Art House Horror is an Artform Designed to Disturb
As a movie buff, I’m always looking for the best art house horror films. A movie that has the right mix of funny, scary and violent all in one. There are plenty of movies that I could watch for this kind of purpose, but I want to keep it interesting.
To that end, I’m sure you’re looking for some great ideas on where to start looking for some great art house horror films. Here’s a list of movies to start you off.
Night of the Living Dead is probably the most famous of the art house horror films. The zombies have been a popular part of horror fiction ever since they first appeared in the late 1950s. But I think this is one of the few that we see that focus more on the actual living human beings, rather than just zombies.
This film is considered by many to be a classic because of the ending and how it brings in the giant monster in the end. It is also very much worth seeing for the unique nightmarish feel that many films get when they are shot in black and white.
Zombies are not the only creatures we see today with extra limbs. Many of them show just the skin and other bits of body parts covered in necrotic tissue. In the film Dead Alive, most of the bodies that the zombies consume are still alive, in a way, and just waiting for their next meal.
This film has several scenes of this type of zombie, but this is one of the few that seems to be based on actual events. The ending is definitely a bit disturbing to watch, but the story is one that will keep you turning the channels until you can get the full-length film.
If you liked Hostel or Saw, then you’ll probably like the prequel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle. They have the same type of story, involving a group of people who all live together in a castle and, seemingly, never get out of each others way.
Another favorite of mine that really fits into the category of art-house horror films is Blood Feast. This film stars the likes of Tom Hanks and a young Robin Williams as they go about hunting vampires in New York City.
This is a pretty original film, which have a lot to do with the style of the film, but I would really love to see more of these films in the future. This is an excellent film from many years ago that is now getting a revival.
Of course, this is one of the more traditional examples of the art house horror films. It also has a very good ending.
These are some of my personal favorites of the movies that I would recommend to people who enjoy these types of films. I think that they are all very good films, but I think that the Rise of the Art House Horror Films series has something for everyone.
The Best Art House Horror Films
So, what is the best art house horror film? I have had my share of horror and sci-fi flicks to watch over the years, and I can’t remember them all. When I do, I’ll post a list.
First, let’s talk about movies that you have to sit through in order to get to the end, while not giving any sense of how good or bad they are as a whole. While there are many that are good, there are also many that are bad, sometimes so bad that it really isn’t that much fun to watch them.
One thing I’d like to note about the different “genre” films you get into is that there are more that are generic in nature. There are a lot of people out there, however, who like to refer to these types of movies as horror movies or genre films. They’ve become common for people to refer to them as such, though I don’t think anyone really understands what they’re referring to. It is a thing.
- The first two that come to mind are the two-part horror films that were written by two guys who went to film school professor. Those were, of course, the first two that came to mind when I said art house horror films.
- Other genres have since gained much popularity, however, and it seems to me that horror is the one that stays popular.
- The other type of films are the art house horror films written by other people. A big name writer like the Coen Brothers will write the typical horror movie.
- Others, like the great David Cronenberg and Bruce Campbell, write their own horror flicks. And some indie filmmakers like John Carpenter and Wes Craven both write their own horror flicks, often to great success.
What do you think about the best art house horror films? Does it matter who wrote them? I think that it does. In fact, if you’re going to go see one of those things, I’d recommend seeing it at least twice, and even more than that. You can definitely see the difference.
Some people in the cinema community say that there is only one best horror film ever made, which is a misnomer. There are two or three, and each one is incredibly influential on the way the horror genre is now perceived. Don’t get me wrong, there are certainly a few good ones, but not just the Coen Brothers.
Even the Coen Brothers is kind of overshadowed by the films of John Carpenter. However, most of the “experts” will agree that there is just one really good horror film. That film is called Halloween, which was written by the great Wes Craven and was produced by David Cronenberg. They were huge influences on the way horror movies are perceived today.
Another thing to mention about the best art house horror films is that they tend to be more in line with the film-noir school of filmmaking, whereas most mainstream movies tend to lean more towards the New Hollywood type of filmmaking. Another influence that comes to mind is to watch any major studio film, whether it’s a studio release or a TV movie, and compare it to the work of the Coen Brothers.
It’s clear that the best art house horror films are really influenced by the older movies. But I have always seen the same movies, so I am probably biased in favor of old movies.
Now that I’ve given you a brief background on the best art house horror films, I will show you some of my favorites from this genre. So, here are some examples of the best horror movies I have ever seen. , as they are not scary, but look like they could be very interesting to watch.