Horror filmmakers try to stay in touch with the genre's roots, which is probably for the best because too much experimentation tends to cast a dark shadow upon a tried and true genre like horror.
But sometimes it's fun to see someone go full freakazoid with their short film, creating something that is dark and disturbing even though we're not quite sure why the film is getting under our skin.
Anthophobia is as bizarre as horror shorts come, but filmmaker Valentin Petit's incredibly captivating cinematography sucks you in despite the fact that you'll be thinking "WTF?" the whole time. (Contains mature content)