The Loved Ones 2009 Dir. Sean Byrne

I should mention that even as a fan of horror, I’m not usually attracted to the torture/gore sub genre. I prefer the psychological or supernatural to watching a group of innocents being mentally and physically pulled apart. However, there are films in this line with such purpose and style, that it becomes difficult to deny their brilliance. Such films include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Devil’s Rejects and The Loved Ones.

The Wicker Man 1973 Dir. Robin Hardy

The Wicker Man is one of those horror films that everyone is aware of, mostly for its iconography and ending. However, this film is never what people expect, showcasing elements of erotic thriller, mystery and musical, telling an engaging tale of religious belief gone awry.

The Fearless Vampire Killers 1967 Dir. Roman Polanski

I don’t really know what to say about this film. It’s not completely a horror movie, nor is it entirely a comedy, at least not the slapstick affair that American distributers promoted. I’ve heard that the film’s director, Roman Polanski, hoped to create a fairy tale with this film. and that might be the only way to view it.