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Anthony Tobia, M.D.
Why did Selena St. George really return home? The secrets of Dolores Claiborne, revealed.
Ever want to get into the head of Rod Serling for 48 hours? Start by reading this.
Looking for something quick to watch on New Year's Eve? This short will get you to midnight!
Did you ever want to cut in front of someone in line to grab that last toy? If you act on these urges, don't say this film didn't warn you!
It may not be The Warriors, but this DJ-narrated film packs plenty of punch!
Find out what's making the children in this thriller so naughty (and remember to bring your erythromycin!).
Did J. M. Barrie really write 'Better Watch Out'? You'll be wondering the same thing after you read this!
The origin of Santa, horror, and the topography of the brain all relate to Finland. Read this to find out how.
While Krampusnacht has passed, its wise not to forget that he continues to see you when you're sleeping!
Is 'Gremlins' really about the faked moon landing? Not quite, but this analysis rivals any conspiracy theory.
If you're in the mood for a foreign film, this short doesn't disappoint (nor does its psychiatric analysis!)
READ THIS to finally find out what ails Tiny Tim! (and what makes Scrooge so scroogey)
Few taglines conjure as much fear as "the call is coming from inside the house!" Here's an analysis why.
Merry Red Christmas! What do the film "Red Christmas" and Edgar Allen Poe have in common?
12 horror films in 12 days set to the holiday season! This is one White Christmas you aren't dreaming of!
Did Tim Burton provide an overview of sleep medicine in "The Nightmare Before Christmas"?
When someone tells you "I see dead people," listen to them!
Is Dr. Richard Kimble's search for the One-Armed Man part of his delusional system?
Happy 50th Anniversary to 'Night of the Living Dead.'
What better way to spend Mischief Night than curling up with your favorite alien film?
I want to play a game...if you are game, read this.
Check out the final of my three entries for film, Thirteen Ghosts
We continue our blog on Thir13en Ghosts with analysis of ghosts 5-9...
How the film Thir13en Ghosts can be better understood through psychiatry.
In memorandum of Vincent Price's death, I provide analysis of one of his classics
If you're into urban legends, check out this analysis of the film of the same name.
Mis-titled and inspired by actual events, read what Wes Craven's Nightmare is really about.
Find out what The Phantom Carriage, The Black Monk, and The Shining have in common!
"Seven days" after 31 Knights of Halloween profiled Urban Legend (1998), the phone rings and our focus turns to The Ring's urban legend!
If you have watched Insidious, you must read this analysis of James Wan's creepy tale of the Lambert family!
Anthony Tobia, M.D., currently holds titles of Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.