Films / Books that simulate psychosis


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Mentions of Cronenberg's "Spider" made me think of films / books that simulate psychosis, not just preesenting it thematically but effectively bringing you into that state of a faulty consciousness. Other examples that come to mind..

Kafka, The Metamorphosis
Evelyn Waugh , The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold
Polanksi, The Tenant
Terry Gilliam, Tideland (more about a child's imagination but presents allot of parallels between a childs overactive imagination and a psychotic state imo)
Adrian Lyne , Jacobs Ladder


Bamber Clatscoigne
Insomnia (2002) with Al Pacino
Protagonist mentally unstitches during an Arctic summer

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Synechdoche, New York gave a pretty good representation of a trip going horribly wrong, I thought. The inescapable infinite loop.