One of the first big movies of 2023 is actually a movie coming out in 2022. skin marine is a new horror film that began to grab attention in late 2022 after screening at several select film festivals, and its unique take on the horror genre has captivated those who have seen it. Excitement for the film continues to build, reaching new levels thanks to news that it will be limited to theatrical release in January 2023 and will begin streaming on Shudder in February 2023.
The emergence of surprise horror hits made the experimental horror subgenre even more popular. skin marine is an excellent example of how to make a gripping, unnerving horror film in a non-traditional way, but it’s far from the first horror film to incorporate experimental elements into its production. It’s terrifying, and the upcoming film demonstrates this well, emphasizing atmosphere, visuals, and a general sense of unease over straightforward plot.
1 “Sukimarine” (2022)
it’s hard to find out exactly what skin marine Even after watching it and pondering over the next few days, it’s about. It takes place inside an unfamiliar house and seems to follow children who are stuck inside and witness many (and strange) sights and sounds over an indeterminate period of time. There isn’t much, and it can be difficult to understand the small dialogue that is there.
Even if it’s hard to tell exactly what you saw, it all makes for a movie that generates strong emotional responses. Since then, I have used my childhood fears. It’s not a movie for everyone, but it’s definitely ambitious and atmospheric.
2 “Heck” (2020)
Kyle Edward Ballthe director of skin marineis a 2020 30-minute short film that explores the world of analogue horror two years before the 2022 feature. togetherThe premise is similar skin marinehas a short running time and feels even more experimental, but both are very easy to watch and you get new emotions (and fears) from each.
more widely available than skin marine, has been uploaded to Ball’s YouTube channel and is available to watch for free.who can’t find together Scary people are less likely to enjoy or find skin marine Horrifyingly, it became the perfect proof-of-concept short film for the subsequent feature film, together Duplicate similarly styled presentations.
3 “Wolf House” (2018)
Wolf House It has to be one of the darkest, most nerve-wracking fairy tale movies of all time. It follows a young woman on the run from a cult, hiding in an isolated house in the woods that has proven to be as terrifying and terrifying as the compound from which she fled.
fear of Wolf House A thrilling blend of 2D hand-drawn animation and 3D stop-motion animation, all within a ‘live-action’ set that creates nightmarish effects. Beyond the setting of the fleeing protagonist, it’s not always easy to understand what the story is about, but the film leaves tremendous emotional and psychological impact because of its presentation. experience.
Four “Antichrist” (2009)
Lars von Trier To those who dare to see his films, antichrist Arguably his film with the most horror tropes. There’s not even a dark comedy here to balance the scary (even the scary stuff like 2018) house built by jack It had very dark humor), but its story instead focuses on two grieving parents who try to emotionally heal and rekindle their relationship in an isolated cabin.
From some very graphic examples of violence to the terrifying (and infamous) talking fox, antichrist It sacrifices the narrative heavily and replaces it with a constant stream of surreal, nightmarish sequences. It’s certainly a difficult movie to enjoy (and maybe even hard to understand), but in the end, it’s not one that you can easily forget once you’ve seen it.
Five “Born” (1989)
I don’t know where to start when arguing was born, and may not be about what it is. It’s a very low-budget horror film with gritty visuals, no dialogue, and is widely perceived as a dark take on the creation myth, but much more is up to the viewer’s interpretation.
viewer rating was born Depending on whether the image and overall tone are engrossing or boring. Some are immersed in the terrifying and often incomprehensible world it creates, while others find the relatively short running time of 72 minutes much longer. Over the years, it has strongly divided viewers who stumble upon this work.
6 “Saint Mode” (2019)
in the meantime sun mode It may have more story than most experimental horror films, but there is still much that is mysterious and difficult to decipher about it. It’s a psychological drama/horror film about a young nurse who begins taking care of her, but finds her mind unraveling throughout the film for various reasons.
Some of these reasons are revealed to the viewer very slowly, and some are not accurately revealed or explained at all. It works effectively as a slow-burning and deeply traumatic horror film that gains strength and is worth sticking to its bold conclusion.
7 “Tetsuo Tetsuo” (1989)
Produced on a very low budget, it can be said to be the pinnacle of sci-fi/horror. Tetsuo: Iron Man is a cult film that continues to impress audiences to this day. It has a simple yet bizarre body-horror premise that follows a man whose life changes dramatically when he becomes the subject of a mysterious curse that slowly turns parts of his body into iron.
Needless to say, it shouldn’t be confused with MCU movies with characters with similar names. This Iron Man story is loud, raucous, and often nauseating, but you can’t help but appreciate the brazen presentation and how effectively the film executes horrible special effects sequences on a tight budget. not.
8 “House” (1977)
House It takes a simple premise and does explosively unpredictable things for 88 minutes of hilarious cinematic chaos. It follows a group of girls who stay at the house, presumably as a low-key vacation, but soon finds the place filled with strange, otherworldly phenomena.
Saying more than that would not only ruin the surprise of the film, but it would prove to be decidedly difficult. House The logic and coherence of the real world are thrown out the window, operating on a seemingly alien set of rules replaced by surreal, comical horror and over-the-top mayhem. This is an experience like no other, a classic cult horror movie (albeit ultimately more entertaining than really scary).
9 “My House Walkthrough” (2016)
A surreal short film of just 12 minutes walkthrough of my house It offers more nightmarish imagery and genuine horror than most feature-length horror films ever hoped to achieve. The short running time feels like an eternity, as it depicts shooting through a series of empty corridors.
It may not sound terrifying on paper, but the experience of watching it is instinctive and unbearably tense. Making it a crafted (and bite-sized) experimental horror piece.
Ten “Eraserhead” (1977)
Few directors can do surreal horror as well as surreal horror. David LynchWhen eraser head It might be the most direct nightmare of any movie he’s ever made. A young man living in a strange world struggles to make his girlfriend happy and finds himself tormented by a newborn child who looks inhuman to him.
This horror film is easy to read as being about parenthood and the struggles of life as a young adult, but it’s more a nightmare set on celluloid than a three-act tale. eraser head Release, few can match it.
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