Monday, 31 December 2018

2018 Film Diary

Here's the full list of titles I watched in 2018. Standout titles are marked with an asterisk (*).

January
2/1/18: Godzilla (1954)*
3/1/18: 300 (2006)
4/1/18: Dead or Alive (1999)
6/1/18: Comfort and Joy (1984)*
7/1/18: Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000)
9/1/18: Irezumi (1966)
11/1/18: Dead or Alive: Final (2002)
13/1/18: Rainy Dog (1997)*
14/1/18: Sabu (2002)
15/1/18: Taipei Story (1985)*
17/1/18: Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)
20/1/18: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
23/1/18: Ley Lines (1999)
24/1/18: The Commuter (2018)
25/1/18: Unknown (2011)
28/1/18: Early Man (2018)
29/1/18: Agitator (2001)
30/1/18: The Post (2017)

February
4/2/18: Phantom Thread (2017)
6/2/18: Shin Godzilla (2016)*
10/2/18: The 15:17 to Paris (2018)*
11/2/18: The Grey (2011)*
13/2/18: Silver (1999)
17/2/18: Coco (2017), Taken (2008)
18/2/18: Young Thugs: Innocent Blood (1997)
19/2/18: The Rainbow Pass (1937)
21/2/18: Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)
22/2/18: Lady Snowblood (1973)*
23/2/18: The Stand (1994)
24/2/18: Badlands (1973)*
27/2/18: Crimewave (1985)
28/2/18: Bodyguard Kiba: Apocalypse of Carnage (1994)

March
1/3/18: Les vampires (1915)*
3/3/18: Blood Diamond (2006)
4/3/18: The Shape of Water (2017)
6/3/18: The Mourning Forest (2007)
7/3/18: Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002), Night Wind - aka Le Vent de la Nuit/The Wind of the Night (1999)*
8/3/18: Rules Don't Apply (2016)*
14/3/18: Over Your Dead Body (2014)*
15/3/18: Wonder Wheel (2017)
17/3/18: The Killer (1989)
24/3/18: Mary Magdalene (2018)
26/3/18: Hommage à Jean-Marie Straub – 08.01.2018 – réalisation: Astrid Ofner (2018)
28/3/18: Shock Wave (2017)
29/3/18: Unsane (2018), Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
31/3/18: Ready Player One (2018)

April
1/4/18: Early Spring (1956)*
2/4/18: Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)*
3/4/18: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)*
4/4/18: Mortuary (2005)*
5/4/18: War of the Worlds (2005)*
6/4/18: The Straight Story (1999)
7/4/18: Place Vendome (1998), The Beastmaster (1982)
8/4/18: Death Wish (2018)
10/4/18: Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)
11/4/18: Lesson of the Evil (2012)
12/4/18: Distant Sky - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen (2018)
15/4/18: Legend of the Mountain (1979)*, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)*
18/4/18: Nightfall (1957)*, Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
19/4/18: Fudoh: The New Generation (1996)
21/4/18: The Terrorizers (1986)*, Loving (2016)
22/4/18: 1941 (1979)
25/4/18: Gohatto (1999)*
26/4/18: 13 Assassins (2010)*
27/4/18: Split (2016)
29/4/18: Rampage (2018)

May
1/5/18: Dragon Inn (1967)*
2/5/18: One Missed Call (2003)
6/5/18: Duel (1971)
7/5/18: The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)
8/5/18: Night and Fog in Japan (1960)
9/5/18: Donnie Brasco (1997)
10/5/18: A Quiet Place (2018)
11/5/18: Hustle (1975)
12/5/18: Let the Sunshine In (2017)*
14/5/18: Jean de Florette (1986)
15/5/18: Manon des Sources (1986)
16/5/18: Blood and Wine (1996)
17/5/18: The Mighty (1998)
18/5/18: Minority Report (2002)
20/5/18: French Cinema Double-Bill: La Souriante Madame Beudet (1923) & Menilmontant (1926)*
21/5/18: The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
22/5/18: The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
23/5/18: Batman Ninja (2018)
24/5/18: Yatterman (2009)*
25/5/18: Paddington (2014)
27/5/18: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
30/5/18: What Lies Beneath (2000), Full Metal Yakuza (1997)
31/5/18: The Geisha House (1998)*

