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Why The Exorcist III remains a fascinating, flawed horror sequel

By Anton Bitel

A sense of creative conflict infuses William Peter Blatty’s spiritual follow-up to William Friedkin’s 1973 classic.

Revisiting Paul Verhoeven’s sexually explicit answer to Grease

By Anton Bitel

The 1980 coming-of-ager Spetters is one of the Dutch master’s most uncompromising and controversial works.

Discover the sleazy cautionary tale of this hitchhiking thriller

By Anton Bitel

Irvin Berwick’s cult 1983 film Hitch Hike to Hell is an American nightmare writ large.

Criterion’s collection of Showa-era Godzilla films is a cinematic feast

By Andrew Northrop

Fifteen of the iconic kaiju’s adventures have been compiled in a long-overdue commemorative boxset.

Discover the allegorical terror of this landmark silent era horror

By Anton Bitel

Paul Wegener’s nightmarish take on the Golem of Jewish folklore introduced German Expressionism to the world.

How Jacques Demy reimagined the Hollywood musical

By Adam Scovell

With The Young Girls of Rochefort, the French director created something wondrously original.

Is An American Werewolf in London a love story?

By Anton Bitel

Romance, tragedy and horror combine to potent effect in director John Landis’ iconic 1981 feature.

Is this one of the great lesser-known location-based horrors?

By Adam Scovell

Robert Fuest’s And Soon the Darkness foreshadows both The Wicker Man and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Discover the troubling eroticism of this twisted ’70s thriller

By Anton Bitel

Stanley H Brassloff’s Toys Are Not for Children centres on a doll-like heroine with severe daddy issues.

Discover the sordid pleasures of this late-career Mario Bava slasher

By Anton Bitel

The Italian horror maestro’s 1971 film A Bay of Blood remains one of his most shocking works.

Does The Hills Have Eyes II contain that Wes Craven slasher magic?

By Anton Bitel

A new Blu-ray of this 1984 cheapjack sequel shows there's more value to it than meets the eye.

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.

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