Monday, November 14, 2011

HORROR HARVEST: Part Twelve: Art-house horrors, 1973-2000

"Don't Look Now" -- horror film as Cubist puzzle.
While mainstream horror blockbusters and a seemingly endless stream of highly graphic, cheaply made horror series were flooding the market in the last quarter of the 20th century, a handful of filmmakers were producing a third line of product. Iconoclasts (Roeg), past masters (Russell, Zemeckis) and future horror superstars (del Toro, Jackson) were all crafting well-thought-out, innovative works that deserve a closer look.



The Wicker Man
Robin Hardy
1973




Don’t Look Now
Nicholas Roeg
1973




The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
Nicolas Gessner
1976





Burnt Offerings
Dan Curtis
1976





The Changeling
Peter Medak
1980




Near Dark
Kathyrn Bigelow
1987


The Lair of the White Worm
Ken Russell
1988





Lady in White
Frank LaLoggia
1988





Jacob’s Ladder
Adrian Lyne
1990





Man Bites Dog
Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, Benoit Poelvoorde
1992





Cronos
Guillermo del Toro
1993





Cemetery Man
Michele Soavi
1994





Heavenly Creatures
Peter Jackson
1994




What Lies Beneath
Robert Zemeckis
2000