Issue 69: Creatures

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Creatures: Ancient beasts, mystical monsters, sleepwalking murderers

As winter sets in the creatures come out of the dark: The Golem is conjured up, Conrad Veidt is the puppet of a sinister hypnotist in The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, a primitive beast terrorizes Trans-Siberian passengers in 70s Spanish horror movie Horror Express and we have a feature on ‘Female Creatures and Science Experiments Gone Amiss’. In Alter Ego, Sam Hawken is Underworld’s Selene while our Comic Strip Review is on Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen.

We have interviews with Yorgos Lanthimos about his follow-up to Dogtooth, the equally oddball Alps, with Michael Haneke about the acclaimed Love, and with Ben Wheatley about his new horror comedy Sightseers. Not to be missed, two films are out on UK screens for the first time this month: the extended US version of The Shining and Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s landmark 90s animé Ninja Scroll.

In the second part of our London Film Festival coverage we review Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt and crime thriller End of Watch, out in cinemas this month. Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral screens at SCI-FI-LONDON’s Post-Apocolympic Weekender (Nov 9-11). And we report on L’Etrange Festival, Sitges and Toronto and our Cine Lit column looks at Kier-La Janisse’s House of Psychotic Women.

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