR DARE?: A CRITICAL MADNESS
1986
GEN X COPS 2: METAL MAYHEM
(aka GEN Y COPS)
2000
BONE
1972

Equinox (1970)

Dir: Jack Woods, Dennis Muren, Mark Thomas McGee

Starring: Frank Bonner, Fritz Leiber Jr.

Plot: While on a picnic, four friends are attacked by a demon.

 Equinox<br/>(1970) on IMDb

For Y'ur Height Only (1981)

Dir: Eddie Nicart

Starring: Weng Weng!

Plot: Mr. Giant has kidnapped the brilliant Dr. Van Kohler and is planning to use the Doctor's invention, the N-bomb, to hold the world hostage.

 For Y'ur Height Only<br/>(1981) on IMDb

Killing Spree (1987)

Dir: Tim Ritter

Starring: Asbestos Felt

Plot: A man suspects his wife of adultery and goes on a killing spree, eliminating all he believes are sleeping with her, but his victims don't stay dead.

 Killing Spree<br/>(1987) on IMDb

EQUINOX
1970
FOR Y'UR HEIGHT ONLY
1981
KILLING SPREE
1987

Never Too Young To Die (1986)

Dir: Gil Bettman

Starring: John Stamos, Vanity, Gene Simmons

Plot: A spy is murdered, leaving his son to battle the hermaphroditic gang leader responsible!

 Never Too Young to Die<br/>(1986) on IMDb

Pulgasari (1985)

Dir: Sang-ok Shin

Starring: A giant Korean kaiju!

Plot: The most glorious Kim Jong-Il produces the most glorious monster movie in North Korean history.

 Pulgasari<br/>(1985) on IMDb

The Oily Maniac (1976)

Dir: Meng Hua Ho

Starring: Danny Lee, Hsieh Wang

Plot: A cripple takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero.

 The Oily Maniac<br/>(1976) on IMDb

NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE
1986
PULGASARI
1985
THE OILY MANIAC
1976
 
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