Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 323: Sun Nov 18

Shock Corridor (Fuller, 1963): BFI Southbank, 6pm
This film, which screens as part of the BFI's Uncut season, is also on at the cinema on Nov 22. More details here.

Chicago Reader review:
'Sam Fuller's comic-strip Amerika, embodied in a lurid tale about a journalist who has himself committed to an insane asylum (this is no mere sanatorium) in order to investigate a murder committed there. Sanity slips from his tenuous grasp when he is confronted with a black man who believes he's the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, a nuclear physicist who has regressed to the mental age of six, and a number of other strange inmates, all of whom have been transformed into the people they hate the most. This 1963 film is harsh, grotesque, and violent—and, incidentally, brilliant in a very original way.'
Dave Kehr

Here is the trailer.

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