Cutter's Way (1981)

Opening Cutter’s Way with an on-screen parade, director Ivan Passer takes something which should be celebratory and distorts it to a slow-motion scene, unfolding in monochrome colours to Jack Nitszche’s haunting score. As the camera focuses on a blonde girl dancing in front, there’s an unsettling quality to this celebration of Americana, and how the girl focused on could end the night as a corpse treated with such indignity.

My review of Cutter's Way is available to read now on The Geek Show.