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.

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 14th, 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 14th, 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...

January 14th, 2020 | , | 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. ...

January 14th, 2020 | , | 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 28th, 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...

November 28th, 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...

November 28th, 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...

November 28th, 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...

November 28th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Midsommar (2019) Review

It’s about a group of college kids who travel to Sweden to participate in a summer solstice festival that turns out to be WAY more than they bargained for. Midsommar was directed by Ari Aster (who also directed Hereditary) and stars Florence Pug...

November 25th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

Frailty (2001) Review

It's about a single dad who believes he's been chosen by God to kill demons (AKA random people) and his two sons who are forced to help him. Frailty was directed by Bill Paxton and stars Bill Paxton (from The Colony, Club Dread, The Vagran...

November 25th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

Manhunter (1986) Review

It's about a burned out detective who once caught the infamous Hannibal Lecter and is now tasked with catching the newest serial killer on the block, The Red Dragon. Manhunter was directed by Michael Mann (who also directed The Keep) and stars...

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Review

It's about an FBI trainee who is tasked with soliciting the help of a homicidal sociopath, Hannibal Lecter, to help capture an elusive serial killer. The Silence of the Lambs was directed by Jonathan Demme and stars Jodie Foster (from Panic Ro...

November 25th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

Red Dragon (2002) Review

It's about an FBI agent tasked with capturing an elusive serial killer known as the Red Dragon. Oh, and there's this guy named Hannibal in there as well. Red Dragon was directed by Brett Ratner and stars Anthony Hopkins (from The Rite, The...

Hannibal Rising (2007) Review

It's about a kid whose family is killed during WWII. A kid who watched his baby sister get killed and eaten by soldiers. A kid who kinda didn't mean to eat some of her too, but kinda did anyway. A kid who grows up hell bent on revenge. Han...

Still/Born Review (2017)

It’s about a young mom who loses one of her twins during childbirth and becomes convinced that a demon witch is after the other. Still/Born was directed by  Brandon Christensen  and stars  Christie Burke (from Crowsnest),  Jesse Moss  (from...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Before I Wake Review (2016)

It’s about a couple who adopt a boy after losing their own, only to learn that their new son carries some baggage in the form of his dreams (and nightmares) coming true. Before I Wake was directed by  Mike Flanagan (who also directed Oculus, Hu...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Hereditary Review (2018)

It’s about a family, seemingly cursed after the passing of their mysterious grandmother. Hereditary was directed by  Ari Aster (who had previously only directed short films) and stars  Toni Collette (from The Sixth Sense),  Milly Shapiro and ...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

Audition Review (1999)

It’s about a lonely Japanese widower being set up for a date by his friend, which goes horribly wrong when he meets a psycho. Audition was directed by Takashi Miike  and stars Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina  and  Jun Kunimura. She always g...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Eraserhead Review (1977)

It’s about a young couple who start a family and come to regret it. Eraserhead was directed by David Lynch (who also directed Blue Velvet and Lost Highway) and stars Jack Nance (from Voodoo), Charlotte Stewart (from Tremors) and Allen Joseph. ...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

Satan's School For Girls (1973) Review

It’s about a girl who goes all 21 Jump Street to figure out who's offing students at a private girls school. Satan’s School For Girls was directed by David Lowell Rich (who also directed The Horror At 37,000 Feet) and stars Pamela Frankli...

November 13th, 2019 | , , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Funny Games Review (2007)

It’s about a pair of sadistic home invaders tormenting a family, which meta-fictional post-modern elements. Funny Games was directed by Michael Haneke (who also directed Benny's Video) and stars Naomi Watts (from The Ring), Tim Roth (from Da...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Mulholland Drive Review (2001)

It’s about a woman with amnesia stumbling through the seedy underbelly of modern Hollywood. Mulholland Drive was directed by David Lynch (who also directed Lost Highway and Blue Velvet) and stars Naomi Watts (from Funny Games), Laura Harring (fr...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Mandy (2018) Review

It’s about a guy who goes after a hippy cult who killed his girlfriend. Mandy was directed by  Panos Cosmatos (who also directed Beyond the Black Rainbow) and stars Nicolas Cage (from The Wicker Man and Pay The Ghost), Andrea Riseborough (fro...

Psycho Review (1960)

It’s about an encounter between an embezzling clerk and a motel owner, and the aftermath. Psycho was directed by Alfred Hitchcock (who also directed The Birds and Frenzy) and stars Anthony Perkins (from I'm Dangerous Tonight), Vera Miles (fr...

