The psychological horror genre has been around for years - relying on playing with your subconscious fears and expectations of the horror genre, as an alternative to throwing gore and ghostly figures in front of the screen. The movies can sometimes be a hit or a miss - and, whether easy to follow or not, viewers may switch off because of the weird paths the story may have taken, such as killing off their protagonists, forming a cult or creating a social commentary on our world.
Over recent years, cinema has seen a large growth in the psychological horror genre movies, with directors such as Jordan Peele and companies like A24 taking the forefront in new brain hurting plots that are still as scary as the next.
They can provide a variety of jump scares, whilst commenting on the social themes and events of today, or just be as simple as a group of people trapped in a mental asylum together - the possibilities are endless.
But which of these films throughout history are worth the watch? Here is a list of the best films in the psychological horror genre, that should be in everyone's watch catalogue.