June
2/6/18: The Nice Guys (2016)*
3/6/18: A Confucian Confusion (1994)*
4/6/18: One More River (1934)
5/6/18: The Last Jedi (2017)
6/6/18: Deep End (1970)
8/6/18: The Road Back (1937), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
9/6/18: For Love's Sake (2012)
10/6/18: The Lords of Salem (2012), The Mangler (1995)
11/6/18: The Impatient Maiden (1932)
12/6/18: 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997)
13/6/18: Happy Feet (2006), 31 (2016)
14/6/18: They Dare Not Love (1941)
16/6/18: Babe (1995)*
17/6/18: Lorenzo's Oil (1992), Zama (2017)
19/6/18: In the Realm of the Senses (1976), Street Mobster (1972)
20/6/18: Happy Feet Two (2011)
21/6/18: Babe: Pig in the City (1998)*
22/6/18: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)*
23/6/18: Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)*
24/6/18: Backstairs - 'Hintertreppe' (1921)
25/6/18: Biutiful (2010)
30/6/18: Violence at Noon (1966)

July
1/7/18: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
2/7/18: Empire of Passion (1978)*
4/7/18: Den of Thieves (2018)
5/7/18: Hereditary (2018), Spot of the 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF 2018 (2018)
6/7/18: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)*
7/7/18: Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018)
8/7/18: Black Panther (2018), The House of Ghosts/‘La maison ensorcelée’ (1908)
9/7/18: Leave No Trace (2018)
10/7/18: The Man Who Laughs (1928)
11/7/18: Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
12/7/18: Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
14/7/18: The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Hands of Orlac (1924)
16/7/18: Bao (2018), Incredibles 2 (2018)
17/7/18: The Pornographers (1966)
18/7/18: First Reformed (2017)*
19/7/18: The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
20/7/18: Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)*
21/7/18: Godzilla (2014)
24/7/18: Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969)
25/7/18: Looking Glass (2018), Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
28/7/18: The Sun's Burial (1960), Max Mon Amour (1986)
29/7/18: Speed Racer (2008)*
30/7/18: Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)*
31/7/18: Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

August
1/8/18: Red Sparrow (2018)
2/8/18: Game Night (2018)
3/8/18: Skyscraper (2018), Cloud Atlas (2012)*
4/8/18: All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
5/8/18: Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
6/8/18: The Unknown (1927)*
7/8/18: The Touch (1971)
8/8/18: Secret Defense (1998)*, Ingmar Bergman's World (1972)
9/8/18: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
10/8/18: Death by Hanging (1968)
11/8/18: The Apparition (2018)
12/8/18: Prison (1949), Jupiter Ascending (2015)
13/8/18: In the Presence of a Clown (1997)*
14/8/18: Mountains May Depart (2015)*
15/8/18: Thirst aka Three Strange Loves (1949), The Hedonists (2016)
16/8/18: Naqoyqatsi (2002)
17/8/18: Annie Hall (1977)*
18/8/18: The Magic Flute (1975)
19/8/18: The Image Makers (2000), The Matrix (1999)*
20/8/18: Papageno (1935), Still Life (2006)*
21/8/18: Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944)*
23/8/18: Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)*, Faithless (2000)*
24/8/18: The Meg (2018)
25/8/18: Gang of Four (1989)*, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
26/8/18: BlacKkKlansman (2018)
27/8/18: 24 City (2008)
30/8/18: Madame de Sade (1992)
31/8/18: Love & Pop (1998), Animation Store Manager (2002)

September
1/9/18: Boy (1969), Dredd (2012)*
2/9/18: Cold War (2018), Ryusei-Kacho (2001)
3/9/18: The Masseurs and a Woman (1938)*
4/9/18: Xiao Wu - Pickpocket (1997)*
5/9/18: The World (2004)
6/9/18: ¡Que viva Mexico! (1932/1979)*
8/9/18: Knight of Cups (2018)*
10/9/18: Old Enough (1984)*
11/9/18: Leo the Last (1970)
13/9/18: Millennium Mambo (2001)*
14/9/18: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)*
15/9/18: Lucky (2017)
16/9/18: The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018), Cutie Honey (2004)
17/9/18: The Snowman (2017)
18/9/18: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
19/9/18: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
20/9/18: Mr. Thank You (1936)*
21/9/18: Faces Places (2017)*
22/9/18: Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012), Café Lumière (2003)
23/9/18: Daicon Film’s Return of Ultraman (1983)
24/9/18: Goodbye South, Goodbye (1996)
25/9/18: The Predator (2018)
26/9/18: Daughter of the Nile (1987)*
28/9/18: Gonin (1995)*

