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Discover the retro camp charm of this Razzie winning comedy horror

By Anton Bitel

In 1988’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Cassandra Peterson’s heroine proudly display her two best assets.

Discover the erotic grotesquery of this Japanese triptych

By Anton Bitel

The prolific filmmaker Teruo Ishii invented a whole new subgenrre with 1969’s bizarre Orgies of Edo.

The bleak futurism of John Carpenter’s Escape from New York

By Anton Bitel

The genre maestro’s dystopian thriller feels eerily prescient in its depiction of a broken police state.

Why Long Weekend remains an Ozploitation classic

By Lara C Cory

Colin Eggleston’s 1978 film emerged from one of Australian cinema’s boldest and most productive periods.

How Candyman reflected the fears of urban society

By Anton Bitel

Bernard Rose’s cult 1992 horror, based on a Clive Barker short story, tackles sex, class and race in inner-city Chicago.

Discover the animalistic terror of George A Romero’s first studio movie

By Anton Bitel

The genre maestro’s 1998 Monkey Shines was dubbed ‘An Experiment In Fear’ – and with good reason.

Discover the deranged melodrama of this maternal horror

By Anton Bitel

Ted Post’s 1973 film The Baby takes the notion of the dysfunctional family to a whole other level.

Discover the ferocious insanity of this cult Japanese horror

By Anton Bitel

Teruo Ishii’s Horrors of Malformed Men contains one of cinema’s most straightforwardly stark raving villains.

Discover the ethical outrage of this erotic Japanese drama

By Anton Bitel

Akio Jissôji’s celebrated – and controversial – This Transient Life boldly challenges social convention.

Discover the grainy depravity of this notorious cannibal horror

By Anton Bitel

Umberto Lenzi’s Cannibal Ferox fully deserves its reputation as one of the genre’s toughest watches.

Discover the co-ed carving thrills of this classic ’80s slasher

By Anton Bitel

Shot in a real abandoned asylum, Richard Friedman’s gore-fest shows a subgenre in microcosm.

Discover the Lynchian mysteries of this backwoods meta-horror

By Anton Bitel

Resolution, from filmmaking duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, is a true original.

Discover the human drama of this post-apocalyptic sci-fi

By Anton Bitel

The end of the world is just the beginning in Geoff Murphy’s The Quiet Earth from 1985.

Discover the time-skipping eroticism of these classic Japanese animes

By Anton Bitel

Third Window Films are releasing two Animerama series films from Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka.

Discover the haunting tragedy of this Polish possession horror

By Anton Bitel

Marcin Wrona’s 2015 film Demon puts a modern twist on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.

How eXistenZ predicted the gaming industry’s dark future

By Anton Bitel

David Cronenberg’s 1999 tech-thriller sees Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh enter a strange VR world.

Discover the hypnotic mystery of this nihilistic thriller

By Anton Bitel

An entrancing existential streak runs through Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 1997 film, Cure.

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