Offbeat/Ethereal/Vintage/Gothic/Horror

by DxDerailed | created - 10 Mar 2018 | updated - 01 Apr 2019 | Public

A few different categories mixed together. Part watchlist, part movies I've already seen. Some overlap with my "field aesthetic" list.

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1. Aimy in a Cage (2015)

TV-MA | 79 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Aimy Micry's brainwashing surgery goes terribly wrong, making her see the madness of the world too clearly. When a virus pandemic locks her into quarantine, she raises hell against all things.

Director: Hooroo Jackson | Stars: Allisyn Snyder, Crispin Glover, Terry Moore, Paz de la Huerta

Votes: 545

2. Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 11,590

3. Alice in the Attic (2015)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

A young man spends his vacation at his estranged aunt's secluded country home, soon discovering that she has imprisoned her daughter under suspicion of a dangerous mental illness.

Director: Jordan Anthony Greer | Stars: Sabrina Campilii, Levi Meaden, Anie Pascale, Karine Dashney

Votes: 64

4. Annihilation (2018)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

79 Metascore

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

Votes: 280,617 | Gross: $32.73M

5. Bang Bang Baby (2014)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.

Director: Jeffrey St. Jules | Stars: Jane Levy, Justin Chatwin, David Reale, Peter Stormare

Votes: 535

6. Braid (2018)

R | 82 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

60 Metascore

Two wanted women decide to rob their wealthy psychotic friend who lives in the fantasy world they created as children; to take the money they have to take part in a deadly perverse game of make believe.

Director: Mitzi Peirone | Stars: Madeline Brewer, Imogen Waterhouse, Sarah Hay, Scott Cohen

Votes: 2,763

7. The Child (1977)

R | 82 min | Horror

A newly hired housekeeper arrives to her employer's house in the countryside. She slowly discovers that the only child in the house, an eleven-year-old girl, hides a deadly secret.

Director: Robert Voskanian | Stars: Laurel Barnett, Rosalie Cole, Frank Janson, Richard Hanners

Votes: 951

8. Crimson Peak (2015)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

66 Metascore

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

Votes: 130,135 | Gross: $31.09M

9. Darling (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

A lonely girl's violent descent into madness.

Director: Mickey Keating | Stars: Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Young, Brian Morvant, Larry Fessenden

Votes: 2,841

10. Elizabeth Harvest (2018)

R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

54 Metascore

A brilliant man marries a beautiful woman and shows her his home, stating that it's all hers - except a room she can't enter. First chance she enters and discovers what might be human cloning. When the husband returns she pays the price.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez | Stars: Abbey Lee, Ciarán Hinds, Carla Gugino, Matthew Beard

Votes: 6,840

11. The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

R | 76 min | Drama, Horror

63 Metascore

In their secluded farmhouse, a mother (a former surgeon) teaches her daughter, Francisca, anatomy, and life & death are not to be feared. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor shatters the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Pesce | Stars: Kika Magalhães, Will Brill, Olivia Bond, Paul Nazak

Votes: 11,388 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Girly (1970)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Michael Bryant, Ursula Howells, Pat Heywood, Howard Trevor

Votes: 1,157

13. Hannah House (2002)

78 min | Horror

Setting out to start a new life on the prairie, a young couple is terrorized by the evil in their new home.

Directors: Chad Smith, Max Smith | Stars: Summer Sawyer, Steve Millin, Dave Mrkvicka, Cecilia Johnson

Votes: 85

14. III: The Ritual (I) (2015)

80 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A small European town, where sisters Ayia and Mirra live, gets struck down by an unknown disease which takes many lives. Following their mother's death, the younger sister falls ill. Having... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Khvaleev | Stars: Polina Davydova, Lyubov Ignatushko, Evgeniy Gagarin, Andrey Abramichev

Votes: 1,713

15. Jennifer Help Us (2014)

85 min | Horror

A vengeful high school senior, whose violent kidnapping of a fellow student, collides with her town's haunted house and its brutal past.