October:
1/10/18: The Serpent's Egg (1977)
2/10/18: Amour Fou (2014)
3/10/18: Good Men, Good Women (1995)
7/10/18: Tale of Tales (1979)
8/10/18: Crows Zero (2007)
9/10/18: Flowers of Shanghai (1998)*
13/10/18: Isle of Dogs (2018), Noroît (une vengeance) (1976)
14/10/18: First Man (2018)
17/10/18: Duelle (1976)*
18/10/18: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
20/10/18: The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964), Inside the Coppola Personality (1981)
21/10/18: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)*
22/10/18: The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)*
23/10/18: Halloween (2018)
24/10/18: Spider Baby (1967)
25/10/18: The Puppetmaster (1993)*
27/10/18: Torso (1973), Climax (2018)
29/10/18: Come Drink with Me (1966)*
30/10/18: Ganja & Hess (1973)
31/10/18: House of Wax (1953)

November
1/11/18: Peterloo (2018)
2/11/18: Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), All Good (2018)
3/11/18: Mirai (2018), The Nightmare Isn't Over (2012)
4/11/18: Penguin Highway (2018), Inuyashiki (2018)
5/11/18: Blackmail (1929), The Image Book (2018)*
6/11/18: Incident in a Ghostland (2018)
7/11/18: Crisis Jung (2018)
8/11/18: Widows (2018)
9/11/18: Onibaba (1964), In the Aisles (2018), Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018)
10/11/18: Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
11/11/18: Burning (2018)
12/11/18: House (1977)*, The Wild Pear Tree (2018)
13/11/18: This Magnificent Cake! (2018), Oh Willy... (2012), The Travelling Cat Chronicles (2018)
14/11/18: Too Late to Die Young (2018), The Old Man & The Gun (2018)
15/11/18: Shoplifters (2018)
17/11/18: Exeter (2015)
18/11/18: Wildling (2018)
19/11/18: The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928)
20/11/18: Frankenstein (1910)
21/11/18: Devil (2010)
23/11/18: Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Truth and Illusion: An Introduction to Metaphysics (1964)*
25/11/18: Friday the 13th (2009)
28/11/18: Suspiria (2018)
29/11/18: Sicario 2: Soldado (2018)
30/11/18: The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

December
2/12/18: Creed II (2018), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
4/12/18: Annihilation (2018)
5/12/18: Orphan (2009)
6/12/18: The Love Witch (2016)
8/12/18: Cam (2018), House of Wax (2005)
9/12/18: They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)
10/12/18: Knock Knock (2015)
11/12/18: Blue (2018)
15/12/18: The Heiresses (2018)
17/12/18: Together (2018)
18/12/18: The House That Jack Built (2018)
20/12/18: Roma (2018)
22/12/18: An Elephant Sitting Still (2018)*, Vamps (2012)*
25/12/18: A Final Cut for Orson: 40 Years in the Making (2018)
26/12/18: The 6th Day (2000)
29/12/18: La Femme Nikita (1990)*
31/12/18: Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)*, Escape from L.A. (1996)*

Friday, 16 November 2018

32nd Leeds International Film Festival, 1st-15th November 2018

The 2018 Leeds International Film Festival has ended and for once I was still hungry for more. In previous years I've felt exhausted and drained by watching so much over such a short span of time and by the end I'm almost glad to be going back to work. This year's festival started out promisingly, contained several surprises along the way and ended on a triumphant note. It's probably the first year since I started going where my enthusiasm never waned.

My goal here, as always, is to see as many new titles as possible and trying to find films that may be talking points in my annual roundup in December. There were certain eagerly awaited films that I had hoped would be in the programme (Ash is Purest White, High Life and Transit to name a few) that weren't featured but given the general quality of what I did get to see that's ultimately a minor quibble.

One of the reasons I'd consider the festival to be a success was that this year saw by far my best planning and scheduling to date. There were fewer compromises than usual and I managed to avoid getting film fatigue. I watched 19 titles in total and over the years I have got a lot better at delineating between "essential" titles, impulse watches, slot fillers and curios.

Here's a link to a list of the films I watched:
https://letterboxd.com/willowybeing/list/2018-leeds-international-film-festival/

Major filmmakers whose new work was featured included Lee Chang-dong (Burning), Nuri Bilge Ceylan (The Wild Pear Tree), Peter Strickland (In Fabric), Luca Guadagino (Suspiria), Steve McQueen (Widows), Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) and David Lowery (The Old Man & The Gun).

The opening day of the festival had a screening of Peterloo with writer/director Mike Leigh in attendance for a Q&A after the film. Leigh's enthusiasm for his work in film and interest in the subject shone through and it was a real treat to see him there in person.


