Most Artistic Horror & Sci-fi Movies to watch online

Most people associate horror and sci-fi movies with blood and gore. But they have already evolved over time. Thanks to the hard work of cinematographers in the business, they are able to come up with the most artistic of sci-fi and horror movies. Check out the best ones below:


David Argento originally helmed Suspiria in 1977. In 2018, Luca Guadagnino dared to recreate the movie with Thai cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. Both versions have been praised for their artistic value. The 2018 film was mostly shot in Varese, Italy, with several shots taken from Berlin, Germany, as well. The wardrobe used by the actors were from a used clothing store in Prato, Italy. Giulia Piersanti was quite meticulous in picking the vintage clothing to be used by the actors as well. Director Guadagnino used muted colors versus Argento’s use of bright colors in the movie, as Guadagnino wanted to evoke that bleak, hopeless, winterish, dark feeling throughout the film. Shot with a budget of USD 20 million, the film raked in USD 7.7 million at the box office. You can now stream the horror movie Suspiria online via


Mulholland Drive 

Academy-award nominee David Lynch wrote and helmed Mulholland Drive, dark mystery film starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, and Justin Theroux. Though very, very scary, audiences cannot help but admire the fashion worn by Watts and Harring in the movie. Lynch played with the cast and never revealed the entire plot of the film during filming. He kept them guessing and on edge, which added to the mystery and drama of the production. Lynch also employed various shooting and lighting methods, combined with sounds, to move from a dream-like state to reality, from a first-person point of view to multiple perspectives. 

The Matrix

The sister tandem of Lilly and Lana Wachowski brought The Matrix (you can watch the Matrix online via & Netflix) to viewers in 1999. The movie put Keanu Reeves back on top of the Hollywood A-listers list, become a household name once again. Thanks to the film’s production team, the Wachowskis were able to bring to life a movie about an unreal world. Kym Barrett, the film’s costume designer, carefully chose the wardrobe for each character, each element to reflect the persona of the character. Who can forger the iconic black suit and coat worn by Neo or the clothes Trinity donned in her scenes. Let’s not forget the sunglasses worn by the main cast, which were commissioned from Blinde Design by designer Richard Walker, not to mention the popularized “bullet time” scenes in the film and the fight scenes shot in slow motion.


Star Wars IV

Written and directed by George Lucas, Star Wars: A New Hope came out in 1977. Lucas was able to create a film that made life in other galaxies look so real and feasible. Lucas worked with production designers Roger Christian and John Barry. They all agreed on a not-so-sleek look for the future, rather a used and aged look. With budget very tight, the production team made use of scrap material for the props. Scouting locations that look like outer space was also a challenge. But the team were able to find them and shot in Tunisia, at Death Valley in California, and Guatemala. Other shots were taken at Elstree Studios in London.