5 Cult Movies That Inspired the Eclipse

In honor of the spookiest time of the year and our newest launch, we are sharing the autumnal cult cinema that’s inspiring us this season. The vibes are mysterious, bold, effervescent, and just a little bit playful. Just like our newest glow-in-the-dark Cardholder, each of these films embodies our Fall mood and gave us the creative juice behind our latest creative endeavor, a Sin-City inspired short film [link]. Join us as we take a deep dive into the fascinating world of film and get inspired for Fall looks, Halloween costumes, and the ultimate spooky season accessory: The Eclipse.


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1. Sin City (2005)

The neon-drenched streets of Sin City not only captivated our imagination but also set the stage for the visual and narrative tone of our short film. The film's distinctive voice-over style and dramatic lighting became the cornerstone of our storytelling approach. Inspired by Sin City’s electric atmosphere and daring narratives, our film encapsulates the essence of those wild nighttime adventures, where the line between ordinary and extraordinary blurs. In the same vein, our Eclipse wallet, echoing the film's neon aesthetics, becomes a beacon for those who revel in the night. Its sleek design, reminiscent of Sin City's bold contrasts, invites you to embrace the thrill of nocturnal escapades. With the Eclipse wallet, you carry a piece of that Sin City energy, ready to illuminate your own story in the dark, just like the captivating visuals and enthralling tales that inspired our cinematic adventure.


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2. Frankenstein (1931)

In the enigmatic tale of Frankenstein, we encounter the alchemy of creativity and the allure of bringing forth the extraordinary from the shadows. Captivated by the essence of this enduring classic, our Eclipse cardholder becomes a canvas for innovation, echoing the essence of crafting the mysterious. Similar to Dr. Frankenstein's endeavor to birth something enigmatic, our cardholder embodies the mystique of the unknown while maintaining a subtle elegance. With its subtle yet striking green glow, the Eclipse cardholder becomes a modern marvel, an accessory that silently captivates. The luminescent glow, reminiscent of Frankenstein's ethereal experiments, infuses an air of mystery into your everyday style.

3. Pulp Fiction (1994)

In the intricate tapestry of Pulp Fiction’s storytelling, where unexpected twists meet bold narratives, we discovered a kinship with the essence of our Eclipse wallet: to light up the night. Inspired by the film's audacious storytelling, the Eclipse wallet makes a daring statement, challenging the conventional and embracing the thrill of the unknown. Just as the characters in Pulp Fiction navigate a world of surprises, our wallet invites you to explore its features, promising a luminous experience in the darkest hours. With every use, the Eclipse wallet embodies the spirit of living on the edge, daring to shine brightly even in the deepest shadows



4. Birds (1963)

Hitchcock’s Birds teaches us the art of suspense and the brilliance of subtle acting cues. In the film, ordinary moments are spun into thrilling mysteries, reminiscent of the unexpected allure of the night itself. The Eclipse wallet, with its enigmatic glow akin to the black and white shades of the film, captures that essence flawlessly. It becomes a symbol of venturing into the unknown, illuminating paths yet to be explored with a touch of Hitchcockian intrigue. Inspired by the film’s masterful suspense, our wallet embodies the thrill of embracing the darkness, transforming uncertainty into an adventure waiting to be discovered. Just as the characters in Birds confront the unexpected, the Eclipse wallet invites you to embrace every shadow and revel in the mystery, making every night an extraordinary tale of the unknown.

5. The Great Gatsby (2013)

In the glimmering nights of Jay Gatsby's extravagant parties, we found not just glamour but a celebration of life that resonated deeply with our vision for the Eclipse wallet. Much like the lively characters who danced under the starlit skies, our wallet embodies the spirit of those who revel in the night, who embrace the magic that comes alive when the sun sets. Inspired by the large nighttime party scenes from The Great Gatsby, the Eclipse wallet becomes more than a mere accessory—it's a companion for those who like to live during the night, dance the night away, and illuminate the darkness. The wallet's design mirrors the effervescent energy of Gatsby's soirées, capturing the essence of a night filled with music, laughter, and endless possibilities. As the wallet lights up the night, it becomes a symbol of the vibrant souls who find their true essence in the nocturnal hours, dancing through life with an undeniable, radiant glow.


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Our exploration of these cinematic masterpieces was more than a mere homage—it was a journey into the heart of storytelling and creativity. Inspired by the nuanced narratives of Sin City, the unyielding spirit of Kill Bill, the bold storytelling of Pulp Fiction, the unexpected allure of Birds, and the glamorous extravagance of The Great Gatsby, we embarked on a mission to create something truly unique.

Our short film, deeply influenced by these films, is a personal endeavor, a labor of love that we invite you to experience. It's not just a film; it's a testament to our fascination with the unknown, our love for the night, and our belief in the magic of storytelling. Watch it here.




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