Challenging Filmmaking

Not all films are peaches and cream, and sometimes that's intentional.

Hard to watch and hard to love. Films that promote difficult filmmaking, the kind that festers in your mind after viewing it. Whether it is disturbing, abnormal or downright confusing, it's always worth checking some of these out.

Suggestions welcome!

There are 49 horror films in this list.

  • Eraserhead
  • Possession
  • Climax
  • The House That Jack Built
  • House
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Funny Games
  • mother!
  • Antichrist
  • Santa Sangre
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Singapore Sling
  • 964 Pinocchio
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Benny's Video
  • Hereditary
  • The Shining
  • Godzilla
  • Repulsion
  • The Tenant
  • Don't Look Now
  • Martyrs
  • Funny Games
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Love Witch
  • Suspiria
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Cat People
  • Suspiria
  • It Comes at Night
  • Ms .45
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Deep Red
  • I Saw the Devil
  • Audition
  • The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes
  • In a Glass Cage
  • Man Bites Dog
  • Begotten
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow
  • Rubber
  • Cure
  • Green Room
  • Shin Godzilla
  • Alice
  • Angel's Egg
  • The Vanishing