Past film night triples

I. Folk horror

The Wicker Man (1973)
A puritan Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed; stranger still are the pagan rites that take place there.
Midsommar (2019) (official website)
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
The Witch (2015) (official website, site at a24 films)
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.
Bonus: The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.
To watch one day: Witchfinder General (1968)
A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch-hunter when the latter terrorizes his fiancée and kills her uncle.

II. Neon noir

Drive (2011)
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbour in this action drama.
Lost River (2014)
A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
Spring Breakers (2012)
Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

III. Gems of the Hollywood left

They Live (1988) (site by John Carpenter)
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
The Thing (1982) (site by John Carpenter)
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
Jaws (1975)


The Lighthouse (2019)
Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.