15 Eastern European Cult Classic Films You Should Know About

1f8e12d90e8ab633293f3d59a07558ce49202452The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (Czech: Tajemství hradu v Karpatech), dir. Oldřich Lipský (1981)

A Czechoslovak comedy based on based on Jules Verne’s novel The Carpathian Castle, the film is set in 1897 in the castle town called Werewolfville in the Carpathians. Filled with surreal images, deadpan humor, and retro-scifi gadgets — belonging to a mad scientist — the clever and unpredictable movie also features a damsel with a curious affliction, a superhero whose power is his opera voice, and a villain who is obsessed with beards.