There was no animation Sunday this year but anime was well represented by two excellent titles (Mirai and Penguin Highway), then later on the Belgian stop motion piece This Magnificent Cake! was a genuinely eccentric offering.

Only one film in the lineup that I saw could be described as disappointing. Crisis Jung, an episodic adult animation, ran for 70 minutes but it felt like a bit of a slog. Perhaps seeing the episodes back to back didn't do it any favours. Its repetition of the same action sequences and the episode opening and closing credits got wearisome.

I dipped my toe in to the documentary selection with Island of the Hungry Ghosts but I skipped the short film selection, something that I may try and rectify next year.

The free silent film screening at the Town Hall (with a live organ accompaniment) was Blackmail - a key early Alfred Hitchcock film which I hadn't seen until now.


This yearly event has become one of the festival's major highlights for me. In previous years in this slot I've seen classic silents such as The Golem, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Nanook of the North, Faust and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. My dream screening would probably be F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, which I've wanted to see on the big screen for many years. Between this well attended event and the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival earlier in the year it's great to see that there's still an active interest in films from the silent era.

Speaking of film history, 2018 marks Ingmar Bergman's centenary and I would liked to have got to the showing of Wild Strawberries, but sadly was unable to attend. I have watched several Bergman films this year at home but it would have been great to have seen at least one in the cinema. Other older titles that I had to skip included Docks of New YorkLa NotteNight TrainThe EarOdd Man OutTampopo and The Chaplin Hour. Perhaps most enticing of all was a rare chance to see 1952 film The White Reindeer, for which Eureka has supposedly done a 4K restoration.

Of the new titles I would like to have got to see the Horror anthology Nightmare Cinema (just for the Joe Dante segment) but due to it being in the 'Night of the Dead' lineup it wasn't covered by my festival pass, while nature documentary Walden sounded interesting. A very late and very surprising addition to the programme was Alfonso Cuaron's much hyped Roma, which was being shown several miles away at the Harrogate Everyman cinema. I'll try and catch it on Netflix in December.

Not even the bonfires and firework displays could keep me away from seeing the new Jean-Luc Godard film, The Image Book. There are plans for a one day cinema release on 2nd December and for it to be available for streaming on mubi.com from 3rd December but this was too good an opportunity to miss. Nor did I want to miss Hirokazu Koreeda's Shoplifters, which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and was a very satisfying closing film for the festival.

I was kinder than usual with the audience rating slips. Two weeks off work can do wonders for your generosity of spirit. Due to its subject, The Travelling Cat Chronicles was probably the easiest 5 star rating that I've ever given.

Leeds itself was well represented in the lineup with two prominent documentaries featured - Something Left Behind about local band The Wedding Present and Fighting for a City which tells the story of featherweight boxer Josh Warrington. Leeds born director Wash Westmoreland's new drama Colette got an early UK screening at City Varieties then later Hyde Park. There was added cause for celebration with the recent news of Channel 4 moving its national headquarters to Leeds.


Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Top 100 Horror Films

As it's October it seemed an appropriate time to post a list of my top 100 Horror films. Here's a link to the chronologically ordered version of the list that I posted on Letterboxd.

A lot of classics on here. My own personal favourites from within the list are marked with an asterisk (*). Still so much to explore. I feel like lists such as these are better at highlighting gaps in my knowledge of the genre rather than being an authoritative selection. I remember as a teenager seeing the appendix to Stephen King's 'Danse Macabre' where he highlighted outstanding titles in the genre from the 1950 to 1980 period and seeking out as many as possible. It gave me a pretty good grounding in Horror flicks and over the next decade or so I became more familiar with the genres landmarks, disgraces, franchises, oddities and outliers. It seems to be a field that fires the imagination of certain filmmakers, an outlet for a darker, mischievous side that other types of film don't allow.

Both The Curse of Frankenstein and Night of the Living Dead spawned several excellent sequels so their place on here could be seen as a representative for several other deserving titles for the list. There are certain films not featured here due to categorisation issues. For instance, the original 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers for me is more of a science fiction film, whereas its 1978 remake veers closer to Horror. Manhunter is a thriller with horror elements but it would seem a bit out of place here.

One of the fun aspects of Horror films is the sheer range and diversity that the genre encompasses and its trash/art dichotomy. A lot of my frustration with contemporary genre fare is its inability or unwillingness to explore the boundaries of Horror and its replaying of familiar tropes. My interest has waned from the peak fandom of 15 to 20 years ago but I'm always open to new titles and exciting new developments in the field. There are modern titles on here but I wanted it to be representative of different eras, going right back to the silent films of the 1920s.

