Cult Epics 25th Anniversary featuring ANGST

With a special video introduction by Erwin Leder

Over the past 25 years, Los Angeles based Cult Epics has released nearly 150 of the most sought after, obscure, provocative and previously unknown videos. As admirers and friends of Cult Epics, we’re calling on you, devoted film lovers, to help Cult Epics keep doing what they do! On the occasion of their 25th anniversary, please consider contributing to their Indiegogo campaign. And then join us for one of our very favorite Cult Epics restorations, Angst.

Angst, photographed by legendary Oscar-winning Polish animator/experimentalist/music video director Zbigniew Rybczynski and scored by Krautrock synth god Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream), is one hell of a gorgeously stylized and shockingly visceral experience. Erwin Leder (Das Boot, Schindler’s List) plays a maniacal killer based on the real-life serial murderer Werner Kniesek. As he stalks through the bland Viennese countryside, Schulze’s music pulses darkly, and Zbig’s technological astounding “first-person” camerawork—which employed specially-crafted rigs that allowed him to shoot the entire film through a mirror—grabs you by the throat, never letting go. Angst is one film that, without any empty hyperbole, we can guarantee you’ll never, ever forget.

Dir. Gerald Kargl, 1983, DCP, 87 min.

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer!