Psychological Horror Movie Reviews

Looking for a new Psychological horror movie to watch, but don't want to waste your time sitting through a movie you'll hate? You're in luck! We built AllHorror specifically to help you find the horror movies you're most likely to love. Check out our spoiler-free "Worth Watching" reviews below. All reviews are short and written to give you an idea of what kind of Psychological movie it is and what other Psychological movies it's similar to, just so you know what to expect. And nearly all Psychological movie reviews include videos from other reviewers, so you get multiple opinions from the horror community.

Open House (1987) Review

It’s about a sort of Dr. Frasier Crane talk show psychologist who receives calls from a serial killer and thinks he can outwit him.   Open House was directed by Jag Mundhra (The Jigsaw Murders and Bawandar), who also wrote the original story on...

July 09th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Fear of Rain (2021) Review

A girl living with schizophrenia struggles with terrifying hallucinations as she begins to suspect her neighbor has kidnapped a child. The only person who believes her is Caleb -a boy she isn't even sure exists. Fear of Rain was directed by Ca...

July 03rd, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

Captive (2021) Review

A teenage runaway who’s trapped by a delusional man, pretends to be his daughter in order to escape. Captive was directed by Savvas Christou and stars Jolene Andersen (from Hellraiser: Revelations), William Kircher, Tori Kostic, Meghan Hanako...

June 26th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Separation (2021) Review

A young girl finds solace in her artist father and the ghost of her dead mother. Separation was directed by William Brent Bell (known for The Boy and The Devil Inside) and stars Rupert Friend, Violet McGraw, Brian Cox (from The Ring, The Autopsy ...

June 24th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Madhouse (2004) Review

It’s about a madhouse – in which the patients might be saner than it seems. Madhouse was the directorial debut of William Butler (Gingerdead Man 3 and Black Velvet Pantsuit) who also wrote the screenplay. It stars Joshua Leonard (The Blair Wit...

June 15th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Return (2006) Review

When a young woman returns to her hometown and begins experiencing realistic visions and involuntary self-harm, she must uncover the secrets behind them. The Return was directed by Asif Kapadia and stars Adam Scott (from Little Evil), Kate Beahan ...

May 26th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

His House (2020) Review

It’s about a refugee couple struggling to adjust to their new home that has evil lurking within it. ‘His House’ was released in 2020 and was written and directed by Remi Weekes. It stars Wunmi Mosaku (from Citadel), Sope Dirisu and Matt Sm...

The Mortuary Collection (2019) Review

An undertaker tells a new employee the gruesome tales of the dead people he’s come across over the years. The Mortuary Collection was directed by Ryan Spindell (known for horror-short Kirksdale) and stars Barak Hardley (from Show Yourself), Jaco...

April 29th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Heiress (2021) Review

Following the death of Clare’s grandmother, ancient spirits are unleashed and the women must do battle with ‘Lilith’, a malevolent female spirit who has returned to claim possession of Anna’s unborn child. If you dig slow-burning British g...

Jakob's Wife (2021) Review

When a minister’s wife is bitten by a vampire, she learns that her new transformation might have been just what she was missing. Jakob’s Wife was directed by Travis Stevens (known for Girl on the Third Floor) and stars Barbara Crampton (from R...

April 21st, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: ,

Saint Maud (2019) Review

A home care nurse becomes obsessed with helping her dying patient find salvation. Saint Maud was directed by Rose Glass and stars Jennifer Ehle (from RoboCop), Morfydd Clark (from Crawl), Lily Frazer and Turlough Convery. Your savior is c...

March 26th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

After Midnight (2021) Review

It's about a guy who goes all crazy after his girlfriend leaves. He sees monsters and stuff, but really he's just super bummed out. After Midnight was directed by Jeremy Gardner (who also directed The Battery) and Christian Stella and st...

March 23rd, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Possessor (2020) Review

It’s about Tasya Vos, an elite, corporate assassin, who uses brain implant technology to execute high profile targets. Possessor was directed by Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral) and stars Andrea Riseborough (2020’s The Grudge, Mandy), Christophe...

March 09th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Pond (2021) Review

It’s about a professor who may not be playing chess with the grim reaper and whose daughter may or may not be being pursued by a monster who may or may not be her father. The Pond is a Serbian folk horror film directed and co-written by Petar Pa...

March 06th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Beach House (2020) Review

A couple on a beach getaway learn that there’s an environmental factor to the lack of beach-goers in the Cape. The Beach House was directed by Jeffrey A. Brown and stars Liana Liberato (from Trust), Noah Le Gros, Jake Weber (from Chained and Daw...

March 03rd, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Night (2021) Review

An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends. The Night was directed by Kourosh Ahari and stars Shahab Hosseini, Kathr...

