“Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.”
― Pazuzu, 'The Exorcist' (1973)
After combing through movie lists from IMDB to Reddit, I think I've created the most complete collection of horror movies that climb inside your skull and mess with your brains.
Some people claim that the benchmark of true psychological horror is that the truly petrifying aspect is what isn't shown, not necessarily what is. But I've also included horror films that rely on the wholesale disintegration of the human psyche, and films where characters begin to lose faith in what is strictly real.
Beginner's Guide: Psychological Horror, via Film Inquiry:
What Exactly Is a 'Psychological' Horror Film?, via PopMatters:
The Top 10 Greatest Psychological Horror Movies, via WatchMojo:
Why 'The Shining' is the Best Psychological Horror Film Ever, via The Tangential:
Why We Crave Horror Movies (PDF), via Stephen King:
Common Themes in Psychological Thrillers, via The Artifice:
Death, Grief & Why Horror Films Matter, via Talkhouse:
The Psychology of 'Annihilation', via Storytellers:
Psychological Thriller ‘Oculus’ Challenges Perceptions Of Horror Genre, via The Heights:
Psychological Horror in the Films of David Lynch, via film-o-holic:
So i just finished the Challenge calendar i wanted so bad cause i love movies and challenges. But October means spooky so here’s a challenge with horror/thriller/comedy i haven’t watch yet (well except 2/3), I hope you didn’t as well so you can make this challenge with me ;)
DOWNLOAD THE FREE PRINTABLE > https://madclouds.tumblr.com/post/165981130783/monthly-movie-challenge-01-october-2017
I hope you’ll enjoy your challenge. Do not hesitate to reblog when you’ve watched the movie of the day! See who did too with the tag #madcloudschallenge on social medias
With its theme programme Building Dreams and Nightmares, Imagine puts the focus this year on the prominent role of architecture and design in fantastic film. In many cases, an entire new world is designed and built from scratch. From Metropolis to The Shining and from Inception to The Grand Budapest Hotel, architecture and design continue to play a vital part in creating a new or altered reality.
Films featured as part of the theme "Building Dreams and Nightmares"
 Creative Control - Benjamin Dickinson (US 2015)
 Creature Designers - Gilles Penso & Alexandre Ponset (FR 2015)
 Embers - Claire Carré (US 2015)
 Escape From New York - John Carpenter (US 1981)
 Gattaca - Andrew Niccol (US 1997)
 Ghost In The Shell - The New Movie - Kazuchika Kise & Kazuya Nomura (JP 2015)
 High-Rise - Ben Wheatley (UK 2015)
 The Lure - Agnieszka Smoczynska (PL 2015)
 Midnight Special - Jeff Nichols (US 2016)
 Project-M - Eric Piccoli (CA 2014)
 Synchronicity - Jacob Gentry (US 2015)
 Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari - 95 years after its initial release, this expressionist masterpiece draws the audience under its spell all over again. With a live score by Monomyth from The Hague.
[4-5] Cinema Egzotik: The Not So Distant Future Night - Special Imagine double bill edition with Escape From New York and Gattaca.
[57-60] Nieuw Nederlands Peil - The Dutch film programme for short films, featuring Unforgettable, Bovenkamer, Peer and Baardmos.
 Night of Terror - Die-hard horror fans, armed with M&M’s, beer and well-oiled vocal chords, will go looking for a good seat for the Night of Terror, in order to provide their very own commentary to a night of horror. Subtlety is best left at home. Bunny the Killer Thing, Pandemic, The Devil’s Candy and The Mind’s Eye are being shown.
[61-68] Shorts 1: Dreams & Nightmares - No shortage of dreams or nightmares in this selection of short films. Featuring Maxiplace (FR), You will fall again (HK), Dissonance (DE), The Guests (AU), Golden Shot (TR), Saint Frankenstein (US), Solo Finale (DE) and Portal to Hell!!! (CA)
[67-74] Shorts 2: Love Stories - Love can express itself in the strangest ways, as becomes apparent in this darkly romantic programme. Featuring Apolo 81 (ES), The Sunken Convent (DA), Elle (FR), A Love Story (NZ), Graffiti (ES) and Iris (US).
Shorts shown before feature films:
 Dans ton regard (FR), before Embers
 Oscillation (ES), before Lace Crater
 Worm (US), before Der Nachtmahr
 Phantom City (CA), before Nowhere Girl
 L’Œil du cyclone (FR, JP), before The Tag-Along
 The Procedure (US), before What We Become