Dr Xavier Mendik

Xavier Mendik

arts research University of Brighton

Scholarly biography and interests

Xavier Mendik is a researcher and lecturer in film and director of the Cine-Excess International Film Festival and DVD label. He has written extensively on representations of gender and sexuality in cult and horror cinema.

Some of Mendik's publications in this area include the books Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic (Columbia University Press: 2012), 100 Cult Films ([with Ernest Mathijs], BFI/Palgrave: 2011), The Cult Film Reader (Open University Press: 2008), Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945 (Wallflower Press: 2004), Underground USA: Filmmaking Beyond the Hollywood Canon (Wallflower Press: 2002), Shocking Cinema of the Seventies (Noir Books: 2002) Dario Argento’s Tenebrae (Flicks Books: 2000) and Unruly Pleasures: The Cult Film and its Critics (FAB Press: 2000)

Beyond his academic writing, Mendik also has an established profile as a documentary filmmaker, and has produced and/ or/ directed five commercially commissioned documentaries on cult cinema, which have all been screened at leading film festivals around the world. Some of his recent commissions include Fear at 400 Degrees: The Cine-Excess of Suspiria (which was released nationally on the 2010 UK Blu-ray release of the film), and The Long Road Back From Hell: Reclaiming Cannibal Holocaust which was released nationally on the 2011 UK Blu-ray release of the film.

Research activity 

Number of items: 8.

Mendik, Xavier (2014) The Return of the Rural Repressed: Italian Horror and the Mezzogiorno Giallo In: Benshoff, Harry, ed. A Companion to the Horror Film. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, pp. 390-405. ISBN 9780470672600

Mendik, Xavier (2013) From controversy to cult: Franco Nero on why Django never dies Cine-Excess, 1 (1). ISSN 2053-0706

Mendik, Xavier (2012) That's La Morte: Joe D'Amato and the Sadean Art of Love In: Mendik, Xavier, ed. Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic. Wallflower Press, New York, pp. 95-109. ISBN 9781906660352

Mendik, Xavier (2012) Peep shows: cult film and the cine-erotic [Edited Collections]

Mathijs, Ernest and Mendik, Xavier (2011) 100 cult films BFI screen guides . Palgrave, London. ISBN 9781844574087

Mendik, Xavier (2011) The Long Road Back From Hell: Reclaiming Cannibal Holocaust [Digital and visual media]

Mendik, Xavier (2010) Body in a bed, body growing dead: uncanny women in Joe D'Amato's exploitation cinema In: Weiner, Robert G. and Cline, John, eds. Cinema inferno: celluloid explosions from the cultural margins. Scarecrow Press, Maryland, pp. 124-144. ISBN 9780810876569

Mendik, Xavier (2009) Fear at 400 degrees: the cine-excess of suspiria [Digital and visual media]

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