“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:
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:
/u/StopReadinMyUsername on reddit combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results with general film data from iCheckMovies and IMDb to reveal the 1001 Greatest Movies of All Time.
The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000, as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.
Visit BBC Culture here:
We Asked Readers to Choose 9 More Great 21st Century Films, via BBC Culture:
Comedy Shut Out of List of the 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century, via Vulture:
Surprising Facts About the 21st Century's Greatest Films, via BBC Culture:
The 21st Century’s Greatest Films Form a Stark Contrast to the Highest Earners, via MarketWatch:
The Pleasures & Perils of Compiling Greatest-Films-Ever Lists, via The Globe & Mail:
Why 'Mulholland Drive' is the Greatest Film Since 2000, via BBC Culture,
The Newsreel Podcast, via CutPrintFilm, discusses the List (skip to 33:33):
A collection of Dick Wolf’s Chicago TV Shows, including all the cross-overs in the correct viewing order/air date.
- Chicago Fire
- Chicago P.D.
- Chicago Med
- Chicago Justice
Also Includes (For Cross-Over purposes):
- Law & Order: SVU
For other complete lists of tv shows by network, check my lists overview: