Day 20 brought us a unique spin on horror showcasing their inspiration on band and album names in metal music with Metal Macabre, Day 21 of 31 Days of Horror Movie Challenge: Eerie Torment, takes us back to exploring a masterful horror theme with psychological horror by diving into four films.
Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining stands as a masterpiece of visual storytelling, utilizing wide-angle lenses and intricate set design to create an unsettling atmosphere within the Overlook Hotel all while drawing themes of isolation and madness. Jacob’s Ladder (1990), is known for surreal and nightmarish imagery, utilizing disorienting camera techniques and a non-linear narrative. The Others (2001) is praised for its atmospheric tension and gothic aesthetic, achieved through slow pacing and shadowy cinematography all while depicting themes of identity and supernatural uncertainty. The Platform (2019), features a stark dystopian aesthetic, utilizing a vertical prison setting and minimalistic production design to create a claustrophobic atmosphere.
These films add further depth to the exploration of psychological horror, showcasing diverse approaches within the genre.