Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam war veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death.
A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
These insane asylum movies do not paint a rosy picture of American mental-health treatment facilities. Make sure to check out 'Session 9' for one of the most terrifying found-footage flicks in the genre, as well as 'Stonehearst Asylum' for a recent psychological-horror based on the Poe short-story!
A list crowned by recent Australian masterpiece, 'The Babadook' - which, for our money, is the best film of its ilk released in recent years. For those not in the know, psychological horror relies less on blood and guts and more on brains: playing on the audience's unconscious fears, toying with the uncanny, and making strategic use of silence.