The Uncanny Archive

Uncanny Art, Photography, and Films

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

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

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

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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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Oneiric surrealist art house fantasy horror films

Oneiric surrealist art house fantasy horror films

The Hourglass Sanatorium / Sanatorium pod Klepsydra (1973) is a mesmerising, hallucinatory Polish film directed by Wojciech Has, unfolding like a…

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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 Fine Art Photographer Kalliope Amorphous

Interview with Fine Art Photographer Kalliope Amorphous

Kalliope Amorphous’ haunting, evocative work encompasses conceptual, ethereal self-portraits exploring the unconscious mind, the plurality and elusiveness of the self, the realm of dreams, memory, time, our ephemeral nature, trauma, the deconstruction of identity, and states of transcendence.

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Interview with Visual Artist Apollonia Saintclair

Interview with Visual Artist Apollonia Saintclair

DM: Your stirring, tantalising work intertwines surrealist, erotic, neo-noir, and grotesque elements. Talk to us about the creative process behind…

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