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Psychological Horror

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1. Psycho (1960)
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2. The Shining (1980)
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9. Audition (1999)
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10. The Tell-Tale Heart (1953)
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12. Cat People (1942)
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13. The Exorcist (1973)
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14. Misery (1990)
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15. The Tell-Tale Heart (1941)
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16. Alma (2009)
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18. Don't Look Now (1973)

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19. The Cremator (1969)

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20. Eyes Without A Face (1960)

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21. Hour of the Wolf (1968)

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22. Repulsion (1965)

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23. Possession (1981)

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24. Inland Empire (2006)
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25. The Wicker Man (1973)


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26. The Vanishing (1988)

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27. Lunacy (2005)

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28. Jacob's Ladder (1990)

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29. Martin (1976)

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30. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

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31. The Innocents (1961)

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32. Night of the Demon (1957)

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33. Dead of Night (1945)

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34. Rapture (1980)

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35. Carnival of Souls (1962)

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36. Altered States (1980)


 

Psychological horror is a subgenre of horror fiction that relies on characters' fears and emotional instability to build tension. It typically plays on archetypal shadow characteristics embodied by the threat. Psychological horror aims to create discomfort by exposing common or universal psychological vulnerabilities and fears, such as the shadowy parts of the human psyche which most people repress or deny, whereas splatter fiction focuses on bizarre, alien evil to which the average viewer cannot easily relate. - Wikipedia


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Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 2 12:10
Good old horror movies...the best choice.
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Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 26 0:29
best kind of movie!
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 6 22:13
Possible suggestions:

Heartless (2010)
The Collector (1965)
Tell Tale (2009)
Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) ~ might it under psychological thriller

Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Dec 27 17:29
good list - you may want to check Spider Forest - a Lnychian Asian horror and Session 9
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jan 13 18:43
Quite a few here I still wish to see. Nice list!
Posted: 10 months, 3 weeks ago at Jun 1 3:08
Great list! Almost all my favorites horror movies are here.I'd like to suggest:
The Haunting (1963)
The Sixth Sense
The Blair Witch Project
Vampyr (1932)
I Walked With A Zombie
The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1928)
Posted: 6 months ago at Oct 24 22:55
Great list! I've always found this genre very interesting.

You did forget one major one though: Haneke's Funny Games, probably both; I haven't seen the remake, but I imagine it's the same thing.
Posted: 3 weeks, 5 days ago at Mar 29 18:33
Though I thought the 1940 version wasnt that good this list needs Gaslight - possibly the first psychological thriller/horror

I am not seeing how Audition is a psychological film at all

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