21 Weird Movies To Prepare You For The Multiverse Of Madness


These surreal and viscous films will prepare you for strange doctorthe next adventure.

After the global phenomenon that was Spider-Man: No Coming HomeMarvel fans are patiently waiting for the next MCU movie, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

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However, some fans aren’t quite sure what to expect from this twist on typical Marvel superhero fare, as the studio has enlisted horror (and Spider Man OG Trilogy filmmaker Sam Raimi and has showcased plenty of surreal and spooky goodness in previews so far. So, in preparation for the Sorcerer Supreme’s next jaw-dropping adventure, I’ve put together 20 bizarre and spooky movies that will help prepare your brain to resist the sights and sounds of the multiverse of madness.


From beyond

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Reuniting the stars and the crew of Resuscitator for another disturbing adaptation by HP Lovecraft, From beyond is a gooey, gruesome tale of scientists who accidentally summon a shape-shifting monster from another dimension.


The sound of my voice

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A tense and biting thriller co-written by star Brit Marling, The sound of my voice follows two reporters who decide to infiltrate a secret doomsday cult, only to have their emotional wounds exposed and the validity of the enigmatic and seductive cult leader questioned.



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An intimate and paranoid science fiction film that has become cult in recent years, Coherence follows a dinner party that becomes unstable after a cosmic incident opens a doorway between parallel dimensions.



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In Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking action/sci-fi hybrid, a group of thieves attempt to plant a thought in an influential executive’s mind by injecting themselves into his dreams, only to find themselves at the mercy of logic. dreamlike and the perils of their lives. individual subconscious threats.



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In horror maestro Mike Flanagan’s escape film, two siblings come to terms with their nightmarish pasts as they attempt to destroy a supposedly cursed mirror who is accused of being able to manipulate reality and may have been responsible terrifying tragedies of their youth.


To protect

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In this meditative and mysterious drama, Michael Shannon plays a working father who begins to have visions of an impending apocalyptic day and must decide whether these experiences are premonitions or evidence of mental distress before it’s too late.


The one

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Screenwriters and directors behind Final destination, The one follows a cop who is targeted by his alternate-dimensional self, who has traveled across the multiverse to kill his other selves in order to harness their life force.



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In this modern blurred area-esque mystery movie, a group of people stranded at a bus station during a stormy night soon discover that they have more in common than they could ever imagine.



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Director Denis Villeneuve cemented his reputation as a master of cerebral thrillers with Enemya surreal film in which a man discovers, then is blackmailed by his doppelganger.


Donnie Darko

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A seminal cult film from the early 2000s, Donnie Darko served as a bizarre yet accessible tale of angst and love in the age of time travel and predetermination with a star-making performance from a young Jake Gyllenhaal.



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A neon-soaked nightmare that seems torn from the pages of heavy metalNicolas Cage plays a lumberjack who seeks revenge against a bizarre cult and a gang of savage mutant bikers.


The empty man

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Released amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, The empty man is a chilling adaptation of the Boom! Comic book from the studios of the same name, which focuses on a private detective’s maddening search for a missing girl, a metaphysical cult and a local legend known as “The Empty Man”.


Daniel is not real

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Emerging horror filmmaker Adam Egypt Mortimer’s tale of a malevolent imaginary friend descends into deep dark places, mind-bending its audience almost as much as its protagonist as he encounters a hellscape of imaginative body horror.


time crimes

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Equal parts sci-fi, horror and comedy, time crimes is a wonderfully bizarre tale of a man on the run from a menacing bandaged figure who accidentally takes refuge in a time machine.



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Effortlessly hypnotic, meditative and disturbing, Alex Garland’s Annihilation uses stunning visuals and a creeping sense of dread to bring its cosmic horror to life.


The cell

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A fantastic and shocking film that literally jumps into the mind of a serial killer, Tarsem Singh The cell uses the juxtaposition of jaw-dropping elegance and twisted brutality unlike any film before or after.



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Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star in this stripped-down time travel flick in which a terminally ill EMT tries to save his friend’s daughter, who recently tried a drug that would randomly transport you back in time. .


12 monkeys

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Few people can pull off otherworldly cinema quite like Terry Gilliam, as the Monty Python member got both weird and serious for 12 monkeysin which Bruce Willis plays a reluctant time traveler trying to stop a plague from ending the world.



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James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel star in this immersive and visually stunning cinematic puzzle box from acclaimed director Danny Boyle, blending hallucinatory storytelling with the stakes of a crime movie to keep audiences guessing in more ways than one.


Modified states

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Ken Russell’s provocative film combined experimental filmmaking techniques, a stunning screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky, and his daring, borderline adversarial relationship with his audience for one of the best and most touching psychological horror films of all time.


dark city

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An underrated sci-fi masterpiece from the director of The crow, dark city follows a man who wakes up one day thinking he’s been framed for a series of bizarre murders, only to learn that there’s a bigger, far more terrifying secret that’s manipulating the entire town… and maybe even reality itself.


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