Satire... or premonition? Ursula Andress in The Tenth Victim

Elio Petri: The Tenth Victim

Based on a novel by Robert Sheckley, The Tenth Victim represented a marked sea change in Elio Petri’s oeuvre. Gone was the low key, wry approach of his former films: this is a brash, colorful production that exudes extravagance from it’s every pore.

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A victim of Byleth


A chubby bird and a moustachioed bloke have a quick shag (and wasn’t it ever thus in the world of Italian sex scenes). After he dresses and leaves her, she is attacked and killed by an unseen assailant.

Dougray Scott in The Last Passenger

The Last Passenger

You’ve got to admire the chutzpah of attempting to remake Speed on a British Rail commuter train to Tunbridge Wells and in many ways The Last Passenger does it rather well.

Teresa Gimpera as the atypically blonde vampiress in Crypt of the Living Dead

Crypt of the Living Dead

Crypt of the Living Dead is, like Return of the Evil Dead, another dose of Hispanic phantasmagoria. Unlike that film, however, I found it much more enjoyable upon second viewing.

There's a lot of this... in The Wall

The Wall

The Wall, the 2012 science fiction film directed by Julian Pölsler, is a film that’s both intriguing and exasperating in equal measure.

Aneurin Barnard gets the night bus blues in Citadel


Another in the ‘tower block terror’ sub-strand of films (see also Tower Block, The Raid, Attack on the Block), an off-shoot of the ‘hoodie horror’ movies which seem primarily composed to work up writers for The Guardian into a state of apoplexy.