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MY FAVORITE PSYCHO THRILLERS

  • Jun 14, 2010
I am in love with psycho thrillers - getting into the mind of a psycho, seeing what drove him/her mad to begin with, and the consequences of it is just way too much fun for me. Here is a list of my all time favorites.
1
The Silence Of The Lambs (Widescreen Special
Who wouldn't love this movie if you're a horror/psychopath lover? Buffalo Bill is a nut who is kidnapping, starving and skinning young girls and Clarice is trying to find out who he is by connecting with Dr. Hannibal Lechter, a brilliant Psychiatrist who happens to be a polite cannibal. The thrills never stop while watching this movie, and the more I watch it, the more interesting it is. All of the characters are wonderfully portrayed, and this movie is truly brilliant in every way.
2
Psycho
The original, and the sequels, were fascinating to watch. The "domino" effect was truly wonderful as the suffocating love of Norman Bate's mother drives him mad. Everyone in contact with poor Norman suffers the consequences. This one is truly a classic and surprisingly I loved the sequels just as much as the original - Anthony Perkins was perfect in this role.
See the full review, "A Classic Hitchcock Tale And It's Sequels".
3
Fear
Mark Walburg plays a wonderful part in Fear, one of my favorites that I have watched over and over. Reese Witherspoon is a teen who falls in love with him as he is charming and sweet; but she has no idea the consequences she will face when she decides he is not what he seems and wants to break up with him. Truly terrifying!!
4
Fatal Attraction
If you ever feel like running out on your spouse, you may want to see this movie first and I'll bet you'll change your mind real quick! Michael Douglas has a quick affair with Glenn Close while his wife and daughter are out of town, and the consequences he and his family have to face because of it are horrific. Close played her part brilliantly in this one, and it's a movie you won't easily forget.
5
Gothica
Halle Berry is a Doctor who is locked up in her own institution after being accused of brutally murdering her husband. She doesn't remember anything about that night, except that while driving home Berry is stopped by a soaking wet girl standing in the road; the girl, Berry finds out later, has been dead for a couple of years after supposedly committing suicide. This movie is filled to the brim with mystery, horror, a ghost, supernatural happenings, a little bit of possession, and of course a couple of psychos that you do not know even exist until the climax of the movie. I thought this movie was brilliant!!
6
The Good Son
A cute little boy named Henry has a loving family and everyone is oblivious to what he is capable of until his cousin, who just lost his mother, moves in with the family. Movies with psycho children sometimes bother me, but this movie was good right up to the chilling final climax.
7
The Bad Seed
A really old film in black and white - I have only seen it twice in my life, but it had a huge impact on me. A little girl is just not right, in fact, she's downright evil and God help anyone who stands in the way of what she wants. This was the first psycho thriller I had ever watched, and it's worth watching if you can find it on DVD.
8
Joy Ride
All the movies I listed really are not gross, which makes them all the more fascinating - but if you like sickening and psycho mixed together, this is the movie for you. See what happens when you piss off a psycho truck driver in this disgusting, sometimes ridiculous thriller. The sequel, Joy Ride Dead Ahead was also a good one.

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July 23, 2010
My comparable list is MY Favorite Serial Killer, Psychos, and Nut Job Movies.
 
June 22, 2010
Awesome list! I can't believe I missed this one. I love thrillers! I've seen quite a few of these on your list, but it's been ages since the last viewing. I might need to rent some of these to refresh my memory.
July 09, 2010
Hope you enjoy them as much as I have! Thank you for reading!!
July 12, 2010
No problem! I enjoy reading your reviews and lists. :)
 
June 17, 2010
This list is awesome! I am sooooo featuring this!! Thanks!
June 18, 2010
Thank you--glad you enjoyed it!
 
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I love to read mysteries and thrillers; I am addicted to scary psychological thrillers and horror movies; "The Exorcist" and "Silence of the Lambs" being 2 of my favorites. I love … more
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