psychological horror


M. Night Shyamalan- SPLIT

I LOVE a good psychological horror. One that curls your toes and has you peeking through your fingers because it's THAT scary. We all know that clowns and movie dolls terrifies me, but a main characters having multiple personalities? THAT IS FREAKING SCARY!! I mean, it could happen in real life! It looks like M. Night Shyamalan has done it again with SPLIT. The antagonist, Kevin, has 23 different personalities; with one still unrevealed. Abducting three teenage girls is just the beginning of this terrifying journey to discovering the beast waiting to come out.[...]


The Inevitable Silent Hill 2 Post: Part One

(This post contains spoilers for Silent Hill 2. You've been warned.) Yeeeeeah, I kinda hoped I never got desperate enough I resorted to writing about this one, because I'm pretty sure this will turn into a dissertation. There's been a lot of virtual ink spilt on Silent Hill 2 and honestly, I don't think there's anything I can I add to the discussion... so obviously there'll be at least three posts about the game I have to say about. Part One will discuss one meaning of the story while Part Two will look at the themes and symbolism, and Part Three will look at[...]


Psychological Horror 101

This week, I feel like I need to write about something very close to my heart. As some of you may have seen, I am self-publishing a NA psychological horror. Some folks out there don't feel like this type of writing should be considered horror, rather they choose to name it a thriller or dark contemporary. Are those people wrong, not really but if we look at the definition of psychological horror may have a change of heart. defines it as this: Psychological horror is a subgenre of horror fiction, film, and video games (as a narrative) which relie[...]