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Suggest good psychological horror films :)
« on: 11 Jan 2018, 11:00 »
Anything with an actual plot, not just some gore film (gore is ok, but i'd rather also have a story :) ).

From recent ones, i liked the Babadook, and It Follows. Both had some weaknesses, but overall they were nice.
Lord of Tears was nice, despite being (very obviously) a cheap production. It did have an adventure game progression.

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Re: Suggest good psychological horror films :)
« Reply #1 on: 11 Jan 2018, 12:12 »

Adventure game progression, uh? Maybe this old italian movie can do:



(I'm italian and a little old, sorry)

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« Reply #2 on: 11 Jan 2018, 14:03 »
Thank you! ^^
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Re: Suggest good psychological horror films :)
« Reply #3 on: 11 Jan 2018, 14:49 »
"Cemetery Man" in the English title or "Dellamorte Dellamore" in the Italian title...

This is a horror movie that has stuck in my mind as one which has hidden depths beyond the obvious genre into which it could otherwise fall.


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Re: Suggest good psychological horror films :)
« Reply #4 on: 11 Jan 2018, 15:18 »
^Thanks :) I will have a look.
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« Reply #5 on: 15 Jan 2018, 16:05 »
I'd say Shutter Island has some good psychological horror.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1130884/

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Re: Suggest good psychological horror films :)
« Reply #6 on: 15 Jan 2018, 16:34 »
It Follows is excellent.

Well there are classics like the Shining, Silence of the Lambs?

I saw the film Kill List recently which was quite good. Also, I must admit I thought Harry Potters The Woman in Black was good. And the Orphanage (El Orfanato).


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« Reply #7 on: 15 Jan 2018, 16:43 »
I really like 1408:

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« Reply #8 on: 20 Jan 2018, 12:38 »
I personally liked the recent film, "Blackcoat's daughter". :)

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Re: Suggest good psychological horror films :)
« Reply #9 on: 20 Jan 2018, 21:06 »
Repulsion (1965), The Vanishing (Dutch version, 1988), Funny Games (Austrian version, 1997), A Tale of Two Sisters (Korean version, 2003), Let the Right One In (Swedish version, 2008). Basically, anything there's a Hollywood remake of, seek out the original.

Also practically the entire David Lynch œuvre, from Eraserhead to Fire Walk with Me to Lost Highway to Mulholland Dr. to Inland Empire.

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« Reply #10 on: 25 Jan 2018, 06:46 »
The following isn't horror, but come on, it is a very cool sequence :=

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« Reply #11 on: 03 Feb 2018, 01:54 »
I always thought that John Carpenter's "The Thing" was better than it looked.

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Re: Suggest good psychological horror films :)
« Reply #12 on: 03 Feb 2018, 09:49 »
John Carpenter's "The Thing"
I agree. And it's way better than its prequel.

Another movie : I'd say Rosemary's Baby could fit in this category.
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Re: Suggest good psychological horror films :)
« Reply #13 on: 03 Feb 2018, 15:13 »
Here's a couple of movies that might fit the genre:


titles in bold are a must see :)

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Re: Suggest good psychological horror films :)
« Reply #14 on: 03 Feb 2018, 21:07 »
I remember that film. I thought it was horrible. I've also always wondered why she never paid a homeless guy to accept the button as a gift or something.

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« Reply #15 on: 04 Feb 2018, 00:36 »
I remember that film. I thought it was horrible. I've also always wondered why she never paid a homeless guy to accept the button as a gift or something.

Sam Raimi films, especially his horror films, are quite polarizing. I happen to love them, including Drag Me To Hell, but I can understand why a lot of people hate them.

He has a bit of an evil sense of humour and sometimes even seems to be trolling the audience: the possessed goat scene in particular really turns non-fans off I've found. I watched with some friends and one of them walked out during that scene saying "I'm not wasting any more time with this rubbish. Call me when the next movie starts."

Same with the Evil Dead films, especially 2 & "3"...

The humour is often too intrusive and almost childishly slapstick for many people.

With Evil Dead I think it's 100% due to Bruce Campbell being able to pull off that kind of humour that makes it work.

Drag Me To Hell tries for the same kind of trollish humour at points but these scenes seem more like out-takes from an Evil Dead movie (or more likely fan-service: I'm looking at you flying eyeball) than part of the current movie you're watching.

I still like the movie and enjoy wincing during some of the more heavy-handed, taking-the-piss scenes.

But I can see why it's not for everyone.

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« Reply #16 on: 04 Feb 2018, 09:40 »


If you are going to see The Eye, I suggest to see the original: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325655/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

Speaking of eyes, Oculus is also a pretty good one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2388715/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Re: Suggest good psychological horror films :)
« Reply #17 on: 05 Feb 2018, 11:55 »
Same with the Evil Dead films, especially 2 & "3"...
There are people who don't like Evil Dead 3!!! 8-0

Also, thanks for the reply Mandle. At least now I can understand why people like that film, and probably why it's been kicking around my head for the past seven years or so.

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« Reply #18 on: 06 Feb 2018, 23:41 »
"It takes more than intellect to be a musician; put your soul into it a bit"
Carnival of Souls, such a great 60s horror film :)

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Re: Suggest good psychological horror films :)
« Reply #19 on: 14 Feb 2018, 18:16 »
A weird thriller but seems an adventure game (in italian, sorry):




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