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?

Movie Quintessence

Movie quintessence measures the purity of movies or complexity of movies based on their genres, subgenres, antagonists and moods. There are several ways this tool can be used. Here is an example of a typical method:

1) Select an ANTAGONIST of your choice using the ANTAGONIST drop-down.

2) Select QUINTESSENTIAL using the ANTAGONST PURITY drop-down.

3) Select ANTAGONIST PURITY using the SORT BY drop-down

4) Press APPLY

The list you get represents the movies considered the most quintessential/typical to your antagonist. These movies featuring the selected antagonist and not much else. The lower you get in the list, the most complex the antagonist list gets for any given movie.

You can reverse this order using the ORDER drop-down. Since they are story compilations, anthology films tend to have more complex lists of antagonists. You can exclude them from the search results using the ANTHOLOGY drop-down.

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2016
A film director decides to make a sequel to a bad horror movie with a bigger budget.
2006
A teenager is convinced to play a role in a pornographic film.
2009
A serial killer convinces a girl to have sex with him.
2008
A serial rapist lures a woman in a motel room to take advantage of her.
2014
Two women are abducted by a group of snuff filmmakers.
2019
A sadist tortures a girl he kidnapped and broadcasts it over the internet.
2016
A man aspires to replace the real director of a movie and make it his own by creating his personal cut.
2017
A man plays the creepy content of a box of DVDs and VHS tapes.
1998
A film crew ventures into the forest to document an urban myth.
2008
A deranged woman's mental condition spirals down.
2010
A bulimic prostitute gets tortured.
2006
A bulimic prostitute descends into madness.
2018
The hidden tapes of a film school project about an urban legend are discovered by an editor.
2015
Six dead women wake up in the crawl space below their killer's house.
2014
An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition.
2012
People die in gruesome ways in five sinister tales.
2018
A reclusive veteran discovers a beaten woman in the snow and looks for answers.
2019
A man jaded by the job of managing an LGBT crisis line gets a distress call that puzzles him.
1998
Clive Barker presents two short films he made when he was a young adult.
1970
A dysfunctional family kidnaps men and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game.

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Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?