Psychological Movies

“It’s not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?” – Norman Bates, Psycho



Red Dragon (2002)

Today’s movie is the first of the Hannibal trilogy: Red Dragon. Rating: 6/10 Red Dragon is the last released movie of the Hannibal series, but the first in chronological order, followed by The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Hannibal (2001). Like the other 2 is a psychological horror film, based on the novel of … Continue reading Red Dragon (2002)

The Silence of The Lambs (1991)

Rating: 9/10 We’re back on Dr Lecter for today’s Maniac Monday, with The Silence of the Lambs. This is the first released and the most acclaimed of the Hannibal trilogy. Dr Lecter is imprisoned but cooperates with FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) while she tries to solve the case regarding another serial killer, “Buffalo … Continue reading The Silence of The Lambs (1991)

The Machinist (2004)

Rating: 9/10 Trevor: You know so little about me. What if I turn into a werewolf or something? Stevie: I’ll buy you a flea collar. We take a break from Dr Lecter this week and make space for The Machinist on Maniac Monday. Christian Bale is Trevor Reznik, a factory worker who suffers from severe … Continue reading The Machinist (2004)

Shutter Island (2010)

Rating: 9.5/10 Which would be worse: to live as a monster or to die as a good man? – Andrew Laddis What could be better than an island full of psychopaths for Maniac Monday? An island full of psychopaths accompanied by Leo, Mark and Sir Kingsley. Yay! Shutter Island is the brilliant psychological thriller directed by … Continue reading Shutter Island (2010)