Offbeat/Ethereal/Vintage/Gothic/Horrorby 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.
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.
4. Annihilation (2018)
R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
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.
6. Braid (2018)
R | 82 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
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.
8. Crimson Peak (2015)
R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
Votes: 130,135 | Gross: $31.09M
10. Elizabeth Harvest (2018)
R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
11. The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
R | 76 min | Drama, Horror
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 »
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.
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 »
16. Ladyworld (2018)
Not Rated | 93 min | Thriller
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.
17. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)
PG | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.
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 »
19. The Melancholy Fantastic (2016)
73 min | Thriller
A tale of sadness , grief, and the despair of loneliness
Recently released as "Doll in the Dark."
20. November (2017)
115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
Votes: 4,095 | Gross: $0.02M
22. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
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.
Votes: 5,451 | Gross: $0.24M
24. Paradise Hills (2019)
TV-14 | 95 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
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.
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 »
28. Tideland (2005)
R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
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.
30. Upstream Color (2013)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
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.
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 »