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.'
Here is the trailer.