Surprisingly influential way-campy B movie that's also a cult classic. Just an ambitious reporter, his stripper girlfriend, and a mental institution. You know, the usual.
Curated by Whitney Weiss
Total Runtime: 1:40:25
In Shock Corridor, the great American writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller masterfully charts the uneasy terrain between sanity and madness. Seeking a Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett (Peter Breck) has himself committed to a mental hospital to investigate a murder. As he closes in on the killer, insanity closes in on him. Constance Towers costars as Johnny’s coolheaded stripper girlfriend. With its startling commentary on racism and other hot-button issues in sixties America and its daring photography by Stanley Cortez, Shock Corridor has had far-reaching influence.
-From The Criterion Collection