Lauded by Mark Kermode as a “brilliantly intelligent thriller” and one of his top 10 films of the decade, Iranian director Babak Anvari’s Sundance 2016 hit Under the Shadow (read our review here) was the UK’s Foreign Language submission to the Academy Awards. Drawing comparisons to Jennifer Kent’s breakout hit The Babadook for its nuanced exploration of motherhood through horror, Under the Shadow also unflinchingly examines the female experience of war and of everyday suppression and the demons it creates.

Under the Shadow is set for its UK Blu-ray debut on 10 February, in a feature-packed Limited Edition box set, courtesy of Second Sight. To win a copy, enter details below.

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Born from a love of horror, ponderous thoughts and meandering topics, Exquisite Terror is a periodical that takes a more academic approach to the genre.