When Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island was released in early 2010, many critics compared it to Samuel Fuller’s film about an ambitious reporter who feigns insanity in order to gain access to the inner workings of a mental hospital. As crazy and overheated as Shutter Island was, it has nothing on Shock Corridor, a trippy journey through the psychological, racial and sexual hang-ups of the early 1960s. Daniel Clowes, the artist and screenwriter behind Ghost World, provided the lurid art for this Criterion release. (He also illustrated the cover for Fuller’s The Naked Kiss.) It seems to imply that the film’s only reality, its most colorful moments, are those that take place in the asylum and those that take place in the mind. Everything else is just boring black and white.