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. In March, we will be running a film course on Surrealism at 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
October 2017

In this Halloween themed episode, Kim Newman talks about his new collection of reviews and essays, Video Dungeon, while cinema programmer Anna Bogutskaya discusses a tour of short horror films directed by women: ‘The Final Girls – We Are the Weirdos’. Plus, director Keir Burrows talks about his Sci–Fi thriller Anti Matter.
The Electric Sheep Film Show is on every third Wednesday of the month, 5.30-6.30pm at Resonance FM 104.4.

Un chien andalou

Surrealism and Cinema from David Lynch to Luis Bunuel

Back by popular demand! After a sold-out course last year, Electric Sheep founder Virginie Sélavy explores the influence of Surrealism on cinema in a 4-part film course that will look at the beginnings of the movement through to 1960s psychedelia and experimentation, up until its more recent incarnation in the films of Guy Maddin and David Lynch.

5-26 March 2018, Close-Up Film Centre.

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