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Samuel Fuller’s “Shock Corridor” Continues to Jolt

Samuel Fuller's "Shock Corridor" Continues to Jolt

I’ve been checking out some of classic films of the original American indie auteur, Samuel Fuller for the first time recently, including the brillantly economical “Pickup on South Street” and “Shock Corridor,” Fuller’s crazy take on a newspaper reporter that commits himself to an insane asylum to solve a murder story. The tabloidly, b-movie quality of the film in no way diminishes its greatness in illustrating the failure of the American dream in Fuller’s gritty, sometimes looney story. Check out the trailer above and in particular, the nympho attack scene.


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