6 episodes

Ever wonder why anxious people love horror movies? Curious about how having the daylights scared out of you can help you feel better? Hosts Jenn Adams, Lara Unnerstall, and therapist Mike Snoonian break it down (and back it up with academic research) on Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast.

Each month, we’ll take an in-depth look at a topic in the mental health field like anxiety, PTSD, and toxic relationships. For our bi-weekly episodes, we’ll pair topics with a horror film and analyze its plot and characters through the lens of mental health. We’ll also discuss our own mental health exp

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Ever wonder why anxious people love horror movies? Curious about how having the daylights scared out of you can help you feel better? Hosts Jenn Adams, Lara Unnerstall, and therapist Mike Snoonian break it down (and back it up with academic research) on Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast.

Each month, we’ll take an in-depth look at a topic in the mental health field like anxiety, PTSD, and toxic relationships. For our bi-weekly episodes, we’ll pair topics with a horror film and analyze its plot and characters through the lens of mental health. We’ll also discuss our own mental health exp

    Paranoia / Fright Night and The ‘Burbs

    Paranoia / Fright Night and The ‘Burbs

    Examining Fright Night and The ‘Burbs in the context of paranoia. Something strange is happening in suburbia. We continue our two part series by discussing the way these 80s classics depict the alienating quality of the suburbs, the roles we play in our communities, and what happens when we step out of them.

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    Music notes:

    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Paranoia / Sinister (2012)

    Paranoia / Sinister (2012)

    Examining Sinister in the context of paranoia. We begin this two part series with Scott Derickson’s terrifying supernatural horror. From true crime and conspiracy theories to brain chemistry and cognition, we’ll discuss the many ways fear can take root inside the mind.

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    Music notes:

    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Toxic and Abusive Relationships / The Invisible Man (2020)

    Toxic and Abusive Relationships / The Invisible Man (2020)

    Examining Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man (2020) in the context of toxic and abusive relationships. Continuing our two part series, this episode deals more with the abusive aspect of unhealthy relationships. From the lasting effects of intimate partner violence to ways to support survivors, we bring this oft-difficult albeit vital subject into the light.

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    Music notes:

    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 2 hr 27 min
    Toxic and Abusive Relationships / Midsommar (2019)

    Toxic and Abusive Relationships / Midsommar (2019)

    Examining Ari Aster’s Midsommar (2019) in the context of toxic and abusive relationships.  From codependency and gaslighting to couples therapy and consent, this episode dissects the many different ways we relate to each other -- for better or worse.

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    Music notes:

    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 2 hr 19 min
    Anxiety / Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

    Anxiety / Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

    Examining John Hancock’s Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971) in the context of anxiety. From social anxiety to personal anxiety to how psychological treatment for anxiety has evolved since the late 1960s-early 70s, this episode covers it all while celebrating and dissecting this creepy hidden gem.

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    Music notes:

    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Welcome to Psychoanalysis!

    Welcome to Psychoanalysis!

    Do you want to know why anxious people love horror movies? Hosts Jenn Adams, Lara Unnerstall, and therapist Mike Snoonian break it down (and back it up with academic research) on this premiere episode. They also discuss their own mental health experiences and why they love horror.

    Music notes:

    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

peylight ,

Love it! Can’t wait for more!

I love Jenn on The Horror Virgin, so when I saw she was a host on this podcast, I was really excited. This podcast lives up to my expectations. Jenn, Lara, and Mike offer well researched and insightful commentary of horror movies and I can’t wait for more episodes. As a fellow anxious person who loves horror and film analysis, this is the exact podcast I have been looking for.

MikeSn! ,

What’s not to love?

Horror. Mental health. Jokes.

34!90 ,

Wicked smart and entertaining

Makes me laugh and think 💫

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