Scorpio Rising

Scorpio Rising ★★★½

"Look at this tangle of thorns," said the gay Nazi biker. Scorpio Rising is mad, bad, and dangerous by design, and I'm kind of floored it came out in '64 and not '74. It anticipates, or maybe initiates, a lot of the aggression and iconography of the American underground, the one which informed both culture and counterculture. Certainly it's one of the examples which have held up best over time - those are Spartan abs, ya'll.