Trends of Terror 2019: 64 Psychological Thrillers

Psychological thrillers depict the unstable or delusional psychological states of its characters. They focus on the complex and often tortured relationships between obsessive and pathological characters. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 64 psychological thrillers sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Total Recall

A man goes for a virtual vacation on planet Mars as a spy.

 

United States
1990
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Government: 
Army
Fascist
Politician
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Explosion
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You'll remember this for the rest of your life!
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Performances
Dialog
Effects
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside, to name a few; Total Recall has some of the best Hollywood actors at the peak of their career and offering some of their best performances yet. This is a smart action-packed science fiction masterpiece directed by none other than Paul Verhoeven and based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. What a delight!
It has some of the best and catchiest music in film history. It contains several futuristic concepts we haven’t seen before. It has a confusing storyline that plays with your mind but makes perfect sense when all is said and done. The script constantly gets you wondering what is real, what is virtual, and you may not get straight answers by the time the end credits roll.
Everything in Total Recall, from the cars to the architecture, has a futuristic yet somewhat primitive look. The film has its own aesthetic and looks like nothing else. The make-up required to make us believe we are among mutants is quite elaborate and very realistic. Action, aliens, technology, romance, gore; you have it all. Total Recall is, without a doubt, one of the best movies ever made!
Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Clowns & Horror

Clowns are performers fond of physical comedy. Some are funny, some are scary. Some love children, some hate them. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring clowns ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1980’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?