5 new weird as hell horror movies you probably overlooked
Craving something super weird? While these weird horror movies probably won’t go down in history as any masterpieces, they are surely good enough to ease that weirdo-craving of yours. If you want to watch some truly wow-factor horror movies, check out my post “Top 5 new horror movies you probably haven’t seen” instead.
Whether you want something trippy, freaky or spooky – I’ve got you covered. So, without further ado – let’s take a look at some recently released weird as hell horror movies. They’re sure to leave you feeling like a big question mark.
Writer and director Nicolas Pesce is yet to wow me. The Eyes of My Mother could have hit home, but the character development was far from satisfying. The same happened in Piercing, as oddities seemed to occur just for the sake of it, without ever exploring why. It’s almost like an alternate reality you’d see in Yorgos Lanthimos movies – just nowhere near as brilliant.
However, as a huge fan of strange horror I did enjoy this movie, even if weird for the sake of being weird is all it was. I especially love a movie that shows the perspective of the killer, and this movie failed to explore that properly, which was disappointing. But if you want to just enjoy your popcorn to something you don’t have to think too much about, this movie is for you!
Piercing tells the unusual story of a man with a strong urge for stabbing someone with an ice pick. The obsession soon reaches its peak when he can barely resist the urge to stab his newborn son. So, in order to satisfy his craving he must “naturally” embark on the journey to kill a prostitute. Sounds weird already? Well, things take an even creepier turn when the prostitute shows up and seems to already have a death wish. The peculiar story is far from over, but I’ll leave that for you to find out.
Much like Piercing, this movie is incredibly odd, and perhaps also weird only for the sake of being weird. If there’s a deep underlying message about some kind of social issue, it definitely wasn’t conveyed properly. The movie is not outstanding in any way, shape or form – but it does have entertaining value. Carried by the performance of Jesse Eisenberg, the stunning cinematography and the momentarily creepy kid – makes for a horror movie at least worth passing your time with.
Gemma and Tom, a young couple casually looking for a new residency become persuaded to have a look at a newly built suburban house. Weirded out by the unusual realestate agent, Martin – they follow along as he takes them to the mint-green suburban idyllic residence. But things take an unsuspected turn when the realtor suddenly disappear. To their terror Gemma and Tom find out, as they’re trying to make their way home, that there is no escaping this suburban town. Things take an even more mystifying turn the day after, when a baby is left outside of “their” house.
Horse Girl (2020)
Jeff Baena is definitely one to make quirky movies, and although they all tend to be charming enough, good enough, and entertaining enough – there’s yet to be a breakthrough movie. Horror flick Horse Girl wasn’t it, but that’s not to say it didn’t have entertaining value – it did.
The story follows Sarah, an odd woman who likes crafts, horses and the supernatural crime series “Purgatory”. Despite being a sweetheart, Sarah doesn’t have much of a social life, which becomes very clear when she fails to make plans for her birthday. Horse Girl shows glimpses of Sarah’s mental health declining in the beginning, but after having a sleepwalking incident and reading about alien abductions tings take a turn for the worse.
I wasn’t a huge fan of how the movie portrayed the declination of mental health. It all just went too fast in my opinion, failing to bring about a real connection with the character. However, once everything was said and done and Sarah had fallen into despair, I think the movie did a good job of conveying that state of mind while also making us question what is real and what is not. Definitely worth a watch, and easily obtainable on Netflix.
Come to Daddy (2020)
We all know that Elijah Wood can do whatever he wants, and so what he does is incredibly weird indie flicks. To my enjoyment, of course. I’m definitely not complaining! While “Come to Daddy” is nowhere near as original or weird as “Maniac” it has its own charm. Seeing as this was Ant Timpson director debut, I think he did a good job. It’s not a masterpiece, but definitely good, and weird enough, to get those popcorns ready!
When Norval received an unsuspected letter from his long absent father, he makes the decision to travel to his secluded house by the ocean. He soon realises that something is odd, and instead of the loving reunion he was expecting, something ominous starts to take place.
The Perfection (2019)
I saved the best for last! The Perfection is a great Netflix horror flick Starring Allison Williams, Steven Weber and Alaina Huffman. It’s just wonderfully weird, but not without meaning. The movie messes with your head and the protagonist you’re rooting for will change several times.
Wow, when I turned on this movie I had no idea what to expect. And the further into the story I got, the more weird I felt. I even double checked the IMDB score to make sure no one rigged the votes. But then, I gave it a few more minutes and suddenly things started to make sense. What at first seemed like a wackjob of a movie turned into a beautiful, macabre, disturbing, wonderful story.
The story follows Charlotte and Elizabeth, two incredibly gifted musical prodigies and their sinister path to perfection. Just watch it, I don’t want to give it away with a too detailed plot.
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