We selected our 13 favorite candidates for the Dark Side of the Screen screening & discussion series: the best, most provocative, and most discussion-worthy (non-mainstream) horror, thriller, and noir films of 2019. Festival and international films from 2017 were eligible if they were distributed in the United States in 2019.  2019’s festival and international films were likewise eligible, even if they had not yet reached distribution.

Co-authored by Julia Compton and Mike Dillon


#13. THE WIND

#12. BLOW THE MAN DOWN

#11. LUZ

#10. KNIFE + HEART

#9. COME TO DADDY

#8. PIERCING

#7. THE PERFECTION

#6. THE LIGHTHOUSE

#5. IN FABRIC

#4. VFW

#3. DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE

#2. CRAWL

#1. THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE

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