Category Archives: psychological horror

Gaslight (1940)

In 1938 Patrick Hamilton wrote a play that would become so part of the zeitgeist that, the term ‘’gaslighting’’ directly originates from this work, and is used in clinical and mental health research papers. The term refers to a form … Continue reading

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Fear (1996)

How many times have you lied when someone has come on to you in a bar to avoid a confrontation or an insult? I used to be guilty of it. You wear a ring on your wedding finger, you pretend … Continue reading

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100 Feet (2008)

  This week the main topic in not just those gossipy hack mags, but the so called respectable news sources also, has been the marriage of Johnny Depp and his soon to be ex wife Amber Heard. Because there is … Continue reading

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Starry Eyes (2014)

Hollywood should be about talent, originality, and hard work. We’d like to think that the makers of our favourite films and binge watching addictions choose the projects because of their merit, the actors because of their performances, and everyone is … Continue reading

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Tomboys (2009)

In the UK a premier league football player has just been found guilty of sexual activity with a fifteen year old school girl, and is facing the prospect of up to ten years in prison. Adam Johnson, an over privileged and over … Continue reading

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Changeling (2008)

  The law is something people like to think is perfect. If someone is guilty of a crime, then the premise of the judicial system dictates that that person will be given a fair trial, by a jury of their … Continue reading

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Expressway to Your Skull (2014)

Psychedelia and horror go hand in hand like Fox news and an inability to accept white people can be terrorists too. The psychedelic horror is colourful, and distorts reality, often with mind bending effects and chilling absurdity, that make cult … Continue reading

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