A Personal Canon, As of October 2021

work in progress

▷ some all-time favorites, spanning various aspects of my personality
▷ films that elicited a deep response from me
▷ films I return to repeatedly
▷ films that changed or shaped my interests from that point forward

> not every 5-star film I've ever seen
> not all my favorites (maybe not necessarily favorites at all)
> means something highly personal to me beyond the experience of watching it

  • Alice
  • Beetlejuice
  • Black Sunday
  • Blade Runner
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Church
  • The Conjuring
  • The Craft
  • Dagon
  • Dark City
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Dracula
  • Drive
  • Earth Girls Are Easy
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Equilibrium
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
  • Fright Night
  • The Goonies
  • Gretel & Hansel
  • Heathers
  • Hellraiser
  • Kuroneko
  • Labyrinth
  • Legend
  • The Living Dead Girl
  • The Lost Boys
  • Matilda
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Possessor
  • Practical Magic
  • The Secret Garden
  • Spirited Away
  • Subspecies
  • Summer Rental
  • Suspiria
  • Suspiria
  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • The Terminator
  • The Thing
  • Thingu
  • Troll
  • The Wicker Man
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory