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  • Fright Night
  • The Theatre Bizarre
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • Inferno
  • Tormented

the world is still ending but at least it's halloween

31 films

*i adjusted the old list to remove movies i just can't find anywhere

  • Juice
  • Better Luck Tomorrow
  • The Lure
  • Super Dark Times
  • River's Edge

what's coming of age without some crime?

22 films

i'm putting movies i actually like on here so don't "where's hot summer nights?" me, ok?

  • Eraserhead
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • Dogtooth
  • Viy
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • The 400 Blows
  • Mouchette
  • Naked Childhood
  • A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich
  • Moving

preadolescent despair

15 films

i think i tried to limit this selection to movies that have either dark or bittersweet endings,,,i think?

  • Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  • Texas Chainsaw 3D
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Faces
  • Our Song
  • Crooklyn
  • Solace
  • Atlantics
  • Rocks

“there aren’t ANY movies about black girls coming of age.”

22 films

correction: there are few. could we use more? hell yeah. doesn’t mean these should be overlooked.

  • Queen of the Damned
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Raw
  • The Lure

the man-eating cinematic universe

7 films

the monstrous feminine & human flesh

  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • Rocks
  • I'm No Longer Here
  • Miss Juneteenth
  • Sound of Metal

favorites of 2020

15 films

saw a lot of good movies this year but these were the ones that made me excited about filmmaking again,…

  • Saving Face
  • All Over Me
  • Show Me Love
  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Like Father, Like Son
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Unmade Beds
  • Siao Yu
  • The Chorus

movies that make me sad in a good way

20 films

“sad in a good way” as in “these movies have made me cry, some of them may have even broken…

  • Green Room
  • The People Under the Stairs
  • I Saw the Devil
  • Don't Breathe
  • Panic Room