Rachael Nisbet is an Edinburgh based freelance film critic specialising in Italian genre cinema. She has contributed essays, liner notes and audio visual essays to releases by home distribution companies such as Arrow Video, 88 Films, Vinegar Syndrome and Indicator. She has also made appearances on documentaries such as All Eyes on Lenzi: The Life and Times of the Italian Exploitation Titan, The Prince of Plasma: The Giannetto De Rossi Story, The Emmanuelle Effect and Franco-Philes: Musings on Madrid's B-Movie MaverickHer first published essay on the work of Dario Argento will be featured in Troy Howarth's upcoming book Murder by Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento.

Rachael co-hosts the Fragments of Fear podcast alongside Peter Jilmstad - the show is dedicated to the discussion and appreciation of giallo cinema with a slant towards the genre’s lesser celebrated titles and is available via all reputable podcast providers. Rachael has also guested on podcasts for Supporting Characters, Screaming Queenz and KPBS San Diego.

Rachael's passion is bringing new perspectives to cult and genre cinema with a particular interest towards highlighting the role of production design in film. Outside of her love for Italian genre cinema, she enjoys endlessly rewatching Alan Partridge, listening to French House and trawling charity shops for 80s design & architecture magazines.

You can find Rachael on Twitter @Rachael_nisbet and can contact her for freelance work/examples of her writing via email.

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