The strange attraction of vile acts, dark emotions and messed up characters


  • Repulsion: Roman Polanski’s masterful study of a woman’s disintegrating sanity
  • Edmond: A revulsion-causing hellish drama scripted by David Mamet
  • Zombie Flesh Eaters: Properly putrefying zombies
  • Rolling Thunder: ‘A fascinating push-pull of attraction-repulsion to the psychotic protagonist’



  • American Mary: Jen and Sylvia Soska and star Katharine Isabelle talk about their unnpleasant but likeable feminist heroine
  • Ruggero Deodato on Cannibal Holocaust

Comic Strip Review:

  • Maniac: A repellent anti-hero

Reel Sounds:

See all cinematic themes & personalities covered in Electric Sheep Magazine

Theme image - January 2013

Illustration by Timur Hassan