Rich and strange

An archive of transgressive cinema

Electric Sheep is currently on hiatus while the members of our managing team are working on their own projects, but it remains as an archive of writing on transgressive cinema. Over the past 10 years we have had the pleasure to feature contributions by many talented writers and interviews with some of our favourite directors and to write about the most exciting films. We thank our amazing contributors and our loyal readers for their support and we encourage everyone to continue digging into the rich treasure trove we have assembled since 2007.

We will continue to put on occasional events and talks and run film courses. These will be advertised on this page and in our Events section. On 17 October, we will be presenting a talk on sorcery and counterculture in Michael Reeves's films at the Horse Hospital. On 25 October, Electric Sheep founder Virginie Sélavy will give an introductory talk on 'Le fantastique: A Curious Tour of the French Weird' as part of the BFI Southbank season of French fantastique cinema in October-November 2018. And back by popular demand, we also present a 4-part film course that explores the influence of Surrealism on cinema, running from 6 - 27 November 2018 at London's Close-Up Film Centre.

The Holy Mountain
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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. Read the reviews.

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Twisted Romance

Murderous tenderness, destructive desires, awkward love: Check out our theme focus on films that take a twisted approach to romance, from Jacques Deray's La piscine, a classic French noir-ish tale of desire, jealousy and male rivalry among the glamorous St Tropez jet set, to Pablo Larraín's minimalist Post Mortem, in which a lonely mortician falls for a troubled dancer as Pinochet brutally takes power in 70s Chile.

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Electric Sheep Film Show
April 2018

This latest episode 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 is broadcast on the third Wednesday every two month, 5.30-6.30pm at Resonance FM 104.4.

Witchfinder General

Witches and Witchfinders

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Witchfinder General (1968), Electric Sheep founder Virginie Sélavy explores the sorcery theme that runs through director Michael Reeves’s work in relation to key countercultural ideas and place it in the context of other witch films of the period. It will show that under the cool, liberated, thrill-seeking, free-love, anti-authoritarian surface of the 1960s Reeves sees the dark side of the cultural revolution and reveals mankind’s eternal propensity for violence.

Date: 17 October 2018
Venue: Horse Hospital, London

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