As with my year by year top ten database the idea is for this list to evolve over time so there will be additions and removals.

 The Addiction (1995, Abel Ferrara)
 Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)
*Audition (1999, Takashi Miike)
 The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962, Jesus Franco)
 The Beyond (1981, Lucio Fulci)
 The Birds (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)
 The Black Cat (1934, Edgar G. Ulmer)
 Black Christmas (1974, Bob Clark)
 Black Sabbath (1963, Mario Bava)
*Black Sunday (1960, Mario Bava)
 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992, Francis Ford Coppola)
 Bride of Chucky (1998, Ronny Yu)
 The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
 Bug (2006, William Friedkin)
*The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Robert Wiene)
*Carnival of Souls (1962, Herk Harvey)
 Carrie (1976, Brian De Palma)
*Cat People (1942, Jacques Tourneur)
 The Company of Wolves (1984, Neil Jordan)
 Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, Jack Arnold)
 Creepy (2016, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) 
 Cure (1997, Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
 The Curse of Frankenstein (1957, Terence Fisher)
*Dagon (2001, Stuart Gordon)
 Dead of Night (1945, Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden & Robert Hamer)
 Les Diaboliques (1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
 Down to the Cellar (1983, Jan Svankmajer)
 Eraserhead (1977, David Lynch)
 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977, John Boorman)
 The Exorcist III (1990, William Peter Blatty)
*Eyes Without a Face (1960, Georges Franju)
 The Fall of the House of Usher (1928, Jean Epstein)
 The Fog (1980, John Carpenter)
*Frankenstein (1931, James Whale)
 Freaks (1932, Tod Browning)
 From Beyond (1986, Stuart Gordon)
*The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959, Nobuo Nakagawa)
 Ginger Snaps (2000, John Fawcett)
 God Told Me To (1976, Larry Cohen)
 The Golem (1920, Carl Boese & Paul Wegener)
 The Gorgon (1964, Terence Fisher)
 Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982, Tommy Lee Wallace)
 The Haunting (1963, Robert Wise)
 Haxan (1922, Benjamin Christensen)
*Hour of the Wolf (1968, Ingmar Bergman)
 House (1977, Nobuhiko Obayashi)
 The Hunger (1983, Tony Scott)
 I Vampiri (1957, Riccardo Freda & Maro Bava)
*I Walked with a Zombie (1943, Jacques Tourneur)
 In My Skin (2002, Marina De Van)
 In the Mouth of Madness (1994, John Carpenter)
*Inferno (1980, Dario Argento)
 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978, Philip Kaufman)
 Island of Lost Souls (1932, Erle C. Kenton)
 The Keep (1983, Michael Mann)
 The Last Man on Earth (1964, Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow)
*Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971, John Hancock)
*Martin (1978, George A. Romero)
 The Mist (2007, Frank Darabont)
 Near Dark (1987, Kathryn Bigelow)
 New Nightmare (1994, Wes Craven)
*Night of the Demon (1957, Jacques Tourneur)
*Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)
*Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
*Nosferatu, Phantom Der Nacht (1979, Werner Herzog)
 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962, Robert Enrico)
 Onibaba (1964, Kaneto Shindo)
 Opera (1987, Dario Argento)
 A Page of Madness (1926, Teinosuke Kinugasa)
*The Phantom Carriage (1921, Victor Sjostrom)
 Phenomena (1985, Dario Argento)
 The Plague of the Zombies (1966, John Gilling)
 Poltergeist (1982, Tobe Hooper)
*Possession (1981, Andrzej Zulawski)
 Prince of Darkness (1987, John Carpenter)
*Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
*Pulse (2001, Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
*Repulsion (1965, Roman Polanski)
 Retribution (2006, Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
 Rosemary's Baby (1968, Roman Polanski)
*Salem's Lot (1979, Tobe Hooper)
 Santa Sangre (1989, Alejandro Jodorowsky)
 The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
 Shocker (1989, Wes Craven)
 The Shout (1978, Jerzy Skolimowski)
 Society (1989, Brian Yuzna)
*Spontaneous Combustion (1990, Tobe Hooper)
 StageFright (1987, Michele Soavi)
 Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)
*The Tenant (1976, Roman Polanski)
*The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)
 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986, Tobe Hooper)
 The Thing (1982, John Carpenter)
 Thirst (2009, Park Chan-wook)
*Trouble Every Day (2001, Claire Denis)
*Twixt (2011, Francis Ford Coppola)
 The Uninvited (1944, Lewis Allen)
 The Unknown (1927, Tod Browning)
*Vampyr (1932, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
 Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg)