avant-garde horror

avant-garde films that could also be read as horror. looking more for films that engage with horror on the level of language and genre rather than avant-garde films that simply lead to affective responses of horror/terror/anxiety/fear/dread. also not looking for narrative films with experimental flourishes (with a few exceptions—in the case of someone like curtis harrington, i've added his pop work. also adding some stuff like TWIXT or PSYCHO at my own personal discretion). i haven't seen everything people have suggested so i'm trusting yall.

yes i put my own movie on here sry

  • The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • A Page of Madness
  • Ménilmontant
  • The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Prai Takian
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Wedlock House: An Intercourse
  • Thanatopsis
  • Hands of Purple Distances
  • Elegy
  • 10/65: Self-Mutilation
  • Queen of Blood
  • Absurd Encounter with Fear
  • Psych-Burn
  • Invocation of My Demon Brother
  • Corridor
  • Awakening of the Beast
  • Serene Velocity
  • Cuadecuc, Vampir
  • The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes
  • Demons
  • Hotel Monterey
  • Lucifer Rising
  • Our Lady of the Sphere
  • Frank Stein
  • Flesh for Frankenstein
  • Blood for Dracula
  • Atman
  • The Vampire of the Cinemateque
  • Portrait
  • She Had Her Gun All Ready
  • Spacy
  • Beneath the Skin
  • Thunder
  • The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein
  • L'ange
  • Geek Maggot Bingo or The Freak from Suckweasel Mountain
  • Possibly in Michigan
  • A Night to Dismember
  • Ghost
  • Grim
  • The Insomniac on the Bridge
  • Landscape Suicide
  • Brain Dead
  • Tales from the Gimli Hospital
  • Dawn of an Evil Millennium
  • Elephant
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Begotten
  • The Murder Mystery
  • Blicklust
  • The Sequence of Parallel Bars
  • 24 Hour Psycho
  • Nymphomania
  • Zone
  • Don't - Der Österreichfilm
  • Untitled
  • Sombre
  • Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy
  • Psycho
  • Outer Space
  • The Early 70's Horror Trailer
  • Tom Thumb in the Land of the Giants
  • Deanimated: The Invisible Ghost
  • Usher
  • Rabbits
  • Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary
  • Reflections of Evil
  • Decasia
  • Cowards Bend the Knee
  • Inland Empire
  • Silver
  • Light Is Waiting
  • Vampire
  • A Lake
  • Carol Anne Is Dead
  • Remote
  • Twixt
  • White Epilepsy
  • A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
  • Horse Money
  • Hinterlands
  • Seances
  • Little Orphant Annie
  • Rain on the Scarecrow, Blood on the Plow
  • Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder
  • Womb
  • Aos Sí
  • Gargoyle
  • Untitled
  • Shock Me Shokoy
  • Blue