The Uncanny Archive

Uncanny Art, Photography, and Films

Category: Film

Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)

Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)

Written and directed by Benjamin Christensen, Häxan / Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) constitutes a mix of documentary style storytelling, essay film, and gothic horror. Blurring the lines between real historical facts and fabricated narratives, Häxan provides an intriguing, partly fictionalised and dramatised depiction of witchcraft through history.

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Dead Ringers (1988): The Uncanny Double – Narcissistic Symbiosis

Dead Ringers (1988): The Uncanny Double – Narcissistic Symbiosis

Let’s celebrate David Cronenberg’s birthday by immersing ourselves in the uncanny, gruesome, and occasionally dreamlike psychological horror universe of Dead…

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A glimpse of Annihilation (2018): The Uncanny Within

A glimpse of Annihilation (2018): The Uncanny Within

After the success of his intense directorial debut, Ex Machina, Alex Garland creates a cinematic adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s first book…

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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

There are two cinematic masterpieces depicting Nosferatu: Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922), a German expressionist film adaptation of Dracula,…

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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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Meshes of the Afternoon (1943): a spiralling lucid nightmare, Maya Deren, & A dialogue with the Unconscious

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943): a spiralling lucid nightmare, Maya Deren, & A dialogue with the Unconscious

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) is a memorable, experimental, surreal short film directed and written by Maya Deren. Referred to as…

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Interview with Analogue Fine Art Photographer and Storyteller Brittany Markert

Interview with Analogue Fine Art Photographer and Storyteller Brittany Markert

Brittany Markert’s daring introspective artwork resurrects the intimate, haptic process of analogue photography to create expressive, conceptual portraits encapsulating the…

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Interview with Russian fine art photographer and multimedia artist Natalia Drepina: tenebrous emotional portraits

Interview with Russian fine art photographer and multimedia artist Natalia Drepina: tenebrous emotional portraits

The fine art photography of Natalia Drepina explores human frailty, fears, and melancholy, often in cold, quiet dreamscapes with a…

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