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Name That Arthouse Horror!

March 4th, 2016 by unkle lancifer · 27 Comments

Ever since that WITCH movie strolled into town I keep hearing folks talking about “arthouse horror.” Now, I’m not one to jump on a limiting label but if a buzz term helps a lesser seen gem get a leg up in the notoriety department, I’m all for it! I mean arthouse horror has been around forever, right? I’m sure not everyone would agree on what is and isn’t arthouse horror but around here our motto is “Horror is where you find it” and I think we all know art is in the eye of the beholder as well. The way I see it, as long as someone is either rolling their eyes or checking their watches, you’re doing something right! Anyway, below are 20 images from 20 movies that I figured could wear official arthouse horror t-shirts if they wanted to. How many do you recognize? And if I missed a favorite of yours, please feel free to share it!

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27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chuck RamosNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:04 am

    1- Paperhouse
    9- Skin I live In
    13- Dust Devil
    14- Lair of the White Worm
    17-Cronos
    25-Lords of Salem
    30 -Dead Ringers

  • 2 Lynette FrommeNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:04 am

    1= Paperhouse
    4= Only Lovers Left Alive
    23= The cook the theif the wife and his lover
    25 =Lords of Salem
    30 = Dead Ringers

  • 3 Lynette FrommeNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:06 am

    21=Funny Games

  • 4 Brother BillNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:07 am

    1. Paper house

    4. Only Lovers Left Alive
    5. Reflecting Skin (?)
    6. Picnic at Hanging Rock
    7. Under the Skin
    8. Pin (?)

    13. Dust Devil
    14. Lair of the White Worm

    16. The Iron Rose
    17. Chronos

    19. Heavenly Creatures
    20. Lost Highway (?)
    ..
    22. Delicatesen
    23. Cook, The Thief, The Wife and Her Lover (?)

    26. Barton Fink
    27. Angel Heart

    30. Dead Ringers

  • 5 gilligNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:12 am

    11) Possession
    21) Funny Games
    28) The Addiction

  • 6 Lynette FrommeNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:16 am

    6=Picnic at Hanging Rock
    18 = Black Swan

  • 7 DavelitNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:28 am

    8 is not Pin but Afraid of the Dark

  • 8 NihLyleNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:36 am

    15)Trouble Every Day?

  • 9 helva834No Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:37 am

    This is a difficult one. To add to what has already been guessed / figured out:

    2= Siesta
    3= Singapore Sling?
    12= Touch of Evil
    15= Trouble Every Day
    24= Antichrist

  • 10 NihLyleNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:38 am

    24) AntiChrist

  • 11 helva834No Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:39 am

    10= Black Narcissus?

  • 12 NihLyleNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:42 am

    10) Dark Waters

  • 13 NihLyleNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:46 am

    2) Siesta

  • 14 MincemeatNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:47 am

    10. Dark Waters
    12. Dementia

  • 15 SarkNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I’m so late!

    #10 Dark Waters
    #12 Daughter of Horror or Dementia, with or without voiceover.
    #15 Touble every day with Vincent Gallo, by Claire Denis!!!
    #24 Antichrist ?
    #29 Abre los ojos ? ahmm… Open your eyes

    Great list!!!

  • 16 NihLyleNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:49 am

    12) Cold Turkey

  • 17 NihLyleNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Oops, yes 12) Demetia

  • 18 NihLyleNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Oops, yes 12) Dementia

  • 19 tistheseasontvNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 11:18 am

    LOVE the Calvaire (2004) image for HOW MANY DO YOU KNOW image. Am I right?

  • 20 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Holy Moly Guacamole. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Kindertrauma Readers know their stuff. You guys even got DEMENTIA/DAUGHTER OF HORROR?!! Amazing job by all. Only one (#3) is still open…

    OK here are the answers. BTW= all these movies are worth seeing so seek out any that you might have missed. Here are the official answers:

