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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.

Discover the sole horror film produced during the Soviet era

By Anton Bitel

Viy, Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov’s 1967 Gothic chiller, boasts spectacular visuals and effects.

Discover this gross-out ’90s high school movie by way of Jurassic Park

By Anton Bitel

Starring Denise Richards and an animatronic dino, Tammy and the T-Rex is one of the decade’s campiest curios.

Discover this newly restored Hitchcock aping cult horror

By Anton Bitel

With its surreal premise and zoological themes, Richard Franklin’s Link remains a most curious creature.

Why Millennium Actress remains one of cinema’s greatest love letters

By Kambole Campbell

Media, memory and film history collide in Satoshi Kon’s time-bending story of a faded screen star.

Discover the devilish pleasures of this Roger Corman chiller

By Anton Bitel

The cult director’s 1964 Edgar Allan Poe adaptation The Masque of the Red Death sees Vincent Price sell his soul.

Discover the military thriller that put Park Chan-wook on the mapf

By Anton Bitel

2000’s JSA – Joint Security Area was one of the first significant films of the so-called Korean Wave.

The 20 best home entertainment releases of 2020

By David Jenkins

Our round-up of the year’s finest physical releases, some of which helped us through the dark times of lockdown.

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