All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
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…
I think I must have one of those faces you can't help believing.
It's quite fascinating how we have no difficulty in transferring our empathy from Janet Leigh's Marion Crane to the nervous young Norman Bates portrayed by Anthony Perkins after the turning point. There's almost no difficulty in seeing him as the protagonist, even as you watch him clean up a terrible mess with practiced ease. I was startled to find myself actually hoping that he wouldn't miss a spot and later get caught.
It's all an excellent example of how to create protagonists that are easy to sympathize with regardless of their lives. I mean, Marion Crane must have been shocking back when Psycho was first released -…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"We all go a little mad sometimes." - Norman Bates
Antony Perkins is perfect in this film. Very, very few actors have ever created a performance of such wit, awkwardness, menace, loveability and creepiness the way he has. He's so good that he elevates an already exceptional film to a higher level. That's pretty much all I want to say, although...
I've noticed something. Norman Bates. Nor-man Bates. As is 'not' a 'man'. That may be really obvious, but it's the first time I've noticed it.
SPOILERS IN THIS. IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN PSYCHO YET, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? GET ON THAT FREAKING NOW!
Part Two of Rolling Fog, Creepy Passageways, Murderers Lurking In The Dark: My Own Halloween Challenge
It's time I tackled THE review, and It only took a halloween challenge to have me attempt it. Now, I've "reviewed" Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece before, but it was more of a gushing list of adjectives than anything else. Personally, I've always felt that a film THIS incredible shouldn't even be reviewed, but experienced over and over again. Yet, I've seen some wonderful takes on Hitchcock's film, and I figured I'd try it out. Just testing the waters here.
Psycho is one of the…
Despite being 55 years old, Psycho is still an extremely tense thriller, and one or two scenes actually chilled me.
Une employée de bureau vole 40,000$ à son employeur pour fuir avec son amant. Fatiguée par la route, elle finit au Bates Motel pour se reposer …
Ce film est un des grands classiques du cinéma et rien que pour la fameuse scène de la douche, tout amateur de cinéma doit au moins le voir une fois. Mais cela serait dommage de le résumer à cette seule scène car malgré son âge (55 ans !), ce film est toujours d’actualité et c’est en le regardant qu’on peut comprendre un peu le génie hitchcockien : ce n’est pas seulement sa maitrise de la caméra et l’originalité de ses plans qui en font un chef d’œuvre, le reste est aussi parfaitement contrôlé…
with movies like this, you have to remember the time it was released. compared to the standards of 1960, the acting was good, the story was compelling and the scenes of violence & nudity were shocking. now, if you were to compare this film to modern thrillers, it's nothing too special. but that's why it's important to remember the time period. Hitchcock revolutionized horror with this film & cinema wouldn't be where it is today without it. if you ask me, I think the story still holds up today & the camera-work was pretty cool, too. all-in-all, I thought it was pretty good. if I lived in a world where I wasn't subjected to intense modern day horror movies, I would probably like it a lot more, but I don't think that means I can't still appreciate it today for what it was in 1960.
What more can I say about this film. It changed film forever. And it's got a killer soundtrack.
I don't get scared often by movies, but that's only because i never let myself watch scary movies. they always scare me
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
(some spoilers) Excellent Film as always. Watched it when I was younger, but I appreciate it more now that I'm older, and in film school. Watching it today I actually noticed something that I didn't notice before; which is that Hitchcock uses the eyes to progress the story. This is just my theory, because I watched this in a film theory class.
I noticed that most of the beginning was the actress driving in her car, and most of the shots were from the shoulders up and the most prominent feature was the eyes. As she drives we see her eyes keep looking around and getting attention. Then at the end of the shower murder scene, the woman is laying…
A true one of a kind classic. They don't make them like they use to!
Technically I haven't finished my rewatch yet, but this was my shit back in the 3rd grade, I've seen it so many times that it doesn't matter. You all know it. You all love it. We all go a little mad sometimes. Showers. Toilet flushing. Robbery. Cross Dressing. Alfred Hitchcock sure can make a film.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!