Director: Juan Ortiz | Stars: Rachel Brennan Leyh, Alaina Dawn Sharp, Courtney Bandeko, Kelsi Simpson

Votes: 37

16. Ladyworld (2018)

Not Rated | 93 min | Thriller

54 Metascore

Eight teenage girls become trapped in an endless birthday party after a massive earthquake. The girls' sanity and psyches dissolve as they run out of food and water.

Director: Amanda Kramer | Stars: Ariela Barer, Annalise Basso, Ryan Simpkins, Odessa A’zion

Votes: 363

17. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)

PG | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

49 Metascore

A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.

Director: Richard Blackburn | Stars: Lesley Taplin, Cheryl Smith, William Whitton, Hy Pyke

Votes: 2,002

18. A Measure of the Sin (2013)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Horror

Every childhood is normal to the child who lives it. For Meredith that means an enchanted seclusion that is shattered when she is deprived of her mother. Desperate and alone, Meredith must ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Wedding | Stars: Katie Groshong, Starina Johnson, Stephen Jackson, Dale Rainey

Votes: 73

19. The Melancholy Fantastic (2016)

73 min | Thriller

A tale of sadness , grief, and the despair of loneliness

Director: Alejandro Daniel | Stars: Amy Crowdis, Robin Lord Taylor, Josh Caras, Geneva Carr

Votes: 138

Recently released as "Doll in the Dark."

20. November (2017)

115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

79 Metascore

In a poor Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

Director: Rainer Sarnet | Stars: Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi, Katariina Unt

Votes: 4,095 | Gross: $0.02M

21. The Oregonian (2011)

Not Rated | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A woman leaves the farm and enters the unknown.

Director: Calvin Reeder | Stars: Lindsay Pulsipher, Robert Longstreet, Matt Olsen, Lynne Compton

Votes: 639

22. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

98 Metascore

In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 618,204 | Gross: $37.63M

23. Paperhouse (1988)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Charlotte Burke, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill, Glenne Headly

Votes: 5,451 | Gross: $0.24M

24. Paradise Hills (2019)

TV-14 | 95 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

49 Metascore

Uma is a young woman who wakes up in an apparently idyllic reform school for young ladies. But a dark secret lies within its walls.

Director: Alice Waddington | Stars: Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Eiza González

Votes: 11,515

25. Seeds (I) (2018)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

When his increasingly depraved behavior spirals out of control, Marcus retreats to his family home along the New England coast. But instead of finding solace, Marcus is haunted by his darkest fears and deepest desires.

Director: Owen Long | Stars: Trevor Long, Andrea McKinnon, Garr Long, Kevin Breznahan

Votes: 1,086

26. Sonny Boy (1989)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there's a baby in the back-seat. He and his transgender wife cut out the boy's tongue and raise him as a mute ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Martin Carroll | Stars: David Carradine, Paul L. Smith, Brad Dourif, Conrad Janis

Votes: 688

27. Tag (2015)

85 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A girl's life cascades into chaos as everyone around her suffers a gruesome fate while she becomes less certain of who she is and her once-once normal.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, Erina Mano, Yuki Sakurai

Votes: 5,527

28. Tideland (2005)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

26 Metascore

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly, Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer

Votes: 31,911 | Gross: $0.07M

29. Tormented (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

Daigo doesn't go to school anymore. His sister, Kiriko, is worried and their father is no help. Now Daigo is missing. He's in danger, and Kiriko will have to follow him into a world of nightmares to discover the truth.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Hikari Mitsushima, Takeru Shibuya, Tamaki Ogawa, Nao Ohmori

Votes: 536

30. Upstream Color (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Amy Seimetz, Frank Mosley, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig

Votes: 31,539 | Gross: $0.44M

31. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Inspired by fairytales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood, is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek

Votes: 8,299

32. Welcome the Stranger (2018)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery

Alice unexpectedly shows up at her artist brother Ethan's home hoping to reconnect after an extended separation. He questions her motives, and before long, things spiral out of control as ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: Abbey Lee, Caleb Landry Jones, Riley Keough, Rosemary Howard

Votes: 1,349



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