psychological thriller

‘La Cérémonie’ Explores Social Class Struggles with Chilling Exactitude

‘La Cérémonie’ Explores Social Class Struggles with Chilling Exactitude

Filmed under a cool glass of calm and enwrapped in an airy atmosphere, La Cérémonie makes judicious use of its setting to starkly contrast its warring classes.

Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Severance’ Paints Sublime and Subversive Art

Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Severance’ Paints Sublime and Subversive Art

More than just corporate propaganda, the subversive artworks in Severance hold a strange place in Lumon Industries’ ideological fabric.

Akira Kurosawa Films 101: 1950 – 1952

Akira Kurosawa Films 101: 1950 – 1952

Today’s Kurosawa 101 explores two of the greatest films in Kurosawa’s catalog, Rashomon — the film that made Kurosawa and Japanese cinema known throughout the world — and Ikiru — perhaps the greatest film ever made about impending death.

Sheena Kamal’s ‘No Going Back’ Unfurls a Thrilling Noir

Sheena Kamal’s ‘No Going Back’ Unfurls a Thrilling Noir

Kamal's psychological thriller, No Going Back, utilizes crime-noir tropes but with purposeful deviations.

Fleetwood Dissects the European Mindset in His Moody, Disturbing Thriller, ‘A Young Fair God’

Fleetwood Dissects the European Mindset in His Moody, Disturbing Thriller, ‘A Young Fair God’

Hugh Fleetwood's difficult though absorbing A Young Fair God offers readers a look into the age-old world views that have established and perpetuated cultural rank and the social attitudes that continue to divide us wherever we may reside in the world.

Tea and Scones Suspense: Hitchcock’s “English” Movies of the Early 1940s

Tea and Scones Suspense: Hitchcock’s “English” Movies of the Early 1940s

Although Hitchcock left Great Britain for the United States in 1939, his first two films -- Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941) -- nonetheless remained set firmly in English culture. His depictions helped craft perceptions of English life for decades to come.

Loss of Memory and Divided Identities in Psychological Thriller ‘I Know My Name’

Loss of Memory and Divided Identities in Psychological Thriller ‘I Know My Name’

It's risky to build the success of a genre psychological thriller on the incorporation of psychological therapeutic techniques. But in Cooke's hands, it works.

Psychological Thriller ‘Holy Ghost People’ Is the Perfect Fit for SXSW

SXSW Film: ‘Snap’ Is One of the Best Psychological Thrillers of the Past Decade

Russian Psychological Thriller ‘How I Ended This Summer’ Burns

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid