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10 Surreal Horror Movies: Nightmare Worlds

The Surrealist movement proper was in large part inspired by the theories and techniques of Sigmund Freud and his students. André Breton, Salvadore Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Valentine Hugo, Maya Deren, and the rest of their colleagues were all devoted to the idea that the unconscious mind could be explored through art that was deliberately […]

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10 Killer Character Movies: A Murderous Gaze

There’s a long history in the movies of investigating killers from a close perspective. One of the first was Fritz Lang’s M, a film that followed a child murderer played by the great Peter Lorre as he tried evading discovery and punishment, and the sub-genre has continued strong ever since. While movies can’t depict the […]

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10 Great and Demented Haunted House Movies: Dark Dens

Cinematic explorations of the haunted house trope can pull off tricks novels can’t. A director paired with an excellent set designer or location scout can present a creepy home in great detail. They can pull us through dark hallways and around corners, filling these spaces with manic energy or quiet unease. Sudden creaks and bangs […]