February 22nd, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

Pulse (Kairo) 2001 Review

It's about ghosts from the afterlife infiltrating the living to spread enough loneliness to wipe out humanity. Pulse (Kairo) was directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (who also directed Creepy, Loft and School Ghost Story G) and stars Haruhiko Katô (...

February 04th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Review

It's about a family who comes together to visit their dying patriarch when all hell breaks loose, literally. The Dark and the Wicked was directed by Bryan Bertino (who also directed The Monster, Mockingbird and The Strangers) and stars Marin ...

January 24th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

S. Darko (2009) Review

It's about a couple of friends on a road trip that ends abruptly in a small town about a week before the end of the world. S. Darko was directed by Chris Fisher and stars Daveigh Chase (from Jack Goes Home and The Rats), Briana Evigan (from ...

January 21st, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Donnie Darko (2001) Review

It's about a mentally ill teen encouraged to go on a crime spree by Frank, his imaginary giant bunny friend. Donnie Darko was directed by Richard Kelly (who also directed The Box) and stars Jake Gyllenhaal (from Morbius and Velvet Buzzsaw), J...

January 19th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Castle Freak (2020) Review

It's about a girl who inherits an old castle that happens to house a mutant freak and a weird satanic cult. Castle Freak was directed by Tate Steinsiek and stars Clair Catherine, Jake Horowitz and Kika Magalhaes (from The Eyes Of My Mother). ...

January 18th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Invisible Man (2020) Review

It's about a woman whose abusive ex seemingly comes back from the dead as an invisible man. The Invisible Man was directed by Leigh Whannell (who also directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3) and stars Elisabeth Moss (from Us and The Attic...

January 15th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

The Call (2020) Review

It’s about a time traveling telephone that turns into a terror trip. The Call was directed by Chung-Hyun Lee (at age 30, his full-length directorial debut) and stars Park Shin-He (from #Alive) and Jong-seo Jun (from Burning). Can a magic phon...

Death of Me (2020) Review

A vacationing couple must discover the mystery behind a strange video that shows one of them killing the other. Death of Me was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (also directed Saw II, III, IV and St. Agatha) and stars Maggie Q (from Priest), Luke H...

January 02nd, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

The Exorcist 3 (1990) Review

It's about a police investigation to catch a demonic supernatural serial killer. Exorcist 3 was directed by William Peter Blatty and stars George C. Scott (from The Murders In The Rue Morgue and Firestarter), Ed Flanders (from The Ninth Confi...

December 05th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Haunting (1999) Review

It's about a group of people who are paid to stay in Hill House, a haunted mansion, overnight. The Haunting was directed by Jan De Bont and stars Liam Neeson (from After.Life), Owen Wilson (from The Minus Man and Anaconda) and Lili Taylor (f...

November 28th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

Run (2020) Review

A teenager with a slew of health problems suddenly finds that her ailments are possibly being induced by the very mother who cares for her. Run was directed by Aneesh Chaganty and stars Sarah Paulson (from Bird Box), Pat Healy (from The Innkeepers...

November 19th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Bellwether (2020) Review

She's dangerous. She's a bellwether: a quiet leader who is well on her way to being her whole self. When they kidnap her to break her to make her conform, they discover that Joanne is something so much more than even she ever knew. The Bel...

November 16th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

The Rental (2020) Review

Two couples plan a getaway to a vacation rental, but someone is watching their every move. The Rental was directed by Dave Franco and stars Dan Stevens (from Apostle), Alison Brie (from Born), Sheila Vand (from XX), Jeremy Allen White, Toby Huss (...

November 08th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Honeymoon Phase (2020) Review

A sci-fi thriller following a couple who pretend to be married for a research study on married couples living in isolation. The Honeymoon Phase was directed by Phillip G. Carroll Jr. and stars Chloe Carroll, Jim Schubin, Francois Chau, Tara Westwo...

October 01st, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Spiral (2020) Review

A same-sex couple move to a small town with their teenage daughter. The neighbors don’t seem to take kindly to a lifestyle that differs from their own - is any of it real? Spiral was directed by Kurtis David Harder and stars Lochlyn Munro (Fredd...

September 21st, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

Willard (2003) Review

It's about a guy who is bullied on the daily both at home and work, but stumbles on a sinister realization that his brood of pet rats can bully back. Willard was directed by Glen Morgan and stars Crispin Glover (from We Have Always Lived In T...

September 20th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Willard (1971) Review

It's about a guy who gets pushed around by just about everyone, but finds a way to push back with the help of his army of pet rats. Willard was directed by Daniel Mann and stars Bruce Davison (from Await The Dawn and The Sonata), Ernest Borg...

