An archive of transgressive cinema

Electric Sheep is on hiatus while the members of our managing team are working on their own projects (see below), but it remains as an archive of writing on transgressive cinema. For over ten years we had the pleasure of featuring contributions by many talented writers, interviews with some of our favourite directors and articles on the most exciting films. We thank our outstanding contributors and our loyal readers for their support, and we encourage everyone to continue digging into the rich treasure trove we have assembled between 2007 and 2017. We will continue to put on occasional events and talks, which will be advertised on this page and in our Events section.

What We Are Up To

La prisonniere
La prisonniere

Virginie Sélavy runs a regular course on Surrealism in film at London’s Close-Up Film Centre and is currently writing a book on sado-masochism in 1960s-70s cinema.

Alex Fitch continues to write and host radio shows and podcasts about film and comics on Resonance FM.

Pamela Jahn writes for ray Filmmagazin and Filmexplorer, and is currently contributing to a book on the history of the Swiss film society Le Bon Film.

The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology

Buy your copy of The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology
Buy your copy of The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology

The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology (Strange Attractor Press) brings together Bill Morrison’s chemical ghosts, 50s bad girls, apocalyptic evangelical cinema, Spanish zombies, Japanese nihilists and David Lynch’s soundtracks of decay.

‘Superb – a masterly accomplishment. Beautifully produced – and its content and vision could not be more accurate and timely.’ Peter Whitehead.

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Film Course:  Surrealism in Cinema

the influence of Surrealism in cinema film course at Close Up
‘The influence of Surrealism in cinema’ film course

In her regular film course, Virginie Sélavy explores the influence of Surrealism in cinema at London’s Close-Up Film Centre. Each week focuses on a particular period, from the beginnings of the movement through to 1960s psychedelia and up until its more recent incarnation in the films of Guy Maddin and David Lynch.

Venue: Close-Up Film Centre, London

Electric Sheep Film Show 

Listen to the Electric Sheep podcast on Resonance
Listen to the Electric Sheep Film Show podcast in our archive

This latest episode of the Electric Sheep Film Show looks at films set in uncanny locations. Alex Fitch talks to director Bart Simpson about his documentary film Brasília: Life After Design, and his producing role on Moebius Redux and The Corporation. Graphic novelist turned director Anders Winter explores his adaptation of cult American comic book I Kill Giants, and the cast and crew of Caught discuss their 2017 SF thriller, which mixes a classic British cottage under siege film with a John Wyndham style alien invasion.

The Electric Sheep Film Show was broadcast monthly on Resonance FM 104.4 until 2018.

Listen to past editions of the radio film show and more podcasts in our archive.