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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
  • My house walk-through
  • Demons
  • The Face of Another
  • Possession
  • The Wolf House
  • Grim
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Possibly in Michigan
  • House
  • City of Pirates
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium
  • Sleep Has Her House
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • At Land
  • Häxan
  • Mother Joan of the Angels
  • Outer Space
  • The Black Tower
  • Thunder
  • The Skeleton Dance
  • The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein
  • Eraserhead
  • Ghost
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf
  • This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse
  • Rapture
  • The Telephone Box
  • This House Has People in It
  • Poison for the Fairies
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Killed the Family and Went to the Movies
  • Blood of the Beasts
  • The Vampire of the Cinematheque
  • Penda's Fen
  • Faust
  • Beneath the Skin
  • The Devil
  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • The Boxer's Omen
  • Morgiana
  • The Signalman
  • The Third Part of the Night
  • A Page of Madness
  • History of the Occult
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • Sungazer
  • November
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • Inland Empire
  • Dawn of an Evil Millennium
  • Lucifer Rising
  • The Demon
  • Suspense.
  • Destiny
  • Kagero-za
  • Little Otik
  • Dream Work
  • Hideous
  • In the Dark
  • Down to the Cellar
  • Enter the Void
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Other Side of the Underneath
  • The Sandman
  • The Separation
  • A New Life
  • Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press
  • Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees
  • Zigeunerweisen
  • Iguana
  • Dog's Dialogue
  • Video Diary of a Lost Girl
  • Red & Rosy
  • Apaches
  • Juliet in Paris
  • Les Documents Interdits
  • The Exquisite Corpus
  • Dante's Inferno
  • A Night on Bald Mountain
  • The Furies
  • Singapore Sling
  • The Woman Who Powders Herself
  • Whistle and I'll Come to You
  • Disembodied
  • Gozu
  • Awakening of the Beast
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Hell
  • Prelude
  • Mandy
  • Blood Brothers
  • As Filhas do Fogo
  • The Cobweb Hotel
  • Ganja & Hess
  • The Girl from Nowhere
  • The Passing
  • The Devil Ant