IF I WERE A SPY

The second film directed by France’s Bertrand Blier was this eccentric black and white noir thriller from 1967

BURIED ALIVE (1990)

A slightly above average early 90’s TV movie potboiler from Frank Darabont, future director of high profilers like THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION and THE GREEN MILE

WHITE OF THE EYE

Fractured, innovative and often quite brilliant, WHITE OF THE EYE was directed by the late, underrated Donald Cammell, and remains among his finest work

MAN ON A SWING

A profoundly creepy, arrestingly eccentric but ultimately unsatisfying slice of fact-based horror from the seventies

BUDDY BOY

An uncommonly stylish, nuanced psychological thriller with distinct echoes of the cinema of Roman Polanski

BODY DOUBLE

Perhaps the ultimate Brian De Palma film: gory, pervy and visually stunning, with a distinctly comedic, self-mocking angle

A BLADE IN THE DARK

Lamberto Bava appears to have been channeling his mentors Mario Bava and Dario Argento (both of whom he previously worked for as an assistant director) in this unremarkable 1983 giallo

BLACK WIDOW

A silly eighties thriller with occasional flashes of interest, courtesy of actress Theresa Russell—but flashes are all we get

EXECUTIVE KOALA

Japanese director Minoru Kawasaki’s follow-up to his cult hit THE CALAMARI WRESTLER was this goofy 2005 psycho thriller about a businessman koala bear who may or may not be a murderer