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Damsel: 6 dark fantasy films to stream online

Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown stars as a young woman in a medieval dark fantasy world where she is deceived and trapped in a tower with a dragon.

Damsel: 6 dark fantasy films to stream online

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Last Updated: 07.42 PM, Mar 08, 2024


Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown stars as a young woman in a medieval dark fantasy world where she is deceived and trapped in a tower with a dragon. The Netflix original film, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, releases on March 8 on the streaming platform, and it also stars Ray Winstone,  Nick Robinson, Angela Bassett, and Robin Wright in prominent roles. On today’s episode of the List Hai Toh Hit Hai podcast, we have curated a list of dark fantasy films you can stream online.

The Brothers Grimm - (Amazon Prime Video)

Directed by the Monty Python star Terry Gilliam, The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 dark fantasy film starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger. The plot follows two brothers Will and Jake Grimm, as charlatans who claim to be exorcists and monster hunters. However, their true mettle is put to the test when they encounter a real curse at a village. Peter Stormare, Lena Headey, Jonathan Pryce, and Monica Bellucci play pivotal roles in the film.


Sleepy Hollow - (Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV)

Tim Burton’s classic 1999 horror fantasy film Sleepy Hollow, tells the story of a mythical Headless Horseman who is decapitating civilians in the outskirts of 18th century New York. Johnny Depp slips into the role of a policeman Ichabod Crane, who is sent to investigate these ghastly murders. The film features Burton’s trademark goth aesthetic, and it also stars Christina Ricci in a pivotal role.

Shape of Water - (Disney+ Hotstar)

The visionary horror and fantasy director Guillermo del Toro helmed the 2017 film Shape of Water. It is the most critically acclaimed film on this list, winning four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. It narrates the story of Elisa, a lonely janitor at a 1960s top-secret research facility, who forms a relationship with a mysterious amphibious creature. The film boasts an ensemble cast of Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer.

The Crow -  (Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV)

Based on the comic book by James O'Barr, The Crow is a 1994 action dark fantasy film directed by Alex Proyas. It revolves around a man named Eric Draven, who comes back from the dead to seek vengeance against those who murdered his fiancé and himself. The film has attained cult status over the years, partly because of the tragic death of lead star Brandon Lee, son of Kung-fu legend Bruce Lee, after a gun was accidentally fired at him during the latter stages of The Crow’s filming.

The Witch - (Prime Video)

Filmmaker Robert Eggers has carved a reputation as one of the leading filmmakers revolutionising the horror genre. His debut feature film as director is the 2015 dark fantasy horror, The Witch. The film also featured the debut of Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays the lead role. Set in 17th century New England, the narrative revolves around an outcast Puritan family who encounter evil forces in the forest near their farm. The film received praise for its compelling narrative and stunning visuals.

Underworld - (Google Play, Apple TV)

Directed by Len Wiseman, Underworld is a 2003 horror fantasy film starring Kate Beckinsale. It tells the story of the war between vampires and werewolves in modern-day America, as a vampire named Selene is tasked with protecting a human doctor from the werewolves. Scott Speedman, Michael Sheen, and Bill Nighy among others play pivotal roles in the film.

Well that's all we got for this episode, until the next one it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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Written by Ryan Gomez

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