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