The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology
April 8, 2011
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The first Electric Sheep book is now available, a 260 page anthology of the latest cutting edge writing and illustration about film, themed around the concept of ‘the end’.
From the gutter to the avant-garde, The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology (Strange Attractor Press, £13.99) 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 Electric Sheep into the darkness and you’ll find Bill Morrison’s chemical ghosts, the bad girls of 50s exploitation films, apocalyptic evangelical cinema, the human centipede, Spanish zombies, Japanese nihilists, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s lost masterpiece Inferno, Ingmar Bergman’s visions of the end and David Lynch’s soundtracks of decay.
Contributors include Jack Sargeant, author of Deathtrippping: The Extreme Underground; Jason Wood, author of The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema; James Rose, author of Beyond Hammer: Contemporary British Horror Cinema; Greg Klymkiw, producer of Guy Maddin’s Careful; Frances Morgan, former editor of Plan B Magazine; Jim Harper, author of Flowers From Hell: The Modern Japanese Horror Film; as well as the Brothers Quay, Vincenzo Natali and Peter Whitehead among many others.
Like the website and magazine formerly published by Wallflower Press, The End is edited by Virginie Sélavy and as with Electric Sheep’s other incarnations, 4% of the book is written by Alex Fitch (an article on zombie movies, see below, and interviews with Vincenzo Natali and Michael Almereyda) who commissioned the comic strip (by Pearlyn Quan and Simon Guerrier) and most of the illustrations.