Yesterday we talked about cult movies that could be remade or given a sequel in 2017 and beyond without causing terrible aneurysms and blood in the streets. But let's be real -- there are plenty of cult classics that ought never to be touched again. Some of them are perfect and need no continuation or retread; some are simply too incurably of a time; and some are so bad that it's baffling they're cult classics at all.
Don't remake those. Don't even bury them. Just leave them where they lie.
You'd think this would be a much easier list to write. So many cult movies are good as they are and require no coda, no postscript, no "but what if ..." But the challenge is that so many of them already have been remade or are in the process of being remade. I'd say "Don't remake The Wicker Man," but ... oops. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show must be never be remade no matter what" is something I wish I'd said in time and/or that anyone would've listened.
So for a lot of cult classics, we're too late. It's a tragedy, but there's nothing we can do but hold our heads high and set our sights toward the future. And with that profound responsibility in mind, these are 10 cult movies that 100% should never ever be touched -- no sequels, no remakes, no nothing.