Category Archives: Psychological Thrillers

My Review of ‘Rope’ (1948)

This film is a taught 80-minute study of two twisted minds at work. Well, three—counting the director. 🙂 Two young men lure a friend to their Manhattan apartment, where they proceed to strangle him to death. Then, dump him in … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Suspicion’ (1941)

Like many a Hitchcock film, this one involves a train. In this instance, a man and woman meet on a train. They are Johnnie Aysgarth (played with debonair suave by Cary Grant) and Lina McLaidlaw (played with shy reserve by … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Spellbound’ (1945)

This psychological thriller opens with an intriguing Shakespeare quote: “The Fault … is Not in Our Stars, But in Ourselves …,” which may be one of the most interesting ways to begin a story that takes place (by and large) … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Frenzy’ (1972)

When I first heard about this movie, I thought, “Oh dear. This sounds a bit too creepy.” A movie by Hitchcock about a serial killer? Count me out. But then I actually saw the movie and was surprised to find … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Psycho’ (1960)

This is a fascinating study in a film’s ability to misdirect and manipulate the viewer. A story that starts with a peek through a window at a “nooner” between Janet Leigh (as Miriam Crane) and John Gavin (as her boyfriend … Continue reading

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