Best Psychological Thriller Movies
Pathological Creatures and Their Psychology
Batman Buy at amazon • Characters I love: The Joker, Batman. • Comment: A modern thriller employing high-tech visual stunts. However, what attract me are the characters Joker and Batman, especially Joker, and the fact that the film is beautifully shot in a graphics novel style with dreary overtone. Both characters are psychopaths. Joker because he is terribly defaced (caused by Batman). Batman because his childhood trauma, where his parents are killed in a robbery by the then a young, handsome Joker. Joker hides his feelings by a eternal laughter, while Batman is eternally sulky with a serious face. This is cop and robber gone insane.
Joker calls Batman the “Sideshow phony”. Not until few years later i realized how much culture and history that jab alludes. It's so fittingly funny too. If you want to know more about sideshows, i recommend the film: 〈Sideshow: Alive on the Inside〉 You'll see Conjoined twins, living person missing body parts fromwaist down, and others that we technically call freaks. The first time i got interested in conjoined twins is when i read about Abigail and Brittany Hensel Twins in Time mag around 1996. (Hensel Twins photo) At the time i was thinking “gosh, what a philosophical can of worm this is.”. Now i've read about and seen on video quite a few conjoined twins. They are fascinating. I would marry the Hensel twins, for their beauty.
Sideshow: Alive on the Inside Buy at amazon
Exotica Buy at amazon • Characters I love: Christina (Mia Kirshner), Zoe (Arsinée Khanjian) • Comment: One might call this film a psychological thriller. The film is centered on few characters, each is given a intense development. Each character are morbid in one way or another. The theme of the film is similar to Sex, Lies, and Videotape Both sells on the psychology of characters and their relations.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape Buy at amazon • Cynthia (Laura San Giacomo), Ann (Andie MacDowell) • Comment: A simple story of a man and his relations with his high-school friend, the friend's wife, and the wife's sister.
Taxi Driver Buy at amazon . • Directed by Martin Scorsese • a film of a schizoid.
Death and the Maiden Buy at amazon •Great music. Torture.
Heavenly Creatures Buy at amazon • Two highschool girls suspected of lesbianism, and in fear of separation, they murdered one of their mom. Based on a true story in Australia.
Mulholland Drive Buy at amazon • Director: David Lynch. • Eerie, scary, beautiful. Fantastic lesbian scene to boot. I love the Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn (Naomi Watts) What wouldn't i do for a blonde and blue eyes? I also love waitress at Winkies (Missy Crider). The blonde actress Lori Heuring (director's wife) is also lovely. One too many blonde running around and i'll die in heaven. The raven haired Rita (Laura Elena Harring) is also lovely. See a clip here: Llorando 〈Crying〉 in 〈Mulholland Drive〉 🎶
“i want to look good naked”
Love the two chicks. One for her well-fed American teen-girl mannerism, and one for her youth crisis gothic-ness.
The Skin I Live In
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