By his own admission, Refn’s Hollywood debut was a misguided attempt at Lynchian surrealism that resulted in artistic and financial disaster. In fairness to the director, who simply let his ego and ambition get in the way of his very real talent, Fear X is probably overdue reassessment as there is plenty to appreciate here. John Turturro plays a haunted security guard who becomes obsessed with finding those responsible for murdering his wife. His search for answers leads him further down the rabbit hole of insanity and the results are unsettling, nightmarish and actually pretty effective.

Read my interview with Nicolas Winding Refn here