Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by formu_la, Aug 10, 2019.
The Skeleton Key is a good horror thriller and is kind of creepy too.
The Skeleton Key (2005) - IMDb
Tim Burton like to direct "dark" movies.
I thought that his Planet of the Apes was pretty dark and that was with watching it in subdued lighting and on my 60" TV screen.
Andrei Rublev by Andrei Tarkovski. I watched this movie when I was young. I don't think I will ever want to watch it again, but it's a masterpiece.
(BTW, for this thread let's forget about horror, superhero, etc. movies. More about real people )
Much of the film depicts scene after scene of late medieval brutality and suffering. You can almost feel the cold in your bones just watching it. However, the ending is incredibly uplifting, starting with the casting of the bell then continuing through the epilogue, which explodes into joyous colour, the transcendence of art, and wild horses loving life. It takes a while to get there, but that is the whole point of the film. I encourage you to see it again.
It's amazing how well I remember this movie after 35 years or so. It's like etched into my brain. I watched it in a movie theater in original language. I might rewatch it again one day, thanks, but that brutality you mentioned is too much even for not very sensitive me.
Kiss Of Death 1947
Last Exit To Brooklyn
Even the soundtrack sounds stark
OMG, yes. Excellent film. Which I don't think I'll ever watch again.
The Bad Seed...
King Of New York
The Butterfly Effect
The Fall Of The House Of Usher
The Virgin Suicides
Dressed To Kill
This film is just plain nasty.
In case no one has mentioned these yet:
The Road (2009). Very well done, but the scenario is so darn hopeless.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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