A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest
If you're in an introductory film studies class the odds are you will have to watch the vast majority, if not all, of the films on this list. If you haven't taken one yet, why not get started on your homework in advance!
There's nobody's face we'd rather see shoved through a splintered door-frame, than the one, the only Jack Nicholson. So sit back and enjoy this collection of his leading dramatic roles, including the 1975 classic 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'.
Only the genre's greatest masterpieces feature in our list of horror classics, with everything from Stephen King's 'The Shining', to 'The Exorcist', 'Wicker Man', and the original 'Texas Chainsaw'. Slashers, supernatural, and psychological - this collection has it all!
A director who brought the world some of the most visually stunning and instantly recognizable films of all time, including 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'The Shining'. And also the man responsible for a 50% drop in rural Maine hotel bookings in 1980.
While 80s cinema often gets a bad rap for its high levels of cheese it also produced some true masterpieces, ranging from the goofy, to the mysterious, and the downright terrifying. Make sure to check out 'The Vanishing' for one of the best psychological horror movies of all time.
The best horror movies based on works penned by master of the macabre, Stephen King. Includes Stanley Kubrick classic 'The Shining', psychological thriller 'Misery', and relatively recent haunted-house horror '1408', starring none other than John Cusack.
Don't look for buckets of blood and axe wielding maniacs here (at least not exclusively). These classic psychological horror movies released before the year 1990 rely more on the unseen than the seen for their impact. Also check out our 'Modern Psychological Horror' collection for more recent fare!
Have you ever walked into a roadside motel that reeks of piss and sordid dalliance, and wished yourself dead? Well in this collection of motel/hotel based horror movies, that wish is granted in the most gruesome of ways. Enjoy!
The ghost story is a tried and true way to chill an audience, delve into our list of the most spine tingling examples from before the year 2000, including seminal haunted-house flick 'The Innocents' and Kubrick's enduring psychological-horror 'The Shining'.