THE COMPANY OF WOLVES
1984, Park Circus/ITV, 93 min, UK, Dir: Neil Jordan

Director Neil Jordan’s first feature film is a charmingly phantasmagorical dream collage of werewolf lore, pitched somewhere between a creepy fairy tale and full-blown Hammer horror. A beguiling metaphor for sexual awakening and the loss of innocence, with an exceptional cast that includes Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner and Stephen Rea.


THE OMEN
1976, 20th Century Fox, 111 min, USA, Dir: Richard Donner

Director Richard Donner's breakthrough film was the best of the inevitable demonic possession thrillers that flooded theaters in the wake of THE EXORCIST's success. A riveting blend of studio respectability (with a classy cast that includes Gregory Peck and Lee Remick) and exploitation gusto (in the form of some of the most creative death scenes this side of Argento), this story of a couple's discovery that their cute little boy is the Antichrist still has the power to shock. An escapist roller-coaster ride with a very dark edge, this is one of the most unabashedly entertaining films of the 1970s. Award-winning cinematography by Gilbert Taylor (STAR WARS) and an Oscar-winning score by Jerry Goldsmith. Also features David Warner and “Dr. Who's” Patrick Troughton.


IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS
1995, New Line Cinema, 95 min, USA, Dir: John Carpenter

Hired investigator Sam Neill discovers reclusive horror writer Jurgen Prochnow (DAS BOOT) in a tiny New England town, but isn’t prepared for the terrifying reality warp that follows, in this wild, H.P. Lovecraft inspired romp through the demonic looking glass. With a terrific supporting cast that includes David Warner and Charlton Heston.


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