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How Cruising exposes the dangers of internalised homophobia

By Anton Bitel

William Friedkin’s 1980 thriller casts an unwavering eye over New York’s gay S&M subculture.

Revisiting Paul Verhoeven’s Hollow Man and its straight-to-video sequel

By Anton Bitel

Both film are now available as part of a special collector’s edition box set.

The strange, sickly pleasures of Amicus’ Gothic horrors

By Adam Scovell

In the 1960s and ’70s, this British film studio produced grisly tales to rival Hammer Horror.

The subversive fantasy of Catherine Breillat’s Romance

By Anton Bitel

The French auteur’s 1999 erotic drama challenges the viewer to separate sex from love.

Discover the nightmarish imagery of this psycho-supernatural oddity

By Anton Bitel

A man wrestles with his telepathic powers in Roger Christian’s disturbing directorial debut.

Discover the pressure-cooker tension of this alien invasion thriller

By Anton Bitel

Robert Wise’s 1971 sci-fi The Andromeda Strain tapped into space race and Cold War anxieties.

Discover the director’s cut of Olivier Assays’ Demonlover

By Anton Bitel

The French filmmaker explores the dark side of the internet age in this erotic thriller from 2002.

Discover the punkish energy of manga-inspired coming of ager

By Anton Bitel

Toshiaki Toyoda’s Blue Spring perfectly captures the fleeting excitement of youth.

Discover the feminist subtext of this Finnish folk horror

By Anton Bitel

A newlywed woman is transformed into a vampiric beast in Erik Blomberg’s supernatural tale.

Discover Australia’s dread-filled answer to The Shining

By Anton Bitel

Tony Williams’ 1982 horror Next of Kin bears all the hallmarks of classic Victorian gothic.

Discover the post-Scream pleasures of this ’90s meta-slasher

By Anton Bitel

Daniel Liatowitsch and David Todd Ocvirk’s Kolobos preempted the rise of reality TV.

Discover the demonic pleasures of this ’80s possession horror

By Anton Bitel

Occult thrills abound in director Camilo Vila’s New Orleans-set exorcism fable The Unholy.

The troubled genius of Orson Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons

By Adam Scovell

The director’s final picture for RKO suffered from severe cuts, but still retains his golden touch.

Discover the wild ride of this Hammer-esque ’70s Euro-horror

By Anton Bitel

Eugenio Martín’s Horror Express is like a locomotive mash-up of The Thing and Murder on the Orient Express.

Discover the first-person POV terror of Dario Argento’s Opera

By Anton Bitel

The horror maestro’s 1987 giallo is released in a special new 2K restoration this month.

Two decades on Waterworld remains a mad, fascinating folly

By Anton Bitel

A new restoration reveals the insane ambition of this bloated Kevin Costner vehicle.

Discover this shocking ’70s deep cut to middle-class America

By Anton Bitel

A babysitter is terrorised by an anonymous called in Fred Walton’s proto-slasher When a Stranger Calls.

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