    1 PAPERHOUSE

    2 SIESTA (Great Soundtrack too!)

    3

    4 ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

    5 REFLECTING SKIN (I also dig the same director’s PASSION OF DARKLY NOON)

    6 PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

    7 UNDER THE SKIN

    8 AFRAID OF THE DARK (1991)

    9 SKIN I LIVE IN

    10 DARK WATERS (1993) !!! Amazingly underrated!

    11 POSSESSION (1981)

    12 DEMENTIA (1955)

    13 DUST DEVIL

    14 LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM

    15 TROUBLE EVERY DAY

    16 THE IRON ROSE

    17 CHRONOS

    18 BLACK SWAN

    19 HEAVENLY CREATURES

    20 LOST HIGHWAY
    21 FUNNY GAMES

    22 DELICATESSEN

    23 THE COOK. THE THIEF, THE WIFE and HER LOVER

    24 ANTICHRIST

    25 LORDS OF SALEM

    26 BARTON FINK

    27 ANGEL HEART

    28 THE ADDICTION (Yay)

    29 OPEN YOUR EYES/ABRE LOS OJOS

    30 DEAD RINGERS (1988)

    Bumper Top: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1946)

    Bumper Close: CALVAIRE aka THE ORDEAL (Good eye, tistheseason!)

    OK

    Since there is just one left (#3), I’m going to give it to you so that we can all start our weekend with no cares or worries…

    #3 is…. TALES FROM THE GIMLI HOSPITAL (1988)….

    TALES is on YouTube and its less than an hour long so let’s watch it::::

    P.S.

    If any of you fine folks have a title that would fit in this bunch that you’d like to add please do below!

    I’m kind of sad I forgot ALEX DE LA IGLESIA (DAY OF THE BEAST, DANCE WITH THE DEVIL, LAST CIRCUS & WITCHING AND BITCHING) because he’s awesome too.

    Otherwise, best weekend to all and fantastic job!!!!!!

  • 21 Brother BillNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I would add Phase IV(that’s right, the ant movie!) and Neither the Sea Nor the Sand (aka The Exorcism of Hugh) to the already impressive list…

  • 22 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Brother Bill,

    Phase IV sounds good to me and I’ve never heard of NEITHER THE SEA NOR THE SAND, I’ll have to check that out!

    Also:

    Al P. from Facebook added these titles all of which I heartily agree with:

    DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS, ALUCARDA, ONIBABA, INCUBUS (1966) and LEMORA: A CHILD’S TALE OF TERROR

    Great picks!

  • 23 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Mar 4, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Oh and I wish I remembered…

    BUG (20006)

  • 24 Brother BillNo Gravatar // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:53 am

    ooh-ooh-ooh (raising hand back up) also:
    Images (Robert Altman, 1972), Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010), 13 Tzameti (2005) and Enter The Void (2009) (Enter the void is streaming on Netflix… and has literally The Best Opening Title Sequence Ever Made Ever)

  • 25 smalpsNo Gravatar // Mar 6, 2016 at 2:25 am

    I’m surprised you omitted Don’t Look Now, and the ancient classics The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu. (I was able to identify a very few, but at least I got the bumper, getting it on the second thought — the first thought was Werewolf of London.)
    Is Argento too roadhouse to be art house?

  • 26 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:47 am

    BB,

    All great additions! I’m so t with you on ENTER THE VOID. That movie kind of blew up my eyeballs. I want to watch it a gain but it’s such an experience, I’ not sure I’m ready yet to go back there.

    Smalps.

    My heart is always with DON’T LOOK NOW. I was going to put it in but we just covered it a couple weeks ago and I didn’t want to sound like a broken record. I think we can add some ARTENTO for sure. I really wasn’t trying to do the complete history of Arthouse- I was just started with 10 random images and then I got a little carried away.

    But now that you mention NOSFERATU, I have to add the 1979 Herzog version.

    Some others I thought of:

    EXCISION (2012) and STARRY EYES (2014) which I just mentioned in THE PIN review

    THE WITCH WHO CAMEFROM THE SEA (1976)

    And I’ve got a soft spot for WENDINGO (2001)

    Also LOST HIGHWAY is up there representing for all of DAVID LYNCH’s movies. I tried not to mention a director more than once.

    This subject actually deserves its own website! If you guys think of any more please just keep adding to the list! I’m going to be coming back here in the future for viewing ideas!

  • 27 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Mar 6, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    And of course REPULSION..

    And THE HONEYMOON KILLERS

    SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE.

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