Reviews Tagged with Psychological

A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (2003)

Every family has its dark secrets.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

A Tale of Two Sisters - Fairytales have never been this Grimm

A Tale of Two Sisters (or Janghwa, Hongryeon which translates as Rose Flower, Red Lotus) is a South Korean chiller which, although typical of a lot of supernatural Korean horror, is a superbly crafted story with an almost fairytale-like undertone and a disturbing and unexpected twist . Directed by Ji-Woon Kim (who's only other notable horror that I... Click to read more "A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon)"

Alice, Sweet Alice AKA Communion (1976)

If you survive this night... Nothing will scare you again.
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Alice, Sweet Alice - If You Survive This Night... Nothing Will Scare You Again.

Alice, Sweet Alice is a nice little chunk of psychological grey-matter shafting slasherism from 1976 America, although it was originally released as Communion it was re-released as Alice, Sweet Alice in 1978 and then again as Holy Terror in 1981. One of the main reasons that this movie has the ability to fuck with the head is due to the convincing ... Click to read more "Alice, Sweet Alice AKA Communion"

The Children (2008)

You brought them into this world. Now ... They will take you out.
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The Children - You brought them into this world. Now ... They will take you out.

If ever there was a commendable lesson in modern day parenting then Tom Shankland's The Children is it. If you are going to be hippie, hipster, new-age, middle class, tosser parents and you force this upon your children then they will probably get sick in the head and kill you. Intuition provides an inclination of where the story is going to go fro... Click to read more "The Children"

Don't Go in the House (1979)

If you do... then don't say we didn't warn you.
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Don't Go in the House - If you do... then don't say we didn't warn you.

Video Nasties taught us a lot of things to "don't" do but some couldn't resist looking in the basement, riding on the late night trains and some were tempted to open the window despite not really knowing which window they were supposed to be wary of. In 1979 the temptation to do what shouldn’t be done arose again with Don't Go in the House, a fairl... Click to read more "Don't Go in the House"

Don't Look in the Basement (1973)

The day the insane took over the asylum!
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Don't Look in the Basement - The Day The Insane Took Over The Asylum!

Originally titled The Forgotten, but better know by its reissue title of Don't Look in the Basement, this movie is a low-budget Video Nasty from acclaimed horror director S.F. Brownrigg. The low-budgetness of the movie is one of its defining qualities and the bad sound quality increases the terror being portrayed, when it's quiet it's very quiet an... Click to read more "Don't Look in the Basement"

The Eye 2 (Gin Gwai 2) (2004)

Evil always seeks its second chance.
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The Eye 2 (Gin Gwai 2) - Evil always seeks its second chance.

The Eye 2 is a sequel in name only. It is still directed by The Pang Brothers and still about someone afflicted with the uncanny ability to see the spirits of the dead, but that is where the similarities end. Eyes aren't really even the main focus so this feels a little like a seperate movie trying to cash in on the success of the first. The qualit... Click to read more "The Eye 2 (Gin Gwai 2)"

5150 Elm's Way (5150 Rue des Ormes) (2009)

More than "berk gets locked in room".
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5150 Elm's Way AKA 5150 Rue des Ormes - More than "berk gets locked in room"

In the past ten years or so, horror has really tried to out-do itself in the brutality stakes to the point where we now accept that people often do get tied to chairs and royally fucked up by people brandishing kitchen implements. It's a thing. "Torture porn" is a thing. We might not like the term, but we know what's implied by it. Thing is, as fil... Click to read more "5150 Elm's Way (5150 Rue des Ormes)"

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