LITTLE HEAVEN

Here Nick Cutter, of the well-received horror thrillers THE TROOP and THE DEEP, tries his hand at a genre epic of the type popularized by Stephen King and Robert McCammon, with mixed results

BAD RONALD

A “hider in the house” tale in the mold of the 1989 film of the same name and THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, but it actually predated them by several decades.

THE WARD

This may seem like just another trashy potboiler of the type you see dozens of each year, and in many respects that’s just what it is

MOSQUITO

The full title of this 1976 Swiss curio is MOSQUITO DER SCHAENDER (MOSQUITO THE RAPIST), meaning it is NOT to be confused 1995’s big bug bummer MOSQUITO

THE MOOR’S HEAD

A somewhat uneven but undeniably affecting work from Austria that depicts a seemingly contented man’s descent into hallucination, paranoia and, finally, total insanity

THE MONK (1972)

A fumbled French made attempt at adapting Matthew Lewis’s gothic classic THE MONK to the screen

METAL SKIN

This is one of the finest Australian films of the past couple decades, and also one of the most underappreciated: a bleak and upsetting stew of post-teenage ennui, witchcraft, psychosis and death!

MARAT/SADE

Peter Brook’s infamous filming of Peter Weiss’ MARAT/SADE is one of the screen’s great depictions of unfettered insanity, as well as a historical drama with definite contemporary relevance

THE MANSION OF MADNESS

This phantasmagoric spectacle, loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe’s story “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether,” remains a landmark of Mexican horror/fantasy