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C&L's Saturday Night Chiller Theater: Shock Corridor (1962)

A movie in which mental hospital is metaphor? Timeless.

Johnny Barrett is an ambitious reporter who really wants to land a Pulitzer Prize. To do so, he gets himself committed to an asylum where there have been multiple unsolved murders. Then the hilarity ensues.

Wait. No. Not "hilarity".

What ensues is Sam Fuller's pulp-fiction fever dream metaphor for 1960s America as a lurid mental hospital.


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