• Peazze

    ★★★★★ Added by Peazze

    "It's not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?"


  • adrian_ko

    ★★★★½ Watched by adrian_ko 30 Mar, 2015

    I don't think, that there is much need in saying anything about this film.
    I think, that everything is said here.
    A great piece of work, that although it's 55 years old, it doesn't lose any of its tension.


  • Aubtin Heydari

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Aubtin Heydari 29 Mar, 2015

    Saw this on the big screen at the Chinese. So gnarly.

    Norman Bates, even by today's standards, is perfectly subtle. Now that I have the mythos fresh in my brain, I'm going to start watching Bates Motel, because the little universe Hitchcock created here is eerily entrancing.


  • Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    ★★★★★ Watched by Cameron M. Gambas Johnson 30 Mar, 2015 1

    If there's anything majorly wrong with "Psycho" it's not a problem with the film itself, but with the thousands of films it influenced. Touches of "Psycho" are spread all over the film industry, from the prevalence of slasher movies in the years to come to its handling of twists and psychological themes, which have been recycled many times in the future.

    On its own terms, "Psycho" is a superb film. The performances are fantastic, with Anthony Perkins giving one of…


  • Paukzen

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Paukzen 03 Jul, 2012



  • Carl Ingebretsen

    ★★★★★ Watched by Carl Ingebretsen 30 Mar, 2015

    This is so well-written. The dialogue is just as sharp as the knife, and the direction is magnificently creepy. Just wonderful. Truly a masterpiece and a classic in every way; even its slowness is delightful and more of an addition than anything else. Also, Anthony Perkins is perfect.

    Saw this with my 16 year old sister, who enjoyed it as well.


  • Ben Rasmin

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Ben Rasmin 28 Mar, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This masterful film from cinema's greatest mind played a crucial role in legitimizing the horror genre and challenging audience's preconceptions of antagonists, presenting us with an extremely challenging foe that evokes as much sympathy as he does scorn. Normal Bates' oedipus complex dilutes the context of his heinous crimes and forced viewers of Psycho, perhaps for the first time in cinematic history, to consider the psychology lying beneath the crime presented to them. An incredibly bold move from Alfred Hitchcock,…


  • Keelee von Cupcake

    ★★★★ Watched by Keelee von Cupcake 14 Sep, 2009

    For my third instant film experience with my new Netflix account I at last decided to veer away from what I would come to think of as "Netflix movies" and check out a true classic, Psycho. It wasn't until the shocking climax that I really developed true admiration for it, but wow, that final monologue and haunting visage will stay with me for the rest of my life.


  • CigarsOnMars

    ★★★★ Watched by CigarsOnMars 26 Mar, 2015

    Direction: ★★★★★
    Acting: ★★★★
    Writing: ★★★★
    Story: ★★★½
    Editing: ★★★★
    Visuals: ★★★½
    Sound: ★★★
    Entertainment: ★★★½
    Overall Rating: ★★★★


  • The Complete Stranger Cometh

    Added by The Complete Stranger Cometh

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So I was cleaning out my Movie collection when I saw this piece of shit flick. Don't know how it got there. Now this is where I would joke that the leads daughter would get stalked by some guy in a reverse William Shatner mask However I decided against.
    I however want to say that while that joke is funny in my mind, my actually mind (the stranger behind stranger) I decided to get real (ish)

    I am not really…


  • Kyle Pletcher

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Kyle Pletcher 18 Mar, 2015

    Alfred Hitchcock’s
    Make ‘Em Watch

    ”We all go a little mad sometimes.”
    —Norman Bates(?)

    “BATES MOTEL” screams the lurid neon sign outside the low-rise lodge that has clearly seen better days, an eye-catching invitation to partake in all manner of anonymously sinful activities—when said sign’s “on” switch is activated, anyway. Contrasting this is the buoyantly off-kilter interactions with the lone proprietor of the motor inn, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins); solely responsible for flicking the aforementioned switch. As dubious as…


  • MichaelAllar17

    Rewatched by MichaelAllar17 18 Mar, 2015

    Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock. 1960)

    From the opening note of the soundtrack as the credits start to roll, Psycho kicks off what can still be considered Alfred Hitchcock’s finest work. Saul Bass designed a brilliant opening sequence with lines that foreshadow a dynamic of two opposite forces that go throughout this film. It could be good versus evil if there is even such a distinction within a Hitchcock film. Or it could be a visual insight into the deranged killer…