Anton Bitel

Occasional academic, harried parent and sleepless zombie, Anton Bitel gets his film thrills from horror, the Asian New (and Old) Wave, 'arthouse', and anything miserable, odd or just plain unpleasant - even if he spends considerable time worrying that cinema may never again meet the high standards set by David Lynch's Eraserhead (1977).

Anton has also written for Sight & Sound, Film4, Little White Lies, Film International, Total Film, MusicOMH, Movie Gazette and Daily Information. He is a member of the Online Film Critics Society.

We have 528 reviews by Anton Bitel in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

A young woman goes on an adventure with a demi-god.
As He Lay Falling
Tensions simmer after a Greek emigre takes work at a Highland croft.
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
The Caped Crusader takes on Superman, leading Lex Luthor to capitalise on the situation.
Just One Drink
When a man receives a party invitation from a woman he doesn't remember meeting, vengeance is on the cards.
Waking to find themselves Frankensteined together in one body after a night out, three young women set aside their differences to seek revenge.
The Mind's Eye
A drifter with telekinetic powers sets out for revenge.
Buttercup Bill
A story of twisted romance and dark secrets between childhood friends.
Mad Max: Fury Road
In a post-Apocalyptic world, survivor Max hooks up with a mysterious woman to face off against murderous gangs.
What We Do In The Shadows
Vampire mockumentary.
A woman's mind plays tricks on her.


Undistributed gems - Films not coming to a cinema near you in 2015
28 Dec 2014
The Eye For Film team pick some of their favourite films from the the festival circuit that have yet to find a UK distributor.
Interview with Simon Rumley about Red White & Blue
30 Sep 2011
Filmmaker Simon Rumley discusses his eliptical and elusive horror Red White & Blue
Interview with Ben Wheatley about Kill List
02 Sep 2011
Ben Wheatley talks about his second feature Kill List.
Srdjan Spasojevic interview about A Serbian Film
10 Dec 2010
The director of A Serbian Film talks about his controversial movie and the BBFC cuts.
Frightfest 2010 preview
25 Aug 2010
Tips and recommendations for London's annual horror extravaganza

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News Stories

Terracotta's eastern promise
10 Apr 2012
We take a look at the line-up of the festival that runs from April 12 to 15.
A look back before Doomsday
25 Apr 2008
Neil Marshall Celebrated at Film4 FrightFest Event
Gore blimey, we're doin' the zombie walk
08 Sep 2007
Undead attempt world record... our reporter has guts to join in.
Dead on for record
30 Aug 2007
London 'zombies' aim for biggest ever gathering.

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