Pokot

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Pokot (Spoor in the english version) is a 2017 Polish crime film directed by Agnieszka Holland. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. At Berlin, the film won the Alfred Bauer Prize (Silver Bear). The film is set… Continue Reading

Wake in fright

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Wake in Fright (also known as Outback) is a 1971 Australian thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff, about a young school teacher from Sydney who descends into personal moral degradation after finding himself stranded in a brutal, menacing town in outback Australia. It stars Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence and Chips Rafferty. The screenplay, written by Evan Jones,… Continue Reading

Valerie a týden divů

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Valerie a tide divů (Valerie and Her Week of Wonders in the english version) is a 1970 Czechoslovakian surrealist horror film directed by Jaromil Jireš and based on the 1945 novel of the same name by Vítězslav Nezval.  The film portrays the heroine as living in a disorienting dream, cajoled by priests, vampires,… Continue Reading

The birds

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The Birds is a 1963 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. It focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California over the course of… Continue Reading

Road house

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Road House is a 1989 American action film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a newly refurbished roadside bar who protects a small town in Missouri from a corrupt businessman. Sam Elliott also plays a bouncer, the mentor, friend and foil of Swayze’s character. The cast also includes Kelly Lynch as… Continue Reading

Bug

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Bug is a 1975 American horror film in Panavision, starring Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, and Richard Gilliland. An earthquake releases a bunch of mutant cockroaches that can create fire by rubbing their cerci together. Eventually most of the bugs die because they cannot survive in the low air pressure on the Earth’s… Continue Reading