I commissioned and edited a collection of essays looking at the theme of ‘the end’ in cinema, in words and images, and from an extensive range of angles, the unfinished, the decaying, the apocalyptic, the undead, the historical, the end as fate and the end as denouement.
From the gutter to the avant garde, The End brings together a mind-bendingly eclectic programme of films, authors, artists and directors to create a unique new vision of cinema past, present and future.
Follow us into the darkness and you’ll find Bill Morrison’s chemical ghosts, the Bad Girls of ’50s exploitation films, apocalyptic Nigerian evangelists, shuffling zombies, the human centipede, Kôji Wakamatsu’s Japanese nihilists, David Lynch’s sonic cinema, Clouzot’s lost Inferno, the Brothers Quay, Vincenzo Natali, Ingmar Bergman’s final thoughts and more.
Jim Harper (Flowers from Hell: The Modern Japanese Horror Film)
Greg Klymkiw (producer of Guy Maddin’s Careful)
Frances Morgan (former editor of Plan B Magazine)
James Rose (Beyond Hammer: Contemporary British Horror Cinema)
Jack Sargeant (Deathtripping: The Extreme Underground)
Check out the Contents.
‘It is superb – a masterly accomplishment. Beautifully produced – and its ‘content’ – and vision – could not be more accurate and timely.’ Peter Whitehead
‘Electric Sheep writes about film for people who like film: a classic approach.’ Norman Lebrecht, The New Statesman
‘Refreshing and original, Electric Sheep explores the world of film from myriad angles with wit and imagination.’ Jennifer Higgie, Frieze
‘Electric Sheep is idiosyncratic, ‘intelligent, informed and it really knows and cares about cinema. Long may it prosper.’ The Wire
Published by Strange Attractor Press, 2011.