A professional writer living in New England. Interested in philosophy, mysticism, spirituality, film, the avant-garde, and surrealism.
Junior Contributor I
What is the place of psychological horror and thriller in a world gone 'mad'?
Depression, anxiety disorders, and other mental and emotional malaises are more rampant than ever. The stresses of everyday life and the constant feed of nearly apocalyptic news reaching us on a daily basis surely have something to do with our collective plight.
How well do psychological horrors, like Psycho (1960), The Shining (1980), Jacob’s Ladder (1990); and psychological thrillers, such as The Machinist (2004); capture our current state of dis-ease?