Mark’s Halloween Horror Countdown #5

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Here’s the next installment of my top 31 horror films since the year 2000.

Well, only five to go! Let’s get to it.

#5 Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

I love introducing new movies to people (hence this list), partly, to entertain, partly is to educate, but mostly, I want people to share an experience in hope that they feel the same magic I did. And I’m so proud when I’ve found one that I think will blow people away. Well, I showed Beyond the Black Rainbow to a friend and his wife’s, eager to see their reactions at its awesomeness. Both absolutely hated it. So it’s safe to say this film is not going to be for everyone. You’re either going to love it or hate it. I absolutely love it.

The reason I rate BTBR so highly is due to its utterly bizarre aesthetic, like a student-made 80s sci-fi movie mixed with Twin Peaks mixed with John Carpenter. It borrows heavily from films like Assault on Precinct 13, THX1138, and Blade Runner, but with contemporary horror sensibilities. There’s a sense of Lynchian pastiche to the acting, long uncomfortable pauses in dialogue and dreamy soap opera melodrama, especially from Michael Rogers who is absolutely chilling as Psychologist Barry Nyle. But where Rogers is absurd, Eva Bourne is subdued and mystifying as a prisoner with special powers, Elena, being held against her will by Nyle.

But is BTBR horror? Yeah, but not in the traditional sense. The film is slow, very slow. It’s art cinema, like Jodorowsky films are. It asks a lot from its viewers. And the horror comes slow, molasses slow, but I appreciate that slow burn. To me, it builds tension and rising hot pressure, and when it finally blows, it goes Vesuvius. Weird turns to creepy. Creepy turns to frightening. It gets bloody, fast, and – oh, and did I mention creepy. So yeah, it’s horror, but not for everyone. Heck, it’s barely for anyone. But it is definitely for me. In spades.

Check out the trailer below and be sure to tune in tomorrow for #4.

The list so far.
#31 The Damned (2014)
#30 A Serbian Film (2010)
#29 The Inside (2012)
#28 Calvaire (2004)/Inbred (2012)
#27 Frankenstein’s Army (2013)
#26 Thale (2012)
#25 Bridgend (2013)
#24 The Grey (2011)
#23 Across The River (2013)
#22 The Pact (2011)
#21 Rec (2007)
#20 Baskin (2016)
#19 Let the Right One In (2008)
#18 Resolution (2013)
#17 I Saw the Devil (2010)
#16 Spring (2014)
#15 The Host (2006)
#14 Monsters (2010)
#13 Rubber Johnny (2013)
#12 The Triangle (2016)
#11 Under the Skin (2013)
#10 Pieces of Talent (2014)
#9 Entrance (2011)
#8 Bone Tomahawk (2015)
#7 Trollhunter (2010)
#6 Wolf Creek (2005)

Mark Goodchild
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