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Discover the fear and disillusionment of this cabin fever horror

By Anton Bitel

Toshiaki Toyoda’s Monsters Club sees a Unabomber-like character wage a private war from a remote cabin in the woods.

Discover the monstrous spectacle of this meta exploitation movie

By Anton Bitel

Marco Ferreri’s controversial The Ape Woman is a deeply cynical portrayal of masculinity bestialised and femininity reified.

Why Johnny Guitar remains a superior subversive western

By Anton Bitel

With its progressive gender politics and liberal undertow, Nicholas Ray’s 1954 film was way ahead of its time.

How Penelope Spheeris captured the wild side of American youth culture

By Anton Bitel

In 1983’s Suburbia and 1985’s The Boys Next Door, the Reagan era is a place of lay-offs, layabouts and general decay.

The grisly, greasy-spoon horror of Robert Hartford-Davis

By Adam Scovell

Inspired by real-life killings, 1968’s Corruption is one of the first – and most effective – British horror films of its kind.

Discover this surreal Japanese erotic horror about artistic obsession

By Anton Bitel

Yasuzô Masumura’s macabre masterpiece Blind Beast paints an unnerving portrait of an artist and his muse.

Discover the eco-horror of this eerily prescient creature feature

By Anton Bitel

John Frankenheimer’s Prophecy sees Mother Nature exact revenge against a researcher couple in rural Maine.

Discover this cutting-edge, Gothic-inspired ’80s slasher

By Anton Bitel

Starring Linda Blair as a textbook final girl, Tom DeSimone’s 1981 Hell Night offers an effective blend of horrors old and new.

In praise of Lucio Fulci’s violent, vengeful Spaghetti westerns

By Adam Scovell

The Italian horror maestro’s handful of entries in the genre showcase his penchant for bloody retribution.

Is True Romance the ultimate male movie fantasy?

By Anton Bitel

With its movie nerd hero, doting blonde heroine and shocking violence, this early ’90s cult classic is peak Tarantino.

Discover this postmodern, manga-inspired meditation on authorship

By Anton Bitel

Tezuka’s Barbara is a meta ode to the director’s late father, the ‘godfather’ of the Japanese graphic novel.

How Basic Instinct turned the erotic thriller on its head

By Anton Bitel

Paul Verhoeven’s subversive 1992 film is a Hitchcockian thriller with the kink brought to the surface.

The cult teen crime-drama that became a Gen X touchstone

By Anton Bitel

The angst-ridden Over the Edge from 1979 was a major influence on Richard Linklater and Kurt Cobain.

Discover this sweet-toothed Japanese corporate satire

By Anton Bitel

Yasuzô Masumura’s Giants and Toys from 1958, about rival confectionary companies, shows a nation in flux.

Discover this medieval monster movie inspired by Army of Darkness

By Anton Bitel

Jordan Downey’s fantasy revenge horror The Head Hunter pays homage to Sami Raimi’s Evil Dead series.

Discover the fast-paced thrills of this hard-boiled Euro crime drama

By Anton Bitel

Based on real events, Sergio Martino’s Silent Action from 1975 is as cynical as it is uncompromising.

Discover the film that brought together two of horror’s greatest stars

By Anton Bitel

The Black Cat was the first of six Universal pictures to star Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.

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