psychological

Mind games taken way too far; explore the disturbing genre of psychological thrillers that make us question our perception of sanity and reality.

Henry Sheperd6 days ago
The Ending Days
1. "Wait." Cindy grabbed my hand. I remember the school bell has just rung. It was summer again with a mixture of heat and sweat so thick in the air it was nearly palpable. "Can we talk?" I tell her s...
Playing with Fire
“Hush, hush,” she whispered to her sleeping brother. Wyatt, who was normally a peaceful sleeper, tossed and turned, his sandy blonde hair unkempt and just about covering his furrowed brow. Normally sh...
Dakota Shadow16 days ago
That's Love, Isn't It?
"If I told you I am going to kill myself, how would you react? Panic? Call the police? Sit down and talk me through it? No, you’d let me die." "Now I don’t mean that in a harsh inconsiderate way, but ...
Morgan Neal 19 days ago
Why We Watch Horror Movies
Of all of the many different genres of movies, horror seems to be one all on its own. Though not for everyone, horror movies are a fun thrill for those who like the adrenaline of it. In Stephen King’s...
Destiny Abbitta month ago
Don't Look Back
[Don't look back. Don't look back. Don't look back.] I ran. I ran through a pitch black forest that was so dark I couldn't see the forest floor. It was a darkness that stopped me from seeing where my ...
Get Out, Cabin in the Woods, and Why Today’s Horror Films Are So Meta
The horror genre is one of the most diverse genres in cinema. Underneath the umbrella of horror are multiple sub-genres including slasher, body horror, and creature feature just to name a few. But in ...
Elijah Taylora month ago
The Sacrifice
The full moon dons and illuminates the cold frosty ground. Every step that I make crunches and I see my footprints clearly in the grass. With every breath I draw I can see the vapor form. The cuts fro...
The King of Horror
Why do you fear the dark? It may seem childish, but everyone has that gut wrenching feeling in the dark, like you're being watched or something is creeping up behind you as you go up the basement step...
Elijah Taylora month ago
The Darkness
I start to process the events of the night before. Somehow, the forest calls to me. I toss and turn in my bed, unable to rest. When I do awake, I awake abruptly and crudely. I clutch my stuffed animal...
Laurin Andersona month ago
A Watchful Eye
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. However, the eye that follows me gave me my soul. Since I was a child I have seen the golden green eye everywhere. The crack of my door, the slit in the ...
Merlin Crossa month ago
Dangerous Delivery
I used to work as a driver for FedEx. You never really think of a delivery job as being dangerous aside from dog attacks or getting into an accident, and I can count on one hand how many times I’ve be...
Annie Kapur2 months ago
How Horror Films Haunt Us
Note: In preparation for the following text and to learn in the most effective way, I would recommend you watch The Shining (1980) if you haven't done so already as it will be frequently referred to i...
Rachel Berry2 months ago
Sleep Paralysis
I had recently started taking a new medication, and it had only been about a week since I started it. I remember I went to bed and I usually put some relaxing/meditation videos on my phone to help me ...
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Eugenia Moreno2 months ago
Neighbours (Part 4)
6PM I've been laying on my bed, fiddling with my hair for the past hour, with the words 'human meat' still imprinted in my brain. Could that be the real reason for her distress, or is it quite simply ...
Travis Johnson2 months ago
The Figure
As a kid, I had a very active imagination and I daydreamed a lot. But who didn't as a kid, right? One early morning I saw something I still can't explain till this day. The year was 1996 and it was th...
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Eugenia Moreno2 months ago
Neighbours (Part 3)
7 PM I sit there mortified, afraid that he may have seen me watching his every move. He may come after me. However, despite his crime, I still do not reject him entirely and I feel dreadful about it. ...
Alexandra Blom2 months ago
Sleep Paralysis
Night Terrors The corners of the room create a shadow, while my night-light illuminates the room just enough to see my sinister nightmare. He stares down at me, towards the end of my bed. His cold sha...
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Eugenia Moreno2 months ago
Neighbours (Chapter 2)
9 AM I wake up and realise it's Saturday. I must have fallen asleep watching my new neighbour draw, his pencil maniacally tracing the paper. I wonder what he's created. However, when I look up to star...