ByDonnie Smth, writer at

In 1960, legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock released what many believe to be one of the most famous horror films of all time. Based on the novel of the same name by Robert Bloch, Psycho centers around the Bates Motel ran by the mysterious Norman Bates. Anthony Perkins does an astounding job as Bates and is joined by Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, Vera Mills as Lila Crane, and John Gavin as Sam Loomis. This was back when horror movies didn't rely on excessive gore or cheesy jump scares, but great directing, acting, and storytelling to create a truly erie environment to strike fear in viewers. Not to mention one of the best soundtracks in film history. What would the infamous shower scene be without the spine tingling theme song behind it? This film also had, in my opinon, one of the most interesting marketing campaigns ever. Alfred Hitchcock insisted that each theater playing the movie lock the doors after the film began so nobody can enter halfway through the film. Hitchcock also requested nobody spoil the ending and even bought up as many copies of the novelas he could to conceal the ending. All in all this is one of, if not the best horror films of all time and is a must see to any fan of films. The film was remade in 1998 with Vince Vaughan in the staring role as Norman Bates but it is literally a shot for shot remake. I suggest sticking to the original. Thanks for reading my first review!


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