Little Joe's 'Mad Scientist'

Jessica Hausner's reinvention of Frankenstein as a female scientist in a very different world than

Mary Shelley's original one. Deliciously eerie and smart. The trailer is here.

Mati Diop's Atlantics

One of the very gripping reinventions of the poetics of horror. 

Atlantics - Best recommandation on Netflix 2019. See here for the trailer.

System Crasher

Nora Fingscheidt's System Crasher: Must see... Chilling, Moving, Desperate, Powerful.

See the trailer here.

Spoor

Spoor (Agnieszka Holland 2017) is an amazing and unusual 'eco-horror' film that is worthwhile

checking out. Here's the trailer. It takes you through the seasons with many surprising elements.

Pixote

Pixote by Hector Babenco about street children in Brasil fro 1980 has lost nothing of its power.

The vividness and incredible hardship of the protagnist remain haunting. See here for a 

Trailer. On MUBI which is absolutely the bust curated online platform for 

discoveries and rediscoveries, full of  gems of world cinema. Highly recommended. 

I'm Not a Witch by Rungono Nyoni

Rungono Nyoni's I'm Not a Witch (2017) is an amazing film about a 9 year old Zambian girl who

gets accused of witch craft and is placed with a group of old women in a traveling witch camp.

Here's a trailer of the film. Nyoni is one of the many great women film directors that revise the 

tropes of the horror genre that I am currently researching for a new book on women directors and

the poetics of horror (which will appear in 2020 at Edinburgh University Press).