British Cult Cinema: Amicus to Zardoz sets out its stall as an introduction to film studies, essentially a jumping-off point into film history and genre. British Cult Cinema: Amicus to Zardoz is an A to Z of British cult cinema, with every letter of the alphabet given a film title. The entries listed within the book are a mixture of cultish horror, forgotten post-war drama and late-night Saturday night favourites. The bookcovers various genres, from cult Amicus films of the 1970s to forgotten films of the 50s to the more familiar Hitchcock and Hammer films. British Cult Cinema: Amicus to Zardoz is a bitesize chunk of film histories and reviews that falls between academia and film magazine prose. A book that dips a toe into film studies without getting too heavy into history.