Lots of suggestions in here that I'll have to check out.
As to the O.P., yes, Lynch is a genius.
Personally, when it comes to modern films, I've always been more of a fan of "psychological" horror flicks.
Lately I've developed an affinity for Asian horror films (as I've been less than impressed with their American remakes such as The Ring
) because they tend to emphasize the psychological aspects.
Recently, I've rented Audition
disturbing, I loved it!
It lulls you into comfort (almost boredom) with the first 3/4 being part dark comedy, part satirical love story, and part biting societal critique.
Then ends in a freakishly gory crescendo durring the final 1/2 hour.
Due to this freakishly terrifying ending, it holds the honor of having had the most audience "walk-outs" of all time during its premiere.
Definately not for the faint of heart.
Another I would recommend is Old Boy
It's not quite "horror", but definately psychological/drama/action.......hmmmm tough to describe.
I guess I'd have to say it's a Tarantino 'esque psychological thriller.
Then of course there's John Waters' early films.
Sure, they say that Desperate Living
and Pink Flamingos
are "Comedy / Crime" but if those films are not horror.... nothing is.
Come on, the ratings say it all.
: UK (Banned)!
: Australia (Banned), Canada (Banned), Norway (Banned)!
They're absolutely terrifying.
Do not rent these two films
, I repeat, Do not rent these two films
You will see things that you never, ever
, wanted to see, and they may "scar you for life".
Stick with Audition
and Old Boy
they're disturbing enough.
Edit: P.S. Due to OldBoy being more of a thriller, turning on the "voice over" isn't so bad, but, with Audition I'd recommend using only the
[edit on 7/31/06 by redmage]