Labyrinth always steals the spotlight for 1980s fantasy epics. Neverending Story also has its merits, but it doesn’t have Tim Curry portraying a demon that tempts the leading lady from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off like the epic Ridley Scott film, Legend, does. This 1985 sci-fi fantasy flick stars a Risky Business-era Tom Cruise who loves unicorns and is kind of a sissy. He eventually gets his act together and helps defeat the wicked demon, Darkness, with some help from his goblin friends. Princess Lily (Ferris' Mia Sara) is tempted by Darkness but triumphs thanks to her purity. The film initially may have been a flop, but now it’s a cult classic and, fun fact, it supposedly inspired Legend of Zelda.
Get tempted by darkness at Cult Classics’ 9:30 p.m. screening of Legend at Pollack Tempe Cinemas, 1825 East Elliot Road in Tempe, on Saturday, March 15. All-ages tickets start at $11. Visit www.cultclassicsaz.com.