If you love fashion and art, then why wouldn’t you horror movies? You didn’t expect that, did you? But, horror movies can be the portray an array of emotions that can be shown through fashion.
Sure, you have your screamer films, but I’m not talking about those movies. I’m talking about visual art. If you watch these top 10 #FlursPicks Horror Films, you’ll be able to see the inspiration behind many collections.
It Follows (2014)
This movie is literally one of the scariest horror films I’ve seen. It’s not because it’s full of shock, it’s because it has such a simple premise. It’s about a girl that’s being followed, that’s it. The film is very indie and has a very hipster feel to it. However, it’s not a forced hipster vibe, which is nice for once.
This is one of the original horror movies to ever hit the big screens. Tod Browning used no special effects in the making of this film. Instead, he used real-life circus performers. While the movie is terrifying, you’ll be able to see vintage and authentic carnival themed clothing from the 1930’s.
The Descent (2005)
A woman goes into an unchartered Appalachian cave and that’s when it all goes down. It’s claustrophobic and plays around with the idea of myths and dreams. You’ll see amazing visuals and has multiple levels of fear within each scene. Possibly a great film for inspiration if you’re interested creating pieces that are more closed off and mysterious.
The Shining (1980)
If you’ve seen The Shining, and I hope you have, then you understand what I’m talking about. There’s stunning cinematography catching the symmetry and color shown throughout the film. Every scene is a piece of art within itself and speaking of art, this movie inspired the great designer Alexander McQueen to make his Fall 1999 Ready to Wear collection! On top of that, it’s horrifying.
Inland Empire (2006)
David Lynch, the king of surrealism, created Inland Empire, is designed to disturb you throughout every scene. It’s a three-hour film, however, I highly recommend you watch it. An actress adopts the characteristics of her character and her life begins to unravel, mimicking the fictional film. It’s visually jaw-dropping and mentally disturbing.
This is another must-watch classic. Roman Polanski directed this film which is about a woman who’s repulsed by sex. In the meantime, she doesn’t like her sister’s boyfriend and slowly goes into depression and hallucinates about rape and violence. Atmospherically, Polanski nailed it with creating a film that expressed Carole, the main character’s mental state. On top of that it shot beautifully and symbolically.
Only lovers left alive (2013)
Some people like this movie, others don’t because they think it’s another vampire film. However, they’re mistaken. It really explores the meaning of life through the world of two vampires. Directed by Jim Jarmusch, the movie gives off a hippy/rock/grunge feel throughout the set and wardrobe. It’s an artistic piece with a great soundtrack.
Alfred Hitchcock is one of the founding fathers of horror. You remember the shower scene in almost every contemporary horror film? Well, thank Psycho for that. Each scene cinematic art combined with symbolism and atmosphere. It’s a classic, just go watch it.
What I love about this is that the director, Masaki Kobayashi, didn’t see this as a horror movie. Nevertheless, literally everyone else who watched it couldn’t fall asleep that night. This film explore the struggle between human material and spiritual nature through dreams. At the same time, he incorporated the beauty of Japan, so you’ll have a beautiful blend of dream like scene mixed with Japanese landscape.
Black Narcissus (1947)
Director Michael Powell teamed up with Emeric Pressburger worked together to create the movie about nuns working in the Himalayas. Yeah, I know, you read correctly. Naturally, nuns wear white, but against the Himalayan landscape, the color pops and scene after scene are shots of vibrancy. It won Oscars for cinematography and art direction, so I highly recommend you watch this for inspiration.
Anyone who has seen this film will tell you that it’s visually stunning. Why? Because it’s the truth. This Italian movie is a masterpiece of sound, color and style. The movie is about an American girl who transfers to a prestigious dance school in Germany. Of course, she realizes the school is not what it seems.
So these are the #FlurPicks for this years Halloween Night! Hope you enjoy our selection and check out all the classics and must you haven’t watched yet.
Article by Natasha Ivanovic