Quando comecei a assistir mais filmes eu precisava de um caminho pra seguir e caí de cabeça em um monte…
The master of suspense moves his cameras into the icy blackness of the unexplored!
When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.
Alfred Hitchcock's tale of a semi socially awkward boy, a loving and caring mother, a family owned and operated motel, a thief who stole $40,000 of cold hard cash, and a steamy shower that forever changed cinema for the better. Post coitus pillow talk. Is Sam Loomis and Dr. Loomis the same person? The way Hitch gives the middle finger to the censorship codes. Janet Leigh purrs like a kitten and is one sexy vixen. Cowboy Hitch. Has there ever been a scene in a Hitch film that Patricia Hitchcock didn't steal? Pills make you feel better. Watching Janet Leigh dress is exciting. You gotta love the musical score. It's super freaky in a super fun way. Creepy cop. Cheap…
Immortal for its contribution to cinema, notorious for pushing the boundary of what's accepted in mainstream movies & setting an extremely high benchmark for horror films to follow, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho remains the most influential, successful & famous work of his legendary career and is rightfully hailed as one of the greatest achievements in the history of filmmaking.
The story of Psycho concerns Marion Crane; a secretary working at a real estate office who is entrusted with $40,000 in cash to be deposited in the bank but ends up absconding with it in order to start a new life. Caught in heavy rain & tired after a long drive, she pulls over to spend the night at Bates Motel whose owner-manager seems to…
Okay, fun story; I actually had the big twist of this movie ruined for me about two or so years ago so I was kinda left underwhelmed when it actually happened.
It didn't change much of my opinion on what followed, just kinda annoyed that my first viewing of such a classic that relies so much on tension and build up was completely ruined thanks to a review that was unrelated to "Psycho" mentioned it without a spoiler warning....
Yeah fuck that guy by the way.
As for the film itself, it's damn fine. Alfred Hitchcock is that one director I've wanted to see more of for a good while now. Seems like the type of director that really loves…
Felt even more apocalyptic on the big screen, especially in regards to the nighttime photography and the seemingly desperate speed of the clouds behind the Bates' residence. Flawless in every regard, and its calm demeanor towards visceral terror never fails to send chills down my spine. In particular, a conversation between Norman and his mother, heard from outside the bedroom door, is a perfect fit for Hitchcock's voyeuristic eye and his love for tranquil long-takes.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There's way too much movie here for the little free time I have to write these things, and I had a very special experience watching this, so I'm going full anecdote with this review.
We brought a new friend to our October Horrorfest screening today. He was a horror newbie. He was a man who not only hadn't seen Psycho, he didn't even know what it was about. He knew it was a well regarded early horror movie, and that was it.
He didn't know how charming and charismatic Norman Bates is.
He didn't know Marion Crane dies 40 minutes in.
And he didn't know Norman Bates did it.
His jaw hit the floor when Lila Crane discovered Norman's mother's…
After being tormented by two recent awful modern horror productions ( Turd no.1 and Turd no.2) I felt the urge to go back to horror's humble beginnings and more often than not I end up with Hitchock's timeless masterpiece.
One of the most disgusting serial killers that ever lived was Edward Gein. Robert Bloch wrote the novel 'Psycho' and based his Norman Bates on Gein, focusing not so much on his murders but more on his bizarre relationship with his mother. This novel was subsequently turned into a screenplay and handed to Hitchcock who proceeded to turn it into one of the most influential and iconic horror films ever made.
I read the novel not so long ago and my…
Horrifying and perfect.
5 / 5
¿Hablamos la vez pasada sobre el mito de la transición de protagonista en Psycho y como en realidad es algo como Marion/Norman-Arbogast-Lila-La Madre? O sea, en lugar de un cambio de protagonista, un cambia de estructura donde la segunda no favorece a un personaje, sino a la perspectivas de diferentes personajes que resuelven un misterio. Tal vez lo leí en algún lado o se lo escuché a alguien. Bueno, ahora estaba pensando en la preparación de Marion y Janet Leigh para realizar esa primer transición. Siendo muy optimista, siguiendo el plan del primer visionado, seguramente imposible, el espectador desconoce la transición, pero la actriz y el director (y el guionista, y el fotógrafo, y el gaffer, y el...) deben preparar…
It kind of hurt my viewing a bit knowing a large majority of the plot beforehand, but it didn't stop me from enjoying it.
Most of the acting was fine, and the soundtrack basically inspired all horror/thriller soundtracks after it. No matter the movie, Hitchcock could really do no wrong.
It remains as disturbing as ever.
One semester of Hitchcock later and this is still King Daddy
This is probably the greatest horror/thriller ever made. I wish I could've somehow seen this without having some previous knowledge of the shower scene because I know that would've completely blown my mind if I saw that without hearing about it. This movie just keeps taking these unexpected turns going from a movie about a girl stealing money and running away, to a detective investigating the Bates Motel, to finally Norman Bates in all his glory, ugh. When Norman is flirting with Marion (I think her name was) at the beginning it is so cute and adorable that combined with the rest of the movie, it makes Norman into such a wonderfully complex character. Norman Bates is easily one of the best villainous characters in all of Hollywood (maybe rivalled by Hannibal Lecter). Go watch this movie right now!
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