Psycho Movie Review 1960

Information and Film Reviews for Psycho the Movie

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Hitchcock counted on his directorial stature and broke all the rules in this story of violent murder, transvestism, and insanity. Based on Robert Bloch's novelization of an actual murder, Leigh plays a fleeing thief who stops at the secluded Bates Motel where she meets her death in Hitchcock's classic "shower scene." Shot on a limited budget in little more than a month, "Psycho" changed the Hollywood horror film forever. Followed by "Psycho 2" (1983), "Psycho 3" (1986), "Psycho 4: The Beginning" (1990), and a TV movie.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.

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Mystery & Suspense, Role Reversal, Sanity Check, Great Death Scenes, Grand Hotel, Gender Bending, Creepy Houses, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Classic Horror, No-Exit Motel, Top Grossing Films of 1960, Monster Moms, 4 Bones
Joseph Stefano
Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, John McIntire, Martin Balsam, Simon Oakland, Ted (Edward) Knight, John Anderson, Frank Albertson, Patricia Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock
John L. "Jack" Russell
Alfred Hitchcock
Bernard Herrmann
Virginia Gregg, Jeanette Nolan
Paramount Pictures


AFI 1998: Top 100; Golden Globes 1961: Support. Actress (Leigh), Natl. Film Reg. 1992.

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