Dreams/Nightmares...by vertigothic70 | created - 26 Sep 2012 | updated - 29 Apr 2014 | Public
...Fairy Tales & Horrors: uncanny, eerie, enigmatic, absurd, surreal, supernatural, occult, obsessed/possessed, infatuated, poetic/tragic, Gothic... Phantasmagoria in colour.
PS Now edited to include some movies which are just sweet and/or silly... and some science fiction...
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2. Tant qu'on a la santé (1966)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy
The director's cut (restored version) opens and closes with theatrical curtains in homage to Georges Méliés films, and is divided into four parts, separated by title cards: I - L'insomnie [... See full summary »
segment one, "L'insomnie"
3. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical
A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.
Votes: 2,285 | Gross: $0.09M
By rights I should include more Archers' films, The Red Shoes (1948), A Matter of Life and Death (1946),... Just one more:
4. Black Narcissus (1947)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.
...my favourite Powell & Pressburger.
5. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
97 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A timeless Carpathian story - the young Ivan falls in love with the daughter of his father's killer among the Hutsul people of Ukraine.
6. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History
A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.
7. Korolevstvo krivykh zerkal (1963)
75 min | Family, Fantasy
Olya steps through the mirror into the Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors where Yalo resides. The kingdom, under the rule of King Yagupop LXXVII (reverse of Popugay, meaning parrot) produces ... See full summary »
9. Viy (1967)
77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
12. Spirits of the Dead (1968)
R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Anthology film from three European directors based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe: a cruel princess haunted by a ghostly horse, a sadistic young man haunted by his double, and a alcoholic actor haunted by the Devil.
14. Torture Garden (1967)
Approved | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror
An anthology of four short horror stories about people who visit Dr. Diabolo's fairground haunted-house attraction show.
segment four, "The Man Who Collected Poe" ... and segment one, "Enoch"
15. The Uncanny (1977)
89 min | Horror
Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.
17. Persecution (1974)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Young David Masters drowns his mothers cat Sheba in its milk, claiming she loves it more than he, one of many such Shebas he has killed. As a grown man, he returns home with his wife Janie ... See full synopsis »
18. Supernatural (1977)
50 min | Horror
Chilling anthology series where membership to the secret society, The Club of the Damned, is granted through telling horror stories.
favourite episodes: #4 Mr Nightingale (starring Jeremy Brett); #7 Night of the Marionettes
19. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )
60 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.
favourite episodes: #4 Jane Brown's Body; #6 Poor Butterfly; #10 Eve; #14 The Beckoning Fair One; #17 Miss Belle
20. The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery
When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go ... See full summary »
21. Uncle Silas (1987– )
148 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Maud Ruthyn, a lovely and sensitive girl, is sent to stay with her Uncle Silas Ruthyn, a charismatic rogue who stands to inherit the family fortune... should anything untoward happen to ... See full summary »
23. Vertigo (1958)
PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
Votes: 295,439 | Gross: $3.20M
24. The Exorcism of Hugh (1972)
R | 110 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance
This movie takes place on the Isle of Jersey where a troubled wife has come to sort out the tumult of her life. She encounters a lighthouse-keeper there and they quickly become lovers. ... See full summary »
25. Fear No Evil (1969 TV Movie)
Unrated | 98 min | Horror, Thriller
A psychiatrist investigates a man possessed by a spirit living in an antique mirror that can bring dead people back to life.
27. The Mephisto Waltz (1971)
R | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Alan Alda's character is a music journalist whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received undeservedly scathing reviews.
28. The Norliss Tapes (1973 TV Movie)
72 min | Horror
An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality.
30. The Pyx (1973)
R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller, Crime
A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.
32. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Approved | 137 min | Drama, Horror
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
33. The Devil's Daughter (1973 TV Movie)
Unrated | 74 min | Horror
A young girl whose mother had sold her soul to Satan when she was born is told by Satan that she must marry a fellow demon.
34. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
R | 95 min | Horror
An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.
35. Evil Heritage (1976)
R | 86 min | Horror
A young girl is caught up in a devil cult run by her evil uncle and cousin. She can trust no one and even people she thought were dead comes back to haunt her.
38. The Crimson Cult (1968)
R | 87 min | Horror
When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - ... See full summary »
39. The Witches (1966)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror
Following a horrifying experience with the occult in Africa, a schoolteacher moves to a small English village, only to discover that black magic resides there as well.
42. The Initiation of Sarah (1978 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.
Unrated | 98 min | Horror
A group of vampires keep the body of a witch in a castle cellar. They require virgin blood to resurrect her. A party of people arrive and things kick off.
47. Deviation (1971)
89 min | Horror
After a nocturnal car accident in the English countryside, an unfortunate couple is invited to a mysterious house occupied by a creepy embalmer who throws sexy drug parties there.
Play for Today (1970–1984)
76 min | Comedy, Drama
After the break-up of a long-term relationship, urban sophisticate Norah seeks refuge in a remote house in the country. The locals are friendly, if eccentric, and she toys with the idea of ... See full summary »
49. The Wicker Man (1973)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.
Votes: 54,630 | Gross: $0.06M
Hammer House of Horror (1980)
Guardian of the Abyss
52 min | Horror
A scrying glass puts an antiques exporter in the path of a woman fleeing from devil worshipers and the evil hypnotist who leads them.
51. Simon, King of the Witches (1971)
R | 99 min | Horror