HALLOWEEN director REC: Lars Von Trier
Plot- Kreon, the King of Corinth, offers the hand of his daughter, Glauce, to valiant adventurer Jason. The catch is that Jason's present wife, Medea, and his two children must leave the kingdom. Jason tries to convince his wife that it is all for the better, guaranteeing her a life of wealth and ease. Medea, however, sensing that her family is being destroyed, descends into madness and commits a horrendous crime.
Movie- Dancer In the Dark
Genre- Musical Drama
Plot- Selma is a Czech immigrant, a single mother working in a factory in rural America. Her salvation is passion for music. Selma harbors a sad secret: she is losing her eyesight and her son Gene stands to suffer the same fate if she can't put away enough money to secure him an operation. When a desperate neighbor falsely accuses Selma of stealing his savings, the drama of her life escalates.
Country- Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden
Genre- Experimental horror
Plot- While a married couple is having sex, their infant son in a nearby room falls out a window to his death. She becomes distraught and is hospitalized, but her husband, who is a psychiatrist, attempts to treat her. Deciding that she needs to face her fears, he takes her to a cabin in the woods where she spent a previous summer with the boy. Once they are there, she becomes more unhinged and starts perpetrating sexual violence on her husband and herself.
Country- Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany
Genre- Psycological drama/Sci-fi/art
Plot- As a planet hurtles toward a collision course with Earth, two sisters cope with the approaching doomsday in different ways
Oct 17. Dark dramas that essentially are tragedies. Halloween seems like a good time to explore tragedy. To be honest DITD was such a fucked up story I couldn't bring myself to finish watching it.