Dir. Reg Traviss
When horror novelist Susan (Charisma Carpenter) relocates to the rural English countryside from sunny California to recover from a nervous breakdown, her life begins to slowly unravel as she experiences unsettling and horrific visions. Could the blood-spattered sights be real, or the result of her increasingly fragile and unhinged mindset?
A multi-layered, frequently engrossing contemporary horror story, Psychosis successfully combines many of the elements that made British horror films of yore so memorable – off-beat mystery, hints of supernatural threat, quirky characters, psychological intrigue and bloody murder. Director Reg Traviss attempts to evoke twisted classic chillers from British cinema past, combining an off-kilter and edgy energy reminiscent of more contemporary horror fare with a classic British sensibility which draws on the old ‘Hammer House of Horror/Tales of the Unexpected’ school of terror.
Head over to Eye for Film to read my full review.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing director Reg Traviss and various other key members of the cast and crew of Psychosis. The feature I scribbled appears in this month's issue of Gorezore (issue 58). You can pick up a copy here, or from all well stocked newsagents, for a more indepth look at the making of this film. Huzzah!