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1,764 Ratings

Shock Corridor

Directed by Samuel Fuller
United States, 1963
Drama, Thriller, Mystery


Seeking a Pulitzer Prize, a reporter has himself committed to a mental hospital to investigate a murder; as he closes in on the killer, madness closes in on him. Sam Fuller’s Shock Corridor masterfully charts the uneasy terrain between sanity and dementia.

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Shock Corridor Directed by Samuel Fuller

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1964 | Nominee: Most Promising Newcomer - Male

National Film Preservation Board

1996 | Winner: National Film Registry

Valladolid International Film Festival

1966 | Winner: Golden Spike

Critics reviews

Whether or not Fuller’s movie was taken seriously by critics when it came out, the filmmaker’s foray into psychological horror after a series of Westerns and combat pictures was very much of its moment. It looks now like the most resonant exploitation movie of its era.
March 26, 2018
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It’s at least free of the cant and hypocrisy of a pseudoconstructive tract like The Caretakers. Far from assuming a responsible tone, Fuller’s surface plot bears the earmarks of the transparent trashiness that characterizes the last Hollywood films of Orson Welles (Touch of Evil) and Fritz Lang (Beyond a Reasonable Doubt).
September 12, 1963
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