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Take The Cure: A Cure for Wellness – In Cinemas TODAY – From PSYCHO to SE7EN to ZODIAC: Iconic Psychological Thrillers

24 February 2017

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

Watching a film that twists and turns whilst remaining rather ambiguous is something audiences throughout the years have loved and hated. We love a film that keeps us guessing and leaving us with different perceptions to the next person; but at the same time, we want a definitive ending and a little closure as to what happened. With that being said, these films below all leave you with a number of questions but yet are incredibly popular for this very reason.

We’ve looked at a whole host of classic psychological thrillers to celebrate the release of A Cure for Wellness, in cinemas now...




Even if you haven’t seen this film you will most definitely have heard of it. Alfred Hitchcock directs this psychological thriller starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles. A receptionist (Vera Miles) embezzles a large sum of money from her employers and goes on the run, checking into a smaller motel run by Norman Bates and his mother. The less you know about this film (if you haven’t had it ruined for yourself already) the better. Trust me, just watch it.




It’s hard to pin down one of Martin Scorsese’s best known pieces of work but Shutter Island surely must breach into the top 5, right?! Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a U.S. marshal tasked with investigating the disappearance of an inmate from a hospital for the criminally insane. Teddy, with the help of his partner Chuck (Mark Ruffalo) delve into this mysterious hospital run by Dr. Naehring (Max von Sydow) and Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley). The more they uncover about this missing patient, the more they start to realise that something isn’t quite right with this place. Doubts creep in on whether she’s real, the sanity of the Doctors running the facility and even the sanity of their own minds.




If you’ve never seen this film and managed to avoid the spoilers from it then you deserve a pat on the back; it’s near impossible to try and avoid them these days. This film takes place in the wake of a methodical serial killer who’s using the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. Veteran Detective, Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and rookie Detective Mills (Brad Pitt) hunt for this daring serial killer in a game of cat and mouse. The gruesome killings of these so called ‘sinners’ means finding this person as quickly as possible and stopping them before they burn their way through these seven deadly sins; gluttony, greed, sloth, envy, wrath, pride, lust.




Another director with immense gravitas is Stanley Kubrick for his works of utmost genius. The Shining is one of his more popular films starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall in the leading roles. Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, a writer who is asked to take care of a hotel over the winter period with his wife and son. A horrific story of a past caretaker going crazy and murdering his wife and two daughters doesn’t perturb Jack from taking the job. It starts off as a lovely break away from reality with his family but slowly starts to descend into madness and violence. Wendy Torrance’s only silver lining is that her son has a supernatural power called ‘The Shining’ in which he can see the future and past events. This film just oozes creepiness, especially with the scratchy violins in the background.



Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Brian Cox and Chloe Sevigny; Zodiac is based on the chilling true story of a serial killer in the late 60s and early 70s in the United States. North California is ravaged by random killings by a man calling himself ‘The Zodiac’, sending codes and cyphers to newspapers to cover and put his name in the lime light. A San Franciscan cartoon artist (Jake Gyllenhaal) turns amateur detective to try and catch this sporadic and psychotic serial killer with the help of Detective David Toshi (Mark Ruffalo) and writer Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.). This film is a rollercoaster of horror, violence and peril and phenomenal acting performances by the top billed cast make this an unmissable crime thriller.






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