On the internet I have researched and looked at some of the best psychological thriller films, in order to get inspiration and some ideas for our thriller movie. I also looked at their openings to see what kind of opening sequence titles were used for psychological thrillers.
Here is a list of some of the psychological thriller I found most interesting:
Psycho (1960) – Alfred Hitchcock directed this film which made people everywhere nervous about taking a shower. Anthony Perkins stars as Norman Bates, a lonely young man with a very unhealthy relationship with his mother.
Vertigo (1958) – A retired cop with a fear of heights (James Stewart) is hired to keep tabs on the wife of a friend and discover the cause of her recent erratic behavior. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it is often considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made.
The Stepfather (2009) – Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.
Memento (2000) – Guy Pearce plays a tormented man looking for his wife’s killer. Plagued by chronic memory loss, he tattoos any clues he finds onto his body. A bizarre whodunnit that’ll keep you guessing until the final frames.
Black Swan (2010) – A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.