Over the years we’ve seen a ton of different genre’s of Horror films. There’s slasher, monster, zombie, super natural, found foo- tage, sprinkle in some vampires and a deadly virus, the list can go on and on. When it comes to both box office success and critical acclaim though, the one that has been the most cap- tivating and consistent of them all is Psychological films. This is for good reason. Of course stories about the apocalypse or a maniac serial killer can be entertaining, but they’re not usually made to connect with us on a deeper level.
Take a movie like M. Night Sh- yamalan’s Split, he took an illness known as D.I.D (dissociative identity disorder) injected it with steroids and made easily one of the years best and most profitable films of 2017.
Now you might not have 24 personalities living inside you, one of them being a super-villain, but that doesn’t mean we can’t connect to characters that lose their innocence young and are never the same.
Now take a film that was just remade this past year called Jacob’s Ladder where a war veteran comes home and suffers from PTSD that causes him to lose his sanity.