First Appeared: Dark City (1998)
Founding Father: Alex Proyas, David S. Goyer, and Lem Dobbs
Notable Residents: John Murdoch, the Strangers
Yo, you wanna talk German expressionism mixed with a lil' bit of that Gilliam flavor with a dollop of Philip K. Dick on top? Then you gotta be talking Dark City. We'll join in, because we're part of the cult around this cult classic. When we're feeling moody, we like to imagine that we're floating in a city in the vast reaches of outer space, a city trapped in a film noir, a city run by Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The dude from Flatliners is there, except now he's a doctor. And a man with sleepy eyes who didn't kill any women is going to teach us how to move things with our minds. We always knew it could be this bright in a place that doesn't experience daytime.