The Uncanny Archive

Uncanny Art, Photography, and Films

Author: Diana Marin

Diana Marin is a creative content writer, curator and editor of The Uncanny Archive, art lover, poet, and social media enthusiast. She is a Literature and Film Graduate, with a Master’s degree in Film, Photography, and Media. She is never afraid to explore and embrace the multi-faceted nature of her mind, artistic potential, and of the world through interdisciplinary interests. Some of the themes she has researched and been inspired by throughout the years are the uncanny, memories, identity, dreams, and the Unconscious mind. Personal Website: dianamarin.com
Nosferatu: subverting the myth of the romanticised vampire and embodying the human desire for the uncanny

Nosferatu: subverting the myth of the romanticised vampire and embodying the human desire for the uncanny

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) is a German expressionist film adaptation of Dracula and Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), dir….

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Marie-poupée (1976): life-like dolls and fetishism

Marie-poupée (1976): life-like dolls and fetishism

Marie-poupée (1976), dir. by Joël Séria, is a problematic, subversive French psychosexual drama with horror undertones, tackling the lurid, uncomfortable…

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Psychological horror films set in the fashion world: The Neon Demon (2016) and Helter Skelter (2012)

Psychological horror films set in the fashion world: The Neon Demon (2016) and Helter Skelter (2012)

The Neon Demon (2016), directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is a surreal hyper-stylised psychological horror film unveiling a dark satire of…

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Melancholia (2011) – the visually striking overture, an eerie dreamscape & an exquisite cinematic symphony of death

Melancholia (2011) – the visually striking overture, an eerie dreamscape & an exquisite cinematic symphony of death

The opening sequence of Melancholia (2011, Lars von Trier), a collection of gloomy, surreal, painting-resembling, slow-motion shots, is an insidious introduction to…

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Lurid Cult Horror Films – Fascination, The Beyond, and Videodrome

Lurid Cult Horror Films – Fascination, The Beyond, and Videodrome

Fascination (1979) is an artful aesthetically-pleasing erotic Gothic horror film situated between arthouse and grindhouse, directed by Jean Rollin. Rollin tends…

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I Am Mother (2019): a gripping post-apocalyptic sci-fi film

I Am Mother (2019): a gripping post-apocalyptic sci-fi film

I Am Mother (2019), a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film directed by Grant Sputore, starts off at a slow pace, revealing the eerie routine…

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Perfect Blue (1997): a disorienting, surreal Japanese animated psychological horror

Perfect Blue (1997): a disorienting, surreal Japanese animated psychological horror

Perfect Blue (1997), directed by Satoshi Kon, is a disturbing, disorienting, surreal Japanese animated psychological horror/thriller film based on the 1991…

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Wuthering Heights (2011): the uncanny connection with nature

Wuthering Heights (2011): the uncanny connection with nature

Wuthering Heights (2011), directed by Andrea Arnold, is a moody, visceral, atmospheric cinematic version of the story featuring the natural…

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High Life (2018) – a disturbing, mesmerising voyage

High Life (2018) – a disturbing, mesmerising voyage

High Life (2018) is a hypnotising, mostly slow-paced, eerie sci-fi film directed by Claire Denis, French director associated with art…

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Belladonna of Sadness (1973): an unsettling, luridly nightmarish Japanese animated art film

Belladonna of Sadness (1973): an unsettling, luridly nightmarish Japanese animated art film

Belladonna of Sadness (1973), dir. Eiichi Yamamoto, is an unsettling hallucinatory Japanese animated film made up of Expressionistic and Symbolist…

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