Xavier Mendik is Professor of Cult Cinema Studies at Birmingham City University, from where he also runs the Cine-Excess International Film Festival (www.cine-excess.co.uk). He has written extensively on cult and horror film traditions. His publications (as author/editor/co-editor) include Bodies of Desire and Bodies in Distress: The Golden Age of Italian Cult Cinema (2015), Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic (2012) The Cult Film Reader (2008) and Shocking Cinema of the Seventies (2002).
He has also completed a number of documentaries on cult horror film traditions including Cabin Fever: Fear Today, Horror Tomorrow (2004), Fear at 400 Degrees: The Cine-Excess of Suspiria (2010), The Long Road Back From Hell: Reclaiming Cannibal Holocaust (2011), Tax Shelter Terrors: The Real Story of Canadian Cult Film (2017) , That’s La Morte: Italian Cult Cinema and the Years of Lead (2018) and The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film (2020 [festival cut]).
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