Topic: Movies I love: please recommend any others in the same vein...

I can enjoy a lot of movies as an evening's entertainment. But it is a very special kind of movie that stays in my head for a long while after. I know there is a lot of subjectivity in what works for people. For me, I have no interest in conventional gore/slasher/monster films.

I am very much interested in dark psychological horror that hints at a deeper (and more terrible) order of reality ordinarily concealed from common perception. I am particularly interested in films which are fueled by implication and creepy atmosphere (I love reading Lovecraft, Machen, Blackwood, Ligotti and all those 'weird horror' writers).

So here are some of the dark, messed-up movies that have really stuck in my head and made me think and feel differently, often for years afterward:

The Haunting (1963)
Session 9 (2001)
Sauna (aka 'Filth') (2008)
Eraserhead (1977)
Blair Witch Project (1999)
YellowBrickRoad (2010)
The Shining (1980)
Lovely Molly (2010)
The Others (2001)
The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Stalker (1979)

If you really dig some of these movies, please help me find some other gems to add to my collection! I would be so happy to find more...

-Clara

Re: Movies I love: please recommend any others in the same vein...

Also a Lovecraft and atmospheric person.  Not all of these are 100%, but they should be a good start.  Hope you enjoy.  smile

(Lon, Panda, HQ, Mary, etc. .... feel free to pitch in.)


The Legend of Hell House (1973) (IMDB link)

Insidious (2010) (IMDB link)

Tenebre (1982) (IMDB link)

Deep Red (1975) (IMDB link)

Suspiria (1977) (IMDB link)

Event Horizon (1997) (IMDB link)

Fear of the Dark (2003) (IMDB link)

Ringu (1998) (IMDB link)

Ju-on (2002) (IMDB link)

Pulse (Japanese version) (2001) (IMDB link)

R-Point (2004) (IMDB link)

Castle Freak (1995) (IMDB link)

House on Haunted Hill (1959) (IMDB link)

Gun Town (2009) (IMDB link)

Hellraiser (1987) (IMDB link)

The Keep (1983) (IMDB link)

Prince of Darkness (1987) (IMDB link)

Night Watch (2004) (IMDB link)

Into the Mirror (2003) The Korean version of the US Mirrors.  (IMDB link)

Last edited by azathoth (2013-03-24 02:24:33)

Re: Movies I love: please recommend any others in the same vein...

ones that immeditely come to mind are

MAGIC ( 1978)
HOMICIDIAL (1961)
STRAIT - JACKET (1964)
The ORPHANAGE
FRAILITY
FRAGILE
THE KINDRED
DEAD BIRDS
THE INNOCENTS ( 1961)
FROM WITHIN
hope that helps. will put more when i think of them.

Re: Movies I love: please recommend any others in the same vein...

I also enjoy a good psychological thriller.  They are usually more disturbing than gory slashers or monster movies because you get very attached to characters and what happens to them.  Here are some of my favourites...

The Sentinel
Dead and Buried
Don't Look Now
Night of the Hunter
A Tale of Two Sisters
Frailty
Ghost Story
The Changeling
The Girl Next Door
Hard Candy
Spiral
The Innocents
Legend of Hell House
Alice Sweet Alice



Not necessarily Horror movies but dark thrillers...

The Machinist
Memento
Seven

And you also might enjoy some Italian Giallos (Murder Mystery stories)...

Deep Red
Tenebre
The Bird with the crystal plumage
Psychic
Torso
Blood and Black Lace

Re: Movies I love: please recommend any others in the same vein...

I'd say the above posters have given you quite a solid jumping-off point.  But if you really want "weird" check out the Japaneses flicks Hausu and Suicide Club (this one is pretty gory, but it goes off the rails in terms of weirdness around the halfway point or so).

Re: Movies I love: please recommend any others in the same vein...

Lost of good movies already recommended.

I thought of High Tension when I saw your list.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338095/

Re: Movies I love: please recommend any others in the same vein...

Dirty Girl already mentioned the films I was going to list, so besides those I would recommend the movie May and Excision.

Re: Movies I love: please recommend any others in the same vein...

Thanks so much folks, a lot of promising avenues to pursue there! smile

-Clara

Re: Movies I love: please recommend any others in the same vein...

Some more to add to your list DC.

The Innkeepers (2011)
Mindflesh (2008)
The Oregonian (2011)
The Yellow Wallpaper (2011)
Entrance (2012)
El Paramo aka The Squad (2011)
Tesis aka Thesis (1996)
La Casa Muda (2010)
Dictado aka Childish Games (2012)
Scalene (2011)
Sound of my Voice (2011)
When the Lights went out (2012)
The Awakening (2011)
Mientras duermes aka Sleep Tight (2011)
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
Intruders (2011)
Livide aka Livid (2011)
House of Voices (2004)