September 19th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Trespassers (2019) Review

A desert getaway turns into the vacation from hell. Trespassers was directed by Orson Oblowitz and stars Angela Trimbur (from XX and Halloween 2), Janel Parrish, Zach Avery and Jonathan Howard. Hell Is Where the Home Is Two bored, ric...

July 17th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) Review

It's about a scientist who ventures into the Haitian underworld in search of a mythical zombification drug. The Serpent and the Rainbow was directed by Wes Craven (who also directed/produced My Soul To Take, Scream, Red Eye, Wishmaster, The ...

Sam Was Here (2016) Review

It's about a down and out traveling salesman stuck working a rural desert community that's essentially void of all life. Sam Was Here was directed by Christophe Deroo and stars Rusty Joiner (from Dragonfyre), Sigrid La Chapelle and Rhoda ...

May 24th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Basement (2018) Review

It's about a guy who gets abducted and tortured by a mental serial killer with multiple personalities. The Basement was directed by Brian M. Conley and Nathan Ives, and stars Mischa Barton (from The Toybox and Ouija House), Tracie Thoms (from ...

May 12th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Lighthouse (2019) Review

It's about a couple of guys who slowly devolve into madness while stuck manning a remote lighthouse. The Lighthouse was directed by Robert Eggers (who also directed The Witch) and stars Willem Dafoe (from Death Note and Antichrist), Robert Pat...

April 27th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

1BR (2019) Review

It's about a young woman trying to start anew in LA, but her neighbors are not what they seem. 1BR was directed by David Marmor and stars Nicole Brydon Bloom, Alan Blumenfeld (from The Dark Side of the Moon), Naomi Grossman (from The Lurke...

April 24th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

Doctor Sleep (2019) Review

It's about Danny Torrance, now all grown up, who is forced to weaponize his shine to help save a kid from some supernatural serial killers. Doctor Sleep was directed by Mike Flanagan (who also directed Gerald's Game and Before I Wake) and ...

March 06th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Baby (1973) Review

It's about a 20 year old dude who lives the life of a 1 year old, and a bunch of people are totally cool with it. The Baby was directed by Ted Post (who also directed Nightkill) and stars Anjanette Comer (from Netherworld), Ruth Roman (from Ec...

February 08th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Girl on the Third Floor (2019) Review

It’s about Don Koch, a man who tries to renovate a rundown house with a sordid history for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans... Girl on the Third Floor was directed by Travis Stevens, and stars Phillip Jack Brooks,...

January 12th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Strangers (2008) Review

It's about a couple who find themselves the random targets of a terrorizing home invasion. The Strangers was directed by Bryan Bertino (who also directed The Monster and Mockingbird) and stars Liv Tyler (from Wildling), Scott Speedman (from Ou...

January 10th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

I Trapped The Devil (2019) Review

It's about a guy who fervently believes he trapped Lucifer himself in his basement. I Trapped The Devil was directed by Josh Lobo and stars AJ Bowen (from Deathcember, Satanic Panic), Jocelin Donahue (from Dead Awake, Summer Camp) and Susan Bu...

December 23rd, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

This Is Our Home (2019) Review

It’s about a struggling couple’s weekend getaway that goes awry when a child arrives in the middle of the night claiming to be their son. This is Our Home was directed by Omri Dorani and stars Simone Policano, Jeff Ayars and Drew Beckas. ...

December 07th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: ,

Bliss (2019) Review

It's about a young artist who uses a new hardcore drug (and a lot of it) to break out of her creative funk. Bliss was directed by Joe Begos (who also directed The Mind's Eye and Almost Human) and stars Dora Madison (from Exists), Rhys Wake...

November 21st, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

Starry Eyes (2014) Review

It's about a struggling actress who reluctantly agrees to bang an old man and join a cult in order to land an acting gig. Starry Eyes was directed by Kevin Kolsch (who also directed Pet Sematary) and Dennis Widmyer ; and stars Alex Essoe (from...

September 15th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Apartment 212 (2017) Review

It's about a woman who moves into a new apartment complex hoping to create a new life, only to find her life being slowly eaten to death, one bite at a time. Apartment 212 was directed by Haylar Garcia (who also directed An American Terror) an...

September 09th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

It: Chapter 2 (2019) Review

It’s about a group of childhood friends who travel back to their hometown to fight off an ancient alien who has returned after terrorizing them 27 years prior. It: Chapter 2 was directed by Andy Muschietti (who also directed It: Chapter 1 and Ma...

September 07th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

It (2017) Review

It's about a group of kids in a small town who have to band together to fight off an ancient demon who takes the form of their worst fears. It was directed by Andy Muschietti (who also directed It: Chapter 2 and Mama) and stars Bill Skarsgård...

September 06th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

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