21 Amazing Psychedelic Horror Films

Tetsuo the Iron Man (1989)
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If you think "cyberpunk" is all about William Gibson novels and "The Matrix," then consider this 1989 film your gateway into the bizarro world of Japanese cyberpunk. Filmed in gloomy black-and-white, "Tetsuo, the Iron Man" revolves around two characters: the metal fetishist and our titular iron man. Believe me, he's no Tony Stark. A great deal of surreal nonsense ensures, but it all culminates in these two twisted, metal junk abominations battling it out and merging together for world destruction. Good times!

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