Art Horror and the Horrific Avant-Garde

List title inspired by Joan Hawkins' book Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant-Garde (but does not correspond to her works cited and mostly includes films not mentioned in the text)

horror by way of abstract, experimental, art cinema which isn't entirely reliant on narrative - not "elevated" horror or A24 stuff, etc

style as substance

  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • The Cremator
  • Demons
  • The Face of Another
  • Possession
  • My house walk-through
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Grim
  • The Wolf House
  • City of Pirates
  • Possibly in Michigan
  • House
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium
  • Sleep Has Her House
  • The Black Tower
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • Häxan
  • At Land
  • Outer Space
  • Eraserhead
  • Thunder
  • The Skeleton Dance
  • Ghost
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein
  • Rapture
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • This House Has People in It
  • The Telephone Box
  • Poison for the Fairies
  • Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf
  • Sungazer
  • Killed the Family and Went to the Movies
  • The Vampire of the Cinematheque
  • Faust
  • Penda's Fen
  • The Boxer's Omen
  • Morgiana
  • The Devil
  • A Page of Madness
  • The Third Part of the Night
  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • Beneath the Skin
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • The Demon
  • November
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • Dawn of an Evil Millennium
  • Lucifer Rising
  • Suspense.
  • Destiny
  • The Other Side of the Underneath
  • Little Otik
  • Dream Work
  • Kagero-za
  • Inland Empire
  • Enter the Void
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Separation
  • A New Life
  • Zigeunerweisen
  • The Sandman
  • Video Diary of a Lost Girl
  • Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press
  • Iguana
  • Apaches
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Dog's Dialogue
  • Whistle and I'll Come to You
  • Singapore Sling
  • A Night on Bald Mountain
  • The Exquisite Corpus
  • The Furies
  • The Woman Who Powders Herself
  • Gozu
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Hell
  • The Passing
  • Mandy
  • As Filhas do Fogo
  • Ganja & Hess
  • Nightdreams
  • Prelude
  • Ga-ga: Glory to the Heroes
  • The Girl from Nowhere
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • The Cobweb Hotel
  • Hold Me Tight
  • Viy
  • In a Glass Cage
  • The Destroying Angel
  • Anti-Clock
  • The Cat with Hands
  • Sodom
  • Spook Sport
  • Dementia
  • The Devil Ant
  • Despite the Night
  • Falconhead
  • Blood Brothers