Chilling encounters of the psychological kind (Gallery)

Amid the computer-generated blood and gore of today's slasher/torture/splatter cinema, there is what many call the golden age of supernatural-psychological horror.

WASHINGTON — Though it most flourished in the 1960s and 1970s, there are continual examples of a specific subgenre — psychological horror — which relies heavily on suggestion and blends the paranormal, paranoia and conspiracy.

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