Mystery became legend… Legend became movie… Mystery horror movies focuse on the efforts of the viewer’s investigation of weird events. This films create a frightening, mysterious, terrifying ambiance all around the story.

In fact every horror movie has a mystery but let’s dive in some unique ones. They are my bloody mystery valentines… Here is my top 5 mystery horror movies list, my only precious….

5. Don’t Look Now (1973)- Nicolas Roeg

Don’t Look Now is a film adapted from the short story by Daphne du Maurier, directed by Nicolas Roeg. This gothic thriller is a brilliantly disturbing tale of the red mystery within the performances of Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland. Just watch it…

Laura Baxter: Your bishop makes me feel strange.

John Baxter: I imagine he makes God feel less than immaculate.

4. In the Mouth of Madness (1994) – John Carpenter

The Thing was John Carpenter’s first visit to the works of H.P. Lovecraft. With In the Mouth of Madness he returned to Lovecraft’s terror tales. As in Lovecraftian horrorverse , the movie emphasizes the cosmic horror of the unknown and mystery. In other words, you are taking steps to hell with this my childhood nightmare movie…

Sutter Cane: I think, therefore you are.

3. Angel Heart (1987)- Alan Parker

Angel Heart is a 1987 horror mystery and twisted neo-noir film written and directed by Alan Parker, and starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet and Charlotte Rampling. Angel Heart has a great mystery story and unlikely that a any that kind of movie will again attempt to mesh it’s distinct to find more than a killer…

Harry Angel: Hey, you ever watch the Mickey Mouse Club? Cause you know what today… today is? Today is Wednesday. It’s anything can happen day.

2. The Shining (1980)- Stanley Kubrick

No need to say a thing. A brilliant masterpiece…

Jack Torrance: Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair of your chiny-chin-chin? Well then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in

1. Repulsion (1965)- Roman Polanski

Repulsion is a psychological mystery horror film directed by Roman Polanski and a first entry in Polanski’s Apartment (Repulsion- 1965, Rosemary’s Baby-1968 and The Tenant- 1976) trilogy. Catherine Deneuve is Carol Ledoux, a fragile, young beauty and the state of the apartment mirrors the state of her mind.

Carole Ledoux: I must get this crack mended.

Bonus: Rear Window (1954)

Rear Window is a fascinating, brilliant Hitchcockian visual study. The film represented a form of voyeuristic fascination as cinema itself. In Laura Mulvey’s “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” Mulvey focuses on Rear Window with the idea of a male gaze in cinema. As a suspense thriller film, based on Cornell Woolrich’s 1942 story “It Had to Be Murder”. When i think about Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up, Then again it is likely, had to be murder too. Read More…

Enjoy the mystery

Aytac Ozge Ondes