Do you enjoy a good giggle while being immensely disturbed? Well then you will love the following recommendations. Thank me later!
The Witch (2015) By Rogert Eggers
This film is an obvious commentary on the inevitability and dangers of people becoming what they are told they are. It’s dark, engrossing, and has some real ‘what the actual in God’s name is that?’ moments.
We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) By Lynne Ramsay
Ezra Miller is always a treat, and he is absolutely fantastic in this film about just how far a mother’s patience stretches! (It’s not really about that but I really don’t want to spoil anything)
In Secret (2013) By Charlie Stratton
Thank God Elizabeth Olsen didn’t go down the same route as her sisters. But if her performance isn’t enough to get you to watch this disturbing love story then Jessica Lange surely will. I repeat, Jessica Lange. Enough said.
The Babadook (2014) By Jennifer Kent
When this first hit Netflix, I was utterly disappointed at yet another let-down horror film, which is what it was marketed as by not so much the distributors but social media. However, when you watch it understanding what it’s supposed to be – a psychological thriller about grief, anxiety, etc – it is actually brilliantly unsettling. Definitely worth trying, anyway.
Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)
If you have ever used the term, or been described as, the ‘psycho ex-girlfriend’, give this Netflix documentary a watch. It will surely put things in perspective. 10/10 would recommend.