Eyes Without a Face
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Fiend Without a Face
Part of the Series: Janus Cult Classics Collection
A scientist's thoughts materialize as an army of invisible brain-shaped monsters (complete with spinal-cord tails!) who terrorize an American military base in this nightmarish chiller, directed by Arthur Crabtree (Horrors of the Black Museum). This outstanding sci-fi/horror hybrid is a special effects bonanza, and a high-water mark in British genre…
Equinox
Part of the Series: Janus Cult Classics Collection
Before he took you to a galaxy far, far away, before he brought you face-to-face with living, breathing prehistoric beasts, Dennis Muren, the future nine-time Oscar-winning visual-effects artist (Star Wars, Jurassic Park), joined forces with a group of talented young filmmakers to create an homage to the creature features of…
Sisters
Part of the Series: Janus Cult Classics Collection
Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters' insidious sibling bond. A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, De Palma's first foray into horror voyeurism…
The Blob
Part of the Series: Janus Cult Classics Collection
A cult classic of gooey greatness, THE BLOB follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader. Strong performances and ingenious special effects help THE…
Eating Raoul
Part of the Series: Janus Cult Classics Collection
A sleeper hit of the early 1980s, Eating Raoul is a bawdy, gleefully amoral tale of conspicuous consumption. Warhol superstar Mary Woronov and cult legend Paul Bartel (who also directed) portray a prudish married couple who feel put upon by the swingers living in their apartment building. One night, by…
Carnival of Souls
Part of the Series: Janus Cult Classics Collection
Herk Harvey's macabre masterpiece gained a cult following through late night television and has been bootlegged for years. Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest budget, CARNIVAL OF SOULS was intended to have the "look of a Bergman" and "feel of a Cocteau," and succeeds with its strikingly used locations…
Corridors of Blood
Part of the Series: Janus Cult Classics Collection
In 1840s London, Dr. Thomas Bolton (Boris Karloff) dares to dream the unthinkable: to operate on patients without causing pain. Unfortunately, the road to general anesthesia is blocked by a ruthless killer (Christopher Lee), as well as Bolton's devastating addiction to his own chemical experiments. Additional Reading: http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/2025-in-praise-of-karloff-the-uncanny
Diabolique
Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique. This thriller from Henri-Georges Clouzot, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women--the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys' boarding school--who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its…
Atomic Submarine
Part of the Series: Janus Cult Classics Collection
When a nuclear-powered submarine, the Tiger Shark, sets out to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances near the Arctic Circle, its fearless crew finds itself besieged by electrical storms, an Unidentified Floating Saucer, and lots of hairy tentacles. Additional Reading: http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/463-the-atomic-submarine-saving-the-world-on-a-shoestring-budget
Cria Cuervos
Carlos Saura's exquisite Cria cuervos . . . heralded a turning point in Spain: shot while General Franco was on his deathbed, the film melds the personal and the political in a portrait of the legacy of fascism and its effects on a middle-class family (the title derives from the…
The 400 Blows
Part of the Series: Janus French New Wave Collection
Francois Truffaut's first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut's cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud), THE 400 BLOWS sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut's own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut's passage from leading critic to…
The Haunted Strangler
Part of the Series: Janus Cult Classics Collection
Nineteenth-century English author James Rankin (Boris Karloff) believes that the wrong man was hanged twenty years earlier for a series of murders, but his investigations lead him to a horrible and, for him, gruesomely inescapable secret. Additional Reading: http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/2025-in-praise-of-karloff-the-uncanny