Tag 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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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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The Baby (1973)

Social workers tend to have a bad reputation these days. From the Satanic scandals of the 80’s and 90’s, to tragedies like the deaths of Baby P and Victoria Climbie, the difficult jobs these people do has been made even … Continue reading

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Hunger (2009)

We live in the land of convenience; where we can eat whatever we want, whenever we want, because our fridges are full and we are a speed dial or a key stroke away from a food delivery, nearly every hour, … Continue reading

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Hider in the House (1989)

These days family can mean anything from the standard nuclear, 2.4 children, one mommy, one daddy job, to a group of friends brought together by nothing more than proximity and shared affection. It’s not always about kinship in the blood … Continue reading

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Shadow People aka The Door (2013)

Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome or SUNDS is a very long way of saying ‘They died in their sleep … we don’t know why …’, yet it has happened so frequently in the last century that science has had to … Continue reading

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Sleep Tight aka Mientras Duermes (2011)

Home is where the heart is, isn’t it? There is no better feeling than retreating into your own space, whether that is a penthouse apartment or a caravan, home is the embodiment of safety, security, happiness and (my own personal … Continue reading

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