The Shining Review (1980)

It’s about a man who brings his family to a haunted hotel while working as its winter caretaker. The Shining was directed by Stanley Kubrick and stars Jack Nicholson (from Wolf), Shelley Duvall (from The 4th Floor) and Danny Lloyd. He ca...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Shocker (1989) Review

It’s about a serial killer who gets the chair but then comes back from the dead to continue serial killing. Shocker was directed by Wes Craven (who also directed A Nightmare on Elm Street,  Scream 4 and My Soul to Take) and stars Michael Murphy...

November 13th, 2019 | , , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Society (1989) Review

It’s about a young man's life in Beverly Hills who is starting to feel like he doesn't belong. Society was directed by Brian Yuzna (who also directed Progeny and Beyond Re-Animator) and stars Billy Warlock (from The Thing Below), Connie ...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Stepford Wives (1975) Review

It’s about a family moving to an American east coast suburb that hides dark domestic secrets. The Stepford Wives was directed by Bryan Forbes and stars Katharine Ross (from The Legacy), Paula Prentiss (from Saturday the 14th) and Nanette Newman...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Barn of the Naked Dead Review (1974)

It’s about a psychopath ringmaster in the desert who keeps women locked up in a barn and forces them to perform sadistic games. Barn of the Naked Dead was directed by Alan Rudolph (who also directed Endangered Species and Premonition) and stars ...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Triangle Review (2009)

It’s about a group of friends taking an ill-fated boating excursion into a never-ending nightmare. Triangle was directed by Christopher Smith (who also directed Black Death and Severance) and stars Melissa George (from 30 Days of Night), Liam He...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Wicker Man Review (1973)

It’s about a policeman who visits a secluded island to investigate the disappearance of a child, only to discover that the island is a Pagan cult. The Wicker Man was directed by Robin Hardy (who also directed The Fantasist and The Wicker Tree) a...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Apostle (2018) Review

It's about a guy who travels to a remote island to rescue his sister from a cult. Apostle was directed by Gareth Evans and stars Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen (from Underworld) and Lucy Boynton (from Don't Knock Twice).  Your God Can...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Bird Box (2018) Review

It's a Lovecraftian thriller about a woman and two kids trying to seek refuge from a malevolent force. Bird Box was directed by Susanne Bier and stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson (from American Horror Story), John Malkovi...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Ms. 45 (1981) Review

It's about a mute woman who goes vigilante after being attacked twice in the same day. Ms. 45 was directed by Abel Ferrara (who also directed The Addiction and Body Snatchers) and stars Zoë Lund (from Special Effects), Albert Sinkys and Darle...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Greta (2019) Review

It's about a girl who does the right thing, just for the wrong woman. Greta was directed by Neil Jordan (who also directed Byzantium, In Dreams, Interview With The Vampire and The Company Of Wolves) and stars Chloë Grace Moretz (from Suspir...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Devils (1971) Review

It's about priest who is accused of being a satanist by an obsessed and sexuality repressed nun. The Devils was directed by Ken Russell (who also directed Altered States, Trapped Ashes and the bizarre Lair of the White Worm) and stars Oliver R...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Us (2019) Review

It's about a family terrorized by a group of doppelgangers hell-bent on revenge. Us was directed by Jordan Peele (who also directed Get Out) and stars Lupita Nyong'o (from Little Monsters), Elisabeth Moss (from The Attic, Midnight's C...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Get Out (2017) Review

It's about a black guy who literally finds himself trapped in a white man’s world. Get Out was directed by Jordan Peele (who also directed Us) and stars Daniel Kaluuya (from Chatroom), Bradley Whitford (from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, T...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

The Wind (2019) Review

It's about a woman living a lonely life on the prairie who finds herself fighting a malicious prairie demon. The Wind was directed by Emma Tammi and stars Caitlin Gerard (from Insidious: The Last Key, Smiley), Julia Goldani Telles (from Slende...

Psycho 2 (1983) Review

It’s about the life of Norman Bates after he’s released from the loony bin 22 years after being locked up at the end of the original Psycho from 1960. Psycho II was directed by Richard Franklin (who also directed Visitors, Roadgames and Patr...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

Psycho 3 (1986) Review

It’s about a new group of people that come around the Bates Motel looking for a cheap place to stay, only to find themselves being chased around by a dude in a dress. Psycho 3 was directed by Anthony Perkins and stars Anthony Perkins (from Ps...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

Psycho 4: The Beginning (1990) Review

It’s about Norman Bates’ life as a kid and how his mother drove him to madness. Psycho 4: The Beginning was directed by Mick Garris (who also directed Valerie on the Stairs, Desperation, Sleepwalkers) and stars Anthony Perkins (from I'm D...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Psycho (1998) Review

It's the same exact movie as the original Psycho from 1960, virtually frame for frame, word for word. Psycho was directed by Gus Van Sant and stars Vince Vaughn (from The Cell), Anne Heche (from Nothing Left To Fear) and Julianne Moore (from C...


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