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)
Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Shining (1980)
Lovely Molly (2010)
The Others (2001)
The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
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...